Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,179 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 205 465 10 = 455 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 297 674 13 = 661 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,211 32 = 1,179 96% 4.6
All 4,343 8,996 323 = 8,673 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 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 153 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: 4
Nervous at first
Tue, Sep 1, 09   6:30 AM dtaylor20 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I usually go out on a friends private boat and was a bit nervous about a chartered fishing trip. The crew put me at ease pretty much before we left the harbor. We had a great time and caught plenty of fish to make the day a huge success. The burgers on board we just short of amazing. We had a great time and I can't wait to go out again. Next time the 3/4 day trip.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable (All 5 Times / Events)
Sun, Aug 30, 09   6:30 AM ImCDomi Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Enjoyed the 5 times I went on this event- at various times. Captains and crew were experienced and commited to making sure everyone had a great time.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Experience
Tue, Aug 25, 09   5:30 PM KenWatts Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Evening whale watch tour...saw thousands of dolphins, then TWO Blue Whales. Spent an hour with the whales...saw them up close, and could hear the sound of their blowing...a sound you will never forget...like a call from some prehistoric past. Too beautiful to describe...you have to do it yourself...highly recommend it.
Rating: 3
Tue, Aug 25, 09   6:30 AM magick Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Rating: 5
Awesome time
Sat, Aug 22, 09   11:00 AM bwitkowski Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We had some friends with their families out for a visit. We went whale watching with Catamaran Adventure Cruises and had a great time. I would highly recommend it.
Rating: 2
Fishing was not good.
Sat, Aug 22, 09   6:30 AM youngbloodzl Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The whole boat wasn't catching no fish. I don't know if it's the captain not knowing where to go or the weather but we didn't catch any fish.
Rating: 5
Fri, Aug 21, 09   1:00 PM bellossom Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Definitely a fun trip and will do it again. The catamaran didn't make me seasick which was a plus and it wasn't overly crowded since there is a limit. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Whales and dolphins were seen even though we were the first group out for the day!
Rating: 1
Dolphin Watching
Tue, Aug 18, 09   5:30 PM trevor123 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This whale watching trip short changes to the max. They say if you dont see anything you will get another ticket to go out another time, however if you see ONE dolphin and nothing else, they will not refund you. We saw some dolphins and I guess that was better than not seeing anything at all however my group was very disappointed in the experience overall and will not use this company ever again. I would not reccommend unless you want to pay for a 2 1/2 hour standing boat ride only to see nothing. In my book I would give it half of a star out of ten.
Rating: 5
Great price and great deckhand!
Tue, Aug 18, 09   10:00 AM juliowong Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
caught like 15 different type of fish and it was a half price day!!
Rating: 5
Great staff and great fishing
Fri, Aug 14, 09   6:30 AM cowzmoo323 Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
Many bites and great experience
Rating: 2
Bad experience
Tue, Aug 11, 09   10:00 AM chny2009 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Never go on "buy 1 get 1 free day" ! Too many ppl, can't even get a spot to fishing. Better go on some other days.
Rating: 4
No fish.
Sun, Aug 9, 09   10:00 AM NChasteen Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
The boatride was great, but no fish.
Rating: 3
OK tour, not very informative. Dolphin time great
Sat, Aug 8, 09   5:00 PM clotho Male 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
The tour was just "ok". It was non-informative and more of a "take you there and here it is" tour, especially considering its location next to the Ocean discovery. Of course, we didn't see any whales!! I understand it is a hit and miss, at Newport Beach whale watching they had whale sighting at the same day of 3 Whales. Their tour was not available due to a family death, so my visitors was only here for this weekend so our alternative was Dana point. Unfortunately, we were dissapointed. The time witht the dolphins was great, it was lengthy and abundace of them. It would be a so-so recommendation, an alternative to Newport Beach whale watching tour.
Rating: 4
Well worth an afternoon
Sat, Aug 8, 09   3:30 PM rabltd Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed our 2 1/2-hour trip. We hoped to see a whale but couldn't find one--it apparently is not the prime season for that. However, we saw hundreds of dolphins, which was a new and exciting experience. There was plenty of room on the boat, and on weekends there is a marine biologist on board to assist in identification of species, to provide useful information and to answer questions. You should note that it's not a particularly smooth trip, though the back of the boat is a little smoother. My wife and I have been on a number of catamarans of this size when snorkeling in the Caribbean and have never gotten seasick. My wife was fairly seasick, as were some other passengers, and I was a bit queazy. Nothing a little Dramamine won't cure, so if you're not a veteran on the seas, take it before you go. It will make the trip more enjoyable and will ensure that you won't miss out on anything. Overall, well worth the time and a good value.
Rating: 4
Out of the office-gone fishing
Thu, Aug 6, 09   10:00 AM jagonzalez Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Using Zerve to book our fishing trip was easy and convenient. Location and parking was easily accessible. Received great service at check-in. The "Boat Crew" provided outstanding service. Cold beer and awesome cheese burgers, sun shining and catching fish, what more can a guy ask for?!