Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,426 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 213 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 401 921 25 = 896 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 639 1,465 39 = 1,426 97% 4.6
All 5,236 11,020 377 = 10,643 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 829 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 184 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Mega-pod of dolphins
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM modollies Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The boat was uncrowded as it was the last cruise of the day. The captain headed out and soon spotted a huge number of dolphins. He took us right into the pod. At least a hundred of these animals were racing with our boat and jumping up out of the water. We never saw a whale, but seeing these dolphins was an experience of a lifetime.
Rating: 2
whale watching boat tour - marginal at best
Sun, Mar 2, 08   1:00 PM jafitzgerald Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
it was my understanding that this is the time of whale observing. with modern means of sharing information, i feel the company was pretty sure we wouldn't see any whales, but they were happy to take our money and give us a two hour boat trip. i was most disappointed and would not recommend the boat ride. we saw more sea life activity from the balcony of our hotel than we did from the boat.
Rating: 3
they didn't work very hard at finding whales
Sun, Mar 2, 08   12:00 PM 08bandit Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
nice boat, comfortable and clean. they guarantee sightings of either whales or dolphins, we found the dolphins first and after that I didn't get a feeling they were looking very hard for whales--they headed back toward our embarkation point and just sort of skimmed along the shore. I've been on other whale watching tours where they moved around to several sites to find whales.
Rating: 5
Nice anf un
Sun, Mar 2, 08   11:00 AM geyanyifang Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
It's an amazing experience for all family. Only problem is that my kids' grandma got seasick, which made her suffer a while. But we saw lots of whales, even dolphines. Very interesting!
Rating: 5
A lovely day
Sun, Mar 2, 08   10:00 AM SusanKMcE Female 50-59 Local Other
We didn't see whales on this trip but we saw a pod of dolphins that were very entertaining. I got a lot of good photos. The weather was perfect but DO follow the recommendations to wear several layers of clothing. It was cold enough to need two jackets and a hood but we were in our tee shirts later that day. Also, consider taking Dramamine before you go. The up and down of the boat is just enough to make you a little queasy.
Rating: 5
Great fun for a family
Sat, Mar 1, 08   12:00 PM reevesm Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat trip was fun for all 8 of us even though the weather was very cold. We only saw a few dolphins but everyone enjoyed the day. Our 5 year old and 10 year old grandchildren enjoyed doing something different and had lots of fun checking out the hot chocolate and chips, We all plan to go again. Thanks for making our trip fun.
Rating: 3
Fun to do once in your life
Sat, Mar 1, 08   11:00 AM kjc4674 Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
Though the weather was cold and windy, we did see one whale (they don't travel in pods, so it's really amazing that we even saw one, given the size of the ocean!). We also saw several small seals playing together, and 2 big sea lions in the harbor.

There were approximately 40-50 people on the boat, and there was plenty of room. The crew were nice and informative. This is one of those things you should experience once in your life to say you've done it.
Rating: 4
good, but...
Sat, Mar 1, 08   11:00 AM kimbo20 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Liked the cruise and that we were able to see a whale within the first 20 minutes, but after that we were notified that we were heading out to see a pod of dolphins and the person who does the announcements never came back on for the next hour of the cruise. We really had no clue what was going on, if the dolphins were gone or what, or if we were heading further out or back. He finally came back on when we were in the harbor and it was obvious the cruise was over.

Very cold too, so make sure you dress warm, recommend a hat!
Rating: 1
NOT worth the price
Sat, Mar 1, 08   10:00 AM Zorayda Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I read other reviews and hoped our luck to be different but honest truth is that this was not worth the price.

The boat ride was nice but all we saw were two small whale tails. We didn't see and dolphins either. It's like we just paid for the boat ride. The folks inside the shop are not too welcoming either. I think it's due to the fact that they are busy and there are several things going on in the shop. The gal asked me for proof of my purchased tickets, I showed it to her and she took it from my hand without asking me if I need anything from the pages attached (I printed festival info, etc.). She handed me two tickets and pointed to the side saying "dock number 1". She did not make eye contact and never smiled or said hello.
Rating: 4
Activity was good but...
Sat, Mar 1, 08   9:00 AM lmidtsatre Female 40-49 Local Individual
There were no whales or dolphins to be seen at the time I chose to go. The good news is, if you don't get to see whale or dolphins you can come back again for FREE. Sealions were spotted and birds of course. The boat has a galley but not much room to sit down. If you are going to go on this whale watching expedition, see if the "Dana Pride" is running. That is a better boat with more seating in my opinion.
Rating: 4
No Whale Sitings But Free Tickets to Go Again
Sat, Mar 1, 08   9:00 AM kenunger Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Unfortunately we did not see any whales on our chilly overcast morning but we were given our tickets back to use any other day we chose. Afterall you cannot control wildlife, it's like going for a hike and hoping to see a large mammal! As long as you look at the activity as a nice boat ride along the scenic coast you will not be disappointed. We will use our tickets and go back again.
Rating: 4
good trip if whales are spotted
Fri, Feb 29, 08   4:00 PM moonhat Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
this trip is a great outing if anything is spotted. it not it's slightly boring but they give you your ticket back if that is the case, allowing you to go again whenever you want for free so really, no matter what you always have a chance to see marine life.

seeing the dolphins and whales is very thrilling. hopefully you see them on your outing...
Rating: 4
NIce cruise but no whales
Fri, Feb 29, 08   4:00 PM karriexx Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I guess it doesn't happen that often, in fact, the boat before us (2pm sailing) saw a humpback, but unfortunately we didn't see anything-not even dolphins, which we were told are always around. Instead we had a nice cruise. The ship is clean and the crew is efficient. They are very prompt leaving and returning. Upon returning we did receive a coupon for a free cruise-which does not expire-so that was a plus. Cost was affordable and for 2 hours it really doesn't cut into your vacation time that much.
Rating: 3
No whales=Whale Check
Fri, Feb 29, 08   12:00 PM GSummers Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The boat was well maintained and the voyage pleasant. Unfortunately, we sighted no whales. However, we were very pleasantly surprised when everyone on the boat was given a Whale Check for free passage on another day.
Rating: 4
Experienced Crew Leads Succesful Watch
Fri, Feb 29, 08   10:00 AM summermaga Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
My mother, sister and I have been whale watching together before. Although I had seen whales on other trips, we had never seen them together. It was obvious to me that the crew knew what they were doing. They communicated with the passengers effectively and found a grey whale right away. We had a great time!