Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
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Last 3 months 145 309 14 = 295 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 298 646 21 = 625 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,344 34 = 1,310 97% 4.5
All 4,651 9,666 344 = 9,322 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 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 14 100% 4.7
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
Knowledgeable staff - great trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 1, 12   5:00 PM jth90c Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Since we're from out of state, we wanted to make sure that we saw some whales on our only whale watching tour. After looking at reviews on the net, we decided to make the drive from San Pedro to Dana Point - the tour said you would see whales, guaranteed. They were not making an empty boast! The captain and crew went out of their way to point out the pods of dolphins and spent quite a bit of time with them to the delight of everyone on board, then told us that the whales were frequently seen in the dolphins proximity. Soon after that we spotted not one but two blue whales spouting in the distance and set a course for them. He gave a great talk about how they show their fluke and dive deep, staying down for about nine minutes. Sure enough, they came up in different areas and we saw both of them - they remained in the area of the boat and came up a few times for us. Other tour boats must know that this tour finds the whales because they seemed to congregate around us. A great time was had by all!
Rating: 3
never got close to the whales
Tue, Jul 31, 12   10:00 AM dschill500 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
we never got close to the whales captain kept saying the same thing that it could take up to 13 minute before they come up for air again . there was another boat out there and they were right next to the whales when we arrived out there they left the area about 20 minutes after but we were always at a distance wear my camera that has a 12x zoom couldn't capture them well. may be that's why they offer half price whale watching. i think the other boat was capt. Dave and the whales couldn't have been more than 25ft from the side of there boat.
Rating: 5
Our Captain made the trip!
Tue, Jul 31, 12   10:00 AM ESJones43 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Without the Captain's knowledgable, interesting, and witty narrative, this trip would have been fine (we saw whales!). I wish I'd noted his name. This guy was terrific and really helped make this trip special. We are not local but have family in Laguna Beach and see them 2x a year - this is not the first whale trip we've done, but it was the best by far.
Rating: 4
Saw a Blue Whale for first time in my life
Tue, Jul 31, 12   10:00 AM chazmusic67 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took our 3 year old on his first boat ride to see some whales and dolphins. We did get to see 2 whales a couple times but no dolphins. I was surprised the boat was so big, maybe 90ft. There were alot of people as it was 1/2 price Tuesday, I'm going to guess 60 or so people. We wore jeans thinking it might be cool/cold out on the water and we were wrong, it was friggin hott!! A good time, I'm glad we went.
Rating: 5
SO worth it!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Jul 30, 12   5:00 PM katrinkakat Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Such a great trip. Love boat rides anyway. Saw dolfins, seals and 3 blue whales. They are unforgettable and magnificent! We got to be part of the 18% who have ever seen whales in their natural habitat! Would go again in a heartbeat! My daughters are still talking about it!
Rating: 5
Great Trip.
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jul 29, 12   2:00 PM JillianMyers Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The trip was awsome all around. The guys working on the boat were great and friendly.
Rating: 5
FUN ACTIVITY FOR THE FAMILY
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jul 28, 12   12:00 PM mikereed9703 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though we know late July is not an ideal whale watching time of the year, but we thought a nice day out on the water would be nice. Our captain went out of his way looking for whales and with his electronic fish finder or sonar he eventually found one. He also found a very entertaining pod of dolphins and they made the trip worthwhile so the whale was actually a bonus. We will do this again at a more appropriate time of year for whale migration.
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 27, 12   5:00 PM krisco610 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The trip was amazing. My 2 adult daughters and I went as a girls weekend trip. Crew was very nice and very helpful explaining alot about the blue whales and what to watch for. We saw 6 blue whales - spouts as they came up to breathe, backs and small dorsal fin as they eased their way back under and of course the Tail!! The crew would position the boat so all could see from one side and when we saw a spout - quickly headed the boat to a closer position. We got some awesome pictures! The weather was perfect and the trip was excellent! We would recommend this trip and would definitely come again!!
Rating: 5
Amazing trip. Would like to do again.
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Jul 27, 12   2:00 PM rshack38 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bring a jacket. We went in July and it was alittle cool.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Jul 26, 12   5:00 PM vstuart84 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain of the boat did a wonderful job getting us close to two whales and the naturalist on-board was an added bonus that made the trip fun and educational at the same time. Loved the interaction with the dolphins, too! Will definitely do this again. Thanks to the crew for making our adventure spectacular!
Rating: 2
Should set up a non-smoking boat!
Wed, Jul 25, 12   5:30 PM drbartels Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our first fishing trip on a boat and most likely our last. The boat was full, spent more time traveling than fishing, and felt like people were going to knock you down to get to the best spots on the boat upon boarding. Definitely not set up for families.
Rating: 5
WOW!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jul 25, 12   5:00 PM schroyers Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Awsome trip! All future vacations in California will involve this whale watching adventure!
Rating: 4
Very Organized And Enjoyable
Tue, Jul 24, 12   5:00 PM PaulaBailey Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was well organized. The boat was not overly crowded and the tour announcer gave us lots of information. We saw plenty of blue whale, dolphins and sea lions. Very enjoyable trip.
Rating: 5
we got lucky!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   12:00 PM nedaagah Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was amazing to see the ocean life. We saw 5 whales, dolphins, and seals.
Rating: 5
well worth it
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jul 22, 12   12:00 PM djgottschalk Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This trip was well worth the money. We saw two grey whales and took some photos. The catamaran was very clean. Our guide/captain was extremely knowledgable about the whales and marine life in general. It was obvious when listening to his knowledge that he is passionate about his career in this area.