Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,336 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 94 205 9 = 196 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 284 620 21 = 599 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 619 1,373 37 = 1,336 96% 4.5
All 4,681 9,734 347 = 9,387 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 317 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 198 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Cruise
Fri, Feb 21  12:00 PM doritb Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We spotted two large gray whales right away and we followed them for almost half an hour. Then we were suddenly in the midst of hundreds of dolphins. They were leaping, swimming very close to our boat and surfing our wake. We also saw a group of sea lions squabbling over space on a buoy. Our captain was also a naturalist and provided a lot of interesting information. The other crew were friendly and helpful and the boat was clean and comfortable. Finally, with the limited number of passengers, I always had an unobstructed view right at the rail and I believe that everyone else did as well. This cruise will remain one of the highlights of my California visit.
Rating: 2
Did not see any whales
Sun, Feb 16  2:30 PM TBurns4318 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Crew tried hard, but we're unable to show passengers anything but a few dolphins.
Rating: 5
great time...highly recommend
Sat, Feb 15  10:00 AM tinytammy25 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had a great time. It was so neat to see all the sea lions, dolphins, and whales. The crew was so nice and very knowledgeable. Worth every penny and made lifetime memories.
Rating: 5
Great Trip...Successful and saw Whales/Dolphins
Mon, Feb 10  12:00 PM KenWatts Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Took family on whale watching trip. Saw whales playing and diving, flukes visible. Great trip. Tons of dolphins and sea lions too. Very worthwhile trip. Company has great respect for environment and the animals. Worth a redo.
Rating: 5
A once in a lifetime day for seeing whales
Sun, Feb 9  3:00 PM BLStone Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Unfortunately, this kind of whale watching tour doesn't happen every day. The boat, crew, etc. were all great however, and that will happen (or should) every time.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Fri, Feb 7  12:00 PM Rossalexande Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
our trip did not see any whales, morning. trip did. the crew took was good and we saw sea lions sleeping on the buoys and dolphins performing around the ship. the dolphins made up for no whales. understand the whale migration is almost over at time of year we went. we would do it again
Rating: 5
Fun and informative
Tue, Feb 4  2:00 PM stevehm Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I were visiting her sister in Orange Co. and she suggested this activity as something new to do while there. While we had seen whales in Hawaii , it was from a distance(hiway overlook), so it was pretty cool being close and on the water with them this time.There were 4 whales total sighted and followed. It's also always fun to have dolphins playing along side the boat. I would recommend for anyone who can handle a few large swells on occasion while on the water.
Rating: 5
Highly Informed Tour
Tue, Feb 4  12:00 PM garymolson Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The narration that accompanied our viewing of gray whales was informative and interesting. We saw 5 whales! Great!
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Tue, Jan 28  2:00 PM omlmk1 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was the best whale watching trip I've been on. We did one last year with this company and enjoyed it so I rebooked with them this year. It was really a great trip. We saw whales and then bottle nosed dolphins. The captain sped up the boat so they would follow and jump in the wake, it was really a good time. They are great!
Rating: 5
excellent sitings and superb commentary
Mon, Jan 27  12:00 PM skaufmanhuc Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Very enjoyable and educational outing. The captains explanations and additional commentary were well worth it. I would like to point out for future customers that there are many discount deals available, including free trips on your birthday and 40% off if you use them to go to Catalina prevously.
Rating: 5
The perfect day!
Sat, Jan 25  12:00 PM Karenwelt Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was informative, successful in that we saw whales up close and the boat was comfortable and stable. We loved the whole experience.
Rating: 5
Whale and dolphins and sea lions, oh my!
Sun, Jan 19  2:30 PM Zrieck Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The captain warned us prior to heading out that there was no predicting what we would see, and I think anybody should come with the expectation of no guarantees for this kind of outing. That said, we saw a grey whale, a group of sea lions sunbathing on a bouy, a pod of bottlenosed dolphins taking a nap, and a large pod of common dolphins that frolicked with us for several minutes. The crew was very informative and eager to dispense anecdotes and interesting facts about the creatures being observed. There was plenty of comfortable seating and a well-stocked snack bar. As a side note, remember to bring a jacket as the wind can get quite chilly out on the water.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a few hours
Sun, Jan 19  2:00 PM Davidsthomas Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw a California Gray Whale from up close. Wow!! The highlight was the hundreds of common dolphins swimming and jumping around the boat. This trip is a must do while in Southern California!
Rating: 4
Perfect weather in January made this trip possible
Sat, Jan 18  2:30 PM Straser Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Nice boat!
Rating: 5
great time
Fri, Jan 17  2:00 PM Choctaw1959 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Saw one gray whale at a distance but the best part was when we in the middle of a large pod ( estimated at 500) dolphins. They put on a show! Mamas with their babies jumping and some dancing backwards on their tails. The captain was informative and friendly. Great fun!