Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,299 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 152 325 17 = 308 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 303 656 21 = 635 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,333 34 = 1,299 96% 4.5
All 4,645 9,652 344 = 9,308 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 676 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 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 97 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 4.7
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 Trip
Sat, Apr 5, 08   6:30 AM calvinburt Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Please let the owners of the Reel Fishing boat know how much we enjoyed the trip. We were very impressed with Zach and the rest of the crew. Their attitudes were great, they were very helpful, and made us feel like they were there to help with whatever our needs might be. I will come back.
Rating: 4
Fun experience
Sun, Mar 30, 08   2:00 PM LinFishDU Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw about 5 grey whales, 2 on their own and then two adults with a baby. It was a little choppy which made it more difficult to see them, but it was still neat. The crew told us they didn't see any whales on the group that went out before us, probably due to the not-as-nice conditions. I would advise you to pick a nice calm day to go out, the crew seemed to indicate they have better success on those days. Take binoculars if you have them. The boat cannot get super close to the whales.
Rating: 5
Amazing!!!
Sat, Mar 29, 08   12:00 PM DancnDolphn Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
THE WHALES ARE AMAZING. With the ocean in our backyard, we sometimes forget what lies within. I highly recommend you take advantage of what's given to us.
Rating: 5
Saw Lots of Dolphins!
Wed, Mar 26, 08   12:00 PM sadlot386 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Dolphins were very playful with us and the boat. I kept on the "lookout" for a migrating whale....and sure enough I saw it. Pretty far away but still exciting.
Rating: 5
AWESOME TRIP!!!!!!!!!
Tue, Mar 25, 08   4:00 PM cyule410 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We went Whale watching on Tuesday, March 25 at 4:00p.m.. We were taken out to where we were surrounded by hundreds of dolphins. It was so much fun watching them all play and follow our boat. On the way back, our captain of the boat spotted some whales. He took us over to see them. To his surprise there were 6 of them. He followed them and took us as close as is legally allowed. Because we were the last trip of the day, he stayed out longer with us so that we could fully enjoy the whales. He made the trip so enjoyable. We would recommend this trip to anyone and we will be going again next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rating: 4
Hundreds of dolphins - 6 grey whales
Tue, Mar 25, 08   4:00 PM Nelnard99 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wednesday, March 25th, 4pm cruise Didn't look good when we left port last Wednesday...but we ran into a HUGE pod of common dolphins. There were several hundred of them. On our way back to port we saw six grey whales and the ship captain let us stay out later than our designated time so that everyone would have a good chance of getting a picture. THANKS Dana wharf whale watching crew!!
Rating: 5
great trip
Tue, Mar 25, 08   4:00 PM chimp_farmer Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great trip. Saw loads of dolphins and whales. Crew was friendly. Recommended.
Rating: 5
great trip/very well run
Tue, Mar 25, 08   2:00 PM canadarad Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Buying tickets was very easy. Trip was worth the $ agency well run.
Rating: 4
Beautiful day on the ocean!
Tue, Mar 25, 08   2:00 PM AuntieSasa Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time! We brought sack lunches and sat at the tables on the top deck...thought we'd have a great view of the whales and dolphins, but the captain always kept the ship pointed at them, so we had to strain to see through the captain's windows. I'd recommend getting a spot in the front of the boat if you want the best views. I heard several people down there complain that they couldn't see over everyone else, so be sure to secure a spot on the railing. We saw 4 grey whales and a huge pod of dolphins. The captain was able to entice the dolphins to play, and they surfed in the ship's wake...sailing through the air, jumping and flopping on their sides. It was definitely the highlight of the afternoon!
Rating: 5
Great way to spend the afternoon.
Tue, Mar 25, 08   12:00 PM rknight Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I have lived in Orange County for more than two years, and I wish that I had done this before. My cousin and grandmother came to visit from out of state, and I booked the the tour/cruise for the three of us. The weather was beautiful, the view of Dana Point from the ocean looked like a painting, and the dolphins and whales did not disappoint. We saw 4-6 gray whales and a huge pod of common dolphins. The crew/staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Also, the cruise does not interfere with the animals travel patterns or harass nature just for a photo-op.
Rating: 5
It was fantastic!
Tue, Mar 25, 08   12:00 PM yolioli Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
It was a perfect day, 4 or 5 whales, thousands of dolphins, a friendly and polite crew, we couldn't ask for anything better and the price was outstanding!!!!!
Rating: 4
Great Trip!
Tue, Mar 25, 08   10:00 AM wcruver Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was our first whale watching adventure and we were pleased. The staff was very friendly and informational on the cruise. We saw dolphins and a grey whale. Look forward to our next trip.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable
Mon, Mar 24, 08   12:00 PM bravedog Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Nice, comfortable, and interesting. Planning on doing it again!
Rating: 5
It was awesome!
Sat, Mar 22, 08   12:00 PM cindydchang Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
That was more than we expected. We saw hundreds of Dophins and two grey Whales.
Rating: 5
Great Southern California Experience ! ! ! ! ! !
Sat, Mar 22, 08   10:00 AM artieomp Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
I've lived in So Cal all my life and have never gone on a Whale Watching cruise before. My boyfriend's parents were visiting from Indiana and have always wanted to go. What a great and fun experience. It was the perfect length of time (2 hours) and a great bargin to boot. My favorite part was encountering a school of dophins that swam right up to the boat. I highly recommend this trip to locals and visitors alike.