Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,336 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 94 205 9 = 196 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 284 620 21 = 599 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 619 1,373 37 = 1,336 96% 4.5
All 4,681 9,734 347 = 9,387 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 198 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Enthusiastic Past Customer
Tue, Oct 21  12:00 PM DHarrington Female 70+ Local Family With Children
We brought our granddaughters whale watching and they talked about it for days afterwards. They were so excited to see the whale and the dolphins.
Rating: 4
Great Experience
Sun, Oct 19  6:30 AM leestrother Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Fun trip but the fish were not cooperating this day. It's to be expected that some days it just isn't happening.
Rating: 5
It was awesome!
Sat, Oct 18  2:00 PM PAthans Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw many whales of different types and a school of dolphin that played in the wake of the boat and swam along side. Great time. Perfect weather. Wonderful boat and crew. Great time overall!
Rating: 4
Fantastic time with Family
Wed, Oct 15  4:00 PM SamPaget Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time with the Dolphins and saw a couple of whales too. The skipper did a great job! This was a lot of fun! The Dolphins were swimming right along the boat. As we came back to the marina the sunset was wonderful!
Rating: 5
Whale watching at Dana Point Harbor
Tue, Oct 14  12:00 PM jowesenberg Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Awesome excursion. Saw hump back whale and dolphins.
Rating: 5
No Whales this time, but worth it anyway
Sat, Oct 11  2:00 PM KellyJColvin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The crew was so nice a helpful. We happened to be on trip where there were no whales, but the dolphins made up for that for the adults as well as the child. Because we didn't have any whale sightings, the company gave us all our tickets back so that we could come back for another tour. That is good business and made for a very happy and loyal customer. It is certainly not their fault that the whales swam somewhere else that day. I would recommend the trip to anyone.
Rating: 5
Awesome fishing trip
Wed, Oct 1  10:00 AM rmattimoe Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My nephew and I took the half day boat and it was great! The crew was so nice and helpful. No matter what you needed they were right there with it. Great food and fishing!
Rating: 5
The whale watching tour was amazing!
Sun, Sep 21  5:00 PM tdickson1 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I took my family on the whale watching tour for my husband's birthday. It was amazing! We over a hundred dolphins, one blue whale which came up to the surface at least four times and cute little seals. The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. Not to mention the caption was very informative and had a great personality. I would definitely go again in the future!
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching captain on the bay!
Sun, Sep 21  2:00 PM siberian1967 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We went out on a quiet day and from the outset the captain was clear "We have not seen much today but lets see what we can find!". For 40m or so it was pretty quiet and we saw a few flying fish. Normally on the bay you would see tons of dolphins, flying fish etc even if no whales are present. Everyone was preparing themselves for a no-sighting. Like a hunter though the captain steadily tracked out and monitored the VHF and spotted a blue whale crazy far away! We motored over to it quickly and and had a great view and the whale was known to the captain so once it dove he understood how long it would be down and how fast he had to go along the swimline to be right there when it popped back up. A bit later this same whale joined up with ANOTHER whale and we had an unexpected treat of seeing two blue whales swimming front the back, it was amazing. More then the captain though it was great to be on a boat that had an enthusiastic naturalist on it, was not over-crowded, had refreshments for purchase as well as plenty of shade that still had visibility. Just a great experience, we can't wait to go again (and we are locals!).
Rating: 4
Had fun
Sat, Sep 20  2:00 PM Jeremiah78 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Had fun, nice boat, they don't over pack the boat so I think you do get your money's worth, we didn't see any whales but I know that is hit and miss.
Rating: 3
Sun, Sep 14  2:00 PM marjon97 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was nice we did see 1 blue whale even tho you cannot get very close to even see. All our 2 hours were spent on just seeing the one whale (which we were happy to see), but no time was left to see any dolphins or sea lions. We had 3 grandchildren with us plus our grown children for a birthday celebration day. It could have been made a little more exciting with seeing different things...too much time spent on waiting for the whale to surface again...little children would have enjoyed the dolphins & sea lions too...a little disappointing
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 14  10:00 AM jenmurphy77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience. Kids loved every minute. Very professional and informative.
Rating: 5
Tue, Sep 2  5:00 PM madihawaris Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
As if bragging rights to seeing the blue whale in all its glory (or at least about 40 percent of it as it submerged and emerged from a deep dive) weren't enough, we were treated to a totally unprompted, enthusiastic show put up by the hundreds of dolphins racing our boat! What a treat for adults and kids alike...and so much better than paying exorbitant Seaworld ticket prices. There is nothing like seeing the animals wild and free, and oh so happy in the deep blue ocean where they belong. Our captain was determined to make the whale watching happen, even after we sighted one very briefly and it dived back in. We kept looking, and patiently waiting (in the meanwhile being treated to the amazing dolphins), and then received the ultimate reward: the blue whale. Absolutely amazing.
Rating: 1
Truly Not What I Thought It Would Be
Sun, Aug 31  5:30 PM Robert00 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I will start by saying parking was a nightmare. They provide a permit but its only value is IF you can find parking. If you are going to advertise a parking permit, the assumption is that you are reserving a spot for the customer. NOT the case. The people in charge were rude, the young men on the boat were arrogant. The boat was essentially a small shrimp boat and it was packed to the hilt with people. I knew there would be other people, but this was ridiculous. The only guarantee this company can offer is obnoxious employees at the front desk AND on the boat, a crammed experience, and coronary-inducing parking. Sorry guys, but the whole experience was a complete ****-fest.
Rating: 5
Great for both newbie and experiences angler
Sat, Aug 30  5:30 PM amandawilder Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
These guys did an excellent job helping my 8 year old daughter and me. Both of us were first timers. They let us know how to fish each spot and helped us get the bait on and checked on us and gave us useful tips! Couldn't be more pleased!!!