Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,330 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 136 285 14 = 271 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 304 663 18 = 645 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 614 1,364 34 = 1,330 97% 4.5
All 4,663 9,692 344 = 9,348 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 703 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
The best father/daughter day ever!!
Thu, Apr 14, 11   10:00 AM jeranren Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
From the friendly and helpful crew to the clean ship, this company provided service well above and beyond my expectations. My daughter and I had a great time and we saw a whale!!! It was a great day!
Rating: 4
Fun Experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 13, 11   12:00 PM karenlaw38 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The staff was great, fun and entertaining. The boat was very nice, clean, had snacks and plenty of viewing areas. The only bummer was that we didn't see anything but a few dolphins. We apparantely tried to chase a hump-back whale which was seen on the tour before us which would have been very cool, but we didn't find it and then only saw a few dolphins at the end. Kind of a bummer for that, but over all the staff was great, and for 1/2 price Wednesday, it wasn't too much of a loss. Thanks.
Rating: 5
Very excellent trip - great narrator
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 12, 11   2:00 PM ctolstad Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were very lucky to see three whales. One very old and almost white due to tremendous amount of barnicles on its body. A very good trip.
Rating: 5
Interesting Feeding Frenzy
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 6, 11   2:00 PM dmalerk Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Although we saw no whales that day, the crew did find a very interesting feed taking place involving a large number of dolphins, seals, and various birds. The activity around this small area was amazing. Made the whole trip worthwhile.
Rating: 5
Great Trip.If only the FISH would have cooperated
Sun, Apr 3, 11   12:45 PM RobertBell Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing trip was mainly for my grandaughter. The Captain and mates were very friendly and attentive to the clients. They made sure that everything was anailable at all times. The fish I caught they immediately handled them once they were in the boat and stowed them to be cleaned after the trip. However, the water temperature was out of the Captains control, and that made for tough fishing.He announced that the colder water stifles the fish appetite. He tried 6 different holes,though. He put forth a tremendous effort to try and connect. I caught two keepers, and that was the most keepers on the boat. My grandaughter caught one (undersize) but that made the whole trip worthwhile. That was her first fish caught. To her it was a 2000# billfish!! Now let me also give kudos to the staff at the tackle shop. We were running late due to an accident(not ours!) on I-5. Donna was fantastic in making sure we would be all set as soon as we got there! She helped us go quickly from the shop to the boat with only a minute to spare. Thanks again Donna. You helped us pull it off! Even though the fishing was tough, we had a great time, and I would highly recommend it to a family with children.
Rating: 5
Great experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 30, 11   2:00 PM Cobrax27 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Even though we did not see any whales, we enjoyed very much the two hour tour. Perfect activity for older people as well as young. We got to see a bunch of dolphins and sea lions, and that help to make the day much more beautiful. The personel on board very nice and helpful. Thank you very much, we will come back for a second tour on another season hoping to catch a whale or two.
Rating: 5
Cool guides, & cool people
Sun, Mar 27, 11   10:00 AM emilysk8 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on a Sunday morning 10:00 whale watching gig. Since it was early, there were not many people. The guides were super friendly. We saw a few gray whales from a distance & 100s of dolphins. Fun experience, well worth the $30 each.
Rating: 5
One of the Best!
Sat, Mar 26, 11   2:00 PM patsyn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff were amazing and made the trip a winner for everyone aboard. They were knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this trip - great value for the money!
Rating: 5
Wonderful, friendly crew. Thank you so much!!
Thu, Mar 24, 11   10:00 AM beverlyjepps Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had an awesome time. Loved every minute.
Rating: 4
Everything they promised
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 23, 11   2:00 PM heathervick Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time on the trip and saw more than a whale. The boat was big, beautiful and very comfortable. We highly recommend this trip. Dana Point is a lovely community.
Rating: 4
Good once out, bad service before
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 23, 11   2:00 PM HannahGalli Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had three cars on our way, and one was 3 minutes out. We called and someone said they would hold the boat. They didn't mention it to the person that makes those decisions, and when we got there and they clearly realized their mistake, the man at the counter was extremely rude to us. He even said that our party told them to leave us which was absurd. He almost spoiled it for everyone. It was the first time I have ever said anything to anyone about their service. I am cool headed, and let things be, but lying so blatantly and rudely was absurd. They seriously should let him go. They should have simply taken responsibility. We were 3 minutes late, and would have understood if they left us, except that they said they would hold the boat. Everything else was wonderful. We were glad that we ended up going, and saw some wonderful things. The $15 price was awesome, too.
Rating: 5
INCREDIBLE!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   2:00 PM njpatterson Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Incredible experience.........we did see a whale, and many many dolphins. The kids got a HUGE thrill from it. And no seasickness!! The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The boat was clean, lots of seating on the upper area, and plenty of snacks available if needed. Great trip and would return there next time we visit!!! Thanks!!!!
Rating: 5
Informative and Fun
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   12:00 PM Tour1492 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My entire group enjoyed this trip. Everyone was glad they attended and want to go again sometime. Crew was very informative, knowledgeable, and made it an overall enjoyable time.
Rating: 4
Only 1 brielf whale sighting
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   10:00 AM Janawagstaff Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family really enjoyed the whale watching excursion. The boat was nice, the crew seemed very knowledgable and tried to give us a good experience. They did search for the gray whale, and even extended our trip by a few minutes as we finally spotted 1 at the end. The sighting was very brief and hard to get a anything other than a quick look at the back of one-maybe my expectations were too high. We did see many more dolphins which was very exciting. The only reason I did not give then 5 stars was the lack of a better view of a gray whale. I would go again with this company.
Rating: 4
Overall very happy to have gone on this activity
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 22, 11   10:00 AM SharonKlap Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We have done this activity every time we make it out to California. Very nice and informative and lucky enough to see a whale this time! Speaker was great, give the guy a raise! Very informative and appreciated all his knowledge!