Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 99 222 7 = 215 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 291 637 18 = 619 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,381 34 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,678 9,730 344 = 9,386 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 320 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Recommended
Sun, Apr 6, 08   4:00 PM Sophia99 Female 30-39 Local Other
Although my niece & I did not see any whales or dolphins (which is unusual), we did see sea lions, have a great boat ride, & witness stunning views of our local coastline. And in the end, because our excursion did not see whales or dolphins, we did receive free whale-watching tickets that don't expire & can be used anytime.
Rating: 4
recommeded
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM Sophia99 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
we didnt see any whales - such is nature - but, there were hundreds & hundreds of dolphins that was of course exciting to see!
Rating: 5
The pilot provide great information
Tue, Sep 6, 11   2:00 PM sooner1134 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
the crew was very helpful and friendly and we SAW WHALES
Rating: 3
Twilight
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:30 PM SonofJacob3 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The fish were not biting but that happens sometimes- the crew, however, was determined to get us to a place that they were biting and they were helpful when it came to bagging fish and tying on hooks and sinkers- the only complaint is that I wish the boats were nonsmoking my wife has asthma and the smoke made light headed and sick-
Rating: 5
Fun, beautiful trip
Sat, Feb 13, 10   10:00 AM sonnetklipp Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We had a great time. We saw many dolphins, including some babies, and we did breifly spot one fin whale. The captain and the naturalist on the boat were very helpful and friendly and did everything to help us see a whale, even though we were a few minutes late back to the dock. I would definitely go again!
Rating: 3
Fun but not what we expected
Sun, Oct 3, 10   10:00 AM sonjamac Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
It was fun but we ended up being just outside the shore of our hotel. We were under the assumption, from speaking with others who had done this particular tour, that we would be out further in the ocean.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Thu, Aug 12, 10   1:00 PM sonjahric Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a lovely time. Great weather, great boat. Didn't see whales, unfortunately, but saw hundreds, if not thousands, of dolphins (both bottlenose and common) up close. It was AMAZING and well worth the trip, even without the whales.
Rating: 5
CATAMARAN WHALE-SIGHTING TRIP
Sun, Aug 10, 08   1:00 PM SONIAMALMAN Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR TRIP WITH YOU. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. THE MARINE BIOLOGIST (A FEMALE) WAS FANTASTIC AND ENTHUSIASTIC AND THE WHOLE STAFF WAS SUPER-FRIENDLY. WE SAW TWO BLUE WHALES IN THE LAST HALF-HOUR OF OUR TRIP, PLUS SOME RIZO'S DOLPHINS AND SOME SEA LIONS, I BELIEVE IT WAS. THE WHALES WERE JAW-DROPPING AND AWE-INSPIRING. WE COULDN'T BELIEVE OUR EYES AND OUR LUCK. IT MADE OUR TRIP MAGICAL AND FOREVER UNFORGETTABLE. OUR SIX-YEAR-OLD SON SAID IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF HIS LIFE! NEED I SAY MORE?
Rating: 4
Fun Trip, take it
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM solutionssc Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
We only saw two whales, but we did see over a thousand dolphins in the water all at once. Yes, a gigantic pod of dolphins. I have seen many dolphins in my time, but never so manay in one spot. They were swimming and diving all around the boat for 20 minutes. It is a fun ride even if there are no whales. Constructive criticisim, the guide talked continually. He needs to give it a rest occasionally.
Rating: 1
Rigid no reschedual or refund
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 23, 10   10:00 AM Solpower Unspecified Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
C"est la vie - to the greenbacks. No trip No money No reschedule Maybe next year
Rating: 4
Sea lions, dolphins & a whale
Fri, Mar 18, 11   4:00 PM soksniffer Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Whale watching is of course dependent on whales being in the area to begin with, so in that regard we were lucky. That said, Captain Tom and Larry(?) did an amazing job of getting us where the action was, tracking a large pack of sea lions, a huge pod of dolphins and keeping us just astern of a gray whale and predicting with remarkable accuracy when and where it would surface. I got sea sick and Larry's good advice got me through the worst of it and had me feeling human before we got back to shore. Recommended. Dress warmly.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Tue, Dec 31, 13   12:00 PM sojourner7 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We arrived according to the time instructed and the line was already rather long. However, the line to obtain tickets was short and took about 10 mins. By the time we boarded and left the harbor, it was five mins. past the departure time. In about 10 mins., we sighted a grey whale that entertained us for a good 45 mins. The captain then took us to another destination where we saw a pod of dolphins that were swimming along side us. We finally saw some adorable sea lions. The trip was well worth it. There is a video that is offered while on the boat for 20 dollars with a free ticket for another trip. The video is not worth the 20 dollars, but the "free" ticket is since we plan on doing another whale watching trip very soon.
Rating: 5
What a Gorgeous Day
Sun, Nov 8, 09   1:00 PM sofiewann Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
I would highly recommend Catamaran Adventure Cruises. My boyfriend and I went on the 1pm whale watching tour out of Dana Point on Sunday 11/8. The reason I gave this a five star rating despite not encountering any whales or dolphins was the fact it was a gorgeous day on the water. The crew was friendly, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. They gave us all vouchers for 50% off of our next trip because we didn't have any whale or dolphin encounters.
Rating: 5
Very exciting and educational.
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM soenkses Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The driver was very enjoyable
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Mon, Sep 13, 10   4:30 PM SoCoFishery Male 30-39 Local Individual
Had a great time once again. The crew on the boat was awesome.