Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,341 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 94 207 9 = 198 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 284 620 21 = 599 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,378 37 = 1,341 96% 4.5
All 4,680 9,733 347 = 9,386 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 200 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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: 5
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 2, 10   5:00 PM frankduffy Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our trip was July 2nd 5-7 PM. We saw 3 blue whales (one as close as 100 feet away) and large school of dolphins (100-200). The crew was top notch and overall a great experience.
Rating: 4
GREAT
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 22, 10   4:00 PM MPMPMP Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the catamaran trip. Although we did not see any whales, we saw a HUGE school of dolpins. The captain lingered in the area while the school of dolpins jumped, played and surrounded the boat. Very exciting and a great afternoon.
Rating: 5
AMAZING!!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 22, 10   12:00 PM kylieb08 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We had sooo much fun!!! Can't wait to do it again. This is my third trip out and my sisters first. She was equally amazed and keeps asking when we can do it again. Our captain was sooo informative and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. We got to see a few species of dolphins and a blue whale. TRULY PHENOMENAL!!!!
Rating: 4
Nice boat and friendly staff.
Sun, Jun 20, 10   12:45 PM jblibo Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
It was a nice day, but no fish were biting. The staff aboard the boat were friendly and helpful. It was an all-around pleasant experience and plan to go again in the near future.
Rating: 5
I've already recommended the cruise to friends!
Sun, Jun 20, 10   12:00 PM Janisconn Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Even though we did not see any blue whales the cruise was great. The captain skillfully guided the boat among a very large pod of dolphins: amazing to watch them play. Glorious weather and calm seas. A wonderful Sunday afternoon.
Rating: 5
Excellent Father's day
Sun, Jun 20, 10   10:00 AM Rrene128 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Friendly crew, and excellent burgers (thank you George)! Captain was eager to find us good catches, and did not hesitate to move as often as necessary to do so. The entire trip was easy and stress free.
Rating: 4
fun day
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:00 PM joel8018 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
crew was help full and polite we caught fish
Rating: 4
A Really fun Outing
Thu, Jun 3, 10   10:00 AM BillKemp Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyed the fishing trip out of Dana Point. Great experience for basically first time fishermen. Marcus was exceptional in providing all around service to every one on board. The captain of the boat moved us to four different fishing spots to get the number of fish caught increased. Both the captain and Marcus were out going and tried to provide a good time for every one. A suggestion for future boat trips is rotating the available spots on the stern of the boat. A majority of the people on board were not regulars. The regulars who were the first on board immediately locked down the stern fishing spots and they did not give up the slots through out the entire fishing trip. Recommend that the captain use the manifest list to reassign the slots each time he moves the boat to another fishing position. The fishing off of the stern is obviously the best especially when the captain is "chumming" over the stern so every one should have an equal shot at catching a fish regardless of skills and fishing equipment. Word of mouth is going to work best when every one on board can say that I caught a big one! One last thought is there any way to get rid of the seals who definitely enjoyed the chumming and had no problem catching and eating the fish that were supposed to be on my hook!!
Rating: 4
great fun
Sun, May 30, 10   6:30 AM oldmanme51 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time even though the fishing was a little slow, my future daughter-in-law caught a 25 inch halibut, which won the pool. She was so thrilled that she caught it and my son and I didn't catch anything worth keeping. It was fun for us all. For a family outing would recommend this trip to all.
Rating: 4
Courteous crew
Sat, May 29, 10   12:00 PM glapogos79 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Did a half day trip with family and had a good time. Didn't catch much fish, but the crew was very nice and helpful to beginners.
Rating: 4
Great fun
Tue, May 25, 10   5:00 PM Vacationfun Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour and saw a humpback which was amazing
Rating: 5
You get your money's worth.
Sat, May 22, 10   12:00 PM SuzyAtkinson Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
We observed little sea life, not for lack of trying, but the experience was great in spite of that. The boat was very nice and clean and handled the rough seas without difficulty. We were disappointed that we did not see whales or schools of dolphins, but we enjoyed the overall experience.
Rating: 4
Great Service
Sun, May 16, 10   10:00 AM cegobby Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
The men on the boat were extremely helpful and courteous. Would recommend the trip to everyone.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sat, May 15, 10   12:00 PM PeggyTormey Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Great trip- we saw a pod of 1000 common dolphins. It was amazing.
Rating: 3
Disappointing
Sun, May 9, 10   2:00 PM Bondgrrrl Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
I went on the Spirit of Dana Point site and thought I was buying tickets for that and found out it was for a much different boat thru Dana Wharf. I specifically wanted Spirit of Dana Point. Somehow I got redirected to your site unknowingly, we arrived at the dock and were very disappointed. Also, Mother's Day at 2pm the sea was extremely choppy and the sky was stormy, we all felt sea sick even after taking Dramamine, and couldn't wait to get back to shore. It was a very long 2 hours, and we've sailed before and were never disappointed. Wish we could get a credit or refund somehow, both for the stormy day and the wrong boat. Thank you, Marlena