Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,412 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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 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: 4
Worth the price of admission
Tue, Sep 7, 10   5:00 PM jplfly Male 60-69 Local Other
I took my 83 year old mother and my 42 year old cousin and we enjoyed the relaxing and scenic 2+ hour trip. We did not see any whales but we saw dolphins and seals. The skipper was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of information about the area and the marine wildlife.

The half-price Tuesday was well worth it. I am sure I will go again.
Rating: 5
Dolphines everywhere!
Mon, Sep 6, 10   2:00 PM george64 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
This was our third trip on this beautiul catameran.

The boat was surrounded by dolphins for over an hour.

Going on the ocean can be an experience depending on the weather, sea chop and cutomers comfort with being on a boat.

This is the best of the best if you have never been out before or can get a bit queezy?

The boat is new, and very stable,with all the amenities needed, toilets, a place to sit inside or out, easy viewing area for wilflife, snacks and drinks and protection from the weather if needed. The crew is professional, well versed on the dolphins, whales,seals, birds, and other wildlife and will give you enough background so you will depart knowing more than when you started, without a lecture.

The price is fair for a two hour excursion.

Always have a jacket.
Rating: 4
We had a fun day trip.
Wed, Sep 1, 10   2:00 PM phdougfam Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We appreciated the friendly service and the on-time departure and arrivals.
Rating: 5
No Whales, but great show of Dolphins
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 31, 10   10:00 AM desertdar Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I really wanted to see a blue whale. The captain and crew certainly did try to find one for viewing. However, it was not the morning for us to see one. Dolphins, dolphins and more dolpnins played along side our boat. It was great. There were a lot of mothers with their babies. I started to try to take a lot of pictures and then just quit so I could enjoy the fabulous experience. We also saw several sunfish and California sea lions. It was a wonderful trip on a very clean boat with a super crew. I would recommend doing this morning trip to everyone who has the opportunity to be at Dana Point.
Rating: 4
Fishing was fun!
Fri, Aug 27, 10   10:00 AM skaplan_480 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My wife and I took our grandson(13) for this fishing adventure. The crew was very helpful and friendly. I don't recall how many times(too many to count) that the crew had to untangle our snarled reels, but they did so in a amiable manner not reflecting on our clumsiness.

The boat was well maintained and clean with plenty of room for the anglers. We caught 6-12 fish each but they were too small to keep. My only thought was that maybe if we had gone out further( you could clearly see the shore) that the catch might have been larger.
Rating: 5
We had a great time
Sat, Aug 21, 10   10:00 AM LucilleNelso Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The launch was on time. The crew was very informative and polite and made us feel welcome. They paid particular attention to our safety. We saw several blue whales and dolfins.
Rating: 5
What a fantastic outing for a family with kids!!!!
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM carmelas Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My husband and I have been on other whale watching trips , but this one was by far the best. We invited our daughter and her 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son. The weather, the ocean and the atmoshere on the boat were exceptional. .About 30 or more dolphins entertained us very close to the boat. We saw several whales also. It was the best trip!! Thank you for such a memorable experience. My 2 grand-kids were in awe at all they experienced. We would suggest this trip to everyone. Mr. and Mrs. Sellers
Rating: 5
Great trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   12:00 PM JeanUpde Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I really thought that whale watching was only in the winter. I figured in August we could see some dolphins maybe, some seals but have a nice cruise. We saw several blue whales -- and far closer than I would have thought. Great day, one of the best of the summer (mid August). It was a great experience. Of course, we hit a great day, but still.

Price on Tuesday was quite affordable as well. .
Rating: 4
Fine day
Sun, Aug 15, 10   12:00 PM PatriciaDey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice clean boat and friendly staff. No whales but did see dolphins galore.
Rating: 5
One of the Highlights of our Trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 10, 10   10:00 AM dennispyle Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were on a trip with two of our grandsons (13 and 14). I had read the reviews and scheduled us for Tuesday morning. This tour more than met every expectation I had hoped. We saw dolphins, bottle nose porpoises leaping out of the wake 5-6 ft. into the air, and 3 grey whales. The last whale was massive making me a bit nervous, since we were quite close. This whale ended his show by diving and exposing his entire tail. I felt this show was better than what I had experienced in Glacier Bay, Alaska.

Thanks for a great time and also for the opportunity to take advantage of a great savings program.
Rating: 5
1/2 Day Fishing
Wed, Jul 28, 10   6:30 AM jimlebow Male 60-69 Local Individual
Fishing was not good; however, the boat was clean and well maintained and the crew was friendly and provided exceptional service. I noticed that the crew provided cheerful guidance to the novices on board.
Rating: 5
Very Pleasant - Nicely Done!
Tue, Jul 27, 10   5:00 PM rogeck Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Nice trip out with a friendly staff - very good commentary and information provided throughout the trip - no whales on our tour day but plenty of porpoises!
Rating: 4
Great familly event!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 20, 10   2:00 PM ferrintd Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The two hour timeframe was perfect to keep everyone interested.
Rating: 4
Pleasant trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 20, 10   10:00 AM JamesMcLane Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the cruise. No whales but lots of fun watching dolphins.

Arrived on dock at 0930 but due to lack of a designated line later arriving passengers boarded before us to claim better viewing positions.
Rating: 2
Boat was too crowded
Fri, Jul 16, 10   12:00 PM dlmell Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat was over sold and congested. Reel Time is too tight for such a group including children. I would not want to go out on Reel Time again. The Captain only moved spots once despite meager bottom fishing. I think the captain should have searched out more bottom fishing which was the tackle most were issued and carrying.

Calico bass were hitting on the surface, but few had the proper tackle. Those with the light tackle crowded onto the rail where kelp was present and the fish were biting on the surface. The customers with light tackle did not adhere to the rotation that was set up by the captain. They pushed to the rail adding further congestion to the children trying to enjoy a day of fishing. Overall, a very frustrating day, rather than the enjoyable day that was expected.