Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,372 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 85 198 3 = 195 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 221 479 14 = 465 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 624 1,410 38 = 1,372 96% 4.5
All 5,418 11,414 388 = 11,026 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 748 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 87 100% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Awsome experience seeing the Blue whales!
Fri, Jul 27, 12   12:00 PM StanWoodward Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Awsome experience seeing the Blue whales!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Jul 26, 12   5:00 PM vstuart84 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain of the boat did a wonderful job getting us close to two whales and the naturalist on-board was an added bonus that made the trip fun and educational at the same time. Loved the interaction with the dolphins, too! Will definitely do this again. Thanks to the crew for making our adventure spectacular!
Rating: 5
Big family with toddlers
Thu, Jul 26, 12   12:00 PM Gerrma Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
Super fun. Great staff on deck. Captain is detailed. Crew staff is accommodating. Spacious even for strollers. Comfortable seating. We got to see dolphins and whales with the captain giving us a description of the species with a historical background. Food concession is reasonable and good for both children and adults. I booked a few days before the actual date and got 40% off. Must see, highly recommended!
Rating: 2
Should set up a non-smoking boat!
Wed, Jul 25, 12   5:30 PM drbartels Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our first fishing trip on a boat and most likely our last. The boat was full, spent more time traveling than fishing, and felt like people were going to knock you down to get to the best spots on the boat upon boarding. Definitely not set up for families.
Rating: 5
WOW!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jul 25, 12   5:00 PM schroyers Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Awsome trip! All future vacations in California will involve this whale watching adventure!
Rating: 3
Need to state that fishing was fair to poor
Wed, Jul 25, 12   6:30 AM markseymour4 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Would have been nice to know that anchovies were not available & that the catch has been poor in recent days.
Rating: 3
Need more fishing time.
Wed, Jul 25, 12   6:30 AM ErnieMarquez Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was a great day but on a 1/2day trip, we spent way to much time traveling instead of fishing. We were in front of the Ritz Carlton catching a few when the Captn decided we would move to near the Pier in San Clemente, then back closer to the DP entrance.
Rating: 4
Very Organized And Enjoyable
Tue, Jul 24, 12   5:00 PM PaulaBailey Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was well organized. The boat was not overly crowded and the tour announcer gave us lots of information. We saw plenty of blue whale, dolphins and sea lions. Very enjoyable trip.
Rating: 5
This was an awesome experience!!!!!!!!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   4:00 PM BobDietz Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I'd gone Whale-watching about a month ago, out of Newport. It was awful. Wet, smelly boat. No whales sighted... not one! A few dolphins, some sea lions... no biggie. So when my friends suggested we try it again, I was less than enthusiastic. But they said they'd heard that Dana Point was having sightings, so I agreed. Lemme tell ya folks, I was NOT disappointed!!!!! We saw bunches of whales... Blue whales!!! A truly fascinating experience, loved every minute of it!!! I would HIGHLY recommend the Dana Point whale-watching to ANYONE!!! The Catamaran was especially nice, not too crowded... allowed everyone a great view of these magnificent creatures!!! The crew was nice, and very informative... unlike the experience at Newport. I can't wait to go again, and my friends all feel the same!!! FIVE stars... without hesitation!!!
Rating: 5
Best day ever!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   2:00 PM EDivers Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were quite excited about the possibility of seeing blue whales and it turned out to be one of the best days ever! We watched 6 beautiful blue giants surface and dive around the boat for an hour. A truly magical experience that left us on on a massive high. Don't hesitate to go on this trip. The boat is spacious and very comfortable and the crew excellent. We even got our tickets half price because it was a Tuesday!
Rating: 5
Lovely!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   2:00 PM sandrablair Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
A beautiful day of blue whales close by and dophins swimming under and around the boat. Friendly and helpful crew. The large catamarian much more fun than a big boat.
Rating: 5
we got lucky!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   12:00 PM nedaagah Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was amazing to see the ocean life. We saw 5 whales, dolphins, and seals.
Rating: 5
Super fun day!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   10:00 AM porter4 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Born in So Cal..never been whale watching. Boat is spotless, crew is knowledgeable and professional. Saw 4 blue whales and countless dolphins. Fantastic experience and will recommend to everyone..great way to enjoy the outdoors with your kids. Will definately go again.
Rating: 5
well worth the cost
Sun, Jul 22, 12   12:00 PM KevinAltar Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
the boat was clean and the captain and crew were very informative on whales and other sea life. we were fortunate to see blue whales and dolphins on this Saturday afternoon trip. we will be back again.
Rating: 5
well worth it
Sun, Jul 22, 12   12:00 PM djgottschalk Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This trip was well worth the money. We saw two grey whales and took some photos. The catamaran was very clean. Our guide/captain was extremely knowledgable about the whales and marine life in general. It was obvious when listening to his knowledge that he is passionate about his career in this area.