Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,385 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 133 328 3 = 325 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 358 856 11 = 845 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 612 1,417 32 = 1,385 97% 4.6
All 5,068 10,658 358 = 10,300 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 800 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 326 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 215 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 4.9 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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
the captain running the boat was great
Wed, Jan 9, 13   12:00 PM Zevalongley Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Evenn though I have led many children on nature trips as a teacher inthe last 30 years, I learned a lot about the animals we saw and about how to communicate knowledge. The captain expressed his knowledge in a fun way. wanoderful.
Rating: 5
Big bang for your buck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We go whale watching several times a year and always out of Dana Point. The tours are enjoyable and educational as the crew is very knowledgeable about the local marine life. Every possible effort is made to view a whale but of course, that is not always going to happen so the captain is always on the lookout for dolphins, sea lions, etc. No matter what you see, a day spent on the water is a good day.
Rating: 5
Surfing porpoises were beautiful
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 6, 12   11:00 AM bkgoza Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
On a beautiful, calm day, the catamaran was very stable (important to me who gets seasick), and very quickly found a fin whale which we watched for quite some time. Then on to a very large pod of porpoises -- perhaps 2000 altogether -- who seemed to enjoy swimming beside us and surfing in the boat's wake. In between, we watched sooty shearwaters who were so full of krill that they couldn't even make it off the water. The naturalist on the boat was very informative, and the trip overall was a great treat.
Rating: 4
very nice experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Oct 27, 12   4:00 PM R8448poo Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The counter staff was very helpful. I requested that my wife couldn't stand very long and they made the effort to see that we could board first.

The tour was great. i would recomend it for all.
Rating: 4
Great day on the water
Tue, Oct 2, 12   4:00 PM kathysink Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
We really had a fine experience, particularly because the Captain/guide/narrator was so informative. The only drawback: the water was very calm the day we went, so I enjoyed myself. Had the water been choppier, I would have preferred being on a boat with higher railings (these were not waist-high for an grown man, considerably lower than what the law requires for a cruise ship) and more secure handholds. On a boat, I'm a big fan of handholds, and at my age I would not have felt safe or secure in rougher water.
Rating: 5
Great local excursion with out-of-state friends
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Oct 2, 12   2:00 PM Sandrasturla Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We had friends visiting us in San Clemente from the mid-west and we thought that a good outing with them would be a whale watch cruise. We enjoyed the cruise just as much as our friends did. The captain and crew were friendly but professional. They wanted us to have a good time and see some sea life. The weather was gorgeous, the sea was glassy and we saw several different groups of dolphins and a whale! The time passed quickly and before we knew it the 2 hours were over. We will be returning.
Rating: 5
Great little Getaway
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 30, 12   2:00 PM Lcrowley3 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
What a great way to get on the water, enjoy the SoCal sun, and experience nature! The staff are friendly and helpful. The boat is just big enough and not crowded. From the time you leave the dock it is a wonderful and relaxing experience. You never lose sight of land even though you go out about a mile. The contrast of open sea ahead and mountains to the rear makes you realize how amazing California is.

As your eyes scan the horizon for the tell-tale "puff" of a whale you note the deep greens and blue of the water. Suddenly there dolphins breaching just ahead! Take some videos with your phone so you can re-live the motion as well as the action.

2 hours is just enough..and if you don't find whales the company gives half off coupons for the next trip you take, and once you've gone out there will definitely be a next trip!

Grab some food at Turk's either before or after your trip. Great bar with food place, lots of atmosphere that will remind you of days past, and delicious food!
Rating: 4
Zerve provides a convenient way to book fishing
Fri, Sep 28, 12   10:00 AM rdovala Male 60-69 Local Other
Using Zerve eliminates the need to stand in line to procure tickets. I don't have to worry about not being able to get tickets because I'm quaranteed a spot on the boat as soon as I book.
Rating: 5
No Whales, Still Fun
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Sep 27, 12   5:00 PM deecoy Female 60-69 Local Individual
Looking forward to a return trip using the voucher provided.
Rating: 5
Whale watching trip was great!
Wed, Sep 26, 12   2:00 PM Harryg Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain went out of the standard 7 mile zone to show us the only Blue whale in the area and it was worth it! I have been on whale watching boats on the east coast and Hawaii and this trip was by far the best. I also enjoyed the dolphins cavorting around the boat. I have recommended this trip to others and plan to go another trip when the whales are "in town".
Rating: 4
Enjoyable day
Tue, Sep 18, 12   10:00 AM pschmidt Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
While we didn't see any whales, we did see several large pods of dolphins who swam alongside the boat. The guide was very informative about the marine life we saw and answered any questions we had.
Rating: 5
Very informative
Mon, Sep 17, 12   12:00 PM DGVincent Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain was very knowledgeable and passed on to us a lot of information about the sealife. It was a smooth ride and was fun when he speeded up to get further out to sea. (8 miles) Weather was beautiful. We only saw dolphins and some sun fish but enjoyed it anyway. It was good customer service to give us 1/2 price passes for the next time we want to go. I greatly recommend this outing.
Rating: 5
I really enjoyed the tour. It was exciting.
Thu, Sep 13, 12   2:00 PM lindamontler Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Enjoyed seeing the dolphins and whales. Only complaint I have is that in the brochure it says sr price $40 and when I called and asked for a sr discount I was told that you have none and I pd $45 each. I feel I am intitled to a $10 refund. thanks Linda
Rating: 4
To see a whale
Thu, Sep 13, 12   2:00 PM hafflife Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Any day at sea is a great day.....got to see a whale
Rating: 4
Recommended Twilight Fishing Trip
Wed, Sep 12, 12   5:30 PM TomSchlaff Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Although the fishing was slow, the crew was very good. They helped us try different combinations to improve our chances. Twilight in the ocean was beautiful, and so was the sunset.