Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,360 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 176 407 7 = 400 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 325 767 11 = 756 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 612 1,392 32 = 1,360 97% 4.6
All 5,008 10,505 358 = 10,147 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 767 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 319 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great experience all around
Fri, Dec 30, 11   10:00 AM roseboyd Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
We left on time, the crew was friendly and informative. Slow fishing in the winter but we moved around a bit to try new locations as needed (we hit 4). We are inexpereinced fisherpeople and the crew was good about helping when lines got caught and even helped set up the poles we borrowed.
Rating: 5
Fun Whale Watching Trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Oct 13, 11   2:00 PM SGarcia Unspecified Unspecified Combination Unspecified
Our 2-hour trip took us down the coast off of San Clemente where we found a large black fin whale. We spent about 45 minutes watching him circle around the area eating krill. On our return trip we stopped and saw California sea lions resting on a buoy. Everyone on the catamaran had a good view. The crew gave a very informative narrative.
Rating: 5
A memorable, lifetime experience
Sun, Sep 18, 11   2:00 PM bendent Male 70+ Combination Family Without Children
My extended family gathered for my birthday. We decided to go on the whale watching trip as a group activity -- 12 of us. Maybe we were lucky; but we saw seven whale flukes and countless porpoises, even baby ones, all around our boat.

Our captain was eloquent in what he told us about all the animals and their behavior, which was of enormous help in understanding what we were seeing and knowing what to look for. I learned that there was a whole different world under our seas.

It was truly and experience we will all remember for a lifetime.
Rating: 5
Well narrated successful whale search
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Sep 5, 11   5:00 PM AMBUFFINGTON Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
This was my fourth whale watch outing in a month. It was just as good as the others (with a different company) and the narration was perhaps even better in the way the naturalist explained the 2 pods of dolphins and the blue whale that the captain found for us.
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 4, 11   5:00 PM minnmegan Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We had a great time. Wasn't sure if we would actually see any whales but we did. We followed a mom and her baby around for a while. The captain did a great job of finding the whales. It was also very educational, we learned a lot about the blue whales.
Rating: 5
We had a great time.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Aug 28, 11   5:00 PM kilpatrick88 Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The staff was nice and very hospitable. We had some nice views of 2 blue whales. Trip is perfect length. Not too long, not too short.
Rating: 4
Really enjoyed our time on the water
Sat, Aug 27, 11   2:00 PM jphillips37 Female 70+ Combination Family With Children
The whales were closer than I expected. The dolphins were so close to the boat that we could see their energy and playfulness. My nephew had taken the trip a month earlier and described the dolphins activity but until you see it it is hard to believe. The weather was perfect (sun, a light breeze, rolling waves but no whitecaps). We even learned a little about the whales habits and range.
Rating: 5
Awesome
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   12:00 PM FirstKeeper Female 20-29 Combination Individual
We had a huge luck to meet 1 mola-mola, 2 blue whales, and a bunch of common dolphins.

Ship's stuff is friendly.
Rating: 4
Great Trip!
Tue, Aug 16, 11   5:00 PM riebeetee Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The crew is great -- dedicated to trying to get you to see a whale (and dolphins). Our captain even continued on to see the whale surface again, when we was supposed to be heading back to port. Great trip!
Rating: 4
Great experience
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 16, 11   2:00 PM MarghPip Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family With Children
We got to see a blue whale, the Captain was very good and was able to track it's progress so we got several sightings. Plus a good view of 'The Whale Tail'

We also had Dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Great experience and all for half-price so very good value for money.
Rating: 5
Unique Opportunity
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 30, 11   5:00 PM davidscott Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Incredible experience to see blue whales! Weather wasn't perfect but who cares. Great idea for out of state visitors - beats the heck out of a drive to Los Angeles.
Rating: 2
Reel Fun should be retired
Fri, Jul 15, 11   12:00 PM sujohn Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
There is no place to sit on this boat, we will fish again but never on the Reel Fun..
Rating: 5
the staff was great.
Wed, Jul 13, 11   2:00 PM dlouis Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
our excursion was so much fun. actually saw a blue whale and loved the dolphins. would recommend this to anyone visiting dana point.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM MauriceR Male 70+ Combination Family With Children
My wife and I and our 2 granddaughters went on the whale watching cruise this week. We took advantage of the half price Tuesday evening cruise. The weather was perfect, sunny, smooth, and the boat was very clean and comfortable. Thought we did not see a whale, we were most fortunate to see a school of bottlenosed Dolphins. The captain explained that this was a rare sight, as most Dolphins around Dana Point are know as common Dolphins. They are smaller the the bottlenose. It was very exciting to see all those huge bottlenosed Dolphins swimming along the boat with us, Many of them had baby dolpins with them.

We highly recommend this whale watching excursion.
Rating: 4
Great Excursion
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM bethmarin Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
We went on the evening cruise between 5 and 7 PM - there had been whale sitings reported throughout the day, so we were taken out to an area where they had been feeding. We followed the activity of one whale for much of our trip until the whale's surfacings became too erratic. Noting that it was most the likely the end of a feeding cycle for "our whale", the captain quickly changed course to view another whale in the area.

The crew was helpful and provided informative commentary about the whales and their feeding and migration patterns. And the sightings were breathtaking and worth the wait.

We enjoyed our trip and would recommend it to anyone who is willing to be flexible, as there is no guarantee that you will get to see the whales during your trip.