Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,315 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Negative
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Last 3 months 190 415 12 = 403 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 375 823 20 = 803 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 598 1,346 31 = 1,315 97% 4.5
All 4,592 9,540 338 = 9,202 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 606 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 217 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 146 100% 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 time had by all!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 11, 11   2:00 PM rkeithbeal Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
We were a group pf 40-50 people with a common interest, but we didn't all know each other. When asked later that night if we minded not seeing any whales or dolphins, everyone answered with a resounding NO! We had so much fun with each other, we didn't really miss them. AND, they refunded our tickets to come back another day! I believe they said they hadn't had a no-show run in 27 weeks. (?) This is a great activity for a meet-up or any kind of group to do something together. The Capt was informative and the crew wonderfully nice.
Rating: 5
it was a wonderful and magical experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 4, 11   12:00 PM ean777 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The 2 hour tour seems to go by pretty quick from how really enjoyable the tour is. I got to see about 200 common dolphins which was amazing and magical! They swim sooo close to the boat so you can really see them up close. I saw some sea lions which was great aswell. I love the ocean, the fresh wind and animals so if you do as well, then this whale watching tour is for you. I absolutely loved it and plan on going on the tour again soon.
Rating: 4
No grey whale sighting, but plenty of dolphins!
Sun, Jan 2, 11   12:00 PM Janograf Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The crew was informative, the boat was comfortable (had exterior and interior/cafe seating). Too bad we didn't get to encounter any grey whales (went in early January during the season), but we did get to see a pod of bottle-nosed dolphins that stuck around with us for awhile and played with our boat! It was worth the trip.
Rating: 5
Great tour saw whales the whole way!
Sat, Jan 1, 11   12:00 PM purplehaase Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Great time had by all, followed two greys all the way down the shoreline. Will be back again.
Rating: 5
A great couple of hours out at sea.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   2:00 PM kathleenayr Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Although we didn't spot any whales, the crew made sure that we spent plenty of time with the dolphins. A great deal on half price Tuesday. Captain pushed/advertised his DVD a bit too much though. Definately worth the 2 hours time and money spent for this trip :)
Rating: 3
Didn't catch a thing
Thu, Dec 23, 10   10:00 AM gkolodenker Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Too bad they can't guarantee catching something.
Rating: 4
Fun time
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 14, 10   2:00 PM katpayton Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fun time and saw a lot of dolphins and some sealions, but no whales. It wasn't a good day from what the guide said, to see whales. I still had a blast.
Rating: 5
Fabulous - birthday party
Sat, Dec 4, 10   2:00 PM calbears86 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
My daughter's 12th birthday party celebration consisted of 14 girls. Was affordable and exciting too. No whales, but the largest pod of dolphins I have ever seen in my life. The crew took us to three locations to see three types of dolphin. This is the 10th time, I estimate, I've been whale watching and, even though we saw no whales, it was the best experience yet.
Rating: 4
Overall Experience...
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Nov 6, 10   3:30 PM ChristaR Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Overall I enjoyed my cruise experience. I LOVED seeing all the dolphins but was a little disappointed I didn't see any whales (I guess that was due to the transition between seasons). And although I liked all the facts and info about the water and sealife, I didn't enjoy how loud the captain was over the loud speaker. It was so loud, it was ear piercing and eventually gave me a headache. I prob would have said something, but I was feeling too sick to walk around.
Rating: 5
A Lot of Fun !!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 2, 10   12:00 PM CherylLougen Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We went out on the half priced Tuesday catamaran trip. Weather and conditions were perfect. The captain and crew seemed very knowledgable about where to find marine life and provided a very informative narration on the way out. Their concern for the ocean was evident. We did not see any whales as we were really not at the right time of year for it but we did see a lot of dolphins and seals. The staff approaches the animals with respect and at the same time are able to optimize your experience by getting the dolphins to surf in the boats wake and manuever the boat to ensure everyone on board gets up close views. They explain the animals behavior in detail. We were also lucky to get an unexpected viewing of seals on some of the local rocks. I would really recommend this trip to anyone considering a whale or dolphin cruise. The price is great for the duration of the trip (2 hours). The boat is clean and well maintained. I plan on going out again when the grey whales are here and would also take any out of town visitors out for an enjoyable day on the ocean. There are nice little restaurants right by the docks too ...so if your cruise is one that does not include a meal it is nice to be able to have lunch or dinner right there on the water before or after the cruise. Little shops in the area as well ..nice for sourvniers for out of town guests. Dana Point is a pretty area so you can easily make a day of it. You will definitely get some great photographs !
Rating: 5
Absolutely Amazing
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Oct 29, 10   4:00 PM CWellham Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I was hoping to see a few dolphins and enjoy a nice boat ride so I was absolutely amazed to see thousands of dolphins swimming and jumping through the ocean. Watching the sun set on the ocean was an extra bonus - just beautiful. This was one of the best experiences of my life. Thank You!
Rating: 4
terrrific
Tue, Oct 26, 10   4:00 PM slumpbusta Male Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was great that since we didn't get to see a whale, they gave us ticket vouchers for another day.
Rating: 5
cool
Tue, Oct 26, 10   4:00 PM Garyvasin Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was the first time out it was great
Rating: 4
Beautiful!
Tue, Oct 12, 10   4:00 PM starstuff Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The trip was fantastic! We actually didn't see any whales, but saw a huge pod of probably 500 dolphin which was just as good if not better. The dolphin stayed with the boat for ages. We saw them up close and even got splashed as they leapt into the air, showing off for us. There were alot of moms with babies at their sides which was amazing. At one point the dolphin came across a huge school of sardine and began feeding. Suddenly the air and the water were filled with huge majestic Pelicans and squawking seagulls trying to get in on the action. It made me wish I could go out there every single day. The crew were polite although not too attentive. We were surprised to find out after we departed that the blue whale season was long over, which is not what the web site said. It would have been nice to know that. The captain shared some interesting facts about the animals but I wished he had shared more. The crew seemed busy watching a baseball game on t.v. instead. But all in all it was a wonderful day and for the price you can't beat it. For me it beats a cheeseburger and a movie anyday! I will go again... soon!
Rating: 5
Easy on
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 12, 10   12:00 PM palcox Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Easy getting tickets, easy getting on/off vessel.. no rush, no fuss just a great day whale watching....