Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,426 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 213 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 401 921 25 = 896 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 639 1,465 39 = 1,426 97% 4.6
All 5,236 11,020 377 = 10,643 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 829 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 184 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Wed, Oct 15, 14   4:00 PM Mistyq1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We did the afternoon tour and it was amazing! So worth the money. Watching the sunset into he ocean was so beautiful . We were not expecting to see any whale and we did! It was very exciting and so much fun! We normally go deep sea fishing so we did not know what to expect. Very happy with our tour and would do it again in a heart beat!
Rating: 5
Awesome trip! Beautiful views! Put us on the fish!
Wed, Oct 15, 14   10:00 AM gailwall Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I was a little skeptical to book a trip on the pacific coast on a bigger boat with 20+ other strangers. Past experiences on other large fishing boats have been very disappointing. After talking to some locals, they assured me this was different and they were so right! The price was extremely reasonable, the captain & mates very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and everyone caught fish! I highly recommend fishing with them and if I get back to the Orange County area, I will certainly book again!
Rating: 5
Saw whales and an entire pod of dolphins
Tue, Oct 14, 14   2:00 PM Sccook70 Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a great little trip. The crew was friendly and helpful. We saw two types of whales and an entire pod of Dolphins.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable
Mon, Oct 13, 14   4:00 PM tiffrobbins Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It was very enjoyable. We saw a ton of dolphins.
Rating: 3
Nice boat ride but captain/host barely talked
Mon, Oct 13, 14   2:00 PM deblopez Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We've been on this trip before but this time we weren't that satisfied. The captain and spotter didn't really tell us much about the area and the wildlife until we came to a pod of dolphins, then he repeated himself multiple times. We left almost 20 mon late and returned only 5 min late so our trip was shorted.
Rating: 3
Will have to try again
Sat, Oct 11, 14   2:00 PM Pariwhale Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Adventure Tour was not promising as it sounds like. First, we departed 1/2 hour late, where we had to wait about 40 mins in line for our boat to arrive. I don't believe we went out as far as we should to see whales, and we just circled about a couple of miles from the shore. With no whales in sight for almost hour and half or so, luckily we were able to spot a school of dolphins. We spent about 25 mins circling the dolphins and returned back to the harbor really disappointed. As usual, we were given a free complimentary pass to return on a new adventure. There were no extra ordinary efforts to seek out whales, but I guess all the whales must have been sleeping in since it was Saturday.
Rating: 5
Anniversary vacation to SO Cal
Thu, Oct 9, 14   4:00 PM 20years Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time on our whale watching cruise. We were on an anniversary holiday and wanted to keep things low-key. It was super easy to get to the venue and we saw lots of marine life. Literally hundreds of dolphins came over to 'play' with us. Seals joined in... and a whale made a special appearance.

Highly recommend. Even if the whales stay hidden, just seeing the dolphins made it well worth it.
Rating: 5
excellent trip, well run, good subject knowledge,
Thu, Oct 2, 14   11:00 AM fhquinn Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
excellent trip. Will take again in the future
Rating: 5
Great day with many Dolphins
Mon, Sep 22, 14   12:00 PM Smile0425 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time on the very nice catamaran. We saw a large pod of common dolphins that "stampeded" many times for us- it gave me goosebumps it was so moving! Then we saw a small pod of bottlenose dolphins that rode in the front of the boat just like you've seen on the movies. The staff was helpful and friendly. Would definately go again and hopefully see whales next time!
Rating: 4
Great activity except for an equipment malfunction
Sun, Sep 21, 14   5:00 PM rustymalone Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
About an hour into the boat ride my wife was sitting on a raised portion of the boat was sliding off to touch the deck...she is 5' so her legs were a couple of inches from touching the deck. As she slid off a piece of the ship that was tied to this "box area" came loose and she went with it onto the deck, bruised and pretty shaken up. A deck hand came over and secured the portion that came loose and asked her if she was OK, she said I think so. I was with her at this point. We went down in the galley to purchase a drink and told the bartender what had happened and he was pretty excited to go fix it but as soon as we told him it had been secured he lost interest,,,didn't even ask if she was ok. No customer service or concerns to the right persons I guess.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sun, Sep 21, 14   10:00 AM jjgreen64 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While we were not lucky enough to see a whale, we did see hundreds, if not thousands of dolphin. They swam along with the boat and jumped out of the water. The captain and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. The views if the coast line were worth the cost of the cruise alone. I would definitely recommend this tour for everyone.
Rating: 4
Great first cruise!
Tue, Sep 16, 14   2:00 PM staszakmt Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a bucket-list for us to have a chance to see whales. I got to see the back and tail of a blue whale, plus a ton of dolphins! I could have watched those for hours. You may want to stay outside on the boat since the captain did not mention what side of the boat to look out on. We lucked out and the whale was on our side.
Rating: 3
OK
Sun, Sep 14, 14   2:00 PM marjon97 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was nice we did see 1 blue whale even tho you cannot get very close to even see. All our 2 hours were spent on just seeing the one whale (which we were happy to see), but no time was left to see any dolphins or sea lions. We had 3 grandchildren with us plus our grown children for a birthday celebration day. It could have been made a little more exciting with seeing different things...too much time spent on waiting for the whale to surface again...little children would have enjoyed the dolphins & sea lions too...a little disappointing
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Sun, Sep 14, 14   10:00 AM jenmurphy77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience. Kids loved every minute. Very professional and informative.
Rating: 5
whale turned on his back
Tue, Sep 9, 14   12:00 PM gm8508 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
we saw a whale that rolled over to show it's belly to us.