Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 97 216 9 = 207 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 285 620 21 = 599 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 622 1,384 37 = 1,347 96% 4.5
All 4,680 9,733 347 = 9,386 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 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 323 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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
Good service provided
Sat, Jan 26, 08   12:00 PM rickwillingh Male 50-59 Local Individual
There are two ways to rate this fishing trip. 1) the quality of the service provided and 2) the results. 1) This was a half-day trip. What I liked about it was that the boat did not spend a lot of time traveling. A short trip out to where the fish were suspected to be, some repositioning to stay on top of the fish and then a short trip back to the dock. The one deckhand worked hard and did his job well. Purchased food was well prepared, fish-cleaning and filleting was quick, fish were removed from the hook and put in your bag for you. Plus, rigging 'help' was offered if it appeared that you needed it or asked for it. Overall rating of service provided: (considering the ratio of customers to deckhands) Better than Average. 2) I have results rated separately because good or bad results can influence one's opinion of the service provided. If you haven't been on a trip like this before, realize that the captain can go to spots that typically hold fish, recommend techniques, and provide bait - but it is still up to the fish to bite and you to catch them. Sometimes they bite and sometimes they don't. I think this spot was known to be a good spot for sculpin. Fortunately, we were catching just enough fish to keep us on the spot. (SCULPIN--aka 'rattlesnake' for the 6 hours of intense pain it can inflict if one of its spines jab you. Sculpin fillets are very popular for eating as they have a light, tasty meat that's not too 'fishy'.) My personal luck wasn't very good: three keeper (10" minimum) sculpin in the bag, double that released for under size limit, and a few small tom cod and queenfish released. Overall rating of results: Below Average considering the size of the jackpot fish, the quantities of fish in the bags, and my personal results. (I've had better 1/2 day results.) If you are considering a half-day fishing trip, understand that local 1/2 day fishing doesn't typically provide big fish or large numbers of fish. Your chances for either of those is better when you go on a longer trip. That being said, this dock provided well for this 1/2 day trip. Parking for this dock is inconvenient. There is a special area available, but it is a few hundred yards away. The inconvenient part is that the dock needs to provide you with a special card to place on your dash so that you don't get towed for exceeding the four hour maximum. That means leaving your gear in your vehicle while you get your ticket and parking card or you leave it at the dock while you hike back to your vehicle to put the parking card on the dash. I have an open bed pickup truck so in my case, either option leaves my gear unattended and susceptable to theft. I chose leaving it outside the dock's shop and it was fine. If there were more than one in your party, this problem could be easily avoided. The convenience of viewing the calendar, reading reviews and purchasing the ticket online was very nice. I recommend to all docks to do the same.
Rating: 5
Very enthusuatic crew!
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM RickVogel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew was very knowledgeable and worked hard to make the cruise enjoyable for all.
Rating: 5
Nice tour, good guys
Fri, Feb 1, 08   12:00 PM ricksabo Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The trip was pretty much like I expected it to be. As an avid outdoorsman I know that wild animals don't travel by a set schedule and their actions can be un-predictable. I am sure many tourists expect to see about 100 whales per trip, all with their flukes about 15 feet out of the water for 10 seconds each so cameras can be focused. In a perfect world...right. We saw whales, the crew was pleasant...we had a good time. We got a few good photos....the price was right. All good stuff. Thanks
Rating: 4
It was a lot of fun!
Sun, Mar 24, 13   6:30 AM RickRock Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I love fishing! There's isn't anything else I would love to do more. I was pleased and satisfied with trip. The staff was very nice and helpful. I will continue using them for fishing trips. I originally reserved the full day, but was cancelled due to lack of reservations, but fishing season is almost here so there won't be any problems filling spots.
Rating: 5
Beautiful Day on Whale Watching Excursion
Sat, Feb 14, 09   12:00 PM ricklyn Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was a Valentine's Day excursion my husband and I decided we wanted to take. I was pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the boat and the guarantee of seeing whales (or at least dolphins) or they will give you "whale tickets" for another trip. Yes, we ended up getting the whale tickets but that was out of the generosity of the operators of the trip because we actually did see a small pod of white sided dolphins jumping and playing with a sea lion. It was really neat! There were about 100 people on our 2 hour trip but the boat was easily large enough to accomodate 200 people so there were no feelings of overcrowding. After we returned to the dock, we decided to have a late lunch at The Jolly Roger which was "a few steps" away. One other note...we decided my 86 year old, wheel chair boun father-in-law could easily come with us on our return adventure. The boat was very handicap accessible.
Rating: 4
Good crew very helpful
Wed, Feb 10, 10   5:30 PM RickHursh Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Only thing better would have ben to catch some squid
Rating: 5
Excellent time, clean boat, and great crew
Sat, Mar 15  2:30 PM RickDD Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Excellent time, clean boat, and great crew
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Fri, Mar 29, 13   2:00 PM Richter09 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Captain was great. Extremely knowledgable and friendly - great trip and sensitive to the 3 whales we saw. 5 stars
Rating: 5
Great dolphin watching
Sat, Jan 2, 10   12:00 PM richlynjo Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Really enjoyed the dolphin watching - amazing! We wish we could have seen a whale, but will come back to try again in the future.
Rating: 5
whale watching
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 6, 09   1:00 PM richgers6 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
a great day had by us although did not see any whales did see plenty of dolph ins close up. crew very friendly a nice relaxing couple of hours.
Rating: 5
Beautiful Boat, Wonderful Crew
Sat, Mar 14, 09   8:00 AM Richele Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The boat was very nice and clean, the crew members were very friendly and helpful. The food offered on board was good and was fairly priced. So often food is overpriced (movie theatres) when they have a captive audience, but NOTwith this company. When a whale was spotted, the skipper gave us information about it (the whale) and told us what direction to look, as well as what the whale might do next. Also gave us great information about the sea lions lounging on a buoy. We very much appreciated the discount price as we would not have been able to afford to take our family on this lovely trip at the regular price. This was a great deal!
Rating: 4
Exciting, fun activity
Sun, Jul 13, 08   1:00 PM RICHDI Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The catamaran felt safe and yet we had quite a ride with the waves running about 4-6 feet. We didn't see any whales but quite a few dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great great time
Fri, Jan 11, 13   5:30 PM RichCosner Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We had rough seas and cold weather but captain and crew made sure everyone caught squid and had a great time. Awesome experience and a great value on the price.
Rating: 5
great job
Mon, Feb 18, 08   2:00 PM RICHBROWNE Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
great job, great info and very we;; done
Rating: 5
Outstanding Family-Friendly Fishing Trip
Wed, Jul 30, 08   6:30 AM Richard_Lyon Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Three generations of my family participated and all caught multiple fish. Crew was extremely helpful and provided special attention to kids with backlashes. Boat wasn't crowded and there was ample room to minimze tangles. Affordable, professional and clean. Professional filleting of fish was only $1 per fish. Healthy environment for families with children. 5 hours was plenty of time and the captain picked 3 good locations. Would definitely do it again! (Perhaps the all-day or Catalina)