Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,324 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 212 491 8 = 483 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 289 664 14 = 650 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 606 1,357 33 = 1,324 97% 4.5
All 4,921 10,290 355 = 9,935 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 752 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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: 3
Not Very Impressed
Sat, Mar 12, 11   1:00 PM syryn7 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw a few dolphin in the beginning of the tour, other than that we were just taken aimlessly for over an hour around in hopes of catching a whale sighting. Not offered the guarentee of getting a 2nd ride free if no whale sighting. Animals are unpredictable but it seems it would be a better idea for this company to be constantly monitoring so when a tour goes out they head to where "the action is" instead of randomly driving around. (The tour who was right before us had 3 sightings so it's a wonder why we didn't just go straight towards that area).
Rating: 5
Great experience
Tue, Mar 10  2:00 PM symbdm Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I took my sister for her birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
Rating: 4
Tue, Oct 30, 07   10:00 AM Sylsib Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thought it was costly since there were very few fish caught. Should have gone to a few more spots.
Rating: 3
No whales sighted on the "whale watching tour"
Sun, Apr 11, 10   12:00 PM syedasad Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were pretty disappointed with not seeing any whales or any fish/mammal for that part. Towards the last 15 mins of the 2 hour cruise; we did see some dolphins. The crew informed us that dolphins are part of the whale family; so no reimbursements or credits for future tours. Crew was very nice and friendly, but overall trip was disappointment.
Rating: 2
Whale watch tour
Sun, Mar 22, 09   10:00 AM sydedwards Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The 10-12pm Whale watch tour on Sunday, March 22 should have been canceled due to stormy weather and we should have gotten our money back.

We saw no whales and the boat ride was very turbulent causing sea sickness.

Upon realizing this the Dana Point whale watch tour canceled the remaining tours for the day.

Not satisfactory.
Rating: 4
That was exactly fun.
Tue, Aug 7, 12   10:00 AM syamaguchi Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the whale watching and it was very close to whale than expected. So it was very exiting and fun.

Actually this entertainment seems much depend on how long we can watch whale and dolphin, and on weather so we were quite lucky.
Rating: 4
Beautiful Sunset
Sat, Apr 17, 10   4:00 PM Sworthan Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We didn't see anything which they said was rare. We did get tickets to come back and try again. It was a beautiful ride out to sea looking at the sunset. My son (7) found the Sea Lions and birds very exciting. He became a little bored toward the end of the cruise but all in all he loved it and said he wanted to go again. I am hoping to go earlier in the migration period next time so we can see some whales and dolphins. The crew was so nice and very helpful. I am looking forward to my next trip.
Rating: 5
Wonderful decision
Sat, Sep 7, 13   9:30 AM Swmswfishes Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were in town for a wedding and wanted to accomplish a bucket list endeavor. This experience was absolutely wonderful! Captain Todd was so knowledgable and passionate as he educated us about the dolphins, whales and sea lions that we saw. The entire crew were friendly and went out of their way to assure us a great trip. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Awesome fun!
Sat, Jul 2, 11   6:30 AM swimrchk00 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was my first time ever deep-sea fishing, though my husband had gone before. I had a blast! I would have liked the boat to move one more time, since everything that was being caught for the first hour had to be thrown back. Getting up at 3am to make it to the pier was totally worth it. I can't wait to go buy my own reel & rod and do this again! Our deckhand Marcus and the captain (aboard Sum Fun) were awesome and very knowledgeable and helpful. I was finally starting to get the hang of it when we had to sail back in... next time I'm going for a 3/4 day! :)
Rating: 3
Great day to go Whale watching!
Mon, Mar 30, 09   2:00 PM Swimmer1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a sunny day and we were ready to see some whales. Unfortunately, there were none to be seen. The boat ride was fun...(a wee bit chilly but fun) We saw some sea lions and dolphins. We are from Minnesota and had to turn our raincheck tickets over to our family members that live in the area. Hopefully they will be able to book another outing and get to see some whales.

One recommendation to The Dana Warf at Dana Point; when selling tickets to out of town guests, there should be an option for a full refund. Lucky for us we could give our tickets to family members that live 15 minutes away. If not...I would be out $110.00.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 16, 13   12:00 PM Swheeler1981 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very fun and entertaining for the cost! My 5 year old loved it!
Rating: 4
we fished
Wed, Mar 14, 12   10:00 AM swannyatc Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
didnt catch much that day, was a fun trip for the money.
Rating: 5
Friendly crew and great fun!
Tue, Mar 4, 08   10:00 AM swanholly Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was beautiful and fun. We saw hundreds of dolphins. The kids loved it! The crew was extremely helpful in assisting my father with his wheelchair. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting the area. It was a highlight of our trip.
Rating: 5
"Coolest day of my life!"
Fri, Aug 23, 13   2:00 PM Swaine777 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 12 year old son and I went on this trip. He has extensively traveled and to this point in his life rated Legoland over the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Thailand, the Olympics and everything else. Mid-trip he declared this "the coolest day of my life!" The captain taught us a lot and we hope to return someday with the rest of our family.