Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,330 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
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Rating
Last 3 months 136 285 14 = 271 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 304 663 18 = 645 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 614 1,364 34 = 1,330 97% 4.5
All 4,663 9,692 344 = 9,348 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 703 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 4.6
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 Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
So Glad I Finally Went Whale Watching! GREAT!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:00 PM vikki01 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I have been wanting to do this for many years and finally had the chance to go,,,,I loved the experience! The boat ride was great, even though I was a bit frightened of getting sea sick. We decided to get some Dramamine just incase and the ride was just fine, it worked ,,lol! Id would suggest this to all , its worth the $ to see at least once. We saw about three differnt whales and lots of dolphins. I would say its a MUST at least once!
Rating: 5
Fantastic !
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jul 30, 11   12:00 PM jbougher Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Could not have asked for a better experience. Far exceeded our expectations.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 29, 11   5:00 PM bradamthauer Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were able to view up close a large number of whales. It was well worth it.
Rating: 5
An amazing adventure.
Tue, Jul 26, 11   5:00 PM staceyrw81 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat was clean. The crew was very nice and very knowledgeable. We saw 2 different groups of blue whales, a great white shark, and sea lions. We looked for dolphins, but did not find them. The great white shark was playing with the boat. At one point he came straight at us. It was amazing. I brought my parents (both 74) and they were in awe. Was a wonderful experience for them. My mom's only regret was that my sister was not with us to enjoy the experience. I would highly recommend this adventure as well as this crew to everyone I know.
Rating: 5
Great fun.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 22, 11   5:00 PM Bruhschwein Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour very much. I agree with previous reviews that the staff are not friendly, nor particularly helpful. The boat driver was, however, quite indulgent in sticking with a whale. We were about 9 miles from shore and pressing the time deadline. For those concerned if it is too "scary" or concerned about the water, I say DO IT. I loved it and am not a huge water fan.
Rating: 4
Dana Wharf Sportfishing Twilight Fishing
Thu, Jul 21, 11   5:30 PM pmlago Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Everything went fine except the catching. Ticket purchase, tackle rental, on-time departure, friendly and helpful staff were all good. Only problem, too few fish. There were fewer than 25 keepers caught by over 40 fishers. To add insult, a girl on the boat next to our pier caught a bass larger than anyone on our boat and her boat never left the dock.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable outing
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 19, 11   2:00 PM rnmrocky Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The caption and his crew were those kind of people who love doing their jobs. They were just as excited as we were to see the animals. I would do this again if it weren't for the fact I got seasick.
Rating: 4
A Great Way To Spend An Afternoon
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 17, 11   5:00 PM brendaclarkl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time and were able to see up close and personal 100's of Dolphins. We also were able to see 3 blue whale although not as close as we would have hoped.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable cruise
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 16, 11   5:00 PM phxthorne Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Saw many whales and the cruise is well worth your time.
Rating: 3
Good service and operation, lousy fishing day.
Sat, Jul 16, 11   6:30 AM johnmcgaffey Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyable day and company did their best to find the fish. Fish just did not bite today.
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Mon, Jul 11, 11   5:30 PM pjstokman Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I totally enjoyed the trip. The captain and crew were professional and very helpful. While the bite was off, the crew worked hard to try to find the fish and we had a great time anyway. I would highly recommend this trip. It is an excellent value for the money.
Rating: 4
Great Excursion
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM bethmarin Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
We went on the evening cruise between 5 and 7 PM - there had been whale sitings reported throughout the day, so we were taken out to an area where they had been feeding. We followed the activity of one whale for much of our trip until the whale's surfacings became too erratic. Noting that it was most the likely the end of a feeding cycle for "our whale", the captain quickly changed course to view another whale in the area. The crew was helpful and provided informative commentary about the whales and their feeding and migration patterns. And the sightings were breathtaking and worth the wait. We enjoyed our trip and would recommend it to anyone who is willing to be flexible, as there is no guarantee that you will get to see the whales during your trip.
Rating: 5
Epic Adventure!
Wed, Jul 6, 11   5:30 PM Kasondra Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend the evening cruise. There is nothing like it! The crew was amazing, they were all very respectful and knowledgeable. Watch the sun go down as you fish for sea bass...who could ask for more? Definitely going to do this again!
Rating: 3
Just OK
Tue, Jul 5, 11   5:00 PM craigwilsey Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was very boring. The boat was crowded and there was no place to sit. Brought along 2 elderly family and was told they could go down below and sit inside where you could not see anything. The crew gave very little narration over the 2 hrs. Saw no whales or any sea life whatsoever. Crew gave very little narration. Since they found no whales on the tour they did hand out free ticket to come again but most people commented they probably wouldn't use it. For 1/2 price it is an ok value for someone who wants to get out on the water on a slow moving vessel but I would not pay full price.
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, great crew
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jul 3, 11   12:00 PM rohmann Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Being from San Diego, we're used to the idea that Southern Cal whale watching was limited to grey whale migration, so were pleasantly surprised to learn of the blue whales off Dana Point in the summer. The price is reasonable for a two hour ride, the crew knowledgable and congenial, and the catamaran fast and smooth. Though whales had been spotted the day before, we didn't encounter any this trip, but did see three species of dolphin and had a great time. Will definitely do this again.