Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,326 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
Rating
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Rating
Last 3 months 134 281 14 = 267 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 302 659 18 = 641 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 613 1,360 34 = 1,326 97% 4.5
All 4,661 9,688 344 = 9,344 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 700 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 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 11 100% 4.6
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: 5
Life Affirming Experience!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   2:00 PM JohnnyTu Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
From the initial journey out to open waters, the deck of the Catamaran put us hovering just above the water.. It was moderately windy, so the waves heaved us up and frequently dropped us a good 5-6 meters to be met with sprays. The Captain expertly guided us to close proximity with first a couple of seals, then a few blue whales coming up for air.. He was able to spot and track them with extreme accuracy, as well as, time their surfacing intervals (we came back when they resurfaced). We took a side excursion to play with a couple hundred dolphins. They DID dance and play in a way you would never experience at an aquarium or Sea World. Imagine a couple hundred of them leaping in a row.. row after row, in sync. We then returned to the spot the surfacing whales.. In the wild and open waters.. we were unexpectedly became aware of the amazing and precious life that surrounds us. Seeing the blue whales and it's majestic body coming out of the water.. should make anyone humble and speachless!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed this event
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Aug 19, 11   2:00 PM JEANLEBLANC Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was a very exiciting expidition. I enjoyed everything about this trip. The boat ride in itself was awesome and then to see all the dolphins; literally hundreds of them swimming right in front of and before the boat. Then we followed a blue whale which surfaced about every 10 minutes, just as the captain said. He was very informative.I got some great photos and video. I loved it and can't wait to do it again.
Rating: 3
Thing to know...
Wed, Aug 17, 11   10:00 AM Michelle0770 Unspecified 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Here are some things I wish I knew before I went on the fishing trip. I wish I would have known to bring needle nose pliers and wire cutters also a knife so I could have taken care of my own re-hooking, detangling and baiting. Also you might want to take into consideration if school’s out, on our boat we had so many kids running around it was really irritating. A lot of people brought food to eat on the boat which if I knew I would have done the same. Make sure you bring a small towel for your hands and don’t forget a jacket. That’s all 
Rating: 5
Great
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 16, 11   12:00 PM Rantimis Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was awesome!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic time. Great crew.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 14, 11   5:00 PM airics Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the first time for whale watching for my wife and I. I really did not know what to expect since it was out of whale migration season. This was definitely the best part of our vacation. Expecting only 1 or 2 whale sighting, the crew explained how unusual our trip was. We saw 10 or more whales and some very playful dolphins. I have the pictures to prove. A great experience!
Rating: 5
UNBELIEVABLE
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   12:00 PM cindyjett Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
CHRIS AND HIS CREW WERE AWESOME..LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF OUR ADVENTURE..I THINK WE HAD ABOUT 15 SIGHTINGS OF BLUE WHALES..ONE SURFACED 5 FEET FROM THE BOAT AND GOT EVERYONE WET... I WILL BE BACK WITH ALL MY FRIENDS .. A MUST SEE IF VISITING DANA POINT CINDY JETT
Rating: 5
Exciting Afternoon
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 13, 11   10:00 AM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Making this excursion by boat made for a different experience. We saw several whales from a distance and were able to approach closely enough to see them blow and dive. Really topnotch adventure.
Rating: 5
Luck and Preparation
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM susanekholm Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were lucky to see blue whales at very close range. The catamaran was easily manueuvered into range; the ocean was exceptionally clear (and apparently tasty, judging by the number of whales feeding in the area). The catamaran was not crowded, so we could see from every angle. The naturalist was helpful, but I did not like the rock music playing onboard throughout the visit.
Rating: 5
Several Blue Whales and Hundreds of Dolphin
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, Aug 11, 11   12:00 PM hepnerlaw Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat was roomy. The captain was full of great information. We saw 4 individual blue whales - quite a treat.
Rating: 3
Just Okay, Not Great
Thu, Aug 11, 11   6:30 AM LEATHERNEK Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We recently went out for a 1/2, which my family ended up calling the "mackerel" fishing trip, since that's pretty much all we caught. I was a bit disappointed to say the least. The two deck hands were okay, nothing great and the skipper seemed to be more interested in catching his own fish. I realize not every trip is going to be a home run, but I have to wonder about the fish counts they're putting up, as the count on this trip was pretty bad.
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Tue, Aug 9, 11   5:00 PM alycehoward Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
Everyone should do this!
Rating: 5
We saw whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 3, 11   5:00 PM spenser1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain did find whales and stayed on them/it. Unfortunately the whales kept diving and staying under for 10 minutes at a time. We did get fairly close to the whale. Which was difficult for the captain as the whale only took up to 5 breaths before diving down again.
Rating: 5
Admiral! There be whales here!
Tue, Aug 2, 11   5:00 PM capclaycrash Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We saw about 3 blue whales over and over again. It was great fun. The captain and crew did as much as they could to ensure we all had the opportunity to see the whales.
Rating: 5
we saw whales!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   10:00 AM aprilrector Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time. Altogether we saw 3-4 blue whales. The captain went out of his way to find whales for us, and it's nice that they can network with other boats to find out where they are. The crew was informational and gave us many facts about blue whales too. We went on our tour beginning of August. I hear mid-July is a good time to start looking for whales.
Rating: 5
Great time had by all
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 1, 11   5:00 PM jeanm1025 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was everything that was promised! Dolphins and Blue Whales all over the place. The crew was polite and very knowledgeable.