Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,365 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 223 523 8 = 515 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 309 727 11 = 716 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 618 1,397 32 = 1,365 97% 4.6
All 4,959 10,390 355 = 10,035 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 780 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 207 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Delightful and Informative!
Thu, Oct 20, 11   12:00 PM cwilde3 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The crew was an absolute pleasure... very knowledgeable, entertaining, and professional. A wonderful experience all around!
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, plus lots of animals!
Thu, Oct 20, 11   12:00 PM cakaras Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We were warned that at season end, there might not be whales; and, although we did not see blue whales, we found 2 small minkies which was fantastic. Also there were many herds of dolphins who swam up close/under our boat and demonstrated their perfect synchronized leaping, including mothers and babies. I had been out of Dana Point 2 other times on regular vessels (ie Dana Pride), but this catamaran trip is superior with less people and a smoother ride. You can talk with the crew, see more and it's worth the extra $10 per ticket.
Rating: 5
I'd recommend this trip.
Tue, Oct 18, 11   12:00 PM CarolynMCumm Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We left right on schedule.

Guides were courteous, knowledgable, and friendly.

Sealife was explained very well.

I'd recommend this trip and hope to go again.
Rating: 3
Bad weather and fog
Mon, Oct 17, 11   12:00 PM DebraKmak Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It is hard to give any kind of a review since the fog and the weather didn't allow us to see any whales. At least we were able to see some dolphins and sea lions which helped. The cruise lines can't be blamed for the weather.
Rating: 5
great time on trip
Sun, Oct 16, 11   2:00 PM crawfco Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed the ride,captain veryknowlegeable on whales and dolphins, commentary was great add. Saw lots of dolphins and captain stayed out late so we could see that fin whale...cross that off the list
Rating: 5
Great time for 7-8 year old boys!
Sun, Oct 16, 11   12:45 PM gene12175 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
The boys had a lot of fun. Although there weren't a lot of folks catching big fish, every boy caught multiple smaller fish. They were all having an exciting time!
Rating: 5
excellent day with my son
Sun, Oct 16, 11   12:45 PM sdaskowski Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The deck hands were phenominal, they were there to bait every hook if we wanted and to remove the fish from the lines once we caught them.
Rating: 4
4 hour cruise.
Sat, Oct 15, 11   5:30 PM curmudgeon Male 60-69 Local Individual
Everything was very satisfactory and I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in sport fishing to take out one of your boats. I think I would prefer daytime fishing however and will next book one earlier in the day,
Rating: 3
Plenty of Dolphins, no whales.
Sat, Oct 15, 11   12:00 PM dpingree Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Boat was great, not crouded. Captains seemed bored and beer was expensive. Nice weather...ALLOT of Dolphins...but no whales. Oh, and a bouie covered in lounging sealions on the way in all for the low low price of 220$.

Nice trip out but I'll make sure to call in for whale sightings before reserving again...or at least bring a fishing pole and my own beer with me next time.
Rating: 5
Fun Whale Watching Trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Oct 13, 11   2:00 PM SGarcia Unspecified Unspecified Combination Unspecified
Our 2-hour trip took us down the coast off of San Clemente where we found a large black fin whale. We spent about 45 minutes watching him circle around the area eating krill. On our return trip we stopped and saw California sea lions resting on a buoy. Everyone on the catamaran had a good view. The crew gave a very informative narrative.
Rating: 4
Fun trip for family with 3 kids
Wed, Oct 12, 11   10:00 AM nate_shirley Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
attended 1/2 day morning trip. 3-kids 8, 11, and 13. Fishing was a little slow but kids still all had fun
Rating: 3
staff needs help in communication
Tue, Oct 11, 11   4:00 PM gbeer427 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
boat left 45 miinutes late but algthoiugh this fact was known for hours it was never ocmmunicated to the guests
Rating: 4
good value
Tue, Oct 11, 11   12:00 PM royalmom71 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a good value for the whale watching tour. However, we didn't get to see any whales and we were so looking forward to actually seeing the blue whale. We did see dolphins and we did enjoy them. The crew were friendly and apologized for not being able to provide that unique experience of seeing a whale (especially a blue whale) up close; or as close as we can get. That would have been a highlight in my book.

I would book again and use the 1/2 off tickets.
Rating: 5
fun outing!
Tue, Oct 11, 11   12:00 PM carina914 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Had a great time, wish we would have seen some whales, but the dolphins where so much fun watching as they where playing right next to the boat!! Fun (wear sunscreen though :)
Rating: 5
Fun times with family
Tue, Oct 11, 11   12:00 PM FrannyDo Female 40-49 Local Unspecified
I am disabled and am in a wheelchair and the crew was fabulous and helped when i needed help. Thank you for a great time