Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,307 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
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Last 3 months 189 417 15 = 402 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 336 741 19 = 722 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,341 34 = 1,307 96% 4.5
All 4,615 9,592 341 = 9,251 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 642 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 324 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 125 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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: 4
Great Experience!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM tlthorpe Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have lived in San Clemente for the last 27 years and have gone fishing out of Dana Point since the mid 70's. I was absolutely surprised to see Whales in Late June in local waters! What a terrific experience, I thought whales were only around in migration season
Rating: 5
A great little get away.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM lyroseberry Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our group had a great time. There were several whale sightings and the captain put a lot of effort into keeping a watch for the whales and directing the boat so we all could have a closer look. We even came up along side a group of sea lions. It was a great little get away.
Rating: 5
fathers day
Wed, Jun 24, 09   6:30 AM clexy323 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I each took our dad's out for fathers day. My dad had never been and had a good time. My husband takes his dad every year. Very fun and exciting!
Rating: 5
Great Day!!
Sat, Jun 20, 09   12:00 PM missty1405 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We were on the Reel Fun 1/2 day fishing on Saturday June 20, 2009. We had a great time. The guys on the boat helped all of us that needed help. Very attentive to our needs. We were a family of six. Ages 17 yrs old - 45. Caught several fish. We will be back!! Very fun day!!
Rating: 3
Just okay for our group.
Fri, Jun 19, 09   1:00 PM conniedow Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We're pretty seasoned whale watchers (B.C., Mass., Alaska . . . ) and didn't have our expectations met. There was no narration at any point on the trip out to see the whales. We did see some blue whales, but went out so far to see them that we had very little time to spend watching them. There was narration during the watch part, but only one little bit on the way back when we came across some sea lions sleeping on a buoy. Would have been nice to know as we went along where we were geographically (Newport Beach, Malibu?).
Rating: 4
Great Deal
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jun 2, 09   5:00 PM Zaika90210 Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
I decided to take my mom, and my visiting aunt and grandma from Russia on this evening whale watching boat ride. It was a fabulous deal, for $14.50 (which is a Tuesday half price special) we got to witness a beautiful ocean for 2 hrs. We didn't get to see the whales unfortunately, but we saw a family of dolphins playing around with the boat as well a group of sea-lions. The ship staff was extremely friendly and helpful in pointing out the sea life. The captain was able to tell us knowledgeably about everything that we saw during our cruise. All in all a beautiful experience! But I love the ocean, so I am biased...
Rating: 3
No Fish
Sun, May 31, 09   12:45 PM epasternak Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I know you can't control the weather. We caught 5 fish for the entire boat. The trip was fun. Seeing the dolphins and sea lions. Won't go after a Kid Clinic again. Way to many kids on boat. Wish we would of caught something. Otherwise nice day. Good value.
Rating: 4
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, May 27, 09   5:00 PM gputney Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Overall this tour is a great experience. The view is amazing. The crew was friendly. We didn't see any whales, I guess they are more likely from November to March. We did see some dolphins which was fun. If you can get a deal on the tickets by going mid week then it is really worth the money, even if you don't see a lot of ocean life.
Rating: 5
Fantastic. Beautiful day
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, May 20, 09   5:00 PM sharonhwalsh Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The Captain worked at finding wild sea animals for us to watch, while at the same time, respecting their ocean domain.
Rating: 5
No Whales but Lots of Dolphins
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, May 15, 09   5:00 PM CarolEtgen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the second time I've been out with my son and family when in CA - the first time we were lucky enough to be one of the first boats to see a blue whale for the season. This time we didn't have any whales, but two types of dolphins who entertained us wonderfully. The crew is great about describing the dolphins and their habits. It was cool - if the weather says overcast, remember to dress in layers. There were some people there in summer nothings that froze! We were late leaving because of some late comers, but the crew made sure we were out for our full 2 hours.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Fri, May 15, 09   10:00 AM CheriAlguire Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My son (19) and I did this for his birthday. Neither of us had ever done a fishing trip like this before and we both loved it. I knew he would like it, but I did not expect to have such a good time. The crew was very helpful and supportive. My tip, wear sunscreen, even if it is cloudy! Great trip. You need to try this one!
Rating: 4
It was fun
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, May 14, 09   5:00 PM btrchtr Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My parents were out for a visit and it was first time out on pacific ocean. It was fun for them, we were disappointed, that we did not see whales. The dolphins were about 10 miles out.
Rating: 4
Fun but a bit disappointing
Fri, May 8, 09   1:00 PM KarenBonecki Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The reason I say disappointing is - the ad reads blue whale season begins in May. One of the first things the captain announced was, blue whale season begins in late May/early June. Perhaps you should change the dates to reflect this more accurately. The catamaran ride was great though.
Rating: 3
Take it or leave it
Sun, Apr 26, 09   10:00 AM jhandy Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The whale watch was just okay. We didn't see any whales, however we do understand that it's the end of the grey whale migration. We did see dolphins and sea lions. We enjoyed the trip, although I thought 2 hours was a little short. The staff were friendly but not very exciting. I'd say it's a good tour if you just want to go out and see what you may see, but don't expect too much.
Rating: 5
94th Birthday
Wed, Apr 22, 09   10:00 AM jhlivingston Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My father-in-law told me that the only thing he wanted for his 94th birthday was to go ocean fishing, so my brother-in-law and I obliged. It was a wonderful day of fishing, and he caught a Sand Bass. The crew was knowledgeable, energetic, polite and helpful, and we look forward to going again on his 95th, if not before. Highly recommend this half day trip. Dana Wharf has a great website, easy to find location and parking, great captains and crews, and a beautiful coastline to enjoy, whether the fish are biting or not!