Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 207 468 10 = 458 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 299 677 13 = 664 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 526 1,214 32 = 1,182 96% 4.6
All 4,345 8,999 323 = 8,676 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 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 156 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
The best father/daughter day ever!!
Thu, Apr 14, 11   10:00 AM jeranren Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
From the friendly and helpful crew to the clean ship, this company provided service well above and beyond my expectations. My daughter and I had a great time and we saw a whale!!! It was a great day!
Rating: 5
Very excellent trip - great narrator
Tue, Apr 12, 11   2:00 PM ctolstad Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were very lucky to see three whales. One very old and almost white due to tremendous amount of barnicles on its body. A very good trip.
Rating: 5
enthusiastic leader
Tue, Apr 12, 11   12:00 PM JohnGreaves Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
At the end of the run we finally saw 3 magnificent whales and though it was time to return he took the extra time to ensure that all saw them and were able to get pictures.....then offered another special to anyone who wanted to go back out to see the whales again on the next run.....very pleasant experience
Rating: 2
fish reports are exaggerated.
Sun, Apr 10, 11   12:45 PM cliftonfinch Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
cold water accounted for only aprox 10 small rock fish with 70 people on the boat. captain did not go far looking for the fish, only went aprox 3 miles from harbor. deck hand did not chum at all. when you chum, it will bring the small bass up to bite. it will be our last trip out of dana point.
Rating: 4
Good activity to keep kids attention
Sat, Apr 9, 11   2:00 PM punuffney Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
This is the second time we've been on this trip, once with blue whales and once with grey whales. It's a good activity for kids, as it's short enough to keep their attention and there are many different attractions. You have the whole being on a boat experience, which for some kids was more interesting than the animals themselves. The whales are interesting, but the kids sometime have a hard time focusing on the sea long enough to actually see them. The dolphins are usually more interesting because they are visible for long periods of time. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no guaranty that you'll actually see a whale, especially late in the season. We were the first group to see a whale in 19 trips. I don't know if I would be so positive about the trip if we didn't see any animals.
Rating: 5
Interesting Feeding Frenzy
Wed, Apr 6, 11   2:00 PM dmalerk Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Although we saw no whales that day, the crew did find a very interesting feed taking place involving a large number of dolphins, seals, and various birds. The activity around this small area was amazing. Made the whole trip worthwhile.
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