Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,456 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 204 447 19 = 428 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 342 787 22 = 765 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 644 1,489 33 = 1,456 97% 4.6
All 5,279 11,121 377 = 10,744 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 835 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 211 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Saw a whale and a large school of dolphins; fun!
Sat, Feb 9, 13   12:00 PM jgosney Male 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
It was a beautiful sunny day. During our two hour cruise we saw a whale and a large school of dolphins. For a while the dolphins ran alongside our boat. Crew were helpful and friendly. Lots of fun!
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Time!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 29, 13   2:00 PM jamijo85 Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
What a perfect day for whale watching! The captain was amazing! He educated everyone about the whales and dolphins! We saw 3 whales and sooooo many dolphins! It was a great day! Would totally recommend!
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Sat, Jan 19, 13   12:00 PM Ksandusky Female 50-59 Combination Other
All were professional. Nice boat. They all tried very hard to make it a great trip and it was. Saw whales and lots of dolphins .
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: 3
The birds ruin the experience.
Sun, Sep 9, 12   12:45 PM candykrause Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Three of us did this same activity a couple years ago & it was wonderful. There were so many pelicans etc this time that it wasn't nearly as much fun. We probably won't go again because of this.
Rating: 5
Whale of a time
Tue, Aug 21, 12   12:00 PM PatriciaJC Female 70+ Combination Family With Children
An exciting first viewing of blue whales!! All ages of our group were overwhelmed w/the size and majesty of these mammals! We also saw a "ton' of dolphins!!
Rating: 5
Amazing whales!
Mon, Aug 20, 12   12:00 PM Syturner1 Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
The boat ride was so delightful, we would have been happy without even seeing whales. But wow did we ever see whales! Up close and personal as they circled the boat and performed in front of us. The guide was terrific and enthusiastic about finding whales. The entire boat cheered him. We will definitely go again!
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Aug 4, 12   5:00 PM mbrookewilso Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
I was amazed by the blue whale sightings and accuracy of the capitan - I honestly wasn't expecting to see a whale and certainly not 3 times up close, so that was awesome - the dolphins and sealions were an added bonus too. we did the trip for the kids, but think the adults might have been even more excited by the spouting whales! awesome trip - highly recommend!
Rating: 2
A very disappointing experience!
Thu, Aug 2, 12   10:00 AM mtambakeras Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
It was impossible to enjoy the fishing while constantly trying to avoid the many pelicans surrounding the boat trying to steal our bait or take our fish. They were there for the entire trip. We spent most of our time dodging the pelicans or getting our lines untangled from the birds or from each other. Also the younger members of the crew were either surly or too inexperienced. Most of the fish were caught by experienced locals who new how to cast far, dodge the birds or untangle their lines quickly.
Rating: 5
Fri, Jul 27, 12   2:00 PM Robertsaitta Male 70+ Combination Family With Children
Lucky to have really closeup views of whale thanks to knowledge and persistance of crew excellent running commentary
Rating: 5
Big family with toddlers
Thu, Jul 26, 12   12:00 PM Gerrma Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
Super fun. Great staff on deck. Captain is detailed. Crew staff is accommodating. Spacious even for strollers. Comfortable seating. We got to see dolphins and whales with the captain giving us a description of the species with a historical background. Food concession is reasonable and good for both children and adults. I booked a few days before the actual date and got 40% off. Must see, highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Go See the Whales - Fantastic!
Tue, Jul 17, 12   12:00 PM MarshaGamble Female 60-69 Combination Other
We spent two beautiful hours on the water, watching whales, and many spouts in the distance. Wonderful trip!
Rating: 5
A great trip
Thu, Jul 5, 12   6:30 AM sebreros Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
Everyone on the trip had a great time will do it again for sure.
Rating: 5
We saw whales!
Tue, Jun 26, 12   12:00 PM MaggieLBC Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
My mother, who was in town visiting for the week, and I decided to try whale watching since neither of us ever had. I wasn't sure how good the chances of actually seeing whales was, so when I found the half price Tuesday deal it seemed like no question! To us it would have been worth the 22 bucks just to be out on the ocean for two hours. But we started out visiting a family of dolphins who were extremely playful and swam after the waves of the boat and jumped out of the water right next to us. After, we visited a large blue whale who had been feeding in the area all morning! Our boat was 95 feet long and held probably 50-75 people and blue whales are the largest in the world! When they told us this whale was almost as long as our boat we were in awe! Of course we could not get extremely close to the whale, and we were ony able to catch its back arching out of the water. It spouts some air and arches for a few breaths before spending about 10 minutes at a time underwater, so it can be tricky getting close to them long enough. But they said they hadn't seen whales previously this season yet, so it would be worth it to go now if there's a chance!! Even to see the top of this animal and imagine its actual size is pretty unreal! It got a little crowded at the nose of the boat when trying to get a perfect view of the whale, but overall there was PLENTY of room for everyone to get a view as it was a large boat. I would suggest binoculars if you have them! All in all, a wonderful experience!
Rating: 5
Excellent captain and he was very informative
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 20, 12   5:00 PM Briland Female 50-59 Combination Other
The captain and his son and crew were phenomenal. Very educational and entertaining. Never a dull moment. He knew just where to find the whales...and we were lucky enough to see the blue whale come up at least five times...plus saw many, many dolphins. This is my second whale watching trip and I would go again and again and highly recommend it to everyone !