Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,171 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 471 11 = 460 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 292 664 13 = 651 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 522 1,203 32 = 1,171 96% 4.6
All 4,334 8,974 323 = 8,651 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 321 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 157 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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
Enthusiastically Recommended
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:00 PM jameswfink Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
Loved it. Great crew and an outstanding time.
Rating: 4
Great whale watching!
Thu, Jun 10, 10   12:00 PM tompkins Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great whale watching trip! Captain was very knowledgeable and we followed and watched the whale for more than an hour. Seas were calm, weather beautiful, and the boat very comfortable.
Rating: 4
Would go again
Mon, Jun 7, 10   12:00 PM murphlc Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Had company in town and was lucky enough to see a blue whale, many dolphins and sea lions. Went in hunt of killer whales that had been sighted but no luck. Even though, trip was great to be out on the water. Boat was clean, comfortable and not crowded. Staff was helpful and informative.
Rating: 2
You should read this review!!
Sat, Jun 5, 10   5:30 PM lshearer Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I was really excited for this trip, but a few things bothered me. First of all, the boat ride out to our "spot" took FOREVER. Like 45 min. to an hour. Which I didn't think anything of until the ride back, which seemed to only take about 20-30 min. Hmm. The event was supposed to have been from 5:30 to 10:30, but we headed back a little after 9:00. We were shorted an hour or so, which when you count the time it took to get there, means we didn't fish for very long. A bunch of people caught some small stuff and one guy caught a fairly large Halibut, but I was a little disappointed in the crew when they went to filet the Halibut, the customer that caught it didn't want all of the fish. So a bunch of people started asking for a portion, but the crew member decided it would be split among the crew instead of handed out to PAYING customers. Wow. Thanks guys. We paid you to take us on a supposed 5 hour fishing trip, got about 2 hours of fishing in and you got to keep the fish. I will say that the crew was pretty nice and helpful, but I guess I would be too if I knew I was going home with some free fish. I don't think I'll EVER do one of these trips again with this company, not worth my time or money. But I would like to find a company that would offer a better experience.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Sat, Jun 5, 10   2:00 PM johnsoj6 Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We did not encounter or view any whales or dolphins and as a result we were issued a return trip voucher. We will return because the boat and crew were very knowlegable and great to their customers!
Rating: 4
Time flys when you are having fun.
Sat, Jun 5, 10   6:30 AM KarlSchucker Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Right when we all started to catch fish we had to go. O well had a blast but took home nothing in a group of 5. Thanks for the good time.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Fri, Jun 4, 10   5:00 PM jsmith559 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I wasn't sure about going out at 5:00 pm but it was great. We saw hundreds of common dolphins that like racing the boat and two fin whales. I grew up in California and never went on a whale watching boat. I wish I had done it a long time ago.
Rating: 5
Sun, May 16, 10   12:00 PM Ckmakowski Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour started right on time. The boat was clean. The Captain was great as was his first mate. We saw hundreds of dolphins - wow! A couple of sea lions and a rare hump back whale. The Captain has an excellent eye and feel for the whale was able to track and find him as well as keep him in our sites for quite some time. He even stayed out a bit longer because this whale was just hanging out. It was great. They had snacks and beverages available. It couldn't have been any better. The first mate filled us in on interesting details about the whales they see and dolphin in the area. I would highly reommend this tour - even if you get stunked it will be a pleasant journey and memory.
Rating: 5
Great time.
Sun, May 16, 10   12:00 PM tmalaw Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Crew professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely do again.
Rating: 4
Nice trip
Sun, May 16, 10   6:30 AM jackwd Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
It was very overcast with two seals following us at every stopr we made. The weather and the seals made for poor fishing, but just getting out with your friends and having a good time is a great way to go. The crew and captain were great. Had a great time.
Rating: 5
great trip-tons of dolphins!
Sat, May 15, 10   12:00 PM wsobeski Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
staff was professional, coureous,well informed, took questions, gave suggestions, asked for input. Boat was clean. Kept on schedule. We saw over 1000 dolphins and sea lions. Told us all about them and the different kinds.
Rating: 4
Good Day out but FISH WHERE ARE YOU?
Sat, May 1, 10   10:00 AM Bradhanna Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
unfortunately for us the water temp's had dropped so the fish were very scarce! there were still a few fish about and i got some nice big bites.. hopefully next time i return (which will be soon) i will be able to land a few fish!! the Deckhands were good help, and got as excited as the anglers!! and not to mention the food onboard was great too!! would be rather surprised if anyone was disappointed in this!
Rating: 4
Great and Relaxing!
Wed, Apr 28, 10   10:00 AM jollybygolly Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Although we didn't see any whales or dolphins, our trip was fun and relaxing. We recieved a ticket to come back again (with no expiration date!) :) The workers on the boat were very pleasant and welcoming! Thank you very much, Holly
Rating: 5
Worth the Trip
Tue, Apr 20, 10   12:00 PM JSticher Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
Took the Whale Watching trip at the noon hour in late April, and experienced a nice overview of the Dana Point Harbor and its origin. Seas were not very rough and the wind was pleasant, although does require a jacket and maybe hat. Did not see whales, but located a large pod of dolphins and also sea lions resting on a large rock. Hard to hear the captain if you are not at the front of the boat, so highly recomend standing toward the captain's location. Would go again during a more advantageous timing for actual sighting of the whales.
Rating: 5
Friendly Crew and Fun Adventure
Fri, Apr 16, 10   10:00 AM cindyfb Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were entertaining out of town guests. Our whale watching tour was lots of fun with a friendly and informative crew. We saw dolphins and grey whales.