Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,305 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 140 303 7 = 296 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 351 783 17 = 766 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,339 34 = 1,305 97% 4.6
All 4,489 9,314 330 = 8,984 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 493 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 197 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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 Father Son Time
Mon, Jun 29, 09   6:30 AM joeymv Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
My son and I had not been fishing in years. This was great fun. Caught fish without most of the work and hassle of clean and unhooking them. It was also a beautiful day on the water. The crew was on their toes helping everyone and we had absolutely no issues. Next time we are going out on the 3/4 day boat. The half was too short.
Rating: 5
Fun Trip!
Sun, Jun 28, 09   10:00 AM kcferrari Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were given this fishing trip as a Father's Day present. My son-in-law and I had a great time, this was a first for him. Next time we will do the all day trip!
Rating: 3
Twilight
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:30 PM SonofJacob3 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The fish were not biting but that happens sometimes- the crew, however, was determined to get us to a place that they were biting and they were helpful when it came to bagging fish and tying on hooks and sinkers- the only complaint is that I wish the boats were nonsmoking my wife has asthma and the smoke made light headed and sick-
Rating: 4
Slow-paced, but educational
Tue, Jun 23, 09   1:00 PM jhaberer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed the trip, but it is definitely an "eco-tour" as opposed to a "good times tour." The tour took us into a pod of dolphins, which were really fun to watch, then the captain spotted a HUGE blue whale and we hung out near the whale and watched it breach and dive, breach and dive, breach and dive (you get the picture...) It was amazing, but 45 min. watching one whale, all the while bobbing in the swells, was a bit much. The little girl next to me "lost her lunch" overboard. Personally, I would have preferred moving on after seeing the whale for a short while (you can only see a tiny portion of the whale's back) and finding some more dolphins. They seem to want to entertain you! Anyway, if you have whale enthusiasts, go on this tour. If you are just looking for a fun ride or if you have a tendency toward sea-sickness, I'd not advise it.
Rating: 4
fun and informative
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jun 20, 09   5:00 PM ChrisMaren Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I've lived in Southern California most of my adult life, yet learned things about local sealife that I'd never heard. We saw more dolphins than I could imagine, and more whales than I was expecting or hoping for. The captain was very experienced and informative. I plan on taking my grandson this week.
Rating: 5
Great Afternoon!!
Sat, Jun 20, 09   12:00 PM BOB1946 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Had a very enjoyable afternoon of fishing and the deckhands were very helpful. If you got hung up, they would help you get free. And if you broke a line they would get you re-rigged and fishing again. When you caught a fish, they would help you get it un-hooked and measure it to see if it was a keeper, if not they would throw it back or if it was, put in your sack. It was also nice that they would clean and bag your fish as we returned to port. All in all, a very enjoyable afernoon of fishing. Bob Goodman Banning, CA
Rating: 5
Blue whale-June 14
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jun 14, 09   5:00 PM JimBlumthal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A great time. Spent about 30 minutes watching the blue whale we found-then headed back and watched about 100 dolphins. Good boat and informative captain. This was the evening cruise which was the determining factor for us using this seller.
Rating: 2
Fine for locals with their own tackle
Sat, Jun 13, 09   12:00 PM jroush Male 30-39 Unspecified Group of Friends
We participated in the 1/2 trip from 12-5pm and unfortuanetly it was an uneventful day. We had a group of about 9 in our party out of 25 total on the boat and the fishing was very poor. The boat seemed to cater to the everyday locals that had special tackle that allowed them to fish near the surface in the large kelp beds we were parked next too. The 3 fish that were caught (Small bass) in the 5 hour trip were caught by these locals using their specialized tackle. The other 95% of the boat was using pole/tackle rentals and forced to fish off the bottom catching absolutely nothing. At least we got 5 hours of sun.
Rating: 5
Wish it was longer....
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jun 9, 09   5:00 PM piccirillo19 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wish the trip was longer than 2 hours! Had a great time and saw 2 whales. Would love to go on a longer trip the next time and hope to see dolphins as well.
Rating: 4
12 went out, 2 caught nothing
Fri, Jun 5, 09   5:30 PM j_rueweler Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Great time, not everyone caught fish..but over all good experience! Crew was friendly and helpful.
Rating: 2
Lackluster, Avoid 1/2 Day Trip
Sat, May 30, 09   6:30 AM austini Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I am an avid fisherman from the SF Bay Area. I own a fishing boat and am out on the bay at least once a week. I was attending a friends wedding in SoCal and tried to fit in a fishing trip. I've been on this trip two times. The first time we caught many fish, but the crew was pompous and distant. To avoid that experience, I tried to plan a trip out of San Diego but time constraints necessitated we leave from Dana Harbor again. This time the crew was great, but fishing was terrible (not their fault). The captain drove around the coast for over an hour "scouting" for bass. On a 1/2 day trip it’s just not worth the time (they are in the kelp beds!). I don't know about the longer trips (I hope they are better), but my recommendation is to avoid the half day trip. I've been disappointed twice.
Rating: 5
Had a great time.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, May 20, 09   5:00 PM lfrost2 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Teh crew was a lot of fun and we saw a lot of dolphins. Cold Beverages. This isa trip for all ages. Looking forward to going again!
Rating: 5
OCean Adventures made for a great Girls Night Out
Mon, May 18, 09   6:00 PM melindastone Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our ladies networking group meets monthly for dinner at local restaurants. We decided this time to do something different. The sunset harbor cruise made for a fun evening with the most gorgeous scenery in Southern California--and a great change of pace. The crew was great and rates were reasonable. This boat has a fabulous layout for a party-boat. The pictures don't do it justice. It is more spacious than it appears and has great seating arrangements. You have to see the inside to realize what a great "floor plan" it has - which works out very well for a social event. Perfect for groups of 15-50.
Rating: 3
Wrong time to show up
Mon, May 18, 09   6:00 PM SharonMcNair Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We were told to be there at 5:30 but the boat never took off until 6:30 we could have come later. Everything else was okay
Rating: 2
Boring for a local, only slightly less for a touri
Mon, May 18, 09   6:00 PM gailfox Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great boat, clean and well appointed. A great, friendly and helpful crew. Cruising the harbor was a complete bore, however. How many docked boats, and rocks with bird poop does anyone really want to experience? For the price I'd rather have a drink and a burger @ Turk's and take a walk around the harbor.