Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,437 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 212 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 396 909 25 = 884 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 642 1,476 39 = 1,437 97% 4.6
All 5,230 11,008 377 = 10,631 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 842 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 182 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
We saw it all!
Mon, Sep 1, 14   2:00 PM kzoocamp Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our hope for this trip was to spend some time on the water and maybe catch a glimpse of a dolphin or two. Wow! We saw, quite possibly, a hundred dolphins splashing and playing around. On top of that, we saw several whales and one even breached, giving us the spectacular fin shot. I couldn't believe it! It was a great trip, and the crew did a fantastic job. Highly, highly recommended.
Rating: 3
Nice trip.
Sun, Aug 31, 14   5:30 PM Penny4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The only thing that I feel could improve is that when a whale is spotted off to the side of the boat, don't spin around and face the whale right away. The people on the side and on the back of the boat cant see the whales from the back when the boat is facing the whale.
Rating: 1
Truly Not What I Thought It Would Be
Sun, Aug 31, 14   5:30 PM Robert00 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I will start by saying parking was a nightmare. They provide a permit but its only value is IF you can find parking. If you are going to advertise a parking permit, the assumption is that you are reserving a spot for the customer. NOT the case. The people in charge were rude, the young men on the boat were arrogant. The boat was essentially a small shrimp boat and it was packed to the hilt with people. I knew there would be other people, but this was ridiculous. The only guarantee this company can offer is obnoxious employees at the front desk AND on the boat, a crammed experience, and coronary-inducing parking. Sorry guys, but the whole experience was a complete ****-fest.
Rating: 5
Great views and great weather
Sun, Aug 31, 14   2:00 PM gnickell3 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We went on this whale watching trip as just a nice day trip. We were not disappointed. The weather was perfect and the boat was not over crowded. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time. The only thing that might be of some concern is that although the crew makes their best effort to locate whales and dolphins but there are no guarantees. Just be aware that some days you will see many whales and others you may only see one or none. Despite all that, it is still worth it. Amazingly fun time. Enjoy
Rating: 5
Great afternoon boat tour!
Sun, Aug 31, 14   2:00 PM Kristen3791 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would highly recommend this tour if you're in Dana Point! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable, the boat was beautiful, and we saw plenty of ocean life on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.
Rating: 5
Great for both newbie and experiences angler
Sat, Aug 30, 14   5:30 PM amandawilder Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
These guys did an excellent job helping my 8 year old daughter and me. Both of us were first timers. They let us know how to fish each spot and helped us get the bait on and checked on us and gave us useful tips! Couldn't be more pleased!!!
Rating: 4
Great time, fun crew, caught fish
Sat, Aug 30, 14   12:00 PM asnailspace Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Fished with my 13-year old son, Captain explained where we were going, why we were going there, and how much time it would take to get there - all were helpful. Got on to some Calico bass with some larger (presumably Yellowtail) bites but no Yellowtail landed. Good times.
Rating: 5
Just Plain AWESOME
Sat, Aug 30, 14   10:00 AM TSchreiner Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
If you've never gone then what are you waiting for. Beautiful day out on the ocean looking for Dolphin and Whales. Came across hundreds of Dolphin and two blue whales. Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour out of Dana Point is awesome. The crew is very friendly and knowledgable and the catamaran is the way to go. Very comfortable, clean and has a nice kitchen/galley area. Would do this over and over.
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching Catamaran
Sat, Aug 30, 14   10:00 AM mkametani Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We tried to book the catamaran online but none were scheduled.

However when we arrive for the reservation, our tour was on the catamaran.

We've been on several of the other DP boats but this was different and we enjoyed the ride.

Did not see as many whales as in the past so the ride made up for it.

Would definely return with friends and more family.
Rating: 5
Such a fun adventure!
Sat, Aug 30, 14   10:00 AM jbdlee7 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We went the first ride out at 10am, and it started out slow, but by the time the sun came out, we were lucky enough to see several sightings of blue whales! Three different tale flicks and all! So cool. My son can't wait to go back again. The crew was very knowledgable and friendly. Be prepared. You might get a bit seasick, but it's worth it if you see those whales! Thank you so much to the captain and everyone on the crew. It was money well spent.
Rating: 5
Good Trip
Fri, Aug 29, 14   2:00 PM GemmaArnold Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had a great time. Nice enjoyable trip!
Rating: 4
Fun Day
Fri, Aug 29, 14   12:00 PM mkmcewen Female 60-69 Local Individual
It was a beautiful day on the water. The boat was not crowded so it was easy to move around from side to side or to the front/back. We saw a large number of dolphins swimming around the boat which was wonderful. We "saw" 2 whales at a distance but you could see them in the water. At the end of the trip, the captain said we saw 5 whales - he may have sighted 5 but the people on the boat saw 2. He mentioned 2 of them were behind us at a distance but we didn't see them.
Rating: 5
you will Jever forget this trip
Thu, Aug 28, 14   12:00 PM Torsten1960 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great to see the biggest animal on earth for 4 times during this 2 h trip. We came so close that you had the impression you Gould See Details Form bis skin.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Wed, Aug 27, 14   12:00 PM Ronald8238 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 2 magnificent blue whales and a huge sunfish that was sunning himself and did not move away. The crew gave us a lot of information about the animals we were looking at. Even though the water had high waves getting out into the ocean, the captain made the ride very smooth until we were in calmer waters. Also, the hot dogs were delicious.
Rating: 5
The couple are husband and wife.
Tue, Aug 26, 14   12:00 PM davidchardy Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
We enjoyed the cruise. Didn't see any whales. Did see a pod of Common Dolphins. Overall, we enjoyed the cruise very much and would certainly recommend it.