Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,627 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 292 712 9 = 703 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 382 918 12 = 906 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 726 1,669 42 = 1,627 97% 4.6
All 5,706 12,116 397 = 11,719 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 884 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great little excursion!
Sun, May 10, 09   11:00 AM marlene007 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
This is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy a short getaway from the mundane weekend (or week day) activities. The boat size is nice, plenty of room, very clean. Back of the boat is prime real estate in my opinion, it's deep bench seating, so you can really stretch out. The only con to that is the chance you take in inhaling the exhaust from the engine. However; good weather conditions, combined with a nice breeze should knock that out.

I took the Mother's Day cruise, so the complimentary champagne with snacks were a perk. I don't know if that's customary for all the two hour cruises, it is however on the four hour; or so I've heard.

For locals such as myself, it truly makes you appreciate the beauty Southern California has to offer.

If you're someone who respects & appreciates natural beauty, or takes pleasure in the splendor ocean life has to offer: This is for you!
Rating: 2
Won't recommend
Sun, May 10, 09   11:00 AM Menezeh77 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
It was my 1st time going whale watching so I was looking forward to it. Unfortunately it was horrible! The catamaran was to un-steady it was hard to walk from one place to another specially with a drink in your hand. It was just not worth getting up and trying to get outside. It was just a bad experience one that wasn't worth what it cost. I didn't even get to see a whale which was made it worst, all I know is that I will never go on it again or recommended to anyone.
Rating: 5
Best Mothers Day ever!!!
Sun, May 10, 09   12:45 PM melissawee Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I highly recommend the 1/2 day fishing trip! We had a range of ages in our group from 5 years old to 80 years old. Everyone had a blast! The crew was amazing, very helpful and courteous. The ride was beautiful and we caught several fish. I appreciated them providing live bait too. Don't wait! Take this trip.
Rating: 5
Great day
Sun, May 10, 09   12:45 PM jk11651 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Lots of Fun, Caught lots of fish, the crew was great. Did not want to get off the boat
Rating: 5
Sun, May 10, 09   1:00 PM edenzon Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Rating: 3
Maybe wrong time of year
Mon, May 11, 09   1:00 PM ElizabethAbr Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We took off on time but were out there nearly 2 hours before we finally saw 1 small humpback whale. It was exciting to see it but it was not what I expected. I rated the activity as Neutral because I don't know enough about whales to have expected something better at this time of the year. Maybe earlier in the year the whales are out more but one whale at the very end of the trip was a bit disappointing. The crew of 2 were not the friendliest either. We asked one (pink mohawk) if it was time and he kind of snapped at us. We're from Las Vegas. Whales are not something we see everyday. They need to take into consideration that although they see these beautiful animals everyday, there are people who have never seen one "Up Close and Personal" as your ad says. Our original plan was to go to Santa Barbara but with the fires we thought it best not to go into that area. I probably would not recommend this trip to my friends. Also when we came into the office to pickup our tickets we weren't greeted in a friendly manner. We felt as if we were more of a bother than customers.
Rating: 5
We saw whales!
Wed, May 13, 09   1:00 PM captlee48 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Wow, what a beautiful day aboard the OC Adventure! Calm seas and a beautiful power catamaran that took us out to sea where we were treated to close up views of dolphin - they come right over to the boat - and huge fin whales. Knowledgable crew, timely departure and return, and a nice clean boat made the trip just right! Would highly recommend this mid-week fun to do trip.
Rating: 4
Fun and the staff was great
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, May 13, 09   5:00 PM askaar Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Wonderful time and the staff was super!
Rating: 1
Horrible Experience
Thu, May 14, 09   10:00 AM pervert Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Hardly any of the fish brought on board were big enough to keep. The fish that were kept were small and not what any of us would have expected from an ocean fishing experience. Crew was less than helpful. The only positive thing I can say about the whole trip was the great cheesburgers..... I would deffinetly not recommend this trip to anyone!!!!!!
Rating: 4
It was fun
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, May 14, 09   5:00 PM btrchtr Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My parents were out for a visit and it was first time out on pacific ocean.

It was fun for them, we were disappointed, that we did not see whales.

The dolphins were about 10 miles out.
Rating: 2
Expensive - Dollared me to Death!
Fri, May 15, 09   10:00 AM mrimage Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The trip was expensive for what you got. The rod rental was extra. And the up-grade was outrageous. 1 Day license, rod, trip, fish bag, plus fish fillet, totaled $70.00.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Fri, May 15, 09   10:00 AM CheriAlguire Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My son (19) and I did this for his birthday. Neither of us had ever done a fishing trip like this before and we both loved it. I knew he would like it, but I did not expect to have such a good time. The crew was very helpful and supportive. My tip, wear sunscreen, even if it is cloudy! Great trip. You need to try this one!
Rating: 5
No Whales but Lots of Dolphins
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, May 15, 09   5:00 PM CarolEtgen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the second time I've been out with my son and family when in CA - the first time we were lucky enough to be one of the first boats to see a blue whale for the season. This time we didn't have any whales, but two types of dolphins who entertained us wonderfully. The crew is great about describing the dolphins and their habits. It was cool - if the weather says overcast, remember to dress in layers. There were some people there in summer nothings that froze! We were late leaving because of some late comers, but the crew made sure we were out for our full 2 hours.
Rating: 5
My grandkids loved this boat trip!
Sat, May 16, 09   1:00 PM marilyno Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
kids (5 and 7) loved it. They at least saw one whale (bigger than boat) and several hundred dolphins. Highlight of trip to California.
Rating: 4
Very Pleasant and organized trip
Sun, May 17, 09   6:30 AM sie17516 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The crew was very friendly and extremely helpful. It was nice half day trip.