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 Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
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
A beautiful day for being out on the water.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 5, 11   10:00 AM MComeaux Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
We enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air, as well as a small pod of dolphins. Although the crew worked hard to find some whales for us to see, we didn't get to see any that day. The crew was kind to give back our tickets, inviting us to come back again at no charge with those same tickets to try another day. A generous offer, since our tickets that day were only half price!
Rating: 5
Great experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 30, 11   2:00 PM Cobrax27 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Even though we did not see any whales, we enjoyed very much the two hour tour. Perfect activity for older people as well as young. We got to see a bunch of dolphins and sea lions, and that help to make the day much more beautiful. The personel on board very nice and helpful. Thank you very much, we will come back for a second tour on another season hoping to catch a whale or two.
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: 4
Good once out, bad service before
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 23, 11   2:00 PM HannahGalli Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had three cars on our way, and one was 3 minutes out. We called and someone said they would hold the boat. They didn't mention it to the person that makes those decisions, and when we got there and they clearly realized their mistake, the man at the counter was extremely rude to us. He even said that our party told them to leave us which was absurd. He almost spoiled it for everyone. It was the first time I have ever said anything to anyone about their service. I am cool headed, and let things be, but lying so blatantly and rudely was absurd. They seriously should let him go. They should have simply taken responsibility. We were 3 minutes late, and would have understood if they left us, except that they said they would hold the boat. Everything else was wonderful. We were glad that we ended up going, and saw some wonderful things. The $15 price was awesome, too.
Rating: 3
Didn't get a good sight of whale - much on luck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 23, 11   2:00 PM phcarco Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Good smooth bay ride, else zip
Rating: 4
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   2:00 PM lesleynuno Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
It was a nice tour, but my only complaint would be that the captain spent too much time waiting for one whale to surface...then rushed us back when the whale never emerged. The whales we flew by on the way back were not brought to our attention (having worked on a whale watching tour myself I doubt the crew didn't notice) and the boat would not slow down for us to view them because they had to be back in time for the next tour.
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: 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
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.