Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,358 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 176 405 7 = 398 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 322 756 11 = 745 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 613 1,390 32 = 1,358 97% 4.6
All 5,002 10,489 358 = 10,131 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 769 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 213 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
great trip enjoyed the boat and the commentary
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM oceanside Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Nice trip,well organized and the price was very good
Rating: 5
Crew GREAT, Fishing terrible
Sat, May 2  6:30 AM oceanfishing Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was fantastic, went above and beyond. The fishing on the other hand was terrible. Only 4 fish were caught on the entire trip.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip
Tue, Mar 11, 08   12:00 PM occali47 Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We had such a great time! The whole crew was friendly, knowledgeable and enjoyable. We had a pod of dolphins.......around 5,000 of them, following our boat, they were incredibly playful surfing on the wake from our boat, and then we saw a 70-80 ft. whale. We highly recommend this Whale Cruise!
Rating: 5
Excellent experience
Sun, Aug 31, 08   1:00 PM obruce Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed two blue whales for 2 hours and got closer than what I'd ever thought I'd be to one of those beautiful creatures! Love the fact that they limit the amount of people on the boat and it was a nice smooth ride. Highly recommended.
Rating: 4
C'était mieux en Janvier 2014
Tue, Mar 17  2:00 PM Nynoche Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
J'ai déjà fait cette croisière en janvier 2014 . On y avait vu plus les baleines car elles sortaient beaucoup plus de l'eau mais il y avait aussi des dizaines de phoques et des dizaines de dauphins. Cette fois ci, c'était très tranquille mais on a vu quand même les dos des baleines.
Rating: 5
Great tour! Whales, Dolphins & Sea Lions
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 17, 12   10:00 AM nyarrow Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an incredible tour - the captain went quite a distance to locate wildlife to see, and even gave an extra side trip at the end of the tour to see a bunch of dolphins.

We followed two whales - a cow and her calf for 45 minutes, but the 50+ dolphins we saw playing and jumping in the waves at the end made for an incredible tour!!!
Rating: 5
Beautiful day
Sun, Feb 14, 10   2:00 PM nursenaya Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Our boat was the first of the day to see a gray whale. I have never been that close to a whale. The pod of dolphins we saw was huge, there had to be at least a hundred dolphins jumping in and out of the water. I do recommend having a camera with no delay if you want pictures. The crew was very friendly and informative. Best place to be is in the front of the boat.
Rating: 4
Family outing with the Grandparents/In-laws
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 20, 11   2:00 PM NTrujillo Female 30-39 Local Other
Great time on the ocean. We knew it was late in the season to spot whales, but we decided to give it a try. We did not see any whales, but did see a few sea lions and a huge pod of common dolphins...even babies. The crew was very friendly and tried their hardest to find us something to see. It was a fun time for my three boys (9, 6 and 1 1/2) as well. We will go back again.
Rating: 3
pleasant but long
Tue, Apr 7, 09   12:00 PM nssmprdmy Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It took a while for the boat to get out to where we could see whales. The kids that i had with me age 3 and two aged 8 had gotten really bored with waiting as we didnt see any whales until the tour was almost over. Be sure to bring snacks and water, if not they are sold inside the cabin on the boat. which by the way you cannot see whales through because people crowd in front of the windows on the deck when a whale is seen. Bring a sweater and a jacket. There is a big temperature difference the farther you go out into the ocean especially if there is a breeze. I recommend this trip if you have the patience and older children.
Rating: 4
Great fishing trip
Tue, Jun 24, 08   12:00 PM nrhaisen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My eleven-year-old son has wanted to fish in the ocean for a long time. This trip provided us with a great experience for his first time. He was able to pull in a few fish and he was also around more experienced anglers who generously shared their knowledge.

The crew kept up pretty well with all of the group. I would have liked a bit more help for my son, as I have never fished in the ocean and was not much help to him. However, he learned, he fished and he found it to be the highlight of our trip to California.
Rating: 5
Whale of a day (without whales)
Wed, Jun 27, 12   12:00 PM nraman Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
While it was disappointing we had no whales on this trip, the Common and Bottlenose dolphins were in abundance and great to watch. The crew were very pleasant and kept us updated to what to watch for and what we might see. We were fortunate to have an individual on board very informed of marine information and were able to talk with him about many things.

Looking forward to another trip in the future.
Rating: 5
Excellent Boat Ride, lots to see
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 20, 10   2:00 PM npollar7 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved watching the dolphins, didn't mind not seeing the whale. They may want to rename the boat ride. Dolphin watching. It was amazing. Enjoyed every minute of it, so did my family. Thank you. Loved the half price Tuesday deal, that is why we went!
Rating: 3
Good service, some issues.
Sun, Oct 5, 08   6:30 AM noxidog Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Everyone on board caught very little fish. I think this was partially due to the fact that the bait fish were too large. Although the crew was great and did their best to help us catch fish, I think on a planning level the trip could have been handled better. For example we could have gone to a better fishing ground, or gotten proper bait for the places we went.
Rating: 4
Educational experience
Sat, Mar 8, 14   8:00 AM nottman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We took the 2 hour boat trip and it was so nice it didn't seem that long out on the water. So exciting that we actually viewed a whale. The entire boat was caught up in the moment that we all exclaimed "there it is" each time the whale surfaced. I wish we would have been able to come upon a group of whales but it was still an experience to remember.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable two hour adventure
Tue, Aug 27, 13   2:00 PM nostrove Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Dana Wharf whale watching lives up to its name. We spotted a mother and calf blue whale in addition to dolphins. The captain provided interesting background on blue whales including why they can now be spotted off Dana Point. An educational and fun day for the entire family.