Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,627 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 292 712 9 = 703 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 382 918 12 = 906 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 726 1,669 42 = 1,627 97% 4.6
All 5,706 12,116 397 = 11,719 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 884 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Ascending Group Type?
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: 3
Wed, Jun 24, 09   5:30 PM SonofJacob3 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The fish were not biting but that happens sometimes- the crew, however, was determined to get us to a place that they were biting and they were helpful when it came to bagging fish and tying on hooks and sinkers- the only complaint is that I wish the boats were nonsmoking my wife has asthma and the smoke made light headed and sick-
Rating: 4
great service - no fish
Sat, Jun 27, 09   6:30 AM sfa711 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyable even without fish
Rating: 5
What a great trip!
Sat, Jun 27, 09   1:00 PM sjtracey Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We took my 8 year old daughter and mother (who was visiting from the East coast) on a 2.5 hour whale watching trip on 6/27. The catamaran was ideal for the trip - lots of deck space, very clean, etc. They only take a small group on each of these trips, so there was plenty of room for everyone, and it wasn't crowded at all. The crew was fantastic - very helpful and friendly, and eager to make sure everyone had a great time. We saw a HUGE pod of common dolphins pretty much right away, and then the crew got a tip on a fin whale and we took off to try and find it. Which we did! We stayed near it for a while (saw it come up 3 times), and although bobbing around in the not-so-still water was a little tough on some stomachs, it was worth it to see such a magnificent sight. The company doesn't guarantee that trips will see whales each time, but they certainly seemed to try hard to make it happen. We will DEFINITELY be going back out with them again soon!
Rating: 5
Fun, relaxing, romantic and very educational
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jun 27, 09   5:00 PM dmg91906 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Fun, relaxing, romantic and very educational
Rating: 4
Great day
Sun, Jun 28, 09   6:30 AM RobertDippel Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
While the fishing was not good the crew, boat and day were great. We are already trying to schedule another trip.
Rating: 5
Actual fishing
Sun, Jun 28, 09   6:30 AM prndds Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This experience of fishing has created excitement in my kids to go for fishing.

My 9 yr old daughter caught 10 and my son 6 yrs old caught 5 - half the time he was crying :-)

The best part is the location. No worries of looking for the fish the captain takes us to a place where there is fish and we catch -simple and easy. The crew is very helpful and full of energy. They are there whenever you need them.

I have already recommended it to my friends and we will certainly go again.

Rating: 5
Fun Trip!
Sun, Jun 28, 09   10:00 AM kcferrari Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were given this fishing trip as a Father's Day present. My son-in-law and I had a great time, this was a first for him. Next time we will do the all day trip!
Rating: 4
Went on whale watching adventure
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jun 28, 09   5:00 PM tsodal Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Had a great time... Zerve customer service was great! Very cooperative! I have told friends already!
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Mon, Jun 29, 09   6:30 AM Mjaschek Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had a party of seven people for the fishing trip. Getting 7 people ready to go and be on time can be a real challenge. We were late and DanaWharf held the fishing boat for us.

The crew on board, Eric, Brian & Ben were terrific. My wife let her reel go a few times and the guys were Johnny on the spot to help her with her tangled mess. My wife son, the birthday boy, had a broken wrist with a cast on. Each time he needed new bait, again the crew was there to help him out.

I would highly recommend a fishing trip with this company.

Rating: 5
Great Father Son Time
Mon, Jun 29, 09   6:30 AM joeymv Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
My son and I had not been fishing in years. This was great fun. Caught fish without most of the work and hassle of clean and unhooking them. It was also a beautiful day on the water. The crew was on their toes helping everyone and we had absolutely no issues. Next time we are going out on the 3/4 day boat. The half was too short.
Rating: 4
Good trip
Mon, Jun 29, 09   10:00 AM Pelicanman Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
They take good care of you
Rating: 2
Tue, Jun 30, 09   6:30 AM zapata007 Male 40-49 Local Individual
Went on the 1/2 day fishing boat Sum Fun. There must have been 40 anglers and only 5 fish caught. The skipper did not put us on any fish. We fished the same kelp bed twice. I would not recommend this fishing outfit.
Rating: 4
Great day just no fish
Tue, Jun 30, 09   10:00 AM fishinfrank Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The weather was great...sunny but not hot. However the fishing was cold. The captain commented early in the trip that the wind had really picked up the night before and had dropped the water temperature. He tried several spots without success. Guess I'll just have to go back when the water heats up.
Rating: 3
Boat late to leave - Parking problems
Fri, Jul 3, 09   12:00 PM donkohout Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
12:00 boat did not leave untill 1:00 because according to captain customers could not find parking. There seems to be a problem with more spots on the charter boats than parking spots in the sportfishing lot that is supposed to be reserved for fishermen. If they are going to cut the 5 hour trip short to wait on late people to park everbody might just as well of parked in the 4 hour max. spaces and saved room for the late comers in the reserved lot. I have never been to any other function that was delayed for so long waiting on late people. As @ airports the tickets said to be there 45 min. early, being we waited untill 1:00 that means people were looking for parking for 1 hour and 45 minutes, I think not? Do the folks that were on time a favor and give them what they paid for.

Fishing and boat crew were OK as soon as we got out of the harbor.