Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,372 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 85 198 3 = 195 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 221 479 14 = 465 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 624 1,410 38 = 1,372 96% 4.5
All 5,418 11,414 388 = 11,026 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 748 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 87 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Shut out but received a "whale check"
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 15, 11   12:00 PM PaulPie Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
great trip and narrative, saw nothing but are returning for free trip soon--scheduling make sure if on early boat there's no school groups unless you're into teerns having fun glad we went on mid day trip
Rating: 5
Unbelievable Experience
Sat, Feb 12, 11   12:00 PM Gruenewald Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My husband and I took relatives and friends who were visiting us from VA, CT and KS. We had the most exciting ride ever. The day was perfect. We saw whales going south and whales going north which is quite unusual we found out. Some of the whales showed off their tails while other jumped clear out of the water. We saw about 8-10 whale jumps. Then as we were returning, a group (there were so many we could not count them) came along side our boat and put on a show for us . They were swimming with us and jumping up and out of the water. It was more that we ever exxpected and the Captain said it was the best trip of the season. I highly reccomend this trip to everyone of all ages.
Rating: 5
Saw several whales, scores of dolphins
Sat, Feb 12, 11   12:00 PM jbduncan68 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Good staff!
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Jan 29, 11   12:00 PM nan1cy Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Great day. Spotted and followed 3 whales.

Also saw a large amount of dolphins,
Rating: 5
The experience was amazing!
Sat, Jan 29, 11   12:00 PM CathyFoster Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The weather was perfect ! It could have been cold and windy. The boat is roomy with plenty of seating if you get in line early. The Captain was informative. We followed 3 whales for about 45 minutes. The captain then took us to see a pod of Dolphins numbering 50+. This was the real show. The adults as well as the children were so excited.

It was a great experience!
Rating: 5
DIVINE
Fri, Jan 28, 11   2:00 PM IRENEREVA Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Two seniors with a a ten year old boy...............It was a wonderfu experience.

We experienced one whale and a pod of dolphins on a beautiful day. The crew

were very informative. Couldn't ask for more.........maybe a $3 hot dog instead of

$5. Thanks
Rating: 4
If only the whales cooperated
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM seasick Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
All of the folks and equipment associated with trip were great. Only problem was no whales. Probably be back for another try.
Rating: 5
Outstanding whale watching trip
Sat, Jan 22, 11   2:00 PM markstucky Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
There's never a guarantee of seeing whales but we saw a pod of 4 whales plus an individual whale. Then we saw hundreds of dolphins - 3 different species. Crew was informative and very friendly. Because it was the last trip of the day (the 2pm boat) we stayed out an extra half hour or so because there was so much to see.
Rating: 4
A wonderful experience and a wonderful day!
Sun, Jan 16, 11   2:00 PM williamhaid Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I enjoyed everything about this experience. From the online order and payment, which included great directions and useful information, to the easy check in process, uncomplicated boarding process and the friendliness of the crew. Once underway, it was a delightful sailing day. The captain and crew were very knowlegable and provided very clear information about where we were going, what we were seeing, and lots of indepth knowledge about the mammals we saw. To be clear, we did not see any whales on this day, but that did not diminish our enjoyment. We saw a pod of risso dolphins that were awesome to watch and stayed with them for at least 30 minutes. We also cruised over to another area to see seals and sea lions. You can't blame the operators for whales not being in the area. All in all, this was an excellent day at a very reasonable cost. Don't think twice - this is a good value!!! PS: The boat and the ride were very comfortable, but I recommend you grab a seat on the top deck for great viewing and comfort. PPS: Dana Point Harbor is a pretty nice destination in and of itself. Come early (for better parking) and stay late for a latte or sunset at the marina.
Rating: 4
A pleasant two hours
Sun, Jan 16, 11   12:00 PM LARRYDUNK Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although you simply can't predict the whale's behavior and therefore there is no way to know if you will see one, the boat is clean, the crew is professional and sea lions and dolphin sightings were exceptional. Some locals brought wonderful picnic lunches and enjoyed the warm weather cruise.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience and so peaceful
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 11, 11   2:00 PM jocorby Female 60-69 Local Other
The captain was so informative and kind to everyone. The boat was very clean and attended. It was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to everyone, young and older alike, if you enjoy the ocean and all the wildlife that goes with it.
Rating: 5
A must do!
Mon, Jan 10, 11   2:00 PM perrypub Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great ship, great crew and great viewing. A very pleasant two hours exploring the Dana point seas and wildlife. Tuesdays are two for one days but a great bargain on any day. A snack bar with drinks, hot and cold, alcoholic and non completed the adventure.
Rating: 4
Saw what we went to see
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 4, 11   2:00 PM sgibson35 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw two Grey whales and thousands of dolphins. The crew stayed out an additional 15 min. for us to get good photos. The trip was well worth the money. My grand daughter was thrilled.
Rating: 5
Marvelous Experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM VandeVoort Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We found this activity on the web and decided to give it a try. We loved it from beginning to end!!! It was one of the most enjoyable experiences we have had as a extended family. It's not easy to find mutually enjoyable time for 14 people between the ages of 5 years to 65 years. This was it. The crew was kind and informative. The boat clean and comfortable. The price was fabulous. We will do it agin when we are in town.
Rating: 5
Very informative and a fantastic experience.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 14, 10   2:00 PM BarbaraC7 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren (ages 8 & 10) were here in CA visiting from KY and I thought this would be a good experience for them. We happened to see the mega pod of common dolphins. The experience was beyond what words can express. The kids as well as the adults will never forget it. It happened to be a very cold day and it was overcast, but that did not put a damper on the cruise. The captain was very knowledgeable and friendly and the crew was helpful and friendly. It could not have been better! We didn't see a whale that day but it didn't matter! I would definately do this again.