Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,311 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 207 482 8 = 474 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 280 643 14 = 629 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 602 1,344 33 = 1,311 97% 4.5
All 4,911 10,266 355 = 9,911 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 740 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 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
Whales and the biggest shark
Fri, Apr 9, 10   12:00 PM BRSCHIEBE Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
this time we not only saw whales (from afar, as usual) but we also saw a HUGE shark up close - so close in fact it actually went under the boat leaving us wondering if its plan was to chomp off a chunk of boat. It has its mouth wide open as it approached us.

Our captain tells us he never had seen a shark like this one! There was much speculating, but by the end of the trip, because of the determination of the crew and some fancy equipment, we were able to find out what it was.

All the crew members seemed fun, knowledgable, excited, enthusiastic, and willing to respond to questions.

I wish there was a way to get closer to the whales for a better view without disturbing them.

We had a great trip!
Rating: 5
Great outdoor activity!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 6, 10   2:00 PM AnnTest Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The weather was beautiful, the crew efficient and friendly, and - since we saw three species of whales - a great outcome. Would recommend this outing to others!

Only "wish" - have the narrator explain a little more about the differences in the whales we saw!
Rating: 5
Great day on the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 6, 10   12:00 PM dscorder Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The sun, sea and coastline were beautiful, the crew were courteous and informative. We didn't see any whales, but we saw dolphins and had a wonderful time. We understood that the whales don't show up on demand and went with the idea in mind that we would be happy with whatever we saw.
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Sun, Apr 4, 10   12:00 PM lynbk1 Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
This is one of the best activities ever! I am from Illinois and come to California to visit my son, daughter in law and two grandsons. We try to do as many fun things as possible, and this is the best!

The staff interacted with us, making this a very educational activity, as well as lots of fun.

I would certainly recommend -- whole heartedly -- a whale watch to any native Californian or visitor.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Sat, Apr 3, 10   10:00 AM iloverudy Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
This was a wonderful experience and the crew was great. I would recommend this experience to everybody.
Rating: 5
Very good trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 30, 10   2:00 PM scoutshouse1 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We and the grandkids had a very good time. We seen a big group of Dolphins.
Rating: 5
Whale trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 30, 10   12:00 PM darcrawford Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Excellent captains who made every effort to find whales and gave us a ticket to use in future because no whales were sited.
Rating: 5
Perfect Sunday Afternoon
Sun, Mar 28, 10   2:00 PM jeminca Female 60-69 Local Other
A friend and I decided to go on a whale watching excursion as something different to do for fun. WELL, we had no idea how much fun it would turn out to be. We met a friendly couple from Palos Verde standing in line and found out this was their 25th trip! We had a ball with them. The crew was great. Todd, the captain; Morgan, a naturalist; and George, chief cook and entertainer, made us feel like we were invited guests on a friend's boat. The burgers and sandwiches we had were delicious! We were lucky enough to see several fin whales on our outing. Todd and Morgan informed us about the whales' characteristics and directed us where to look so we could observe them in the water. The two hours went by so fast. It was a perfectly wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There will be many more in the future.
Rating: 5
Great Day On The Ocean
Wed, Mar 24, 10   2:00 PM caburtt Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Captain and crew were very helpful and lots of humor and fun.

They found a pod of Dplphins and stayed with them for a long time so we could see and enjoy them all.

We really wanted to see a whale but had not luck.

Beautiful day anyway.
Rating: 5
Successful Whale Watch
Sun, Mar 21, 10   12:00 PM PTFLEMING Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our group was father, mother and adult son. Departed Dana Point appx. 12:00 noon 3/21/2010. Spotted (1) Gray whale about 1/2 way . Our craft maintained a safe distance from the whale, however various other craft converged on the sighting and probably compromised the sighting. That's OK, we all like whales!
Rating: 5
sea lions and dolphins
Fri, Mar 19, 10   10:00 AM vaquero Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
saw no whales, but had a great time watching sea lions on a buoy and a pod of dolphins. the latter were very active and gave us great entertainment.
Rating: 5
Luck was with us!
Thu, Mar 18, 10   12:00 PM HEPalmer Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
Went onThursday, 5/18, at noon. Trip at 10am before us did not see any whales. However, luck was with us! After an hour out the Captain was about to give up on seeing whales and go to find some dolphins when we came upon two grey whales. We watched them briefly when he saw more further away, so headed toward them. At that point, we came upon three more grey whales and they stayed in the area and put on quite a show. We watched them make a number of dives and the pictures of the blows and tails rising in the air are beautiful. A sight never to be forgotten. The crew really put an effort into finding the whales and once found provided very good narative on what to look out for so we were sure to time the pictures just right. You take your chances on making a sighting, but it is well worth it.
Rating: 4
Accommodating crew searched for and found WHALES!!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   2:00 PM PeggyABailey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought this was an interesting outing, well worth reduced senior rates. Left on time; returned a little late because the captain kept searching for whales. We saw them, as well as lots of nearby dolphins.

Great fresh seafood on the wharf.

Nice outing for visitors.
Rating: 5
Excellent
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   2:00 PM susanjensen Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a beautiful day and the boat was full but we had plenty of room. The crew were great and we saw sea lions, whales, and dolphins. Great day Thanks
Rating: 4
Enjoyed the trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 16, 10   2:00 PM jsondhi Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyed the trip. Did see a couple of migrating whales.