Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,371 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
Rating
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Rating
Last 3 months 84 195 3 = 192 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 232 488 19 = 469 96% 4.4
Last 12 months 625 1,412 41 = 1,371 96% 4.5
All 5,414 11,404 388 = 11,016 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 753 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 225 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 84 100% 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
we didnt go "fishing" we went "catching" lol
Sun, Jun 3, 12   6:30 AM wesdogg227 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
awesome deckhands, nice gear to rent, skipper obvioulsy knew where the fish were, everyone on the boat was catching, deckhands would take care of everything, measure and toss back if it was under size, cool lil contest at the end, for the largest fish, and they will clean your catch for a dollar a fish. great day on a great boat with great people, and damn the fish were TASTY!
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Sat, Jun 2, 12   5:30 PM jeepluv97 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
went out on the twilight trip on the clemente on 6/2/12 and had a great trip. It was a trip sponsored by friends of rollo (thanks guys!!) so kids were free. Took the nieces (5 and 7 yrs) and was kind of worried about it but it turned out to be an awesome trip. The crew was awesome and super helpful with everything and great with the kids. The crew tried really hard to get us on some fish but the conditions weren't that great so the fish seemed to be layin low. We still managed to get some fish to the boat tho, including a huge bat ray that all the kids got a huge kick out of watching the fight go around and around the boat. The nieces spent most of the time playing in the bait tanks (which i was worried about) but the crew was super cool about it and didn't mind at all. There was a full load of adults and a ton of kids but the deckhands and cook kept up with everything.. and the food was great. The captain was way cool too and spent a lot of time on deck with everyone and even let my niece sit in the wheelhouse and showed her all the fishfinders and whatnot when she started feelin a little sick on the way home. It was an awesome trip especially considering the conditions and a boat literally full of kids. Now everyday Im trying to find a reason to get off early so I can go back and fish with them again!! oh yeah and only 25 bucks right now for the twilight trip.?!?.. the boat ride alone is worth more than that... the great experience was a bonus!
Rating: 3
Drunk people on boat using foul language
Sat, Jun 2, 12   5:30 PM funkydoc Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I has hesitant when I learned the AM trips were no longer available and I had no choice but to buy 10 tickets for my two sons and their families (including 5 grandkids, 5 years through 12 years old) for this fishing trip which was a family gathering. We went on this trip June 2, 2012 5:30 through 9 pm. Three guys from the armed forces (Pendelton) came to the boat already pretty drunk. The staff continued to sell them alcoholic beverages. Their language was very offensive. At one time they called my son (who was battling a large fish, and is also a career Navy officer) "a son of a b****". That should not be allowed, and it really spoiled our trip. I will not return with my family in those circumstances, which is a shame, because I have really enjoyed other trips.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Sat, Jun 2, 12   2:00 PM dsiglar Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The group on the boat was small enough that there was no problem seeing the sea life. We saw whales even though both the grey and blue whales were not running. We saw "minkey" whales. We will return when the blue whales are running.
Rating: 4
Fun with my son
Sat, Jun 2, 12   12:00 PM scottarmstro Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My Indian Guide Tribe put together a father son fishing trip to spend some time with our boys and had a fantastic time. The crew was very helpful with baiting hooks for the boys, fixing broken lines and helping the boys understand what fishing was all about. My son caught a variety of fish, learned how to actually bait the hook, how to get his line in the water without spooling the reel, how to reel in the fish and get it over the side of the boat and where the best places to fish on the boat are. Thanks for a fun trip.
Rating: 4
Great Crew
Sat, Jun 2, 12   6:30 AM OliverChang Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The friendly crew members on the Reel Fun were always present and ready to help. The boat is smaller and low to the water which makes for a good trip for kids. Capt was willing to move around to look for fish. brkfst burrito was well cooked and flavorful.

If they rotated the anglers so everyone gets a chance at the stern life would be perfect. :-)
Rating: 5
WILL DO IT AGAIN WHEN IN CALIFORNIA
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jun 1, 12   5:00 PM CharJoy Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
TOOK MY WIFE, HER MOTHER AND MYSELF ON A WHALE WATCHING RIDE WHILE IN DANA POINT. THE BOAT WAS VERY CLEAN, THE CREW VERY FRIENDLY AND WE DID GET TO SEE A WHALE AND QUITE A FEW DOLPHINS. WOULD RECOMMEND THE TWO HOURS RIDE JUST FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF THE BOAT RIDE.
Rating: 3
No whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jun 1, 12   2:00 PM Missmis99 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales, but saw a bunch of dolphins. I was disappointed about the whales, however the crews' knowledge of the dolphins was very extensive. I felt that we should have gotten a future discount ticket or something since we didn't see whales.
Rating: 4
WOULD (will) DO IT AGAIN !
Fri, Jun 1, 12   6:30 AM gcowles Male 50-59 Local Individual
Had the pleasure recently of going out on the Sum Fun 1/2 day 6:30am - 11:30am on Friday, 6/1/12. Don't remember the name of the Captain or the Deckhands..... but they sure made the trip fun and took good care of everyone on the boat. Very helpful and were dedicated to make sure everyone caught fish. Thank you for a memorable trip with my son-in-law.
Rating: 5
Absolutely wonderful experience.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, May 30, 12   2:00 PM kathykramer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I had family visiting so it was a spur of the moment decision to go. Everyone had a great time - so relaxing - We enjoyed the dolphins - this is a great memory maker!
Rating: 4
loads of dolphin, no whales :-(
Tue, May 29, 12   5:00 PM rschalk Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat ride was fun with loads of expectation of seeing a whale. We saw a very large pod of dolphin which we stayed with for a very long time. Long enough for it to get a little boring. After that, the captain announced that we would go and look for a whale. For the rest of the trip we saw the ocean and the coast. Although we weren't guaranteed to see a whale, it was disappointing. We do understand that there couldn't be a guarantee of seeing a whale because they are wild creatures, after all. The boat ride was very pleasant and the crew members friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5
NOT LONG ENOUGH
Mon, May 28, 12   6:30 AM michael1015 Male 20-29 Local Individual
I LOVED IT.
Rating: 5
2 Groups of Dolphins - No Whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 27, 12   5:00 PM kritchie Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The kids (ages 11, 9 ,3) all loved their first Ocean Adventures whale-watching trip in Dana Point, CA. We saw 2 large pods of dolphins (50+ dolphins in each group), however, there was only 1 reported sighting of a whale in the far distance. We understand that these are wild animals and that there is no guarantee of what wildlife you will see. The captain brought us down south to Black Rock to see the Sea Lions sunbathing on the rocks. The kids couldn't stop talking about the dolphin sightings on the ride home and we hope next time to see some whales. All-in-all the experience was a real hit.
Rating: 4
no whales
Sun, May 27, 12   12:00 PM randywatson Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It was a very well done trip with a very competent crew. I only rated it less than enthusiastically recommended as we were not able to see any whales on our trip.
Rating: 5
Great overall experience!!
Tue, May 22, 12   2:00 PM Compadrito Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We had never been whale watchng before and I heard that it was pretty fun so I decided to take my wife and my son on a little trip. The trip was nice and the cptain was very knowlegable about the sea animals we encountered. Even though we did not see any whales on the trip we did see two different types of dolphins. Had a very fun time and it was cool that we went on a tuesday and got 1/2 off on the tickets.