Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,320 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 189 412 12 = 400 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 375 823 20 = 803 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,351 31 = 1,320 97% 4.5
All 4,588 9,530 338 = 9,192 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 600 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 327 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 216 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 152 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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 saw lots of dophins
Tue, Apr 21, 09   2:00 PM AndyVigil Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
My friends and myself really enjoyed the whale watching trip. We didn't exactly see any whales but we saw a whole swarm of dophins and other sea life. I'm hoping in the future we could possibly ride the dophins are take turns driving the boat. I was also thinking that maybe you guys can invest in an underwater submarine so we can actually go down below, just some ideas to help improve the experience. We were able to get lots of pictures and were able to share them with friends and family.
Rating: 4
Nice cruise
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM kellerkh Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed this cruise very much. We did not see any whales but saw hundreds of playful dolphins. The crew spent time making sure that everyone was able to enjoy the dolphins swimming around the boat.
Rating: 4
I liked the dolphins
Sun, Apr 12, 09   2:00 PM bdaiwi Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I was disappointed not to see whales, but we saw lots of dolphins
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 10, 09   12:00 PM jamestupper Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really good trip, wouldve been even better if we had seen a whale, but the Dolphins were more than enough - great trip, would certainly recommend it to others
Rating: 2
Wed, Apr 8, 09   12:00 PM mmoris Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was the most boring thing I've done in a while. The Captain of the boat didn't tell us what we were doing or what we were looking for. He let us know about a half an hour into the tour that there were a pack of Sea Lions on the bouy that was right in front of us. The next hour and a half the Captain didn't say one word until we were pulling back into the harbor to let usknow that we will be getting refunds! I've been whale watching out of Dana Point before and the Captain made the trip worth while for us! He would tell jokes and let us know what we were looking for and he just made so much of an effort to keep us entertained! We didn't see any Whale or Dolphin and that's just Mother Nature, but the Captain couldn't have been more speechless! And he didn't seem to make much of an effort to search for any Whale or Dolphin either.
Rating: 5
Well worth the time and money
Sun, Apr 5, 09   1:00 PM emkeith Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Nice boat, friendly and accommodating staff. Got to see one Minke whale and some dolphins, including babies. Beautiful weather and spectacular view of coast on trip. Two pointers: 1) Book on weekends because they have a marine biologist on board on weekend trips, and she was very interesting and helpful. 2) Be sure to arrive at the wharf area early because parking gets tight, at least on sunny weekends. There are plenty of places to eat and shop if you need to kill a little time though.
Rating: 5
Crew & Boat were great.
Sun, Apr 5, 09   12:45 PM wwbuddy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
From leaving the dock, to returning our needs were met. The crew was right there for advice, helping to untangle lines and take fish off the hooks. The Capton did all he could by taking us from spot to spot to find fish that would cooperate and bite. The Galley was good, and the food also good. I will be back out when the time allows it for me. I will recommend the trip to anyone wanting a great fishing experience. A great day for the kids also.
Rating: 5
Wonderful trip!
Sat, Apr 4, 09   1:00 PM sverrall Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had a really lovely trip! The captain and crew were very friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience fun for everyone. There was lots of excitement when we found a rare pod of Dahl's Porpoises. We also saw a resting grey whale, and around 50 bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins' antics even encouraged the seasick members of our group to get up and watch! All in all, we had a great time and will go again. =)
Rating: 4
enjoyable trip
Tue, Mar 31, 09   12:00 PM DUCATJ Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
We saw whales in the first 15 minutes after leaving the dock.
Rating: 3
Mon, Mar 30, 09   12:00 PM susyrn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
we didn't see any whales or dolphins and therefore got two free tickets for a future ride with no expiration date. That was worth it
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 29, 09   1:00 PM TinaPeshek Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
My husband and I and our group of friends had a great time! We saw 5 whales and a 300 hundred pod of dolphins! What more could you ask for! The catamaran was comfortable, in great shape and the staff was awesome! Will definitly recomend this to all our friends! Who knew this was all in our back yard! Thanks for the great adventure! Tina
Rating: 4
Sat, Mar 28, 09   2:00 PM rmarc004 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A pesar de que no observamos ballenas, el viaje valio la pena. Observamos muchos delfines, algunos leones marinos y focas. Sin embargo hay que decir que tienen mucho por mejorar en el servicio, ya que no parecia que hicieran esfuerzos por ubicar ballenas. Tal parecia que esperaban que alguna se cruzara en su camino, mas que buscarlas.
Rating: 2
Don't expect to see whales
Sat, Mar 28, 09   2:00 PM pingweitan Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
If you are planning for a boat ride or dolphin/ sea lion watching, then go ahead. Else, forget about this trip. Keep sailing around the island and no efforts made attempts to search for whales.
Rating: 2
Not so Deep Sea Fishing
Tue, Mar 24, 09   10:00 AM smewilson Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
There could be a number of reason why it was like this, (it was just the time of year, last week of March, or that a strom had made the waters cold, we had only half a day, ect.) but the deepest we ever fished in was 66 ft of water. Nothing substantialy large was caught eithe and I think it would be safe to say that most of the people didn't catch anything. The last spot we fished was in 18 ft of water. We road a half an hour down the coast (never more than 900 yds from shore) to our fishing spots. I remember a time when my dad went out deep sea fishing south of Portland where they were fishing in 900 ft of water and bringing in monster fish every cast . Maybe it was ingnorance on my part, but that was what I was hopeing for, not 18 ft of water with little rockfish. Perhaps it would have been better fishing on a longer trip. I don't konw.
Rating: 2
Bad weather, no whales
Sat, Mar 21, 09   10:00 AM EAlgaze Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The boat was comfortable. The crew was excellent. But, not a whale in site and only two dolphins. Nice boat ride though.