Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 187 408 12 = 396 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 374 822 20 = 802 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 597 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.5
All 4,589 9,533 338 = 9,195 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 603 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 213 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 152 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 19 100% 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
Great opportunities to see wild whale!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   9:00 AM eyemzhao Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
It is a great opportunity to see wild whale close to home! Very exciting! You have to be there to experience it! However, my kids got sea sickness and couldn't enjoy as much as I do. :(
Rating: 5
Will be back next year!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM angiepants42 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
During Dana Point's Whale Festival, they ran a promotion where you can go whale watching for two hours for just $10!! You can't beat that price! I took my niece and nephew and we had lots of fun! We saw dolphins, some acrobatic seals and two grey whales, what a treat! Bring lots of warm clothes, though, we were freezing!
Rating: 1
so disappointed, horrible expirence, couldn't see
Thu, Mar 8, 12   12:00 PM PMCHAGNON Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I am sure it was a great show for the side of the boat who got to see the one whale we followed for the entire 1.5 hours. The captin kept the whale positioned on one side of the boat leaveing the rest of us without a chance to see. Even when the whale passed in front and we got so excited we might have the change to see, he announced "I will keep the whale positioned at 3 o'clock" then manuvered the boat to where once again only one side of the boat had a view. Our three boys never could see over the selfish adults crowding the right side and never got to see the whale. The captin never asked for others to take turns, or at the very least, let children up front. We thought well maybe he will turn around and then we can see, but no. Never. They didn't try and explore and find other sea life. It was if they knew where one whale was, went straight there, rode along him the entire time, then took us back. They stated they guarentee you will see a whale, well I didn't and I want my money back. I was just so so sad for my kids who kept repeating we can't see, we can't see. And none of the crew or selfish adults aboard gave a second thought. We were not the only ones who were unable to see the whale. Two other familes eventually gave up and went into the bottom of the boat and ate snacks because they could not see either. I am just so confused as to why they would purposely keep the boat positioned to where you only have a view from one spot, and in that case not ask half way through the journey to rotate so all can see the beauty. We went swimming with dolphins in Hawaii and that company made sure everyone got to expirence the joy. So so so disappointed
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   2:00 PM TerryDiver Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching - once in a life time experience.If the opportunity arises, we would do it again. Staff were very knowledgable.
Rating: 3
ok
Sun, Mar 4, 12   12:00 PM dodgese Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
nice trip
Rating: 4
No whales
Sat, Feb 18, 12   2:00 PM tpage1 Male Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Didn't see anything but was grateful for the "refund".
Rating: 4
Service
Sun, Jan 29, 12   2:00 PM lb1lej Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The service was good. Cruise loaded and left on time and returned on time. Restroom and canteen facilities were provided. Unfortunately, as happens with wild life occasionally, the whales did not show up but a school of dolphins did perform quite a show. The weather was perfect and sea calm. The only thing left to ash for was the whales.
Rating: 3
Sick
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM sobczak Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Sorry but We both came down with the Flu and could not make it. We are sure going to try again when We feel better.
Rating: 5
Great
Fri, Dec 30, 11   2:00 PM bandringa Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Wonderful experience
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Fri, Dec 23, 11   2:00 PM jdoyle9999 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We were extremely happy with our whale watching cruise. We saw a whale, and watched it dive and come back up for a long time. We also saw lots of dolphins frolicking. The ride was nice and smooth and not too crowded. I would definitely recommend this cruise.
Rating: 4
Nice afternoon, fun had by all
Tue, Nov 22, 11   12:00 PM agsntate Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Nice boat ride, professional and knowledgeable staff. Saw dolphins before leaving the harbor, then unfortunately not much until the end of the trip. But, we came upon a large pod of rizzos...maybe 50+...it was really amazing. They swam with us for a while - got lots of great pics and video. Kids of all ages enjoyed it - from 5 to 15 - plus the adults. It was a great afternoon. I'd do it again - especially on 1/2 price Tuesdays.
Rating: 4
Fun but missed the whales :-(
Mon, Nov 14, 11   12:00 PM pdlarson Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Had a good time, boat was clean and appears well maintained, crew was friendly and knowledgable. Saw Sea Lions and at least two types of dolphins but no whales in mid-November. We will be back!
Rating: 3
Glimpses of a few fin whales
Fri, Nov 4, 11   11:00 AM Toyookaed Male Unspecified Local Unspecified
This was the 11:00 am whale watch on the Dana Pride, instead of the catamaran. We had brief glimpses of several fin whales. The watch was hampered by rain and windy weather. Overall, it was not a good whale watch.
Rating: 5
Fun Whale Watching Trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Oct 13, 11   2:00 PM SGarcia Unspecified Unspecified Combination Unspecified
Our 2-hour trip took us down the coast off of San Clemente where we found a large black fin whale. We spent about 45 minutes watching him circle around the area eating krill. On our return trip we stopped and saw California sea lions resting on a buoy. Everyone on the catamaran had a good view. The crew gave a very informative narrative.
Rating: 3
staff needs help in communication
Tue, Oct 11, 11   4:00 PM gbeer427 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
boat left 45 miinutes late but algthoiugh this fact was known for hours it was never ocmmunicated to the guests