Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,417 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 175 415 10 = 405 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 375 887 18 = 869 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 622 1,448 31 = 1,417 97% 4.6
All 5,162 10,875 365 = 10,510 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 818 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 361 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 191 87% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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: 5
Very enjoyable outing
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 19, 11   2:00 PM rnmrocky Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The caption and his crew were those kind of people who love doing their jobs. They were just as excited as we were to see the animals. I would do this again if it weren't for the fact I got seasick.
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 19, 11   12:00 PM lamerio Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Larry and the other captain, sorry don't recall his name, were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! What a wonderful adventure! We saw whales, dolphins and sea lions. Great time!!
Rating: 4
Very much pleased with the trip.
Sun, Jul 17, 11   5:30 PM abeers Female 50-59 Local Individual
The crew was outstanding. Helpful, courteous and attentive. Even if I hadn't caught a thing, I would recommend this trip to anyone who wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable fishing trip.
Rating: 4
A Great Way To Spend An Afternoon
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 17, 11   5:00 PM brendaclarkl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time and were able to see up close and personal 100's of Dolphins. We also were able to see 3 blue whale although not as close as we would have hoped.
Rating: 5
Worth the money and time
Sun, Jul 17, 11   2:00 PM ktdone Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I was nervous going on the cruise in July when the whales aren't migrating, but we still saw 4 different whales several times and that was plenty to make me happy. We saw dolphins and seals too. Well worth the money, and if you have the time I would recommend going on the longer tour. The two hour tour went by really fast, but was still worth the trip down to Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Ocean Adventure
Sat, Jul 16, 11   12:00 PM koffeekathy Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What an amazing two hours. Nothing disappointing about it whatsoever. And Captain Larry is the best-knowledgeable, friendly, charismatic, and nice looking to boot!
Rating: 5
Amazing experience!
Thu, Jul 14, 11   2:00 PM jmbanares Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I took my boyfriend out on this trip for his birthday. I've never been on a small boat before. I didn't know I would get so sea sick. However, even though I was dizzy for most of the trip, I don't blame it on the boat or the workers. Even though my head hurt for most of it, this trip was an awesome experience! Many of the reviews I read about this cruise said that they didn't see any whales. But we saw two huge blue whales! We saw a mom and a baby whale swimming next to each other! We even saw one of the whales FLUKE! We also saw a BUNCH of common dolphins! They played with our boat and swam with us. We even saw a tiny, baby dolphin! Seeing the magnificence of God's aquatic creations made the entire trip worth it, even though I got sick! There were only a handful of people on the boat, so it was very comfortable and friendly! I would recommend this to everyone. I would love to go on a trip like this again, but hopefully, I'll find a way to not get sick. :P
Rating: 5
the staff was great.
Wed, Jul 13, 11   2:00 PM dlouis Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
our excursion was so much fun. actually saw a blue whale and loved the dolphins. would recommend this to anyone visiting dana point.
Rating: 5
Worth every penny and then some!
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM LisaMalmquis Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We looked at numerous tour options and by luck found the Tuesday night 1/2 price option. We went and although we did not see any whales, we did see bottlenose and common dolphins and had a delightful boat ride. Would attend again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 5
Great cruise with great company
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM llwalters Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though the boat was fully booked it seemed like everyone had space to move. The crew was good to point out animals to see and give as much detail as possible. The crew was super friendly and helpful. The boat was clean and worked well. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Rating: 5
FUN!
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM lorihuhn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a very nice time. We saw many dolphins. I wish we could have seen a blue whale that would have been amazing..
Rating: 5
We've gone on this excursion on multiple occasions
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 12, 11   2:00 PM SAMHARLEY Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Always worth the trip. 1/2 price Tues is a great deal.
Rating: 5
Will go again!
Mon, Jul 11, 11   2:00 PM HazelPhillip Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew tried really hard for the passengers to locate whales to watch, by tracking and anticipating them as they dived and resurfaced. The whales were a little harder to find than the dolphins that swam close by the boat, but the crew was successful and we had an great experience.
Rating: 4
Great Excursion
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM bethmarin Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
We went on the evening cruise between 5 and 7 PM - there had been whale sitings reported throughout the day, so we were taken out to an area where they had been feeding. We followed the activity of one whale for much of our trip until the whale's surfacings became too erratic. Noting that it was most the likely the end of a feeding cycle for "our whale", the captain quickly changed course to view another whale in the area.

The crew was helpful and provided informative commentary about the whales and their feeding and migration patterns. And the sightings were breathtaking and worth the wait.

We enjoyed our trip and would recommend it to anyone who is willing to be flexible, as there is no guarantee that you will get to see the whales during your trip.
Rating: 5
Amazing Anniversary Trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM sukabear Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took this cruise for our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was absolutely amazing! I know a lot of it is circumstancial, but we saw 2 blue whales on our trip!!!!! One of them was almost right next to boat. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The crew was also very nice and informative and we learned a lot about the whales. It was also nice that the crew was very strict about some small children that were being loud and obnoxious. They quieted them down so everyone else could enjoy the trip. It was much appreciated :)