Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,326 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 184 395 12 = 383 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 367 801 20 = 781 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,358 32 = 1,326 97% 4.5
All 4,580 9,508 338 = 9,170 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 590 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 161 100% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
pleasant but unthrilling
Mon, Mar 15, 10   10:00 AM rjsin83 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a beautiful day for the whale watching. The day before they saw 13 whales. We saw none. The crew tried extremely hard to find some, but all we saw were three or four white fin dolphins and sea lions on the buoys. It was quite disappointing, but the boat ride was nice.
Rating: 4
Trip Review
Fri, Jun 27  8:00 AM rjscholtz Male 60-69 Local Individual
Very nice trip - good crew!
Rating: 4
A good afternoon which delivered as advertised
Sat, Mar 27, 10   3:30 PM rjpatrick Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
We spent about 2.5 hours on the water and saw Sea Lions, Common Dolphins and three Fin Whales. Inevitably you spend a certain ammount of time waiting for something to happen but it was a nice afternoon so not a problem. Apart from the Sea Lions they are all hard to photograph though - more of a video camera than a still camera type of activity.
Rating: 3
Half day fishing with kids
Mon, Apr 21  10:00 AM rjjump Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Expect some frustration if you have younger kids. The half day trips pretty much sit at local kelp beds and the boat is positioned where the stern swings near the kelp. 90% of the fish will be caught from the back. The areas are over fished so the fish are small and hide in the kelp. Frequent fisherman will stake the best spots. The captain will announce a time for people to rotate but that will be half way through the trip. Most people will mill around a bit but grab spots close to where they were. So unless you are aggressive and force your way in you will not likely get a prime spot. I would do that but with my younger kids you cant as they are not good enough fisherman to handle the tight combat fishing that happens in the back. If you want to see the local coastline from a boat, have a snack and enjoy a day at sea then it is fine. If you go thinking of catching decent size fish then do something else. I have went 5 times with my small kids and always the same story 100+ fish caught but only a few legal size....and I am talking barely legal. I have not seen anything over 18" or a couple pounds ever caught.
Rating: 3
Thu, Jul 3, 08   6:30 AM rjgharrison Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
6:30 half day trip-Full boat, decent crew and good intentions. Just no luck. 3-4 keepers for entire boat of about 30 anglers. I caught a small white bass but had to throw it back. Crew threw out lures and hooked a bunch of barracuda near the kelp beds to keep it interesting but just no luck. I will definitely give it another chance.
Rating: 5
great day!
Sun, Jul 13, 08   10:00 AM rjcallau Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
the crew was nice and my whole group had a great time with all of us catching plenty of fish... we would def. do this trip again soon. Moved around to a few different spots and the captain made up for it by extending the time out there with no pressure on time.... great day on the water.
Rating: 1
Held captive while crew gets rich cleaning squid
Sun, Jan 13, 13   5:30 PM RJaquette Male 40-49 Local Individual
You are not allowed to take your squid off the boat until the crew has charged you $3 each to do a half-hearted cleaning job on them. You can't even clean your own!?! We waited for 3.5 hours while just 2 crew members slowly cleaned the boats catch. We didn't get back until 2am. It was ridiculous. A responsible charter operation would let fishermen clean their own or put more cleaning crew on the boat. $1 is the standard cleaning fee elsewhere. We froze while they got rich. Not worth it.
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience!
Sat, May 23, 09   6:30 AM riverarok Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
It was our first time fishing from a boat and my girlfriend loved it. The crew was very helpful and they were very polite. I will definitely do it again.
Rating: 2
Did not see any whales
Mon, Feb 13, 12   12:00 PM RitvaDiCarlo Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
It was cold and windy, saw quite a few dolphins but no whales. We were disappointed as we had family from Europe and Chicago area with us.
Rating: 5
Crew Knowledge
Sat, Mar 14, 09   11:00 AM ritchsmith Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Crew of boat was friendly. They seemed to know a lot about whales and they conveyed information very well.
Rating: 5
the best
Sat, Jan 11  12:00 PM RitaRobinson Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
loved being out on the water with a knowledgable skipper
Rating: 4
A wonderful experience!
Wed, Apr 9  10:00 AM riozwart Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very lucky to cone into a large pod of Dolphins, despite heading out in fog. We were totally surrounded by hundreds of swimming jumping dolphins - truly an experience of a lifetime. The boat was immaculate. Overall great, but I did find the one staff member was rather curt for no reason. He no longer seemed to be enjoying his job. Overall it was more than we hoped for.
Rating: 5
Exceeded Expectations
Tue, Feb 25  2:30 PM riederric Female 70+ Combination Family Without Children
Everything went smoothly. No disappointments. Saw several whales and lots of dolphins.
Rating: 4
Great Trip!
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM riebeetee Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The crew is great -- dedicated to trying to get you to see a whale (and dolphins). Our captain even continued on to see the whale surface again, when we was supposed to be heading back to port. Great trip!
Rating: 5
Tue, Nov 19, 13   12:00 PM RiddleI Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain was very knowledgeable, and provided an education as well as entertainment. Well worth the trip!