Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,429 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 213 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 399 915 25 = 890 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 639 1,468 39 = 1,429 97% 4.6
All 5,233 11,014 377 = 10,637 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 835 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 181 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fishing trip
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:45 PM seinfeld1 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Crew was fantastic
Rating: 5
We saw a whale
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM thinkkanen Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It is amazing that the migration of the grey whale is taking place in front of our very eyes. The whale watching cruise is a wonderful opportunity to observe the migration of this magnificent animal.
Rating: 4
This was a pleasant and well-run activity.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM skroeger Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
All of our experience was very positive except that it was sometimes difficult to hear and/or understand what was being said over the speakers depending upon where we were located. Safety information at the beginning was almost unintelligible. Perhaps it could be given before the boat is underway. Crew members answered questions in a professional and friendly way when asked. This was a very enjoyable experience!
Rating: 4
Fun Day
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM buckjo Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw dolphins, seals, and 2 Grey Whales.
Rating: 5
First time and would do it again.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM BCorrales_45 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Very friendly and informatative crew. Had such a great time. I will be back to bring my grandsons!
Rating: 5
A Whale of a Time
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM ShelbyLeigh Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
My mother, best friend, and myself had a great time on this whale watching excursion. We saw two grey whales, a pod of dolphins, and some adorable seals. Thankfully the crew also handed out 50% off coupons for the next time and I can't wait to use them! Thanks for a great tiem!
Rating: 5
Great opportunities to see wild whale!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   9:00 AM eyemzhao Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
It is a great opportunity to see wild whale close to home! Very exciting! You have to be there to experience it! However, my kids got sea sickness and couldn't enjoy as much as I do. :(
Rating: 5
A great way to spend brunch without brunch
Sun, Mar 11, 12   9:00 AM Lawmouth Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We were lucky to track a mom and baby with some other critters, it was a great time, my only complaint was that

the captain kept the animals continually to the right of the boat where all the tall men gathered so women and

children were forced to look and take pictures under arm pits, maybe you could try to move back and forth
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip!!!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM bluesun1984 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The morning was very cold, but fortunately we bundled up well. We got a great spot on the upper deck to sit and watch for whales. The boat was very clean and the captain friendly. It was an overcast and gray morning. We saw sea lions playing across from the boat while still at the dock. I was able to get pictures of them. The trip out was great. The sun was peeking through the clouds causing sun rays to shine down on the ocean - it was beautiful. We saw occasional dolphins, but no great group of them. It didn't matter. Where else can you take a boat ride out and see such spectacular scenery. Then, as we were heading back, it happened: two gray whales had been spotted. Our boat rushed to bring us a little closer to watch them. It was more than I could have imagined. This was something that was on my "bucket list." They were so big and majestic as they rose and moved through the water. The plume of their spray was very easy to see. Then it happened - one of the whales went into a deep dive and we saw the fluke - its tail up as if motionless in the water. It was so exciting. Even the crew were impressed. It was the Gray Whale Festival and it was the first fluke they had seen. We stayed out past our allotted time to watch these whales. For that, I am grateful. It was a wonderful trip that I would recommend to anyone visiting the area - you will not forget it!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM candigir11 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Such a great experience! The day started off slow with just a few dolphins but the trip ended with TWO Gray Whales! We got to hang around for about 20 min and got some good pictures! I whale watch through Dana Wharf often and will definitely be back!!
Rating: 5
Will be back next year!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM angiepants42 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
During Dana Point's Whale Festival, they ran a promotion where you can go whale watching for two hours for just $10!! You can't beat that price! I took my niece and nephew and we had lots of fun! We saw dolphins, some acrobatic seals and two grey whales, what a treat! Bring lots of warm clothes, though, we were freezing!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed very much!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM EmmieColvin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
First ever whale watching tour and enjoyed it very much. Everything from checking in to disembarking went smoothly. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Recommend some kind of motion sickness aid as it gets choppy on the water. Saw many dolphins and towards the end of the 2 hours finally came up on 2 gray whales. Much appreciation to the boat operator for letting us stay well over our alotted time which enabled us to see the whale's tail! We came back to the dock 6 minutes after the next departure time. Thank you! Plan to do again next year!
Rating: 4
Fun family outing
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM dawnscm Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Boat trip was relaxing. We only saw a few dolphins on the trip and we were on our way back to the dock when they saw a few whales in another direction and turned the boat around. We were a bit late getting back, but appreciated their effort to get us to see some whale activity. Kids ages 9 and 12 were thrilled to see the dolphins along side of the boat. The whales weren't as close as we would've liked, but could see the difficulty in getting closer.
Rating: 5
We saw a Whale Tale!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM eecwrite Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My kids loved this trip, saw many dolphins close to the boat, two whales who gave us the shot we were looking for tale and all. They were friendly, informative and had snack bar with hot breakfast sandwhichs, bloody marys and baileys and coffee for mom and Dad!
Rating: 5
Whale Tail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM TeriMax Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Amazing....our captain stayed out over our scheduled time when we came apon 2 whales and one of them actually showed his tail...........Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Really made my weekend!!!!! Thank you sooooooooooo much!! :-)