Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,728 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 298 730 6 = 724 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 434 1,052 12 = 1,040 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 762 1,767 39 = 1,728 97% 4.6
All 5,780 12,296 397 = 11,899 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 934 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 424 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 241 89% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 129 100% 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: 4
Sighted lots of whales
Sat, Mar 14, 09   3:00 PM TommyeS Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The captain did a great job in making sure we saw the whales

and gave us interesting history and stories in between sightings.
Rating: 4
Watched a pod of 3
Sat, Mar 14, 09   2:00 PM srahearn Female 50-59 Local Other
The day was cloudy and cold until we got out on the water, then the sun broke through and it was beautiful. We watched a pod of 3 whales for about 30 minutes or more, then caught some sea lions napping on a buoy. My granddaugher -age 14- absorbed a lot of information from the naturalist and really enjoyed our outing. We will definitely do this again.
Rating: 5
AN Unforgettable Experience
Sat, Mar 14, 09   2:00 PM RBMachine Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Seeing the whales was indescribably stirring. The catamaran crew were great; marine biologist on board very informative and made the experience much more meaningful. Logistics couldn't have been easier or smoother. We had a fantastic time and are looking forward to going again.
Rating: 5
a wonderful time
Sat, Mar 14, 09   2:00 PM laurie9658 Female 50-59 Local Individual
i will be back again. i would love to go out for 4 hours. i took the 2hr as an intro cruise and i will be back. the catamaran is very smooth and quiet, not crowded which is a plus for a photographer. i loved the wine and beer availabel. Lucky was great!!
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 14, 09   1:00 PM kdascoli47 Female 60-69 Combination Unspecified
Our guide went out of his way to make sure we saw the grey whales. He was an expert who shared info in such a way that we learned while waiting to see the whales. His commentary didn't interfere with the sightings and enhanced our experience with these magnificent creatures.
Rating: 4
Sat, Mar 14, 09   12:00 PM Kaetie Female 60-69 Local Other
Rating: 4
Good trip for children
Sat, Mar 14, 09   11:00 AM kristencruz Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
This was a really good trip. We saw some dolphins wake surfing and got up close to California sea lions. We were lucky to see three gray whales mating. This trip was fun for the 3 6-8 year olds we took. I recommend packing a lunch or snacks to bring aboard because it helps to occupy the children during any down time. This trip probably wouldn't have been as fun if we didn't see the whales.
Rating: 5
Once in a lifetime experience
Sat, Mar 14, 09   9:00 AM tthistle Female 30-39 Local Individual
I went Whale watching from the Dana Point Harbor on March 14 at 9 am. Saw 3 whales. One of them breached 5 times. One of the whales started doing mating behaviors and we saw them mate. We even saw the whales give each other a hug as part of the mating behavior. Amazing!!! The guide was very knowledgable as well.
Rating: 5
Awesome time.. saw some whales.
Sat, Mar 14, 09   8:00 AM Otaylor Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We left at eight in the morning and were off in the search of a whale. just when i thought we were ready to head back, we got a report of a whale in the area nearby... sure enough we saw one.. and it BREACHED fully out of the water!!!!!!!! landing with a big splash... and it blew out of its blow hole a few times and did a few tale flips for us... it was happy to see us.. =) great, fun time if you get the chance to go.
Rating: 4
Great price
Sat, Mar 14, 09   8:00 AM scrvarich Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Once again, the price is the main perk of this trip. We've been out many times before with this group, and for the price it can't be beat (especially if you are in a group). So for that reason, I recommend this trip with this outfit. I was disappointed this time though... it took 1 1/2 hr and a tip from a local fishing boat to find a whale. I admit that's not really the fault of the company. But, what was disappointing is that the 1 1/2 hrs was spent zipping up and down the coast in FREEZING weather with no commentary whatsoever. The least they could have done is talked a little about the gray whales while searching for them, or had some whale artifacts to look at or something to make it more than a boat ride at 8am on a Saturday in the cold, damp weather. When we finally found the whale, it did not disappoint. He put on a great show. We really only got to spend about 10 minutes tracking it because it was time to head back - everyone kept mentioning how it felt like it was being crammed into the last few minutes so that they wouldn't have to hand out vouchers for free trips since we technically saw a whale. But again, for the price, this is totally the way to go.
Rating: 3
Not My Cup of Tea
Sat, Mar 14, 09   8:00 AM MrsGansh Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
If you enjoy being herded onto a boat and taken to a point out along the coast to stare into dark, dismal water then this is the trip for you. The day I participated it was very cold, overcast and dreary. We rode out along the coast, which took about thirty minutes and watched for a whale to appear. We did see one, although very briefly. Everyone flocked to one side of the boat to see the elusive whale and I felt as though I were in a can of sardines. We headed back to shore afterward and I must say, I was happy to get off the boat. I vowed if I ever go whale watching again, it will be in Hawaii!
Rating: 5
Beautiful Boat, Wonderful Crew
Sat, Mar 14, 09   8:00 AM Richele Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The boat was very nice and clean, the crew members were very friendly and helpful. The food offered on board was good and was fairly priced. So often food is overpriced (movie theatres) when they have a captive audience, but NOTwith this company.

When a whale was spotted, the skipper gave us information about it (the whale) and told us what direction to look, as well as what the whale might do next. Also gave us great information about the sea lions lounging on a buoy.

We very much appreciated the discount price as we would not have been able to afford to take our family on this lovely trip at the regular price. This was a great deal!
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Thu, Mar 12, 09   2:00 PM KAmato Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
Fabulous cruise with my college-student daughter. Equally thrilling and relaxing. We saw three whales and followed two of them for about 90 minutes! They entertained us with "plumes" and "flukes," (and we all agreed we'd have applauded for even more tail). Got super photos, enjoyed perfectly brewed hot chocolate and engaged in interesting conversations with folks from around the country. I look forward to going again!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed our 2 hour whale watching cruise
Tue, Mar 10, 09   4:00 PM deiorio Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We took the 4:00 pm cruise and really enjoyed it . The boat was clean, the crew friendly and we saw 2 whales.
Rating: 5
Great escape
Tue, Mar 10, 09   12:00 PM denisenln Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I recommend this trip to any one . 2 hours of stress free. Friendly crew.