Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,385 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 133 328 3 = 325 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 358 856 11 = 845 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 612 1,417 32 = 1,385 97% 4.6
All 5,068 10,658 358 = 10,300 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 800 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 326 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 215 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
The bite was on !
Sun, Jul 19, 09   12:45 PM Edwardcox111 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Yes, the 'bite was on' . We had a 'great time'. Easy purchase and check-in was quick. Our fishing trip was a successful thanks to the service and caring of the personel at Zerve and Dana Wharf!
Rating: 5
Fun for everyone
Sun, Jul 19, 09   12:45 PM wpetko Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
I took my son (8yrs) fishing on the 1/2 day and we had a blast. Make sure you bring some dramamine if you get sea sick and sun screen. The deck hands were great, they were running around getting fish off the lines, helping with tangled lines or setting up the lines to fish.

The fishing was ok (because a seal came in and scared the fish away just when they started biting). You will stop at about 2-3 different spots to fish depending on how the fishing is. But overall it was a great trip. Would recommended to anyone that has just started or does not have time for the whole day trips.
Rating: 5
A Father and his Sons - True Bliss off Dana Point!
Sun, Jul 19, 09   6:30 AM Jarvisboys Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This is where my boys and I connect. This is where we are taking away memories that are never forgotten. At 6 and 10, both my sons know how to land their catch. The fish and the good times are plenty. The Captain and crew of the "Clemente" really make it their job to ensure their guests are accommodated. The crew has been instrumental in helping my two boys become two young "fishermen" with their expertise and caring approach.

I actually just started them with fishing and we have been back three times in two months.

What a tremendous experience!

David Jarvis

Orange, CA
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sat, Jul 18, 09   11:00 AM melisaganzon Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Trip was great. Strongly recommend this one if you want to go whale watching. They do everything they can to ensure everyone gets to see what they came for. Staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

Thanks!

Melisa
Rating: 4
Fun Time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 14, 09   5:00 PM mkreinik Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
My adult daughter & I were on a mini vacation & always wanted to go whale watching. This gave us an opportunity to be together and have fun even though we saw no whales. The dolphin pods were saw were beautiful, and the relationship the adults had with their young reminded us of our closeness and love.
Rating: 3
Trip was OK
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 14, 09   5:00 PM Mashel612 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The waters were very choppy so my son became seasick. I would have liked to see a more wide array of snacks served, only chips and warm soda was available. Maybe some hotdogs and cold drinks. We only saw dolphins and sea lions, unfortunately no whales....It was an OK trip no recommended for anyone that might get seasick...
Rating: 4
Fun Trip for the Money but crowded
Tue, Jul 14, 09   12:00 PM janahayden Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my 6 year old son on the half day trip. Overall we had a great bonding experience, and that is what matters. We went on the half day so it was only $19.50 each. Very reasonable. The boat was very crowded. If you go get there early and rush on to the boat so you can get a seat on the back. The crew was nice. We caught a few fish which was exciting for a 6 year old, but nothing big enough to keep.We only purchased 1 rod and reel with our tickets, but they gave us 2 which was neat to. My son had a hamburger on the boat for $5.50 so it was reasonable too.The strangest part was when we arrived to check in. It was a little confusing as to which line was the check in and which was for purchasing. So everyone was standing in line and the lady that worked there started literally yelling at everyone to back out the door and form a line. It was kind of strange because we had all just arrived and she was borderline manic. There was no need for it and just made everyone more confused. I think it kind of started the trip out in a somber mood for all the visitors. Most people are on vacation trying to enjoy themselves and the lady just started spazzing out. Anyways as for the parking we had no problem finding it. There were spots open everywhere. Overall fun for a dad and 6 year old, and the price was great.
Rating: 5
Best value for our summer vacation memories!
Tue, Jul 14, 09   11:00 AM jeffreyhayne Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This activity was not only the best value for a day trip, but was also the most memorable. We didn't get to see any whales, but the amount of dolphins we encountered was unreal! Our daughters(ages 5 and 8) were so excited. They were able to see the details in the dolphins faces and even named one "Flipper" since it kept doing flips in front of the boat. We LOVED it!
Rating: 4
Memories
Tue, Jul 14, 09   10:00 AM johnscammon Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My great grandson (age 10) and I caught a lot of fish (although they were all too small to keep) and we had fun. It will be a day to be remembered by both of us. Good trip for a first timer.
Rating: 4
I would definitely recommend this trip
Tue, Jul 14, 09   10:00 AM amiecrosby Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Overall our family very much enjoyed our fishing trip. Everyone caught a fish and the kids had so much fun! The only thing I would change is maybe going on a day that is not so busy because I can't even count how much time my husband spent un-tangleing and redoing lines because the people are just too close together. Also there is not enough seating!! After a long week of vacationing and walking, the last thing we wanted to do was stand for 5 hours. The guys helping on the boat were over the top great with making sure that everyone had what they needed and were there most of the time when you needed help. We will definitely try another trip again in the future. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Father's Day Gift
Sun, Jul 12, 09   12:45 PM Necalli Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I thought this would be a great Father's Day present for my fiance. My daughter had a great time playing with the live bait and a little fishing. My fiance and I caught some fish and we all enjoyed the weather.
Rating: 3
A rather "generic" fishing trip.
Sun, Jul 12, 09   12:45 PM jimjazz Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
The trip was scheduled out at 1245pm. We actually waited for a family of four AFTER departure! What' up with that? Crowded boat, went to some places where you just catch everyday fish. It was like fishing with a hook and line off the dock in Minnesota; you're guaranteed to catch a bunch but you wouldn't want any of them. I understand we're not "sportfishing" but we expected more. The Sunday special was affordable but I'm glad I didn't pay retail price!
Rating: 5
excellent experiene
Sat, Jul 11, 09   1:00 PM akeeferlyn Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Robin our guide and Lucky the Captain are fantastic!!!

I would recommend this adventure to all I know!!
Rating: 5
Great trip !!!!
Fri, Jul 10, 09   6:30 AM Jocwla Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
As this was the first time we ever tried going on a fishing trip like this one, our experience were very good. The staff both in the shop and on the boat were great. Very helpful with everything. Unfortunately we didn't catch a lot of fish, but we still had a great time.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun and a great show
Thu, Jul 9, 09   1:00 PM norm758 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Maybe it was just a lucky day for us, but within a half-hour of leaving the dock we happened upon two blue whales and followed them around for the better part of two hours as they dived and re-surfaced. The Captain did an excellent job of tracking them. On our way back to port we took a loop through a school of dolphins who raced along with the boat, jumping out of the water as they swam along. It was quite a thrill.