Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,454 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 219 8 = 211 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 322 704 27 = 677 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,492 38 = 1,454 96% 4.5
All 5,340 11,233 385 = 10,848 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 831 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 350 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 220 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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: 4
Whale watching tour with family
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 3, 12   10:00 AM mikesiuda Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very simple process going through Zerve - the Whale watching company instantly recognized our tickets, the entire process took only minutes, and they were able to get us on an earlier trip. Will definitely use this service again!
Rating: 5
It was so great
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 3, 12   10:00 AM PatriciaNG Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great trip, we saw so many dolphins.
Rating: 4
Very exciting seeing a finback whale! Coming back!
Mon, Apr 2, 12   2:00 PM tngo56 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
It was a great experience. The captain really wanted us to see something cool and didn't mind being a little late back to the dock so we could see the second largest whale.
Rating: 4
Great Trip and Educational
Mon, Apr 2, 12   10:00 AM buddy1234 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Captain Chris was clear and direct on his safty instructions. He discribed the things we saw and his presentation was very educational. The crew was very helpful and made our trip fun.
Rating: 5
All's whale that ends whale
Sun, Apr 1, 12   2:00 PM thornton1 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
A glorious day, did not matter that we saw whales. A nice surprise that we were given a rain check because no whales were spotted. Just the boat ride, view of the coast, the fresh air, and hints of Catalina made it all worth while.
Rating: 5
Loved whale watching!
Sun, Apr 1, 12   10:00 AM UMBROBBIE Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed our whale watching excursion! The crew was great and started by making sure we knew the wind and waves would be a bit rough to make sure we were prepared, though it didn't really bother us. Honestly, it was a pleasure just to be out on the boat which was a good sized ship and was not overly crowded the day we went. As we headed out, they were sure to spend a few minutes pointing out the sea lions on the nearest buoy allowing everyone plenty of time for a good view or picture. The crew mentioned they were coordinating with other ships in the area sharing information on sightings to increase our chance of success despite the less than ideal weather. We were well rewarded! Though we only saw one whale, we were able to get extremely close and lingered for several of the whales' surfacing cycles. We appreciated how informative the crew was and the enclosed galley that offered drinks and snacks for sale. The trip was both relaxing and thrilling and we will definitely go again on our next visit in the area.
Rating: 4
Great fun!
Sat, Mar 31, 12   12:00 PM mcnicholsn Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
No whales on the first trip so we went out a second time on the company. Very informative and fun commentary.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour
Fri, Mar 30, 12   4:00 PM reyvee61 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We got more than we bargained for when we had a glimpse of the Finback whale...what a treat! The crew was knowledgeable and courteous to say the least and I would recommended this adventure for anyone young or old....
Rating: 4
It was a nice daughter father date ---something we
Wed, Mar 28, 12   12:00 PM mtalley15 Male 50-59 Local Other
It was a very nice day off of Dana Point and the captain was very informative knowing that 2 whales were spotted heading our way. He made sure we were able to see them. The dolphins, 2 unfortunately, swam under the boat each time I tried to snap a shot of them. All in all a great day!

Highly recommend going out of Dana Point.
Rating: 4
Sighting of a fin whale at close quarters - great.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 27, 12   4:00 PM KUECHMEISTER Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Staff was helpful and commentary was authoritative and informative. Background material responded to questions and encouraged future inquiry. Suggest supporting video material for long periods of little or no contact with whales i.e. what to look for. Suggest as well that the ordering-printing of tickets be simplified. Something like that used for obtaining boarding passes on flights should do the trick. Not all of us have printers readily available and have to resort to hotel facilities.
Rating: 5
Ride was Great!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 27, 12   2:00 PM ksteinbroner Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I highly recommend this particular tour and tour company. The staff was very friendly & knowledgable. The boat was large enough for all passengers with room to spare. We did see one whale, which is what we wanted to see, so it worked out great! Wonderful Experience. I would definitely do it again!
Rating: 5
Tue, Mar 27, 12   1:00 PM ulypabon Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Captain Todd was amazing! This is A definite "Do-Over"
Rating: 4
enjoyed trip but saw only a glimpse of a whale
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 27, 12   12:00 PM RuthAnnS Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The Dana Pride was a nice boat with informative narrative. Some of the family ate from snack bar and said it was very good. We did not see much sea life on our day but the cruise was fun anyway.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour!!!!
Mon, Mar 26, 12   12:00 PM Poopsie07 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
All boat personnel were extremely friendly and helpful. Within 45 minutes we spotted three Gray whales and followed them for about another 45. One of the boat staff gave excellent commentary including whale facts. The boat was clean and easy to navigate around.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 24, 12   4:00 PM Ladyteesears Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was amazing!!! The crew was nice and the boat was clean. We were able to see whales that day as wellas dolphins. Would definitely recommend the tour, and we will certainly do it again when we come back!!