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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip
Tue, Apr 5, 11   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales on this trip, but did see over a hundred dolphins feeding and surfing very near the boat. The weather was good, and the ocean was beautiful. We enjoyed the marvelous South Orange County coastline. The narrator was very interesting and informative. A whale sighting would have been even better, but not necessary for a great trip. Will definitely do it again.
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 5, 11   10:00 AM paulheng Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Most company need to copy this company, we did not see whale, only a few dolphines and they let us use our tickets at anytime to go back to ocean till we see whale.
Rating: 4
A bad day for fishing but a great time on Ocean!
Sun, Apr 3, 11   12:45 PM TroyTerBest Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The fish didn't bite much at all, but the crew was energetic to help get you baited in the water to try. The day was beautiful and the food on board was fabulous. Still a great time. Time seemed long but that was because we didn't get many fish on the whole boat (about 6 or 7). Was really hoping to have the kids catch something. Maybe next time. For some reason when we checked in early 2 1/2 hrs we were overcharged (kids rods were free) and did not receive the boarding tickets. So after we stood in line to get a good rail spot we were last on board after I went back to the office for the tickets. They remembered me because of the refund of the 2 kids rentals. The crew wanted fish for us too and helped out whenever needed. Would definitely try again.
Rating: 5
Great Trip.If only the FISH would have cooperated
Sun, Apr 3, 11   12:45 PM RobertBell Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing trip was mainly for my grandaughter. The Captain and mates were very friendly and attentive to the clients. They made sure that everything was anailable at all times. The fish I caught they immediately handled them once they were in the boat and stowed them to be cleaned after the trip. However, the water temperature was out of the Captains control, and that made for tough fishing.He announced that the colder water stifles the fish appetite. He tried 6 different holes,though. He put forth a tremendous effort to try and connect. I caught two keepers, and that was the most keepers on the boat. My grandaughter caught one (undersize) but that made the whole trip worthwhile. That was her first fish caught. To her it was a 2000# billfish!! Now let me also give kudos to the staff at the tackle shop. We were running late due to an accident(not ours!) on I-5. Donna was fantastic in making sure we would be all set as soon as we got there! She helped us go quickly from the shop to the boat with only a minute to spare. Thanks again Donna. You helped us pull it off! Even though the fishing was tough, we had a great time, and I would highly recommend it to a family with children.
Rating: 5
A great time for the family !
Sat, Apr 2, 11   2:00 PM Macpony Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a great time and learned a lot about marine life. The captain and the deck hands were extremely knowledgeable about the area and the animals we were seeing. I was especially impressed with the crew's sensitivity to observing the whales. We stayed a distance away from them so as not to disturb their migration. It was a fantastic learning trip for the entire family and well worth the time and money.
Rating: 4
Wonderful Crew, made lemonade out of lemons.
Tue, Mar 29, 11   12:00 PM gapelton Male 60-69 Local Individual
Great day on the seas and lots of dolphins but no Gray Whales. Not the crews fault. They were great and made the day very enjoyable. I will definitely repeat until I see my Gray Whale!
Rating: 5
Minnosota relatives enjoyed trip.
Tue, Mar 29, 11   12:00 PM HeacPJ Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Minnosota relatives enjoyed trip. Trip was great but didn't see any whales and only a few dolpins. Captain gave us Whale check return tickets for another trip. No expiration date for the trip. We still enjoyed the coast line and just being out on the water.
Rating: 5
Great Experiance
Thu, Mar 24, 11   10:00 AM jonast Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The catch has been rough the past few weeks and the crew knew that. We tried a lot of different spots, but the storm moved the fish. The crew was nice and helpful and although we did not catch many fish, it was a great trip.
Rating: 3
Didn't get a good sight of whale - much on luck
Wed, Mar 23, 11   2:00 PM phcarco Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Good smooth bay ride, else zip
Rating: 4
No Whales
Mon, Mar 21, 11   2:00 PM gg3369 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We didn't see any whales. We did see about 10 dolphins and 1 harbor seal. However, the trip was gorgeous. The weather was awesome. And since we didn't see much, they gave us tickets that don't expire for another trip out. So I'll be going again soon.
Rating: 4
Nice day, crew was friendly.
Sat, Mar 19, 11   12:00 PM akjk91 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Few fish caught, but nice day for a cruise. Crew was friendly and professional. We had a group of 10 adults and boy scouts from Lake Arrowhead, Ca. and all had fun.
Rating: 3
Boat and Service was great but there were no Whale
Sat, Mar 19, 11   12:00 PM PatMichenaud Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
See above - we did see Dolphins & Sea Lions. Had 2 adults and 7 and 9 year old girls. Is there anyway of predicting whales will show up?
Rating: 4
Great day on the water.
Sat, Mar 19, 11   12:00 PM GrantLupo Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The fishing was slow,but the crew did a great job. They did everything the could to get some fish on the boat, but it didn't happen. Still nice to be on the water.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience
Sat, Mar 19, 11   10:00 AM mjfradel Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We were pleasantly surprised. The boat was large and comfortable, the crew and Captain were outstanding! We already made plans to do this again in July. Can't wait to see the Blue Whale's :)
Rating: 4
Sea lions, dolphins & a whale
Fri, Mar 18, 11   4:00 PM soksniffer Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Whale watching is of course dependent on whales being in the area to begin with, so in that regard we were lucky. That said, Captain Tom and Larry(?) did an amazing job of getting us where the action was, tracking a large pack of sea lions, a huge pod of dolphins and keeping us just astern of a gray whale and predicting with remarkable accuracy when and where it would surface. I got sea sick and Larry's good advice got me through the worst of it and had me feeling human before we got back to shore. Recommended. Dress warmly.