Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 145 309 14 = 295 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 298 646 21 = 625 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,344 34 = 1,310 97% 4.5
All 4,651 9,666 344 = 9,322 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 4.7
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: 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
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
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
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
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
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
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.
Rating: 5
Sum Fun
Wed, Aug 25, 10   12:00 PM SoCoFishery Male 30-39 Local Individual
What a great crew. Helpful and and kind
Rating: 5
A life experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Oct 21, 11   4:00 PM sochad Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were already very happy on the trip out to the whale watching site, as we were followed by (literally, I promise) hundreds of dolphins. At times it seemed the ocean was made of dolphins! But once we found the blue whales, we were overwhelmed all over again. We saw several huge blue whales surface again and again, 'lunge feeding' with wide-open mouths to catch huge shoals of fish on the surface. It was a genuinely awesome sight - for once, deserving of the use of the word. Apparently seeing this behavior is very rare indeed, so we were doubly lucky.
Rating: 4
An Enjoyable Excursion
Fri, Apr 9, 10   4:00 PM soccermom Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The whale watching excursion was nice. We saw several dolphins but were disappointed we did not see any actual whales. The crew was nice and the overall trip was relaxing and enjoyable. If you really want to see whales though you may be disappointed.
Rating: 4
Had a nice trip with my grandson
Tue, Jun 24, 08   12:00 PM soccer2 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing was not as good as we expected , but that is fishing!!!! We had a good time and my grandson was very excited. He lives in your area and I'm sure that he will be back to fish with you again and soon. The crew did a great job of tending to the needs of the fishermen. I would have no problem with going on your trip again.
Rating: 2
Small boat....not much help....overcrowded
Tue, Jul 7, 09   10:00 AM SoCalGirly Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was not a great experience. There were too many people on the boat. It was shoulder to shoulder. There was not much help from the deck hands if any. Someone stole my fish out of my bag. The boat was small. The cook was the nicest employee and was really helpful. Other than him, it was not a good trip.