Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,715 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 296 719 9 = 710 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 430 1,037 12 = 1,025 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 757 1,754 39 = 1,715 97% 4.6
All 5,771 12,273 397 = 11,876 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 928 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 421 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 237 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 129 100% 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
Loved this Excursion!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   10:00 AM CarolKSoCal Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
My husband & I are locals who never took advantage of this wonderful resource right on our own backyard until this past week. We had a wonderful time on the whale watching tour and found our captain to be so interesting and very knowledgeable about the sea life in the area. The boat ride was great and the crew were friendly & helpful. We plan to come back again as soon as possible to see more whales and dolphins!
Rating: 5
Professional captain and crew
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM flp542 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Excellent trip, Super lively bait, crew were on the spot helpful. Brought a friend from New Jersey we had a blast!!!
Rating: 5
We had a fabulous time!!
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM RobKelly Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fantastic at helping us get started fishing since we hadn't fished in many years! They were fabulous and helped make this a very fun event! The boat was wonderful and had great food aboard! It was a fabulous experience that we will be sure to do again!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable trip.
Thu, Dec 27, 12   12:00 PM finchy3 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice couple of hours led by an enthusiastic crew!

We saw one Grey Whale and plenty of Dolphins that played alongside the boat, which was awesome.

Well worth the money!

The Thompson family (England)
Rating: 1
total disaster, not backed by any customer service
Wed, Dec 26, 12   12:00 PM BGLOCKLING Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went out excited with wife and 3 older teenage children on Christmas vac. It rained iin the morn and cleared by noon, nice and sunny. Captain and crew were friendly. Got out on the water and cap warned it's going to be ruff out there a storm just blew through this morn. Got passed the jetty and it got extremely ruff everyone just held on and didn't move around. 25 min in to trip captain said it's too ruff, and would'nt be able to follow a whale if we found one. Said he would radio office about refunds or some kind of credit . He had to wait for perfect nonwave to turn the boat in a hurry. Got back too dock less than 1 hour out, they gave us our tickets back. Some of us were from out of state and went in to talk to the office. They told us thats all they could do. I asked for manager or owner they said she just left, and wouldn't be back today. So the owner left the help to give us the poor service news, not there fault. My money is waisted and I won't be back to that Dana Point Harbor
Rating: 5
No fish, but good bites.
Sun, Dec 23, 12   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female Under 20 Local Group of Friends
We had no keepers this time, we caught a few small fish and that's it. The crew were nice. We were hoping to catch more fish and keeper fish. We used live squid bait, but it didn't work for us. I wish they had that and the usual live little fish. I love fishing anyways, but this is too expensive for my pocket. I'd do it again, but only once or twice every year. We saw many pods of dolphins and even a baby one. Being on a boat is nice, but costs too much. We like to go to the San Clemente pier, because we only have to pay for parking and bait. For this activity we have to pay for the ticket, a day license, pole rentals(since ours are not the best), not to mention the optional jackpot, tips, and fish cleaning by the crew. We love it, but it's better just to go to the pier or do what some crazy people do, which is fishing on a kayak, which then it would be cheaper to buy a year fishing license. Try the boat thing, maybe you'll be more lucky than us and catch the big ones!
Rating: 5
Amazing adventure
Sat, Dec 22, 12   12:00 PM rover2vette Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was an amazing time! We were on vacation and decided at the last moment to go out whale watching, the sea was calm and the temps no too cold so we booked the noon trip. Boat was clean and well stocked with snacks and refreshments at quite reasonable prices. The crew friendly and knowledgeable. We saw hundreds of dolphins and got up and close to sea lions as well. Unfortunately, we didn't see any greys during the trip, but the captain had received info that there were some headed towards us from up north, but our time had run out. He didn't have to do this, but he told everyone on board that if we had the time he would take us back out, for free, on the 2pm trip and we'd try to get to the group of whales headed our direction. We did get a glimpse of the amazing animals, but were't able to get very close as it was a mother and her calf. She did everything possible to keep us at a good distance from her baby, but was fun and interesting just the same. The captain manuvered the boat to entice the dolphins to play with us and what a show we got! Many of them chased the boat and would leap 15 feet or so out of the water jumping our wake. I would recommend this to everyone!!
Rating: 5
Whale watchingi
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 11, 12   2:00 PM juanitadejes Female Unspecified Unspecified Individual
It was fun,good service, would suggest adding sunrise and sunset watching in the future
Rating: 5
excellent trip
Thu, Dec 6, 12   2:00 PM uvstgal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was an excellent way to spend a few hours. There is not a guarantee that you will actually see whales on the day you go. We did get to see 2 fin whales and literally 100's of dolphins on the day we went out. The crew tries to make sure you will see something on your excursion and our crew were friendly and very helpful. will probably do this again if we are in the area again.
Rating: 5
Best Day Ever
Wed, Nov 28, 12   10:00 AM gr89506 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had the best day ever fishing, 11 people on the boat we fished 1/2 day I took my Dad and he caught more fish than me. The boat was very clean and the 2 hands on the boat we very helpful they both helped us from setting up our rigs too getting your fish off the hook and in to your bag.
Rating: 4
Amazing sights
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Nov 21, 12   12:00 PM premnath Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The day was perfect for us and we were able to see some bottle nose , common dolhpins and few whale.. it's a great experience to see them freely doing acts for you.. loved it
Rating: 4
fun boat ride
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 20, 12   10:00 AM kimchi0824 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Though we didn't see whales, we did see a couple different dolphin species. The last species of dolphins that we saw were super friendly and came right up to the boat!

TIP: it gets cold out in the waters. Bring a light jacket.
Rating: 5
kids catch fish
Sun, Nov 18, 12   12:45 PM patcarro77 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Crew did a great job of helping several first time fishers Kids all caught a fish and the captain even caught a fish and handed the pole to one of the kids who had not aught anything. This was our 6th trip out this year and we will be back
Rating: 4
Plenty to see
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 13, 12   2:00 PM rachie2186 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were able to see around 600 dolphins swim near the boat. Unfortunately it's not whale season just yet, but the dolphins were interesting to see. Also the tour was very informative, the caption knows his mammals! Had a great time!
Rating: 5
Great trip!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 6, 12   11:00 AM Weilemann Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Especially the dolphins were an outstanding experience :-)