Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,320 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Friendly Staff and Deck Hands.
Sun, Aug 3  12:45 PM pcrary1595 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Friendly Fishing Staff, and the fishing was really good. Caught a lot of Fish!
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Mon, May 26, 08   5:00 PM pcpeltonen Male 60-69 Local Other
Shortly after leaving the harbor we entered a "superpod" of common dolphins, estimated at 3,000 to 4,000 strong. We stayed with the pod for the next 45 minutes as they darted and leapt around the boat. It was an amazing sight.
Rating: 2
No Whales
Thu, Dec 11, 08   12:00 PM pcmacbob Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
I enjoyed the trip but only saw Dalphins and I thought that this was a whale watching trip. I did not like the notice that if you did not see any whales or dolphins then you get a free trip. You will always see dolphins in the ocean as I have talked to others that have taken the trip but we wanted to see whales.
Rating: 5
The trip was extremely enjoyable
Tue, Aug 23, 11   5:00 PM pchrystal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The trip was handled with professionalism and enthusiasm. We actally had the opportunity to see two whales and the captain tried very hard to posiiton the vessel so we had photo opportuntiies. I was able to get some excellent photos of the whale and very much enjoyed seeing the dolphins and sea lion.
Rating: 5
Absolutely amazing!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   4:00 PM Pchristensen Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We are from Laguna Hills and booked this trip with our family visiting from out of town. We had an incredible time. The catamaran was beautiful, clean and spacious. Everyone, including my children, had a great view of the water. We saw sea lions, blue whales, fin whales and a large pod of dolphin. It was so incredible to see the blue whales fluke! We are already planning a return trip.
Rating: 3
Where are the fish?
Tue, Sep 1, 09   6:30 AM pchargualaf1 Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Even though I ended up catching the "jackpot" fish and mind you, it was the last fish caught as the skipper was hoisting the anchor, the fishing should have been alot better. We were the last boat out the docks (7:00am) and lost valuable time fishing. We wasted too much time fishing in spots that had no fish. The bait was bigger than the fish we were catching. The skipper should have taken us to the "Kelp Patties" where there are always fish instead of wandering around. Even little fish that can be caught and thrown back will be a thrill for the kids on board this boat. SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE DAYS THAT "A BAD DAY OF FISHING IS BETTER THAN A GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE". IT IS CALLED FISHING BUT WASTINGN TIME IS NOT MY IDEA OF A GOOD DAY FISHING.
Rating: 4
Didn't find any whales, but was still AWESOME!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 14, 10   2:00 PM pcelvr Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The trip was a little over two hours and we got to see about thirty common dolphins and a half a dozen sea lions. It was a lot of fun and the staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. I would definitely do this again if I didn't get sea sick!!
Rating: 4
great trip, horrible customer service
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Mar 30, 10   2:00 PM pcamacho Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I would have given this activity five stars, however considering the horrible service I got at the ticket desk, i couldn't. The woman distributing tickets was extremely grumpy (and that's stating it nicely!). She got upset with me when I asked if someone else could help me since she made me wait and wait as she talked to another employee and took care of paperwork. She rudely yelled at me and handed me my tickets. It put me in such a bad mood that I can't possibly rate this experience 5 stars. The actual trip was awesome! The crew members were friendly and we were happy to have seen a whale and lots of dolphins. The catamaran was not at all crowded, which made it even more pleasant. The trip is highly recommended. Hopefully you'll catch the ticket clerk in a better mood.
Rating: 5
great
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM pburman01 Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Great guide.
Rating: 4
provider strives to give people their monies worth
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM pbupbu1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
dolphins more exciting than whales
Rating: 4
No Whales, Lots of Dolphins
Tue, Jun 12, 12   2:00 PM pblaimont Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
So while we saw no whales the boat ride itself was greatly enjoyable, they have a guarantee that if no wildlife is spotted you get a ticket to come again another time, we saw a lot of dolphins and it was really great to be up close. The captain of the ship also had good knowledge about the dolphins and i learned a lot about them, overall great experience and i would go again
Rating: 3
Didn't see any whales and didn't get a refund.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 8, 11   5:00 PM pbednar64 Female 40-49 Local Other
We spent $32 a ticket and didn't see any whales. They kept telling us how the whale was spotted in that area the day before, but we didn't see any whales. We saw a few dolphin so we didn't get a refund to come back another day. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!
Rating: 5
Highly recommened!
Tue, Jun 8, 10   5:00 PM PBARTUSH Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We saw 3 Blue Whales, lots of dolfins, seal lions and seals. The crew was wonderful and informative. The boat was really nice and clean. I'm a native Californian and have been coming to Dana Point since I was 2 months old and never knew that whale watching was available out of Dana Point. Moved to Colorado 3 years ago and came to visit California with the kids and signed us up for whale watching! It's wonderful - do it!
Rating: 4
Def worth da $
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 8, 10   5:00 PM Pauly723 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We saw several whales n lots of dolphins n it was awesome weather. The guides were chill, couldn't really ask for more.
Rating: 5
Shut out but received a "whale check"
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 15, 11   12:00 PM PaulPie Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
great trip and narrative, saw nothing but are returning for free trip soon--scheduling make sure if on early boat there's no school groups unless you're into teerns having fun glad we went on mid day trip