Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,306 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 144 313 7 = 306 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 355 793 17 = 776 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 587 1,340 34 = 1,306 97% 4.6
All 4,493 9,324 330 = 8,994 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
The trip was awesome
Fri, Mar 18, 11   2:00 PM tamide Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had a great experience. The crew was friendly and explained to everyone when they spotted something and interacted well with the passengers. Most important to me was their schedule. We left exactly at our departure time and returned on time. I hate when you have to wait around for people to show up. I would do again and again and again.
Rating: 5
From start to finish it was a marvelous trip
Fri, Mar 18, 11   12:00 PM HelenPointer Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
The day was beautiful,sunny, and the sea was pretty clm. We saw dolphins of 2 different species. The captain was a wonderful teacher and guide. Thanks for a marvelous trip.
Rating: 5
whale watching cruise out of Dana Point
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 15, 11   12:00 PM Christaretz Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
was very enjoyable, however, we saw no whales. Unfortunate!
Rating: 5
Amazing day on the water!
Mon, Mar 14, 11   12:00 PM kimmyrand Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Had some friends in from Iowa looking to escape the cold winter weather. Thought whale watching would be a great day trip. I honestly worried it wouldn't be worth the money, but I was happy to be proved wrong. We had a great time. Just being out on the water in calm seas and sunshine would have been worth the price of admission, but we got so much more. We saw hundreds of dolphins and then were lucky enough to find three grey whales traveling together. At one point they surfaced just 10 feet of the bow of the boat...Amazing!
Rating: 5
Beyond Expectations.
Sun, Mar 13, 11   4:00 PM JoyceHula Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew was professional and knowledgable.
Rating: 5
The Best Way To Spend Your Day!
Sun, Mar 13, 11   3:00 PM leahmz Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I can't wait to go again! Reasonable prices, tons of surrounding shops and eateries on the water, the captain and crew were not only incredibly knowledgeable but so much fun as well! Did YOU know baby dolphins look like footballs with fins? I do, thanks to the Captain of the Clemente. :) Highly recommend to anyone of any age. I went with a friend, but lots of couples and children as well. Fun for everyone! And they passed out discount vouchers for next time to all of the passengers when we exited the vessel after our tour!
Rating: 4
LOVED THE DOLPHINS
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:00 AM suenj1023 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I was blown away by all the dolphins we saw and a bit dissappointed we didnt see any whales.
Rating: 5
Fun Time
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM stephjost Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was super fun and would do it again.
Rating: 4
Very Nice!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   4:00 PM Mia6000 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I enjoyed it - nice people, nice boat, and saw some beautiful dolphins
Rating: 4
Recommended tour
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM susancheung Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We saw alot of dolphins and some whales. It definitely worth the ticket.
Rating: 4
Day of Fun!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   1:00 PM Meowary Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Went on excursion in hopes of seeing whales - there were absolutely NO whales in sight. We did stumble upon a pod of dolphins which were pretty amazing and quite playful.
Rating: 4
One whale, lots of dolphins!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM lyzurdia Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We only saw one whale, but there were dozens upon dozens of dolphins. Some were even jumping out of the water. I recommend the 2 hour tour; we were getting hungry by the end and I don't think we would have made it through 4 hours!
Rating: 2
Love deep sea fishing out away from the bank
Thu, Mar 10, 11   10:00 AM Bergener Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We stopped to get live bait and didn't go more than a 1/4 mile from shore. didn't use the live bait and didn't catch anything but bass. overall it was ok, but if bass was the only thing being caught we should have been told before going out to fish. The people on the boat were great and very friendly.
Rating: 4
WHALE SEARCHING - NO WATCHING
Sun, Mar 6, 11   2:00 PM BRUCEBLINN Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
TRIP WAS FUN CREW WAS GREAT, SAW NO WHALES, GUESS WE WERE LATE NO DOLPHINS EITHER BUT IT WASN'T A WASTE, THEY GAVE US FREE TICKETS FOR SOME OTHER DATE. THE PREVIOUS TOUR (12PM TO 2PM) REPORTED SEEING 1000'S OF DOLPHINS BUT NO WHALES OUR TOUR (2PM TO 4PM) SAW NO WHALES OR DOLPHINS SO THEY GAVE EVERYONE FOREVER RAIN CHECKS THAT CAN BE USED WHENEVER. THE TRIP WAS STILL WORTHWHILE JUST GETTING OUT ON THE OCEAN AND SEEING THE COASTLINE FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. SEEING NO WHALES WASN'T THE CREWS FAULT, THEY HAD BINOCCULARS AIMED IN ALL DIRECTIONS. WASN'T THE WHALES FAULT EITHER, THEY JUST WERN'T AROUND AT THAT TIME. REMEMBER THE OCEAN IS HUGE, AND COMPARED TO IT THE WHALES AREN'T THAT BIG, NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK KIND OF THING. OVERALL IT WAS A FUN WAY TO SPEND MY BIRTHDAY, BESIDES- THEY HAD A FULL BAR ONBOARD AND WITH THE ROCKING OF THE BOAT NO ONE KNEW WHO HAD TO MUCH TO DRINK AS EVERYONE INCLUDING THE KIDS WERE FAILING THE "WALKING A STRAIGHT LINE TEST" - HILIARIOUS! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO REDEEMING OUR "SEE NO WHALE OR DOLPHIN GET A FREE TRIP" TICKET. (WHICH IS A MORE THAN A FAIR POLICY CONSIDERING GAS PRICES THESE DAYS AND THE COST TO RUN THAT BOAT - THE (" DANA PRIDE"). ALSO DANA WHARF IS A GREAT PLACE TO SPEND A FEW HOURS ON EITHER END OF THE TRIP. SO I SAY GO FOR IT.
Rating: 2
sort of sucks
Sun, Mar 6, 11   12:45 PM yujuiting Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
sort of sucks, period. It was my Japanese friend's first sportfishing trip. Only 5 SMALL fish were caught by 50 people. She said "I will never go fishing again" after that. Now you can imagine how awful the trip was. Don't waste your money.