Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,354 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 173 398 7 = 391 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 322 758 11 = 747 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 611 1,386 32 = 1,354 97% 4.6
All 5,003 10,492 358 = 10,134 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 762 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 319 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 216 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 1
dont even have courtesy half price next time
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM Yadeedya Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I book especially at this dana wharf where festival of whales is happening.My friend came all the way from texas.

We never saw a whale. We didnt even get any courtesy half price next time coupons.

Other locations like in balboa beach whale watching gave us coupons if we didnt see any whale.

any ways they didnt even ask if were happy with the trip.
Rating: 5
Had a blast!!!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM amyehrke Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My kids thought this was amazing!! The whale sighting was great!!
Rating: 5
will definitely recommend dana point
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM abpeckich Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Captain Corey was wonderful. Taught us all about the whales. Where they come from and where they go. the difference between the hieight of the fluke and how long they can stay under water. it was great. i felt very safe. all workers on board were kind to guide us carefulle while we went in and as we came off the boat, making sure we did not slip or fall. we didnt see any whales and we were pleasantly surprised to receive a whale ticket.

we did not know that we had a cook on the boat, but the bacon sure smelled good... will absolutely recommend dana point whale watching
Rating: 4
The store staff was rude. The boat staff was great
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM ndrwtr Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went to get our tickets and the cashier was shoving food in his mouth and said,"What do you want" as half his breakfast hit the counter. He found our tickets and we asked "okay where do we go?" A female barked out, "where do you think" and pointed around the corner to several boats in the dock. How about,"I'll be with you in a second?" Or it's the boat with the name of ...on the back. very UNPROFESSIONAL.

On the other hand, the boat staff was awesome! They narrated the whole trip and apologized several times because we saw something but lost it. It wasn't their fault but they felt like it was. They really offered a lot of info and even gave us a refund to come back again! That is the ONLY reason I'd come back; definitely not for the sale people. They (cashier) treated us and others like we were interfering wiith their day by showing up.
Rating: 4
Beautiful Views, Excellent Crew
Thu, Mar 10, 11   12:00 PM Alice_Martin Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we were disappointed that there had been no whale sightings that day, we were impressed with the effort the crew made to give us a delightful and entertaining ride. They scanned the waters and contacted other boats to locate a pod of dolphins. They were such fun to watch playing in the water. Our boat paused in the area to give us excellent photo-opts. The children loved seeing the baby dolphin. As a grandma, I loved the views of the coastline. It was a cool day but the sunshine made it perfect. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Rating: 2
Love deep sea fishing out away from the bank
Thu, Mar 10, 11   10:00 AM Bergener Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We stopped to get live bait and didn't go more than a 1/4 mile from shore. didn't use the live bait and didn't catch anything but bass. overall it was ok, but if bass was the only thing being caught we should have been told before going out to fish. The people on the boat were great and very friendly.
Rating: 4
great dolphins...no whales
Sun, Mar 6, 11   11:30 AM mcbrady11 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Pod of dolphins was fantastic. Unfortunately no whales which I know cannot be guaranteed. However to bill it as a whale watch leaves the customer a little disappointed when non are viewed. Suggest...maybe 25% refund if no whales. Some offer free ticket to see them on another trip but seeing the dolphins was generally worth the trip and 25% is a nice gesture.
Rating: 5
Great Birthday Party!
Sun, Mar 6, 11   8:00 AM jlw287 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We went on a morning Whale Watch for my son's birthday party and it was GREAT! All the kids had so much fun! We didn't see any whales, but it didn't matter at all to the kids because we saw LOTS of dolphins and sea lions and they enjoyed just being on the boat! We will definitely be doing this trip again!
Rating: 5
500+ dolphins warmed my heart...
Sat, Mar 5, 11   2:00 PM poophead123 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My significant other and I wanted to experience the ocean. During whale weekend, we didn't see any whales but sure enjoyed the dolphins and the show they put on. It was great, the service down below for drinks and food was amazing. The captain informed us of many pieces of information we never ever would've know about! LOVED IT!

ps my s.o. is a smart bumm, with the name of poophead... lol
Rating: 5
We were much more than satisfied.
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:30 AM JOANNERHART Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have been on 5 cruise ships and a lot of adventures. This was by far the best one we have taken, We look forward to returning every year to enjoy this adventure. We were excited about the trip but seeing a whale within 15 minutes a large male and following it for an hour plus end up in the middle of over 100 dolphins all around us. We took plenty of great pictures. We also were up close to a number of sea lions. An unforgettable adventure!
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:00 AM DIANABUDY Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed a very entertaining trip with three exciting views of whale tail(s) and some dolphins right next to the boat.

Interesting commentary made it even better!
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sat, Mar 5, 11   10:00 AM brucemill86 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The trip was great, received the ticket right away from the online print out and the boat left on time. The captain was very informative and we saw two whales, dolphins and seals. Would recommend the trip to anyone who wanted a few hours to see the shorline of San Clemente.
Rating: 4
Great Experience
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM rubix777 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Although we did not see any whales at the 8am boat ride, the captain did take us to the area where there were more than a hundred dolphins swimming and jumping out of the water. Not seeing any whales wasn't a deal breaker for us because we got the tickets at a bargain price, so you can't complain for not seeing any whales. The captain was determined to find some whales on the 8am ride and even took us farther than he normally would go for these tours, but no whales. The environment is very friendly and everyone on board were mostly younger families bringing their kids. I would definitely go again at the discounted price--in case we don't see any whales again.
Rating: 5
Fun and Educational!
Fri, Feb 25, 11   2:00 PM LiznBonnie Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew was great-very knowledgeable about ocean life not only in this particular area, but also knew migration habits of whales from Alaska to Mexico. Dolphin pod was fun to watch, especially the babies jumping out of the water. They're so cute!

Will do this again the next time we are in Dana Point.
Rating: 2
Did not look for whales!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   4:00 PM gibsonpc Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although advertised as a whale tour, the captain went after dolphins near shore and made no attempt to look for whales. VERY disappointing.