Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,171 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 471 11 = 460 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,203 32 = 1,171 96% 4.6
All 4,334 8,974 323 = 8,651 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 321 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 157 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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: 4
not many fish
Sun, Dec 4, 11   10:00 AM davidwill Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
zerve worked well
Rating: 5
Good for out of town guests and locals!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   2:00 PM moonmarshall Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The boat (Dana Pride) was clean and big. There were plenty of seats in the galley. There are seats on the upper deck but it's limited and you need to get in line early to snag one of those. We preferred to stand in the front of the boat anyway so it didn't matter to us. We didn't see any whales the day we went but we saw a large pod of dolphins and several sea lions. The captain rode along with the dolphins for a long time which was nice, everyone had plenty of time to shoot video and take pictures. We have more family coming next month and we are going to do it again. Even if we hadn't seen a thing, it was a nice way to spend a couple hours out on the water. It was a beautiful warm day but still chilly on the boat. We definitely needed a couple layers (as their website suggests). Grab a drink at Turk's afterward. It's a great day out!
Rating: 5
fun fun fun
Wed, Nov 23, 11   3:30 PM nancyjrow Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My 7 year old granddaughter said it was best week of her life (then she added - "in November') We saw thousands of dolphins. Very exciting - no whales but no complaints!
Rating: 4
That's the gamble.
Tue, Nov 22, 11   12:00 PM just10rice Male 40-49 Local Other
I am a leader of a youth group and we where in the process of biking down to Oceanside. I thought it would be fun to take them whale watching as a break from biking. It was very exciting when we left the harbor. Right away we saw bottle nose dolphins, but that is where the excitement ended until the very end. We came across a pod of Rizo dolphins. This was kind of cool, but not enough to change the attitude of the boys. They where really hoping to see a whale or two. I told them that it was at the end of the season and that 's the gamble you take. I would encourage others to take the same gamble, but do it earlier in the season. Thanks for the adventure.
Rating: 4
No whales spotted, but offered free return
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 15, 11   12:00 PM snacks99 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
It's getting late in the season, so I didn't have my hopes up on spotting whales. It seemed the crew had that attitude as well. The weather was great, the catamaran handled the chop well and it was a good day on the ocean, even if we didn't spot anything. We'll be back to try again, thanks to the guarantee and free return offer.
Rating: 2
Dolphin watching, not whale watching
Fri, Nov 11, 11   3:30 PM zachbyc Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
The water was calm and we had a clear sky; the ride to the ocean was full of excitement and expectation to see whales up close and personal. Time passed by, we saw disturbance on the surface of the water and few fins peeked out, surely some playful dolphins surrounded our boat and started showing off their diving skills. After the dolphin encounter, both kids and adults were more eager to see whales. However, as the boat continued to ride along, no signs of any sea creatures appeared in our visual field. Although the captain announced possible activity under the water, the tour arrived back at the dock disappointed. Personally, I have seen dolphins swam next to the surfers at the Crystal Cove of Newport Beach, FOR FREE. I specifically purchased the tickets to see whales, but instead I settled for dolphins.
Rating: 5
Fun and Educational
Fri, Nov 11, 11   12:00 PM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We were very fortunate to see two blue whales almost immediately after clearing the jetties. The captain tagged along with them for over an hour, allowing for many sitings. On the way back to the harbor, we came across some Risso's dolphins...a first for me. The crew did a wonderful job making sure everyone knew where to look and when as well as provide lots of interesting facts on what we were seeing. My grandchildren and I had a wonderful time.
Rating: 4
Common Dolphins and great knowledge!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 8, 11   2:00 PM richardchamb Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
These guys do know there stuff, as nature was tough to find but they tracked a blue whale and I was able to see the largest mammal with my girl. Then we saw 100's, yes hundreds of dolphins up close. What a way to spend 2 hours on the ocean.
Rating: 5
This was a great and exciting experience.
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 8, 11   12:00 PM Myeisha Female 40-49 Local Individual
I enjoyed the professionalism of the staff. The captain (driver) was very informative about the sea life and narrated this during our travel. There were numerous dolphins sitings...dolphins diving in sequence, often 3 to four at a time and as many as a group of about 10 or more. There were even baby dolphins. The dolphins came alongside the boat and even had fun chasing the boat as we sped off. It was charming and entertaining. I saw flying fish and toward the end a blue whale. What an amazing day.
Rating: 5
Fun experience
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 8, 11   12:00 PM JamieJohnson Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
This was a wonderful way for my husband and I to spend our day off. We really enjoyed the experience and were fortunate to see both dolphins and whales.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Sat, Nov 5, 11   4:30 PM Maltese Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Rating: 5
Saw qdolphins and Blue Whales
Sat, Nov 5, 11   4:30 PM ROROCAT Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Easy check in,fun trip with a great crew
Rating: 3
Glimpses of a few fin whales
Fri, Nov 4, 11   11:00 AM Toyookaed Male Unspecified Local Unspecified
This was the 11:00 am whale watch on the Dana Pride, instead of the catamaran. We had brief glimpses of several fin whales. The watch was hampered by rain and windy weather. Overall, it was not a good whale watch.
Rating: 3
good dolpins not enough whales
Thu, Nov 3, 11   12:00 PM cherieincm Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
was hoping to see a blue whale. fin whales only showed backs no flukes. did have a great experiance with a large pod of dolphins and got great pics.
Rating: 3
Great but wish we were closer
Thu, Nov 3, 11   12:00 PM Pickering1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The guys on the boat were great, and very informative. We saw whales at a distance, and dolphins up close. It was a beautiful day, and was enjoyed by all!