Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,320 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
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Last 3 months 179 390 15 = 375 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 322 701 19 = 682 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,351 31 = 1,320 97% 4.5
All 4,631 9,623 341 = 9,282 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 665 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 208 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 116 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 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
Dana Wharf DANA Point
Sat, May 17  2:00 PM lucindan Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat was clean, the captain navigated comfortably the open sea, with good narrative. There was even a skipper whom came around often to ask how all were doing and if any questions. Very personable and friendly. The children enjoying the cabin had a table with all sorts of plastic fish with tags on each to play with and learn from during the trip, thank you!
Rating: 5
Absolutely Loved the tour!!!
Mon, May 12  2:00 PM KalaniRobb Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
My daughter and I had the Best time!!!! We saw lots of whales and dolphins and seals! My baby is 2 years old so I was worried if she'd have fun or be scared and she loved it and was so relaxed she fell asleep towards the end. The crew was amazing , so knowledgable and so sweet and helpful with us. We will be back to see the blue whales for sure and definitely recommend this ! Kortney and Kealani Robb
Rating: 4
Poor sea conditions; choppy; no wildlife seen
Sun, May 11  2:00 PM gmsoccerfam Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was a windy day at sea. No whales or dolphins were seen.
Rating: 4
great family adventure
Fri, May 9  5:30 PM voodoo55 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great value, outdoor, educational, challenge and friendly family competition. We had a good trip, bait was too small, deck hands were preoccupied with their own fishing, but it was. A twilight trip. 5 hrs total time on the boat. If you have some experience you can have a good time, but don't expect too much help if you do not. You will catch fish, and it is quite satisfying to have done it on your own.
Rating: 4
Beautiful day on the water
Tue, Apr 29  10:00 AM AnitaFleming Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I took 3 family members on this whale watching charter. This is probably my 3rd or 4th time out of Dana Point. We did not see whales but had a lovely time with dolphins and a warm sunny morning. This trip never disappoints. I have taken the whale watching charter out of Newport Beach twice and though it is quite a bit cheaper, then Dana Point I don't enjoy the harbor and boat out of Newport as much. For the extra money and if you can go on 1/2 price Tuesday this is a much more beautiful scenic ride. The boats have been clean and well operated.
Rating: 1
Lame lame lame
Sun, Apr 27  12:45 PM ferencs4 Male 30-39 Unspecified Family With Children
The crew did nothing for us at all! There were no benches on the boat, you had to bait your own line, you had to make your own rig. No one caught anything!
Rating: 5
Great time
Sun, Apr 27  12:00 PM Jtewanio Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Crew was great. Captain was knowledgeable and we found the whales we were looking for. Great time would do it again
Rating: 3
Disappointed
Fri, Apr 25  12:00 PM jtoderan Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had bad weather, choppy water and didn't see any whales or dolphins. But on the plus side, we can return free of charge if ever back in the area. I'd prefer a discount on tickets purchased as we may never be back, but at least it's something.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience!
Thu, Apr 24  12:00 PM jmdrmd33 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great time! Saw lots of whales and dolphins. Crew was great and Captan was very informative. Would recommend to everyone. Very well priced for what you get!
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience with passionate crew
Tue, Apr 22  12:00 PM thefoxes Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
You could tell that the captain was a little concerned whether or not we'd find some whales at the beginning of our trip. It was getting towards the end whale migration. The crew was glued to their binoculars. When we stumbled upon a mother and her calf the crew was thrilled and high fiving each other. The whales put on quite a show for us. The mother breached twice, including once simultaneously with her calf. While other boats in the area pulled in for a few minutes, our captain stayed with the whales for a long time, keeping a respectful distance. He was clearly passionate about these animals, providing lots of information about them with no script. It was a highly memorable trip.
Rating: 3
Half day fishing with kids
Mon, Apr 21  10:00 AM rjjump Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Expect some frustration if you have younger kids. The half day trips pretty much sit at local kelp beds and the boat is positioned where the stern swings near the kelp. 90% of the fish will be caught from the back. The areas are over fished so the fish are small and hide in the kelp. Frequent fisherman will stake the best spots. The captain will announce a time for people to rotate but that will be half way through the trip. Most people will mill around a bit but grab spots close to where they were. So unless you are aggressive and force your way in you will not likely get a prime spot. I would do that but with my younger kids you cant as they are not good enough fisherman to handle the tight combat fishing that happens in the back. If you want to see the local coastline from a boat, have a snack and enjoy a day at sea then it is fine. If you go thinking of catching decent size fish then do something else. I have went 5 times with my small kids and always the same story 100+ fish caught but only a few legal size....and I am talking barely legal. I have not seen anything over 18" or a couple pounds ever caught.
Rating: 5
Beautiful expirience had fun watching whales
Sat, Apr 19  10:00 AM Tonya12345 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My children and I went whale watching for the first time. Very happy got to see a whale mom with a baby, my children loved it. Made great memories and would love to go again in the future
Rating: 5
Great trip
Wed, Apr 16  10:00 AM twitherell1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw hundreds of dophins and even 2 gray whale.
Rating: 5
whale watch tour
Tue, Apr 15  2:30 PM cnelson72ia Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
while we didn't see anything except 1 whale and a calf, on our way back into dock, we were still given whale cards for a free return excursion which was extremely nice and there is no expiration for them which apparently is what they offer and I didn't know that - awesome customer service. Also bought some hoodies from their store. Can't wait to use them!!! Captain was very knowledgeable and told us many facts throughout the cruise.
Rating: 5
Lots of dolphins!
Tue, Apr 15  10:00 AM GalvanFamily Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a fun way to spend our morning. Although no whales were seen on our adventure, we did get to see a large grouping of dolphins up close. And of course sea lions. A little disappointed about no whales but we understand that sometimes that happens. Still it was very fun and do recommend this trip.