Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,326 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 207 483 7 = 476 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 275 633 13 = 620 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 608 1,358 32 = 1,326 97% 4.5
All 4,905 10,255 354 = 9,901 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 759 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 311 98% 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 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 Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Nice trip with great guide!
Sat, Sep 6, 14   12:00 PM slgallant Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Boat was nice, fairly empty that day. Guide was very good and we saw everything as hoped!
Rating: 1
Truly Not What I Thought It Would Be
Sun, Aug 31, 14   5:30 PM Robert00 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I will start by saying parking was a nightmare. They provide a permit but its only value is IF you can find parking. If you are going to advertise a parking permit, the assumption is that you are reserving a spot for the customer. NOT the case. The people in charge were rude, the young men on the boat were arrogant. The boat was essentially a small shrimp boat and it was packed to the hilt with people. I knew there would be other people, but this was ridiculous. The only guarantee this company can offer is obnoxious employees at the front desk AND on the boat, a crammed experience, and coronary-inducing parking. Sorry guys, but the whole experience was a complete ****-fest.
Rating: 5
Great views and great weather
Sun, Aug 31, 14   2:00 PM gnickell3 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We went on this whale watching trip as just a nice day trip. We were not disappointed. The weather was perfect and the boat was not over crowded. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time. The only thing that might be of some concern is that although the crew makes their best effort to locate whales and dolphins but there are no guarantees. Just be aware that some days you will see many whales and others you may only see one or none. Despite all that, it is still worth it. Amazingly fun time. Enjoy
Rating: 4
Great time, fun crew, caught fish
Sat, Aug 30, 14   12:00 PM asnailspace Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Fished with my 13-year old son, Captain explained where we were going, why we were going there, and how much time it would take to get there - all were helpful. Got on to some Calico bass with some larger (presumably Yellowtail) bites but no Yellowtail landed. Good times.
Rating: 5
Just Plain AWESOME
Sat, Aug 30, 14   10:00 AM TSchreiner Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
If you've never gone then what are you waiting for. Beautiful day out on the ocean looking for Dolphin and Whales. Came across hundreds of Dolphin and two blue whales. Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour out of Dana Point is awesome. The crew is very friendly and knowledgable and the catamaran is the way to go. Very comfortable, clean and has a nice kitchen/galley area. Would do this over and over.
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching Catamaran
Sat, Aug 30, 14   10:00 AM mkametani Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We tried to book the catamaran online but none were scheduled.

However when we arrive for the reservation, our tour was on the catamaran.

We've been on several of the other DP boats but this was different and we enjoyed the ride.

Did not see as many whales as in the past so the ride made up for it.

Would definely return with friends and more family.
Rating: 5
you will Jever forget this trip
Thu, Aug 28, 14   12:00 PM Torsten1960 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great to see the biggest animal on earth for 4 times during this 2 h trip. We came so close that you had the impression you Gould See Details Form bis skin.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Wed, Aug 27, 14   12:00 PM Ronald8238 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 2 magnificent blue whales and a huge sunfish that was sunning himself and did not move away. The crew gave us a lot of information about the animals we were looking at. Even though the water had high waves getting out into the ocean, the captain made the ride very smooth until we were in calmer waters. Also, the hot dogs were delicious.
Rating: 5
The couple are husband and wife.
Tue, Aug 26, 14   12:00 PM davidchardy Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
We enjoyed the cruise. Didn't see any whales. Did see a pod of Common Dolphins. Overall, we enjoyed the cruise very much and would certainly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Great crew made the trip
Tue, Aug 26, 14   12:00 PM cjmarshall52 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a last minute decision to take a whale watching trip while visiting the Dana Point area. The ship was a Catamaran style hull which made the trip very comfortable. The captain and crew were very professional and full of local sea knowledge. The ship was well equipped and clean. Although the captain's ultimate goal of finding whales did not pan out and he informed us of that before we set sail, he was aware of a pod of dolphins which he found for us and we got a great show watching them in their habitat. Overall I would highly recommend this ship and crew. We had a great time.
Rating: 5
full of surprises
Sat, Aug 23, 14   12:00 PM pspils7880 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
great trip lots of dolphins and got to see a blue whale just as the boat was about to head back.. crew was great
Rating: 2
disappointed
Fri, Aug 22, 14   5:30 PM warrenweir Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My grandson was on his first ocean fishing trip. We got on boat and all the established fishing people headed for the back of the boat to Anchor there positions on the rail. Every spot on the rail has a number and at some point the captain is supposed to ask everyone to rotate to there same number either to the right or Left, so that everyone gets a position at the back of the boat, which is where the best fishing is, at least while anchored.

Well My Grandson who is 11 years old was never asked if he wanted or needed any help, there were other Women on the boat and they ended up on the front of the boat the whole trip.

The crew was good, food great, but only one deck hand for over 30 people with a lot of beginners.

Won't go on that Boat again!
Rating: 5
Awesome experience!!!
Fri, Aug 22, 14   5:00 PM dario128 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Great job guys!!! Well done!
Rating: 5
Amazing connection with the dolphins
Fri, Aug 22, 14   2:00 PM allenrubin Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
That was unlike any other dolphin whale watching trip Totally cool and fun. Loved the people and the consciousness Would love to go again and again!
Rating: 4
Great captain and mate, but poor scheduling
Fri, Aug 22, 14   2:00 PM mlajr1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain and mate were dedicated to finding exciting wildlife during the tour. It was amazing. I wish the scheduling company had done a better job with our charter however, as we were put on a boat with a group that had charter the trip for a private party. We felt as if we were intruding.