Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,455 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 197 431 19 = 412 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 340 778 22 = 756 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 644 1,488 33 = 1,455 97% 4.6
All 5,280 11,121 377 = 10,744 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 834 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 211 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Excellent experience, excellent customer service!
Wed, Dec 17, 14   2:00 PM Balmoral Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a windy day and some rain to boot. We did not see much and the crew gave us tickets to come back for another free whale watching tour. I have been on this tour before and have seen blue whales, tons of dolphins and large groups of seals and sea lions. As long as the weather is sunny the animals cooperate! I will always return to this group and will refer anyone I can. Thank you!
Rating: 4
Ease of purchasing tickets
Thu, Dec 4, 14   2:00 PM philco240 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
easy experience with not problems.
Rating: 5
Great time, great people.
Mon, Dec 1, 14   12:00 PM mfilios1000 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a lovely trip. Unfortunately we did not see any whales. However the captain and crew were very informative and showed us a number of other ocean inhabitants. Also because we did not see any whales, we received credit to do another trip any time in the future. Just a great group to work with!
Rating: 5
Best Sport Fishing Outfitter Around!
Mon, Dec 1, 14   10:00 AM frankie088 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very pleased with the staff on board our fishing boat -- they were efficient, helpful, and friendly. We would have liked to have gone out into deeper waters but the weather did not cooperate and unfortunately my husband and daughter both became seasick. We spoke with a few of the weekly regulars who said this was the best outfit in the area and after the service we received we would have to agree. I had a wonderful time and my daughter enjoyed feeding the seagulls, pelicans, cormorants, and loons with the leftover bait as we sailed back into the harbor!
Rating: 4
Safe & reliable
Wed, Nov 26, 14   10:00 AM Portiva Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a good standard experience with Dana Wharf San Clemente. Crew looked professional enough and knowledgeable although it seemed that they are doing the job by the book and obvious lack of enthusiasm and excitement or any encouraging were easy to sense. They had more their energy focused on selling food and drinks. Boat was half full and no extra happy ordinary mood had been practiced by the crew in order to make a nice weather day fabulous. Perhaps we will go next time with them, as far as location and price but we will be more self independent this time. Boat cleaning had been performed while heading back to the dock and this was totally inconvenient and uncomfortable for the passengers. They should clean their boat afterwards or adopt a better system. Generally I would say Staff were not an issue, lack of quality management made them to be like that.
Rating: 5
Whale watching
Tue, Nov 25, 14   2:00 PM Nbar88 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great time, easy to set up.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable experience
Tue, Nov 18, 14   10:00 AM Jameshepker Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed our whale watching adventure. The weather was delightful and the crew knew where to find an abundance of dolphins and whales for us to observe.
Rating: 5
Boat trip on Dana Point
Fri, Nov 14, 14   10:00 AM Pearlferret Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was quite an adventure. There was so much to see, where to begin? Best of all we spotted a humpback whale which was remarkable since it was in November! Another wonderful part of the tour was the large pod of dolphins that were swimming along side the boat. Then another type of dolphin species also joined in the act, swimming out a little farther. The captain of the boat was very informative on the different types of marine life we encountered. We also went by a large buoy that had 6 seals perched on top, & were able to get very close for perfect photo opportunities. I would love to do this again if in the area again.
Rating: 5
These guys know what they're doing!
Wed, Nov 5, 14   2:00 PM kat92115 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our trip was wonderful - easy to book and we left on time. The boat had more than enough room on it for everyone to sit comfortably and see everything that was to be seen. My husband and I took our daughter and her fiancee' and we all had a wonderful time. The captain knew exactly where to go to find marine life. We saw a humpback whale and several hundred common dolphin. The trip would have been relaxing and worthwhile on its own, nut seeing such amazing creatures up close was incredible. Our daughter is a professional photographer and she captured some fabulous shots that will help us to always remember this adventure. WE would most certainly do this again.
Rating: 5
Wonderfully enjoyable
Mon, Nov 3, 14   12:00 PM renabeachbum Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter and I, having never been to or on the ocean, loved the whole experience. Can't express how exciting it was to see the two humpback whales!! Could have watched all day, and loved the dolphins swimming with and under the boat. Everything happening was well explained, and it was clear, the crew seemed to be enjoying it as much as we were! I appreciated that after so many years of taking people out to whale watch, it wasn't boring or ho-hum, to them. If you get a chance, I highly recommend this company!!
Rating: 4
Tue, Oct 28, 14   4:00 PM phillipse Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Rating: 4
Great wave riding
Tue, Oct 28, 14   2:00 PM PSellers Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I thought the crew was very nice and the boat was well equipped. People never moved so it was a bit hard to move to better viewing areas if you didn't start there. We only saw briefly one small whale, so it was pretty disappointing since we saw on the news there were a lot of whale sightings this year and that is why we booked.
Rating: 5
Great Whale and Dolphin Watching Trip
Mon, Oct 27, 14   2:00 PM tpmpres Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our trip was exciting as we saw both a humpback whale and a blue whale. The Captain spent extra time following the blue whale and id a great job of telling us about the characteristics of the different whales we were seeing.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Oct 27, 14   2:00 PM SuzanneMoore Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful day. Saw lots of sea animals. Including hundreds of dolphins, hundreds of sea lions a humpback whale and a BLUE WHALE!!! It was awesome. Highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Well worth your time!!
Sun, Oct 26, 14   12:00 PM kellycompton Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had such a great time on our tour. It was a lot of fun and look forward to doing this again. We will be visiting the Southern California area again in the Spring with our children and grandchildren, we will be booking this tour again, I know the kids will love it. Even though we did not see any whales on our tour, we did see plenty of dolphins and sea lions. It was great to be out on the ocean on such a beautiful day. I can't say enough good about our experience.