Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
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% Positive Average
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Last 3 months 188 419 15 = 404 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 344 765 19 = 746 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,344 34 = 1,310 96% 4.5
All 4,611 9,587 341 = 9,246 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 638 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 329 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 125 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Good time
Thu, Jul 19, 12   10:00 AM jpehoushek Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This is a good operation if you are looking for some fun fishing. The boats are squared away. The crews are decent and they do their best to put you where the fish are. I have been on 3 of these trips over the last 3 years. If you are looking for a short 1/2 day deep sea fishing outing this is a good deal and I would recomend it. The fishing is hit or miss, but that is what it is.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour!
Tue, Jul 17, 12   5:00 PM jonballi Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went on the 5pm Whale Watching tour with my family. Had a great time watching the Whales and Dolphins. Crew was very professional and the boat was very clean.
Rating: 5
Great experience! Saw several whales!
Tue, Jul 17, 12   12:00 PM ksccslay Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went with my wife and two kids on the 2-hour whale-watching cruise in mid-July. The boat took us on a very smooth ride about 5 - 6 miles out into the ocean. We saw several blue whales and two humpback whales. Also saw a couple of pods of dolphins and some sea lions. Seeing the whales was spectacular and well worth the money on half-price Tuesday, but would have been worth it if we had paid full price! If we are ever back in that area, we will definitely do it again. For me, this was the highlight of our vacation! I highly recommend this activity to anybody, especially families!
Rating: 5
Worth every penny!
Tue, Jul 17, 12   10:00 AM jpinkney Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the whale watching trip on half price Tuesday. It was worth every penny. I would recommend taking some Drmamine about 1 hour before you get on the boat.. The crew was very friendly and the boat was clean. We were lucky enough to watch two humpback whales and one blue whale. The captain was very knowledgeable about the whales and gave an easy to understand presentation. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
Rating: 3
A Friday Evening to Remember
Fri, Jul 13, 12   5:30 PM davidhward Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We (4of us) booked a twilight fishing trip on a friday evening. It was expected to go a little further out of the harbor, but we went only about a mile from shore. The captain took us to three different locations with very little success. It was interesting to find out that the few fish being caught were much smaller. So the bait we were using should have been much smaller. We didn't find that out until the last spot we dropped our lines. There was 57 people on the boat with 4 crew members including the captain. There was only going to be 44 but a few more were allowed on the boat. It was a little crowded but to be expected... so lines got tangled about half the time. Then because we were fishing so close to shore it was a little more difficult keeping your bait on the hook and from being eaten by the birds. I ended up catching a pelican. It flew off with my hook & bait then broke my line . I would probably go on a full day trip instead next time if you're more interested in catching something besides a bird and smaller fish. Otherwise, it was a relaxing three hour tour close to shore with very well used rented rod & reel. I would not rent them again. If you are a more serious fishermen then bring your own gear. But it was fun and the ocean was calmer close to shore.
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching Experiebce EVER!
Fri, Jul 13, 12   2:00 PM deniseanunez Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was my second time in the last 2 months going on the Catamaran. I thought the first times was awesome because we had 300 dolphins racing the boat, saw a menke whale and sea lions, but this second trip was amazing!!!!! We saw several groups of dolphins, but saw 3 humpback whales. We saw a mom and baby together that came right up to the boat! It was AMAZING! I recommend paying the extra money for the Catamaran! Friends have done others and say that they are not worth it, but the two times I have been on the Catamaran, I have had amazing experiences. My 3.5 year old nephew loved it and still asks about the dolphins, sea lions, and whales on the boat.
Rating: 5
Whale watching.
Fri, Jul 13, 12   12:00 PM RichardMarx Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We appreciated the efforts by the crew to find the whales especially when it looked like we wouldn't see any that day. The crew went further on the excursion than they normally would. Also, the guide gave lots of information on the ocean life we saw. Thanks for a great trip.
Rating: 3
They tried
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Jul 12, 12   5:00 PM smikkas Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were disappointed as we did not see anything. It was cool and rainy and the crew did their best to find signs of life. Turned into a two hour boat ride only. The company offered everyone another free ride within a year as long as we kept our ticket and called prior to coming to the dock to make sure they were not full. This was a very nice gesture as we did not expect it. We knew going in that this type of venture is a risk. The crew was friendly and everything ran on time. Although disappointed that we did not see anything, I feel the company did a great job trying to rectify that. It was a nice surprise. It was our last day so it did us no good. I would have been more upset had I paid full price.
Rating: 5
Informative, enjoyable adventure
Wed, Jul 11, 12   2:00 PM jprich Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The boat left on time. The weather was fine until the fog set in. The captain was enthusiastic, well informed and made the cruise quite enjoyable. It was fun to see a hugh pod of dolpins. The whale was too far south to get to. July isn't the best time of the year for whale watching. I highly recommend taking a sweatshirt, windbreaker or warm sweater to protect you should the weather get cold, which it did on our trip.
Rating: 1
Fishing off Dana Point Sucks
Wed, Jul 11, 12   6:30 AM shankbro Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Id NEVER do that again. We stayed so close to the shore, that we couldn't get away from the pelicans, seals and dolphin. Needless to say, the only thing caught were the pelicans. It was quite sad too see all theses birds with hooks and lures stuck in their little pea brained heads. From now on, it's only full day boat fishing trips for me!
Rating: 4
Great Cruse
Tue, Jul 10, 12   5:00 PM stevepanza Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Wish the crew would provide more information as to what they were doing. I just saw them smoking in the wheelhouse for the last hour of the trip. Would not say that we are looking for dolphins or whales after the first hour and encounter.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Tue, Jul 10, 12   5:00 PM burke22 Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw dolphins, no whales. Still had a good time.
Rating: 5
Great time, Super friendly staff!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 10, 12   2:00 PM kscrwnhrt Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great day out on the water!
Rating: 4
Nice outing
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 10, 12   12:00 PM Duggan1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a nice outing. We only saw dolphins but that was fun and the kids enjoyed it.
Rating: 3
Good trip for families and tourists
Sun, Jul 8, 12   5:30 PM KaceyArntz Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed my fishing expedition. As a solo person, I felt comfortable talking to the other fisherpeple and crew. I didn't really know what I was doing, but I had fun none the less. Fishing was a bit tough that night, but the crew was great in not waiting too long to move us to better locations. For someone who is serious about fishing, not sure if this is the type of fishing tour you would like to go on.