Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,343 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 144 346 5 = 341 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 228 527 11 = 516 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 614 1,377 34 = 1,343 97% 4.5
All 4,831 10,094 352 = 9,742 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 747 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 4.8 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Very good
Thu, Mar 7, 13   2:00 PM Hope1955 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We would all enjoyed our trip!
Rating: 5
Wonderful whale watching.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 5, 13   12:00 PM marciabeatty Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughters and I had a wonderful time on half-price Tuesday. We saw several whales, dolphins, sea lions and other animals. Had a great time!
Rating: 5
It was great!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 5, 13   12:00 PM PatsyEmery Female Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
Spotted white-sided dolphins; a pod of approximately 100 commn dolphins; sea lions galore and two 70' fin whales. Watching the fin whale surface and dive was amazing.
Rating: 5
A great time!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 5, 13   10:00 AM Jojo1108 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great activity! We saw Dolphins, Gray Whales, and Thin Whales. The crew was great! On a overcast day we appreciated having the opportunity to enjoy food and drinks in the cabin. The Captain amazed us with his wealth of knowledge on everything we saw. We had a wonderful time and would highly reccomend this to everyone. We have a 4 year old and she can't stop talking about the boat ride and seeing all of the animals. Thanks for the great time!
Rating: 5
ORGANIZED AND INFORMATIVE
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 5, 13   10:00 AM CarolKocalis Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
The captain really knows his whales and their interesting patterns. The boat was clean and it was a very good value.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Sun, Mar 3, 13   1:00 PM naylore Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We didn't see any whales but we saw over a thousand dolphins. There wer dolphins as far as we could see. It was amazing! The crew was polite and helpful. Only one criticism = I am 84 years old and I would have had trouble standing the whole trip and too old to climb up to the available seating. My son hunted up a box so I could climb up. It would be nice if they had had a stool Otherwise it was delightful.
Rating: 4
First timer and a Field trip :D
Sun, Mar 3, 13   11:30 AM FAMOUSCHICK Female 20-29 Local Other
I went on a field trip with my Marine Mammals class from OCC. It was my first time whale watching and I had no idea what to expect. I had a great time! The crew and captain were very friendly, informative and willing to answer any questions anyone aboard might have had. Even though we did not see any whales the day my class and I went out we were all given a non expirering voucher to come back another day in hopes of seeing one. I thought that was very generous of them :) We were lucky enough to see hundreds of common dolphins and then the sea lions as they were in their natural surroundings. I thought it was awesome how the captain explained characteristics of the marine animals and their traits they distinguish. I do plan on going back and bringing friends/family to experience the fun time I had.
Rating: 5
Great experience- 8 AM best time
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM aecarls Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We attended the 3/3/13 tour at 8 AM so were part of the first group on the boat for the day; this meant parking was easy and the boat was clean, which is key (restrooms can get nasty). The tour guide/ boat captain whom we heard over the loudspeaker was excellent; we really appreciated his descriptions and facts of whale and dolphin behaviour, as well as Dana Point geography; it truly enhanced the experience; disappointed we didn't catch his name and didn't see him to thank him upon departure. LOTS of kids but we expected that. 2 hours is perfect- much longer would be too long.
Rating: 5
Incredible commentary from the head guide.
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM NCarpenter Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
He was informative and entertaining - a tough combination.
Rating: 5
great experience
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM kpt1978 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great all around experience, the staff was great and helpful. We got to see whales wich was amazing
Rating: 3
pricy and little to no fish
Sun, Mar 3, 13   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We love fishing. We fish almost every weekend. We fish on a boat with the Dana Warf Sportfishing, about 1 to 3 times a year. We don't go that often with them because the total price is too much and fishing has been slow. The crew members are really nice and helpful. They taught us how to tie the hook on better with an easy, but strong knot. Some people catch big ones and even interesting ones. On these trips I have seen moray eels caught and even a large shovel nose guitar fish. We almost always see dolphins and sea lions. It's nice to be out there, but you may not get you money's worth. Some days of fishing are great, while other are not. I would suggest to just fish off of a pier you like best, you might have a better chance. We fish at San Clemente pier a lot. We hope fishing will be good for all people, so fishing on the boat might be worth it. Good luck fishing everyone, no matter where you fish, how you fish, or who your with.
Rating: 5
Whale and dolphin watch
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:30 AM nancydameron Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The whale watch trip was incredible. The catamaran was the perfect size boat and was so comfortable. Our captain knew exactly where to take us and we saw whales and a huge pod of dolphins! It was a great trip and I am definitely going again.
Rating: 5
Great family activity close to nature & wild life
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:00 AM AMROCO Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great for kids and older to keep close to the natural & wailed life in our coast. Enjoyable for all ages.
Rating: 4
Whale of a Good Time
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM donnawanato Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Who new the big whales got so close to shore! What a fun trip. The captain was full of interesting info and facts regarding the 7 mile area off Dana Point. We saw about 6 whales and lots of dolphin. Would recommend to anyone.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Trip from Start to Finish!
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM gaicha Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Visiting my daughter college, we went on this whale watching tour hoping to see some blue whales, gray whales and dolphins. We are used to seeing the humpbacks in Maui in the winter. We were rewarded with some fantastic gray whales frolicking close to the boat. The captains narrative was informational and very thoughtful. You could tell he loved his job and the whales. We saw lots of dolphins too. This boat was nice and clean and the crew was very polite. Loved it and would go again.