Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,376 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 217 511 8 = 503 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 316 748 11 = 737 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 621 1,408 32 = 1,376 97% 4.6
All 4,972 10,425 355 = 10,070 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 788 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 213 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 63 100% 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
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.
Rating: 5
Great family fishing trip
Sun, Jul 3, 11   12:45 PM CliftonClark Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The crew was helpful. The captain helped my 8 year old fly catch a couple of bass and it made his day. We went home with 9 fish and we all had a great time on the Reel Fun! We had seven people aged 8, 11, 23, 25, 27, 47, and 49.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable
Fri, Jun 24, 11   11:00 AM Alexann15 Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
I have been on the whale watching adventure twice. We enjoyed the experience. Certainly wished one could be guaranteed to see a whale on a whale watching trip. It would be nice to have spotters pre-locate whales and or be offered a follow-up trip for a chance to see the whales on another day if you are not lucky enough to see one. The first trip we were on, we say the gray whale and the talk was all about seeing the Blue Whale. We re-booked in June hoping to see what all the talk was about and did not see the great blue whale. Maybe next time. We will try again.
Rating: 4
One Great Day on the Water!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 21, 11   12:00 PM jimmyholden Male 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
Excellent experience.We did not see any whales on this trip. We found a pod of several hundred dolphins and it was fantanstic! We spent a good hour with the dolphins as they do like to play by the boat. We also a rare sun fish near the surface. This was worth everything and was a wonderful day on the water. Boat and crew were wonderful.
Rating: 5
My brother and sister came from Wisconsin to visit
Sun, Jun 19, 11   12:00 PM DCADONNA Male 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
We had a blast, My sister got a little seasick at the end, but I have my sea legs and would love to go again.