Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,326 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 208 485 8 = 477 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 278 639 14 = 625 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 610 1,359 33 = 1,326 97% 4.5
All 4,909 10,262 355 = 9,907 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 752 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 205 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great Family outing
Wed, Apr 8, 09   12:00 PM Roubina Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time on the whale watching trip, however, we did not see any whales or any dolphins. Maybe next season.....But overall great outdoor event with the kids.
Rating: 4
Peaceful Journey
Tue, Apr 7, 09   12:00 PM lkmchugh Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I suggest going on this cruise during the morning hours. We went at 12:00 noon and most of the 2 hours were spent sailing along the sea looking at birds. We did finally spot a grey whale on our way back to shore. It was an awesome sight, as he surfaced several times. We would have liked to see dolphins too, but we didn't. Having gone on a morning cruise in Dana Pt. before, I know the dolphins are more abundant during the morning hours. The nice thing about this cruise line is that if you don't see any dolphins or whales on your cruise, they will issue you a ticket to come again.
Rating: 5
AWESOME EXPERIENCE
Tue, Apr 7, 09   12:00 PM hecrod Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a great time, and we had a once in life time experience when a grey whale jumped out of the water, IT TRUELY WAS AMAZING, and with the pictures to prove it.
Rating: 5
great time at sea
Tue, Apr 7, 09   10:00 AM melnbri Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
nice smooth ride. no whales but sea lions and large pod of dolphins swimming and jumping alongside the boat - quite amazing. food and drink also served - good and reasonably priced.
Rating: 4
No Whales but lots and lots of dolphins
Tue, Apr 7, 09   10:00 AM tazchick Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Since we were with little ones who at this point are into dolphins, whales and sea lions it was great. We saw lots and lots of dolphins which made the trip worth while. My only complaint was we left the dock almost 10 minutes late and arrived back a few minutes early if not on time. We saw no whales but will definately go back again.

For those who like to eat: I heard the burgers were really really good!!!!
Rating: 5
Very exciting trip!
Mon, Apr 6, 09   2:00 PM makraft Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We had first time visitors with us to Ca. and they loved the trip. We saw dolphins and a grey whale, that fluked several times. Our captain was a great narrator with some interesting facts. We really enjoyed ourselves!
Rating: 4
Geat Family Fun
Mon, Apr 6, 09   12:00 PM vickiturney Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We go 3 or 4 times a year and are never disappointed!
Rating: 2
Too far to see whales
Sat, Apr 4, 09   2:00 PM juana_hwang Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The boat docked 10 minutes late and came back on time.

We were a good 100 ft away from the whale, so it was very hard to see.

I would not do it again.
Rating: 4
A good day
Sat, Apr 4, 09   12:00 PM tomjef Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The weather was good and the accomodations were good also. The staff was helpful in setting up the proper gear and bait. Although the catch of fish was minimal, there was a grey whale pup that was seen, dolphins, and an awnry sea lion (I expect he was catching fish), All in all a good trip and reasonably priced. I expect to go on another sea fishing adventure this summer when the fish are a little more plentiful.
Rating: 5
Wonderfully fun and educational!
Tue, Mar 31, 09   1:00 PM JASloat Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have had the pleasure to ride on the Cat boat three times, all with different groups of family and children. First time, we did not see whales, but saw three different kinds of dolphins, which was absolutely amazing, so I did not miss the whales. The next two times, we spotted whales - which was great! But, I think it is the dolphins that really make the trip! They are so fun and playful, the whole boat goes crazy when they swim by the boat. I highly recommend this adventure for the whole family!
Rating: 5
Whale watching fun
Tue, Mar 31, 09   12:00 PM GitaTerry Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The ship was clean and the crew nice and helpful. The captain gave all kinds of interesting information about whales and other sea life. We saw a grey whale and her calf breaching as they swam along. This time we left on time and came back on time. All in all a very fun trip. My kids loved the boat ride almost as much as seeing the whales.
Rating: 3
Great day to go Whale watching!
Mon, Mar 30, 09   2:00 PM Swimmer1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a sunny day and we were ready to see some whales. Unfortunately, there were none to be seen. The boat ride was fun...(a wee bit chilly but fun) We saw some sea lions and dolphins. We are from Minnesota and had to turn our raincheck tickets over to our family members that live in the area. Hopefully they will be able to book another outing and get to see some whales.

One recommendation to The Dana Warf at Dana Point; when selling tickets to out of town guests, there should be an option for a full refund. Lucky for us we could give our tickets to family members that live 15 minutes away. If not...I would be out $110.00.
Rating: 5
Nice Outing
Sun, Mar 29, 09   2:00 PM kiasinn Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The whale watching excursion was very relaxing and enjoyable. Our group consisted of 3 adults (42-45 yrs old) and 3 children (all 6 yrs old). We saw 3 gray whales and several sea lions. The weather was nice and the jaunt on the boat was relaxing. The kids had a great time since for some it was the first time on a boat ever.

One improvement might be to specify where the line should begin to board the boat. A party of late comers chose not to line up with the rest of the customers and attempted to start their own line on the other side of the walkway which I thought was rude and unethical.

I would definitely sign up for this again.

Thanks, ---- Kirk
Rating: 5
A good time in spite of cold overcast weather.
Sun, Mar 29, 09   12:45 PM BMarcotte Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was the first time on the water for my grand-daughters age 6 and 7. they had a great time. The crew was very professional and helpful. My grand-daughters and

son-in-law especially enjoyed the great bugers.
Rating: 5
WOW
Sun, Mar 29, 09   12:00 PM MDOBASHI Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
THE BOAT OPERATOR WAS SO INFORMATIVE-WE sAW A WHALE And tons of seals and dolphins