Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 201 456 10 = 446 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,338 8,984 323 = 8,661 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 328 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
the kids enjoyed it!
Sat, Aug 6, 11   12:00 PM Shauna35 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Rating: 4
The Battle with the Pelicans
Fri, Aug 5, 11   12:00 PM JoeGrayston Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Good fun with my son. I didn't expect to have so much trouble with the birds staged next to the boat ready to take your bait, along with your hook as soon as you try to put it in the water. The deck hands were good at pulling the birds, mostly pelicans, up and removing the hook. The crew was helpful and the beer cold.
Rating: 4
Nice fishing day!
Thu, Aug 4, 11   10:00 AM pap1673 Male 40-49 Local Other
The crew was very helpful to my 14 year old daughter and I. The fish werent going crazy due to water temps but everyone on the boat caught some so the day wasnt a zero. We will go back later in the season when the water is warmer.
Rating: 5
Great summer deal for the Twilight trip!
Wed, Aug 3, 11   5:30 PM vagabond52 Male 30-39 Local Other
Everything was as advertised and very easy to get our tickets and board the boat. Even though the fishing was poor, they told us before hand and what was catching the most fish under the current conditions. Following there advice we still caught one fish and had a great time regardless. We plan on definitely going back before the $25 twilight special is over!
Rating: 5
Better value than the movies
Wed, Aug 3, 11   5:30 PM kemmerm Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
So for 5 hours you can be out on the water, eating a burger and having a good time. maybe even catch some fish for dinner. You can even go to the movies for that kind of price.
Rating: 5
We saw whales
Wed, Aug 3, 11   5:00 PM spenser1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain did find whales and stayed on them/it. Unfortunately the whales kept diving and staying under for 10 minutes at a time. We did get fairly close to the whale. Which was difficult for the captain as the whale only took up to 5 breaths before diving down again.
Rating: 4
Fish not biting but a nice morning on the water
Wed, Aug 3, 11   6:30 AM lennoxes Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The ocean dropped 10-degrees in a week, so the fish weren't biting, but we had a nice day. One crew member, who seemed to be new, was not at all customer oriented. The captain took him aside at the start of the trip, but to no effect... Otherwise a nice time. My 12-year old son can't wait to go again!
Rating: 5
Admiral! There be whales here!
Tue, Aug 2, 11   5:00 PM capclaycrash Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We saw about 3 blue whales over and over again. It was great fun. The captain and crew did as much as they could to ensure we all had the opportunity to see the whales.
Rating: 3
Experience varies by day
Tue, Aug 2, 11   5:00 PM myav13 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Since the whales come and go as they please, you may see many, few, or no whales at all. We were lucky enough to see a handful of blue whales, and that was good enough for us, but of course we wish we could have seen more, including dolphins which others on the boat said they had seen before. You're out on the water for around two hours, and the vast majority of that time is spent waiting, with brief periods of seeing whales, but it is pretty exciting during that time.
Rating: 5
Very fun trip!
Tue, Aug 2, 11   5:00 PM Snikonchuk Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I took my two boys, who are 10 and 3, and my parents on the whale watching trip. The crew was very knowledgeable and nice. We should have been on the boat for 2 hours but it turned into 2 and a half hours because we kept seeing more whales! The captain didn't want us to miss one! The boat was clean and nice. There wasn't a lot of seating of course but if you feel you need to sit for the entire ride I would suggest getting in line about a half hour before your boat is to leave.
Rating: 5
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   2:00 PM Benattard Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
2nd. yr. on this cruise, & My husband & I love it. The crew is great. Nest time we do it with the family. Love it.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Excursion
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   12:00 PM ethanator Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We took the family, 3 adult children and our 6 year-old grandson, on the Whale Watching trip out of Dana Point and all of us were thrilled with the experience. The crew was great and, best of all, we saw 3 whales and lots of dolphins. One of the highlights of our vacation!!
Rating: 5
A wonderful time and lots of Whales
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   12:00 PM BevGrandia Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I've lived in the Inland Empire all of my life and I've never been Whale Watching. I took my grown daughter and her three sons (my grandsons), ages 3 1/2 months to 14 years. We all had a blast. We all learned a lot about the Whales from the Captain and his helper. The boys didn't know if they would like it or not, they didn't, they loved it. The day we went out was a bit windy and the boat was rocking some. The baby has never felt his stomach feel that way and was laughing so much I had to take a video of it. The Captain went out of his way to find Whales, Dolphins and Sea Lions for all of us. He wanted to make sure we had a memorial time and we did. Everyone from check in to leaving was wonderful. I wasn't sure how the staff would react to an infant and a stroller, but they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Thank You All. B.Grandia
Rating: 3
More smoke than bites.
Sun, Jul 31, 11   5:30 PM michaelseitz Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I generally do not get seasick, but a constant gail of cigarette and cigar smoke took care of that. With a crowd of people in pretty tight quarters, there should be no smoking allowed. I think it will be a long time before I go out again.
Rating: 3
Great Crew, Bad Weather Day, Lots of Fish and Fun
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:45 PM marilyno Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
If you are grandparents along for ride with the grandkids be aware there is no comfortable seat on the boat "Reel Fun" and you are sitting in the sun for 4 hours and hopefully not bad sea conditions. Make sure you bring along your dramamine just in case. Kids had a ball when a large wave came over the front of the boat and they got soaked. For me it was too long, too nauseaus, too hot, and stinky between the poor sardines as bait , squid, frying hamburgers, and no where comfortable to sit. Not good for bad back. Everyone was catching fish and they enjoyed that. Sea was not calm due to storm in the morning and rain.