Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,320 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 189 412 12 = 400 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 375 823 20 = 803 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,351 31 = 1,320 97% 4.5
All 4,588 9,530 338 = 9,192 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 600 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 327 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 216 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 152 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 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: 5
Winter Solstice trip on Catamaran was spectacular
Thu, Dec 22, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I go out with a group of 25 to 40 people every few months . on both the Catamaran and regular boat. Every trip is a little different like the moods of the sea. We almost always have lots of dolphins come to play, sometimes small pods and sometimes the ocean bubbles with 1000's of dolphins leaping and playing. The common dolphins always want to hang out with the boat. on the Solstice we saw two whales blow like Old Faithful and surface like islands rising out of the sea. Then we got "tailed". A bunch of porpoises showed up like they came for a play date. The captains are all terrific, keeping you well informed and going the extra mile to make sure you have the best experience possible. It's a great way to spend a few hours on the sea with our ocean dwelling friends and seeing our beautiful coastline.
Rating: 5
Excellent trip!
Sat, Dec 10, 11   2:00 PM jhoffmann Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed this activity. While we didn't see any whales, we were thrilled to see a huge pod of dolphins- some of which swam in the wake of the boat. We also saw some sea lions. The crew was very knowledgeable about marine animals and provided very helpful information. It was a beautiful trip and just the right length. Since we didn't see any whales they also provided a 50% off coupon for our next trip if we were able to return. While we were perfectly happy with our trip, this coupon was a nice bonus!
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: 5
We saw whales, that's what we came for!
Fri, Oct 28, 11   2:00 PM mdhammer Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was an awesome day out on the water, lots of dolphins at first then we spotted several fin whales. Then the big blue whale showed up and was playing all around the boat along with a seal lion. Great fun was had by all!
Rating: 5
Great experience-saw more whales than could count
Mon, Oct 24, 11   12:00 PM shamanbob Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great experience-saw more whales than could count: blue, fin and humpback whales and dolphins too. Crew was courteous, friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, plus lots of animals!
Thu, Oct 20, 11   12:00 PM cakaras Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We were warned that at season end, there might not be whales; and, although we did not see blue whales, we found 2 small minkies which was fantastic. Also there were many herds of dolphins who swam up close/under our boat and demonstrated their perfect synchronized leaping, including mothers and babies. I had been out of Dana Point 2 other times on regular vessels (ie Dana Pride), but this catamaran trip is superior with less people and a smoother ride. You can talk with the crew, see more and it's worth the extra $10 per ticket.
Rating: 3
Bad weather and fog
Mon, Oct 17, 11   12:00 PM DebraKmak Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It is hard to give any kind of a review since the fog and the weather didn't allow us to see any whales. At least we were able to see some dolphins and sea lions which helped. The cruise lines can't be blamed for the weather.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Sun, Sep 25, 11   12:00 PM Debn99 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We saw a whale. We followed it for about 3 dives. We also saw california black and white dolphins as well as the normal dolphin. The captain was very knowledgable and was enjoyable. The only down side was the know it all next to me that would not shut up and let me enjoy the ocean.
Rating: 4
Good Trip
Sat, Sep 24, 11   6:30 AM seinfeld1 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
fishing trip from Dana Point
Rating: 5
Magical!!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM jasonhenson Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We had the most magical time. I took my 5 year old and he and I had the best time sharing in the beauty of being around the pod of Dolphins and the Blue Whale. We had the pleasure of being with a select group of friends that chartered the boat for ourselves. I HIGHLY reccomend this experience! I can now check that off my "bucket list"!
Rating: 5
Dolphin Dan was awesome!!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM Heather6 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great time out on the water.... Highly Recommend!!
Rating: 5
Well narrated successful whale search
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Sep 5, 11   5:00 PM AMBUFFINGTON Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
This was my fourth whale watch outing in a month. It was just as good as the others (with a different company) and the narration was perhaps even better in the way the naturalist explained the 2 pods of dolphins and the blue whale that the captain found for us.
Rating: 2
Bad luck? or Bad Service?
Sun, Sep 4, 11   5:30 PM jcrangel087 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I usually fish at Pierlanding in Long Beach. Ready to try something new at Dana. We were told the water temperature had gone down and that fish weren't biting. They were right! However, we my group noticed that the squid had "run-out" really fast. We then began fishing with half-dead anchovies. I also noticed that the person next to me had landed a rare Swell Shark. He was calling for the net and the deckhand said it wasn't necessary. He lost the shark and missed a great picture opportunity. The shark stayed around and was eventually caught by another fisherperson. Deckhand folks quickly went for the net and the shark was carefully caught and released. Probably not going back.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Wed, Aug 31, 11   10:00 AM smadere Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Crew nd staff extremely helpful,great time.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Trip for the money!
Tue, Aug 30, 11   5:00 PM Joycehultin Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a wonderful experience.The captain did a great job of geting our boat close to the whales.It was fun and for the money a great experience!