Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,715 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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: 3
disappointed at not seeing whales
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 9, 12   12:00 PM bonnieelaine Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We spent too long looking at the common dolphins. I felt like we should have moved on to find the whales.
Rating: 5
Great boating adventure at an affordable price.
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 9, 12   12:00 PM whizzy Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time! The crew was very helpful and gave us all the facts on the wildlife we saw during our Catamaran ride. We didn't see any whales but we did see hundreds of dolphins as they swam along side the boat for quite some time. It was an incredible experience that we will definitely plan to do again the next time we visit Dana Point. I highly recommend this adventure and taking advantage of 1/2 price Tuesday's made it affordable for us to do something out of the ordinary during our stay at the beach.
Rating: 4
The trip was great. No whales .
Mon, Oct 8, 12   2:00 PM sharky Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
We saw lots of dolphins and were told which kind they were and the routines of the dolphins. The boat was very clean and the crew very knowledgeable. Well worth the money..
Rating: 3
Strange adventure
Sat, Oct 6, 12   12:00 PM deniseboyle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We did the half day fishing trip. It was fun but not what I thought it would be. We caught a couple small fish. The birds that follow were so annoying. The seals were cute but really... How are you supposed to catch fish when seals and birds are trying to take your bait and get your catch before you get in the boat. The water was choppy and I personally think we should have gone out farther to get some real fishing done. If I'm going to stand up for 5 hours and pay what I did I sure hope they would try to take you where you have the best chance to catch some decent fish.

The crew and people in the store we nice and helpful. Pretty area but next time I will do something more productive.
Rating: 5
Great time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Oct 5, 12   4:00 PM Ckaras5732 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time did not see any whales but we saw quite a few dolphins. My seven year old grandson really enjoyed it.
Rating: 4
Great day on the water
Tue, Oct 2, 12   4:00 PM kathysink Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
We really had a fine experience, particularly because the Captain/guide/narrator was so informative. The only drawback: the water was very calm the day we went, so I enjoyed myself. Had the water been choppier, I would have preferred being on a boat with higher railings (these were not waist-high for an grown man, considerably lower than what the law requires for a cruise ship) and more secure handholds. On a boat, I'm a big fan of handholds, and at my age I would not have felt safe or secure in rougher water.
Rating: 5
Great local excursion with out-of-state friends
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 2, 12   2:00 PM Sandrasturla Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We had friends visiting us in San Clemente from the mid-west and we thought that a good outing with them would be a whale watch cruise. We enjoyed the cruise just as much as our friends did. The captain and crew were friendly but professional. They wanted us to have a good time and see some sea life. The weather was gorgeous, the sea was glassy and we saw several different groups of dolphins and a whale! The time passed quickly and before we knew it the 2 hours were over. We will be returning.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Adventure!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 2, 12   2:00 PM Scrivner Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Catamaran Adventures tour was excellent! The crew were very informative. We stood at the bow of the boat marvellng at all the dolphins swimming and jumping just below our feet. Amazing!
Rating: 4
The captain of the boat is soooooooo knowledgeable
Mon, Oct 1, 12   2:00 PM lmiskovic Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The captain was a wealth of information! Personally, i enjoyed learning about the dolphins and whales. I would certainly take this trip again someday....
Rating: 5
Great little Getaway
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 30, 12   2:00 PM Lcrowley3 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
What a great way to get on the water, enjoy the SoCal sun, and experience nature! The staff are friendly and helpful. The boat is just big enough and not crowded. From the time you leave the dock it is a wonderful and relaxing experience. You never lose sight of land even though you go out about a mile. The contrast of open sea ahead and mountains to the rear makes you realize how amazing California is.

As your eyes scan the horizon for the tell-tale "puff" of a whale you note the deep greens and blue of the water. Suddenly there dolphins breaching just ahead! Take some videos with your phone so you can re-live the motion as well as the action.

2 hours is just enough..and if you don't find whales the company gives half off coupons for the next trip you take, and once you've gone out there will definitely be a next trip!

Grab some food at Turk's either before or after your trip. Great bar with food place, lots of atmosphere that will remind you of days past, and delicious food!
Rating: 4
Great fun even though we did not see a whale.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 29, 12   5:00 PM wmayesiii Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really enjoyed the outing. It was at the end of the whale season and we did not see a whale but we were very pleased with the cruise. We did see many many dolphins and the kids loved seeing them jump out of the water.
Rating: 4
Beethoven takes Whale Cruise. Says He'll be Bach
Fri, Sep 28, 12   12:00 PM BCORIELL Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Very professional, well-informed, friendly. Whatever you may see during your cruise, you'll be "Back" for sure!
Rating: 4
Zerve provides a convenient way to book fishing
Fri, Sep 28, 12   10:00 AM rdovala Male 60-69 Local Other
Using Zerve eliminates the need to stand in line to procure tickets. I don't have to worry about not being able to get tickets because I'm quaranteed a spot on the boat as soon as I book.
Rating: 5
No Whales, Still Fun
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Sep 27, 12   5:00 PM deecoy Female 60-69 Local Individual
Looking forward to a return trip using the voucher provided.
Rating: 4
Great experience, saw one whale, lots of dolphins
Wed, Sep 26, 12   2:00 PM ilovesara05 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Very relaxing cruise, the new catamaran is spectacular! The captain went out of his way to make sure we saw a whale, however, it was about a hundred yards away - so since we saw a whale we could not say that we didn't see one and come back for another adventure. It was relaxing though.