Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,373 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 88 203 3 = 200 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 223 484 14 = 470 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 625 1,411 38 = 1,373 96% 4.5
All 5,421 11,419 388 = 11,031 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 744 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 314 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 87 100% 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
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Rating: 2
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, May 17, 12   5:00 PM ptslmbttx Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While I understand and accept the fact that this is a nature trip and the company does not have control over what kind and how many different animals may be seen on the tour, we were mislead to believe there would be a good chance of seeing marine life, specifically, whales. However, we later learned that our trip was scheduled during an "off-season" for seeing whales. Just be honest. We still would've gone on the trip, but now I feel duped!
Rating: 2
So, So
Wed, May 16, 12   2:00 PM kperez2140 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didnt particularly like this tour for two main reasons. First, the cruise catered to the local Ritz, that had a group of 10 or so. The crew brought out loads of free food and drinks to them, while the rest were sitting around them. Secondly, we first saw a group of dolphins and spent about 45 min around them. After about 15 min we were ready to see whales but we continued to follow. Finally for the last hour we looked for whales and did not see any. It was VERY uneventful. When we got off, I asked if we get to come back and see whales or get a partial refund. The crew said no, because we did see some kind of marine life. For us, it was a waste of time and money.
Rating: 5
Great priced fun!
Tue, May 15, 12   12:00 PM oleenep Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I go Whale watching every year but this year I brought along 2 new additions: a DSLR and my girlfriend. We had a great time with a nice group and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Gorgeous day, started right on time, interacted with common dolphins and saw other types, as well as sea lions (whale migration season was almost over). Extremely satisfied and will always go with them!
Rating: 5
Informative and enjoyable1
Tue, May 15, 12   12:00 PM roslyn23alan Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was well organised, the crew were helpful and informative/educational, the trip itself was enjoyable and it was great to see the sea lions and lots of dolphins..pity we didn't sight a whale!

All in all a great experience..and I would happily recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Tue, May 15, 12   12:00 PM dradcliffe1 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a wonderful time but it was a beautiful day with clear water and lots of marine life sitings. Probably wouldn't have been as thrilled if we hadn't seen so much stuff. The staff was nIce and very knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
wonderful and enlighting experience
Sun, May 13, 12   12:00 PM masonro Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Went whale watching but was unable to see any but captain and crew were trying very hard to locate some whales did have fun with dolphins and got a chance to see sea lions and seals. The surprising part was captain had given us a pass Plus a coupon for half off for a family of four was not expecting that at all. Would have still returned due to the experience of the adventure. Thanks a lot my children and wife had s blast.
Rating: 5
A great day out of Dana Point...
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 12, 12   12:00 PM CraigZea Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This was a great oportunity to take my not so little ones out to see whales. Although we only saw one Grey whale and her calf near the end of the trip (it is the end of their migration season) we saw a TON of dolphins!! They were all around the boat and my daughter took around 600 pictures during the trip. Plus the weather was beautiful and the captain was very knowlegable on everything he spoke on. Plus you can have a drink at Wind and Sea or Turk's immediately following your excusion...Highly recommended!!
Rating: 5
great day
Fri, May 11, 12   2:00 PM jamiehawkins Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We saw a grey whale and its calf , bottlenose doplhins and hundreds of common dolphons! It was amazing!!
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on a boat
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 5, 12   5:00 PM barbhines Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The day was beautiful, perfect for a boat ride. The boat had lots of room outside as well as inside. The captain said it was a perfect day to see whales, dolphins and other marine life. We quickly saw sealoins clinging to a bouy, about 25 minutes later we saw a school of dolphins and the captain knew just how to make them perform for us. Finally about 2 hours into the trip, we saw a mother whale and her calf briefly. The captain provided lots of great information and allowed the boat to idle so everyone had time to take any pictures they wanted. We came back a few minutes later than scheduled but that was because the crew searched tirelessly for the whales. It was a great boat ride with the benefit of seeing some authentic marine life. One thing that really impressed me, was that the captain and crew were very respectful of the marine animals, particularly the mother and child whales and didn't want to stress them out too much.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 5, 12   5:00 PM sutertl Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Well worth the money - the captain was informative and tried his best to capture as much marine life as he could.
Rating: 4
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sat, May 5, 12   2:00 PM johnconnect Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Well Done!
Rating: 5
Best Ever
Fri, May 4, 12   12:00 PM micbenson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We knew that we were a little late for whale watching as most had migrated north, but our crew spotted a mama gray whale and her baby. We had dolphins racing our catamaran. The ride alone is worth the trip, it is thrilling and so much fun - catamarans are the best! I would do this trip again and again, maybe a bit earlier. The crew was wonderful! Thank you for a great ride!
Rating: 5
Whale Watching was the highlight of our trip!
Fri, May 4, 12   12:00 PM DennyFay Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were a group composed of three sisters and our husbands' in California for the wedding of our cousin. He recommended an afternoon of whale watching, and we decided to go, even though it was late in the season. To our delight we not only saw dolphins, but a mother whale and her baby. Jr. was quite the showman! His antics had all of us on the catamaran staring with our mouths agape. The youngster provided an outstanding performance that was simply breathtaking. Our pilot kindly extended our cruise in order to allow plenty of time for everyone to be amazed. It was a magical afternoon.. We all decided that this cruise was the highlight of our trip - and that is saying a great deal as the wedding we attended was held at the Chart House in Dana Point, on Saturday, the day of the Flower Moon! Only the sight of one baby whale hamming it up in what was surely pure joy, and who loved showing off could top those two events! None of us will ever forget it.
Rating: 5
Amazing
Wed, May 2, 12   12:00 PM curlyjenny77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a great time! Highlyrecommend!
Rating: 4
Great Day for a great site seeing trip
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:00 PM DandTerrie Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the weather was great and the boat ride was as well. We saw a mother and little one (whale) and a large pod of dalphins. It was done well with a great deal of info on the animals.