Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,362 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 217 505 8 = 497 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 308 726 11 = 715 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 617 1,394 32 = 1,362 97% 4.6
All 4,959 10,390 355 = 10,035 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 777 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 207 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
GREAT TIME!
Tue, May 27, 08   10:00 AM john12 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took this trip with my two 9 year old girls who had a great time and caught fish as big as they are! The staff was very helpful. I look foreward to the next trip!
Rating: 5
Great day
Wed, May 5, 10   10:00 AM joezahradnik Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Boat was clean. The crew was on top of things and answered all my questions. They worked hard and earned a good tip.

I highly recommend them.

Thanks for a great day.
Rating: 1
tangled mess/ "over qualified" captain
Tue, Aug 19, 08   10:00 AM Joeyo1 Male 20-29 Local Unspecified
First off , the tangled mess was especially frustrating.To add to that no one knew what do do in the event of a tangled mess besides the deckhand. Second , the capatain of the "Clemente" drove us away from a spot where the the fish could be seen from the deck. Some people were even hooked up as we were pulling away. We then drove to a second spot that was right near the barges parked just south of the San Clemente Pier. That spot was horrible. No bites , nibbles , nothing , by anyone that i could see. We then drove to a third spot that was just as bad as the previously mentioned one. Then , to top off the frustration , the over qualified captain (I'm saying that very saurcasticly) drove us back to the original spot where we then fished for about 15-20 min. or so then called it a day and drove back to port. Idon't recomend the 1/2 dat trip to anyone that likes to fish. And I won't be giving them any more of my business or recomending them to my friends / family.
Rating: 5
Great Father Son Time
Mon, Jun 29, 09   6:30 AM joeymv Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
My son and I had not been fishing in years. This was great fun. Caught fish without most of the work and hassle of clean and unhooking them. It was also a beautiful day on the water. The crew was on their toes helping everyone and we had absolutely no issues. Next time we are going out on the 3/4 day boat. The half was too short.
Rating: 3
CHECK THE FISH REPORT FIRST!!
Sat, Aug 24, 13   5:30 PM Joeromero Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Too many people on board. No room to fish. Lines kept crossing. Maybe 4 fish were caught and kept. This was just a money maker trip for the charter company. Check the fish reports and go where's there's fish cause you won't be catching any here.
Rating: 3
DECKS HANDS AND FISHING DURATION
Sat, Oct 9, 10   10:00 AM joenron Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
THIS IS MY THIRD TRIP WITH DANA POINT, THE FIRST WAS ON THE CLEMENTE. THE SECOND WAS ON THE SUM FUM. TODAY'S TRIP WAS ON THE REEL FUN. I WAS THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED BY THE DECK HANDS AND FISHING DURATION ON THE CLEMENTE. THE OTHER 2 BOATS LEFT MUCH TO BE DESIRED. TODAY'S TRIP ON THE REEL FUN WAS TO BE A 5 HOUR TRIP BEGINNING AT 6:30 A.M. WE PULLED AWAY FROM THE DOCK ON TIME AND PROCEEDE TO THE BAIT DOCK. WE THEN WENT BACK TO THE DOCK TO PICK UP A MAN AND AND A 3 YEAR OLD BOY (WHO HAPPENED TO CREATE SOMEWHAT OF A DISTRACTION ON THE TRIP) IT WASN'T UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 8:15 A.M. THAT WE PUT OUR POLES IN THE WATER. DURING THE TRIP, THE CREW HAD US ROTATE OUR POSITIONS AROUND THE BOAT(WHICH SEEMED TO BE POINTLESS, AS, WE WE INUNDATED WITH HANG UPS IN THE KELP). I DO LOOK FORWARD TO BOOKING TRIPS AGAIN, IF, I CAN BE PROVIDED OF A FISHING SCHEDULE FOR THE CLEMENTE.

THANKS

JOE C.
Rating: 5
fast and efficient
Tue, Sep 16, 08   12:00 PM joenapolitan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
had my reservation fully explained to me and when I arrived there were no snags great job
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC!!
Tue, Feb 17  12:00 PM Joelswife200 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Everyone in our group, from my 5 year old to myself loved the tour. My 10 year old, who received the tour for her birthday, still talks about it to anyone who will listen. I believe she rated it right up there with her days at Disneyland. The captain was very interesting to listen to as he talked about the whales, dolphins and sea lions.
Rating: 5
slow bite but great day
Fri, Jun 24, 11   6:30 AM joeloan45 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
probably should have waited another week or two so water would get a few degrees warmer. but the captain and crew were very helpful and deligent in trying to get the right spot. unlike some boats that only try 1 or 2 spots, we tried several which you must do to find that right temperture level for a good bite. bait was very lively and food was very good. i plan on going in 2 or 3 weeks on same boat. by the way this was my first time at dana point. i usually fish closer to home but this was well worth the extra drive. sincerely, dennis mukai
Rating: 4
Nice 1/2 day on the boat
Wed, Jul 30, 14   12:00 PM joeligori Male 60-69 Local Individual
Had a nice 1/2 day on the boat out of Dana Point. It was a little crowded, no place to sit and no shade, but somewhat expected. Crew was helpful and it was fun watching other people fish as well. I only caught 4 small fish. Most were small and many thrown back. Only 2 or 3 good catches for the day.
Rating: 5
We very much enjoyed the trip and the commentary
Tue, Jan 14, 14   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We take this trip about once a year, and always thoroughly enjoy it, whether or not we see whales. This time we did. The only essential ingredient is good weather. The trip on the sparkling water, with the beautiful coastline and sun overhead, is well worth the price (and half price is even better).
Rating: 5
Always enjoy the whale-watching trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We usually try to take a whale-watching trip whenever we visit the area, usually once or twice a year. We don't always see whales, but are never disappointed. We saw gray whales this trip. The dolphins are always around and very entertaining. Also, if the weather is good (and it usually is) the trip on the water and the fabulous view of the coastline make the trip worthwhile. The crew is always friendly and very informative.
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 5, 11   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales on this trip, but did see over a hundred dolphins feeding and surfing very near the boat. The weather was good, and the ocean was beautiful. We enjoyed the marvelous South Orange County coastline. The narrator was very interesting and informative. A whale sighting would have been even better, but not necessary for a great trip. Will definitely do it again.
Rating: 4
fun day
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:00 PM joel8018 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
crew was help full and polite we caught fish
Rating: 5
Most Excellent Indeed!
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM Joekrygier Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a great time, saw lots of whales, got some great photos and leaned a lot. Very cool!!!