Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,409 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
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% Positive Average
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Last 3 months 171 407 10 = 397 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 371 879 18 = 861 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 618 1,440 31 = 1,409 97% 4.6
All 5,158 10,867 365 = 10,502 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 814 98% 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 187 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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fun cruise
Mon, Jul 25, 11   12:00 PM lcantara Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a blast. Lots of dolphins and sea lions, but no whales. We knew it wasn't whale watching season when we booked so were happy with what we did get to see. Captain was so apologetic that we didn't see a whale, he gave us tickets for a return cruise. We were completely satisfied and would recommend this cruise to anyone visiting the area.
Rating: 5
GREAT EXPERIENCE!!! - WHALES!!!
Sat, Jul 23, 11   12:00 PM mgoldb3309 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the highlight of my family vacation to sothern California! We had a day off from a local theme park and I saw an advertisment for this cruise and convinced my family that we should try it. We had the best time. The crew seemed to know the waters well and were very personable. We were amazed by the hundreds of dolphins we saw and amazed at how close they came to the boat. We also saw several sea lions basking on a buoy near the end of the cruise. The best part was being able to see a pair of blue whales - a mother and her calf. We got close enough to hear them breathing! The crew knew the whales' behavior well enough that they could tell when the whales would come to the surface. One of the crew did say that the combination of beautiful weather, clear water, and the number of animals sighted made this particular trip in the top 5% of the cruises he had been on. We would recommend this cruise to anyone who wants to see the amazing sea life off the coast of California.
Rating: 5
Great fun.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 22, 11   5:00 PM Bruhschwein Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour very much. I agree with previous reviews that the staff are not friendly, nor particularly helpful. The boat driver was, however, quite indulgent in sticking with a whale. We were about 9 miles from shore and pressing the time deadline. For those concerned if it is too "scary" or concerned about the water, I say DO IT. I loved it and am not a huge water fan.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Hunt!!!
Tue, Jul 19, 11   5:00 PM mldugovic Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our first view of the whale spray was thrilling. The closer we got to her and her calf was exciting. It was amazing to be up close and to be able to see the mama whale and then her calf right behind her. Our captain was great to give us soooo much information about the blue whales and to get us over to them quickly. We were able to ride into a pod of dolphins and enjoy their playful attitude on our way back. The captain steered the boat around a buoy where sea lions were sun bathing and he gave us a lot of info on them. We saw thousand of pelicans. It was a most enjoyable trip and I highly recommend this company to everyone. Another company at this same dock was way more expensive and with this company we were able to take our whole family at a very reasonable price. Thank you so much.
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: 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
Enjoyable cruise
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 16, 11   5:00 PM phxthorne Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Saw many whales and the cruise is well worth your time.
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
Very good experience
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM hakusho Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had a good time, even we did not see the whale, the Dolphin really made this trip. well go again for sure. will recommend to friends
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
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
great two hours on the water
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 12, 11   10:00 AM evansvstar Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw three differant species. Common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and blue whale.
Rating: 2
Not Worth The Cost
Mon, Jul 11, 11   5:30 PM gcram399 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The first three years we did the 1/2 day fishing we were out on the Dana Pride and were very happy with the results. we and everyone else on those trips caught fish. The last two years we ended up on the Clemente and were very dissapointed. Since the purchaser has no control over which boat you get to go out on it's basically a crap shoot. Our party of four caught 3 fish and because one was a non game fish (basically bait) we only got 2 keepers. @ $40 each with license and poles that was $160 for 4 small fillets on an over crowded boat. There were 40 people on our boat and there were only 40 keepers total. On Long Island and Virgina Beach for less money the boats hold just as many people but they also have seating for everyone to get out of the sun/weather because they are longer wider boats, the poles and bait are included and are identicle (personal rigs are not allowed) so there is less time lost untangling lines. I just felt that for the same investment of time and money there are better ways to spend my valuble vacation time than to accept pot luck and end up on a boat that couldn't find fish even if it fell into a bait tank. ALSO, why does it say 5 hours?? We left the dock at 5:30PM and got back to the dock at 9:30PM. That is only four hours total. I think they still owe me an hour. What a rip-off!!!!