Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,322 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 149 329 4 = 325 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 354 785 17 = 768 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 591 1,353 31 = 1,322 97% 4.6
All 4,508 9,358 330 = 9,028 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 512 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Two funny and healthy hours! Reccomended!
Sat, Mar 8, 08   2:00 PM matright Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
Staff is friendly and it's very exciting seeing dolphins swimming and playing around the boat. Remember your camera, you will also have the chance to take lots of nice shoots.
Rating: 4
Lovely boat ride, but no whales
Sat, Mar 8, 08   12:00 PM ysolovyeva Female 20-29 Local Individual
Considering that the tour is called Whale Watching I obviously expected to see some whales, but I didn't see any at all. But I enjoy boat rides and so I really liked being on the boat on a sunny day with nothing to do, but to sit and enjoy the view.
Rating: 5
great service/great experience
Fri, Mar 7, 08   12:00 PM patelliot Female 60-69 Local Individual
It was a beautiful day to be on the ocean. Despite seeing no whales, we thoroughly enjoyed the dolphins, the ride and the crew.
Rating: 5
Fun! Fun!
Sun, Mar 2, 08   4:00 PM pamarches Female 40-49 Local Individual
This is a great way to spend a couple of hours! The crew was informative and pleasant. I highly recommend this whale watching excursion!
Rating: 4
Activity was good but...
Sat, Mar 1, 08   9:00 AM lmidtsatre Female 40-49 Local Individual
There were no whales or dolphins to be seen at the time I chose to go. The good news is, if you don't get to see whale or dolphins you can come back again for FREE. Sealions were spotted and birds of course. The boat has a galley but not much room to sit down. If you are going to go on this whale watching expedition, see if the "Dana Pride" is running. That is a better boat with more seating in my opinion.
Rating: 3
Grey whale season in a lull
Sat, Feb 23, 08   10:00 AM MWright Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Captain did report that the grey whales were less frequent in that week in February, but only when we finally saw whales after looking for 1 and a half hours. In fact, they were closer in to shore and sailboats surrounded them, preventing us from getting closer. Their return to the north apparently starts in a weeks' time, so I just mistimed my visit.
Rating: 5
Nature lover
Sun, Feb 17, 08   4:00 PM Hadiyya1 Female 30-39 Local Individual
I highly recommend this event. I'm a nature lover anyway and it was quite an experience seeing sea-life up close.
Rating: 4
Good service provided
Sat, Jan 26, 08   12:00 PM rickwillingh Male 50-59 Local Individual
There are two ways to rate this fishing trip. 1) the quality of the service provided and 2) the results. 1) This was a half-day trip. What I liked about it was that the boat did not spend a lot of time traveling. A short trip out to where the fish were suspected to be, some repositioning to stay on top of the fish and then a short trip back to the dock. The one deckhand worked hard and did his job well. Purchased food was well prepared, fish-cleaning and filleting was quick, fish were removed from the hook and put in your bag for you. Plus, rigging 'help' was offered if it appeared that you needed it or asked for it. Overall rating of service provided: (considering the ratio of customers to deckhands) Better than Average. 2) I have results rated separately because good or bad results can influence one's opinion of the service provided. If you haven't been on a trip like this before, realize that the captain can go to spots that typically hold fish, recommend techniques, and provide bait - but it is still up to the fish to bite and you to catch them. Sometimes they bite and sometimes they don't. I think this spot was known to be a good spot for sculpin. Fortunately, we were catching just enough fish to keep us on the spot. (SCULPIN--aka 'rattlesnake' for the 6 hours of intense pain it can inflict if one of its spines jab you. Sculpin fillets are very popular for eating as they have a light, tasty meat that's not too 'fishy'.) My personal luck wasn't very good: three keeper (10" minimum) sculpin in the bag, double that released for under size limit, and a few small tom cod and queenfish released. Overall rating of results: Below Average considering the size of the jackpot fish, the quantities of fish in the bags, and my personal results. (I've had better 1/2 day results.) If you are considering a half-day fishing trip, understand that local 1/2 day fishing doesn't typically provide big fish or large numbers of fish. Your chances for either of those is better when you go on a longer trip. That being said, this dock provided well for this 1/2 day trip. Parking for this dock is inconvenient. There is a special area available, but it is a few hundred yards away. The inconvenient part is that the dock needs to provide you with a special card to place on your dash so that you don't get towed for exceeding the four hour maximum. That means leaving your gear in your vehicle while you get your ticket and parking card or you leave it at the dock while you hike back to your vehicle to put the parking card on the dash. I have an open bed pickup truck so in my case, either option leaves my gear unattended and susceptable to theft. I chose leaving it outside the dock's shop and it was fine. If there were more than one in your party, this problem could be easily avoided. The convenience of viewing the calendar, reading reviews and purchasing the ticket online was very nice. I recommend to all docks to do the same.
Rating: 5
Mega Pod of Dolphins - Great FUN!
Sun, Jan 20, 08   2:00 PM jsaxsma Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
After a valiant effort to locate a viewable whale, our captain headed further out to sea to discover a Mega Pod of Dolphins! Hundreds of them! It was amazing and they were all around the boat. Good fun! Great experience!
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience
Sun, Jan 13, 08   12:00 PM pontiac1 Male 60-69 Combination Individual
I thought initially we would never see whales. Just usually my luck, but with the crew knowing where to go I had the fantastic experience of seeing a calf and mother with yet another whale on the return portion of the trip. A highly recommended experience. What a value! I will return.
Rating: 4
A good cruise, but not many animals
Sat, Dec 29, 07   10:00 AM ggmcmill Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
The cruise was enjoyable; it was nice to see the California coast from the ocean. As we got on the boat, I overheard one of the staff members mention that they had only seen one whale this season. (I don't know when their 'season' starts.) Of course, they have no control over whether they will see any animals, but it's probably good for people to book the cruise and just relax and enjoy the ride with little expectation of seeing anything. We saw a number of sea lions, but no whales or dolphins. Wear warm clothing!! Enjoy!
Rating: 5
Can't wait to do it again!
Wed, Nov 28, 07   12:00 PM cathysea Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Great cruise on the boat! Saw Dolphins and Sea Lions, but no whales, as it was a bit early. Can't wait to come back to see them!
Rating: 5
Fun on the ocean
Sat, Jul 26  6:30 AM colienuts Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
The boat was full but everything went according to plan. The crew was extremely helpful and wanted you to succeed. Lot of fun. Would recommend it.
Rating: 4
Had a good time
Sat, Jul 19  5:30 PM Sbwood Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The crew was very helpful. Didn't catch a lot but that is fishing. Would do it again.
Rating: 1
too cowded, very bad fishing expereince
Sat, Jul 19  5:30 PM hossam Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
the boat was full and no place to stand and fish, the current made all the robs and fish rods to interfere tons of wasted time, was bad fishing experience, close to the shore and no good preparation for that kind of crowed