Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,412 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 174 410 10 = 400 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 372 882 18 = 864 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 624 1,447 35 = 1,412 96% 4.6
All 5,155 10,860 365 = 10,495 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 820 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 361 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 184 87% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Fin-again, and again
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM Davanna Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Whale watching is unpredictable, so don't expect to see the same show as the previous tour group - these whales are on the move - and fast! I was disappointed to only see 1 fin whale, but that's nature! There is great information about whales from the tour guide while waiting for "fin-again" (fin whale) to surface. I learned quite a bit, eventhough there wasn't much to see. We were lucky, however, to ride up on a huge pod of dolphins. It was just like DiCaprio in"Titanic", but much better!
Rating: 5
Entertaining and Educational, highly reccommended!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM Julesrubio Female 50-59 Local Individual
I took my 6 year old nephew on the trip and told him we may not see anything, but thught the boat ride alone would be fun. The crew was engaging for the first hour at which time nothing was sighted. My nephew told me he was haveing a great time. When we did spot a fin whale, my nephew was overjoyed. Heading back to the marina, we saw several dolphns and my nephew informed me that this was the best day of his life!!! I couldn't agree more......
Rating: 5
Fun day!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM LauraHamm Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great day. Saw one whale but was even more excited about the dolphins. :) guide was extremely knowledgeable and crew was friendly.
Rating: 5
Big bang for your buck
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   12:00 PM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We go whale watching several times a year and always out of Dana Point. The tours are enjoyable and educational as the crew is very knowledgeable about the local marine life. Every possible effort is made to view a whale but of course, that is not always going to happen so the captain is always on the lookout for dolphins, sea lions, etc. No matter what you see, a day spent on the water is a good day.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   10:00 AM hfatzer Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were able to follow a female Gray Whale for quite some time, and she kept fluking every few minutes. We also saw a pod of several hundred common dolphins with babies. This was our first time ever seeing whales and dolphins in the wild, and we were very pleased with the trip and the crew. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Loved this Excursion!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 1, 13   10:00 AM CarolKSoCal Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
My husband & I are locals who never took advantage of this wonderful resource right on our own backyard until this past week. We had a wonderful time on the whale watching tour and found our captain to be so interesting and very knowledgeable about the sea life in the area. The boat ride was great and the crew were friendly & helpful. We plan to come back again as soon as possible to see more whales and dolphins!
Rating: 5
We had a fabulous time!!
Fri, Dec 28, 12   10:00 AM RobKelly Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The crew was fantastic at helping us get started fishing since we hadn't fished in many years! They were fabulous and helped make this a very fun event! The boat was wonderful and had great food aboard! It was a fabulous experience that we will be sure to do again!
Rating: 5
No fish, but good bites.
Sun, Dec 23, 12   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female Under 20 Local Group of Friends
We had no keepers this time, we caught a few small fish and that's it. The crew were nice. We were hoping to catch more fish and keeper fish. We used live squid bait, but it didn't work for us. I wish they had that and the usual live little fish. I love fishing anyways, but this is too expensive for my pocket. I'd do it again, but only once or twice every year. We saw many pods of dolphins and even a baby one. Being on a boat is nice, but costs too much. We like to go to the San Clemente pier, because we only have to pay for parking and bait. For this activity we have to pay for the ticket, a day license, pole rentals(since ours are not the best), not to mention the optional jackpot, tips, and fish cleaning by the crew. We love it, but it's better just to go to the pier or do what some crazy people do, which is fishing on a kayak, which then it would be cheaper to buy a year fishing license. Try the boat thing, maybe you'll be more lucky than us and catch the big ones!
Rating: 5
Whale watchingi
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 11, 12   2:00 PM juanitadejes Female Unspecified Unspecified Individual
It was fun,good service, would suggest adding sunrise and sunset watching in the future
Rating: 5
excellent trip
Thu, Dec 6, 12   2:00 PM uvstgal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was an excellent way to spend a few hours. There is not a guarantee that you will actually see whales on the day you go. We did get to see 2 fin whales and literally 100's of dolphins on the day we went out. The crew tries to make sure you will see something on your excursion and our crew were friendly and very helpful. will probably do this again if we are in the area again.
Rating: 4
fun boat ride
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 20, 12   10:00 AM kimchi0824 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Though we didn't see whales, we did see a couple different dolphin species. The last species of dolphins that we saw were super friendly and came right up to the boat!

TIP: it gets cold out in the waters. Bring a light jacket.
Rating: 4
Plenty to see
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 13, 12   2:00 PM rachie2186 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were able to see around 600 dolphins swim near the boat. Unfortunately it's not whale season just yet, but the dolphins were interesting to see. Also the tour was very informative, the caption knows his mammals! Had a great time!
Rating: 5
Wonderful trip & well worth the price!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 6, 12   11:00 AM rdavisprof Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
On our ladies getaway this year we decided to take a whale watching tour in California - what a wonderful choice! Our tour guides were informative and helpful and made every effort to ensure we would see something. Although it wasn't technically whale season (Nov 6), we did see a fin whale - awesome. What I liked best though was the school of dolphins they brought us to - that alone was worth it. Rounded out with a sea lion sunning, this trip was fantastic! Even had we not seen any wildlife (how is that possible?), the ride alone would be worth it.
Rating: 5
Surfing porpoises were beautiful
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 6, 12   11:00 AM bkgoza Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
On a beautiful, calm day, the catamaran was very stable (important to me who gets seasick), and very quickly found a fin whale which we watched for quite some time. Then on to a very large pod of porpoises -- perhaps 2000 altogether -- who seemed to enjoy swimming beside us and surfing in the boat's wake. In between, we watched sooty shearwaters who were so full of krill that they couldn't even make it off the water. The naturalist on the boat was very informative, and the trip overall was a great treat.
Rating: 5
perfect afternoon boat ride
Sun, Nov 4, 12   2:00 PM Kikosecor Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The captain is so knowledgeable and is very well connected amongst boaters in the area - so he was able to listen to the radio to find out exactly where the dolphins and whales were located so that we could go see them. He found a pod of 1800 common dolphins, and it was so breathtaking!

Would definitely do this tour again.