Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,462 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 197 429 19 = 410 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 337 769 22 = 747 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 647 1,495 33 = 1,462 97% 4.6
All 5,283 11,128 377 = 10,751 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 838 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 214 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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: 5
Great trip
Tue, Mar 3, 09   10:00 AM tnevohacohen Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We tracked one whale for most of the trip, seeing him spout and fluke several times. The boat's crew was very helpful throughout - guiding us where to look and explaining what we were going to see and did see. The team was very professional and made the trip enjoyable and educational. I would recommend this to friends and visitors.
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure and well worth the money!
Mon, Feb 11, 13   12:00 PM tneameyer Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is a 2 hour boat tour in the beautiful Dana Point harbor and the opportunity to see many schools of dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean as well as seeing a whale. Our tour was guided by a very knowledgeable and passionate individual who truly enjoyed speaking and educating us about aquatic living, eating habits of the animals, migration of the whales and the every day life of the dolphins, whales, sea lions and other animals seen during our venture. His passion and excitement for leading these tours made it very educational and enjoyable for everyone on the venture. Great job and highly recommended to everyone considering this awesome adventure and we will definitely do it again next time in the area!
Rating: 5
highly recommend
Sat, Feb 16, 08   10:00 AM tmulford Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time! We didn't even have to go far off shore before we spotted the first whale. The dolphins were the most exciting part of the trip. I plan to go again when the blue whales are here!
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 30, 13   12:00 PM tmos22002 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Truly enjoyed the excursion! We saw dozens (maybe hundreds) of dolphins and about 5 blue whales. I don't remember the Captain/Guide's name but he was very knowledgeable and informative. Cheeseburgers from the galley not bad either. 1/2 price Tuesdays are a great deal!
Rating: 5
A Fun Time!!!
Mon, Mar 16, 09   2:00 PM tmos22002 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The only down side was that we did not find any whales on our excursion (the cruise just before ours had found one). However, it was more than made up for by the "jackpot" of dolphins we found. There were literally hundreds in a massive pod. They put on quite a show for us. Weather was beautiful and cruise employees were excellent.
Rating: 4
Great experience, great crew and captain
Thu, Jul 16  10:00 AM tmonee Unspecified 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was a little concerned because of some recent yelp reviews about the sum fun 3/4 day. I ended up doing the 1/2 day trip just to avoid that crew and ended up on a very packed boat with 90 people. I was leery from the beginning with that many people but as it turned out the crew managed it very well. One thing they did was hold people to their fishing spots and rotate them every so often. I have been on a bunch of open boats and they never actually do that, so it was refreshing. Sure you get a bad spot some of the time, but so does everyone else and you also get a really good spot you wouldn't have otherwise had. Our boat didn't catch a ton of fish but the crew was great, the captain did a great job. Highlight was that I caught a 30lb yellowtail and the deckhand coached me through it. Excellent job all around. I was with my father in law and little brother and they all said they would come back, and they didn't catch hardly anything, so there you have it.
Rating: 5
We had a great time on the boat and love the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM TMLieurance Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a cold/dreary day w/limited sunshine and we stayed outside the entire time. Take gloves and scarf and dress warm and enjoy every minute. We did see whales and have pictures. Dolphins are the most fun! We love the water and this was a fun experience!
Rating: 5
A lot of fun
Thu, Feb 24, 11   12:00 PM tmihalko Female 40-49 Local Other
Although we didnt see any whales, we saw a LOT of dolphin. The boat was nice, the bathrooms were clean and the crew seemed knowledgeable and fun. We truly had an enjoyable time.
Rating: 5
A great experience
Sat, Apr 18  12:00 PM tmarkes Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had a great day with my husband. Got to follow around a fin whale, and hung out with hundreds of common Dolphins. The staff was professional, friendly and informative. We will definitely do this again with our kids.

Thank you
Rating: 5
Great time.
Sun, May 16, 10   12:00 PM tmalaw Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Crew professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely do again.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 16, 11   12:00 PM tlynch41 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Although we did not see any whales, we did see 100's of dolphins, running, jumping, swimming. The captain was well informed about the ways of the dolphins.

I will definitely go again...next time earlier in the year.
Rating: 4
Great Experience!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:00 PM tlthorpe Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have lived in San Clemente for the last 27 years and have gone fishing out of Dana Point since the mid 70's. I was absolutely surprised to see Whales in Late June in local waters! What a terrific experience, I thought whales were only around in migration season
Rating: 5
We has a blast!
Tue, Aug 28, 12   5:00 PM tlmood56 Female 50-59 Local Other
We had a wonderful time and highly recomend it!
Rating: 3
Nice Day and Ride...but no whales / dolphins.
Tue, Jan 27, 09   12:00 PM tljohnst Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day, nice people...but we didn't see any whales or dolphins.