Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,415 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 174 410 10 = 400 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 373 885 18 = 867 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 627 1,450 35 = 1,415 97% 4.6
All 5,154 10,857 365 = 10,492 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 819 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 188 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
I've already recommended the cruise to friends!
Sun, Jun 20, 10   12:00 PM Janisconn Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Even though we did not see any blue whales the cruise was great. The captain skillfully guided the boat among a very large pod of dolphins: amazing to watch them play. Glorious weather and calm seas. A wonderful Sunday afternoon.
Rating: 5
Excellent Father's day
Sun, Jun 20, 10   10:00 AM Rrene128 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Friendly crew, and excellent burgers (thank you George)! Captain was eager to find us good catches, and did not hesitate to move as often as necessary to do so.

The entire trip was easy and stress free.
Rating: 4
fun day
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:00 PM joel8018 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
crew was help full and polite we caught fish
Rating: 4
A Really fun Outing
Thu, Jun 3, 10   10:00 AM BillKemp Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyed the fishing trip out of Dana Point. Great experience for basically first time fishermen. Marcus was exceptional in providing all around service to every one on board. The captain of the boat moved us to four different fishing spots to get the number of fish caught increased. Both the captain and Marcus were out going and tried to provide a good time for every one.

A suggestion for future boat trips is rotating the available spots on the stern of the boat. A majority of the people on board were not regulars. The regulars who were the first on board immediately locked down the stern fishing spots and they did not give up the slots through out the entire fishing trip. Recommend that the captain use the manifest list to reassign the slots each time he moves the boat to another fishing position. The fishing off of the stern is obviously the best especially when the captain is "chumming" over the stern so every one should have an equal shot at catching a fish regardless of skills and fishing equipment. Word of mouth is going to work best when every one on board can say that I caught a big one!

One last thought is there any way to get rid of the seals who definitely enjoyed the chumming and had no problem catching and eating the fish that were supposed to be on my hook!!
Rating: 4
great fun
Sun, May 30, 10   6:30 AM oldmanme51 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time even though the fishing was a little slow, my future daughter-in-law caught a 25 inch halibut, which won the pool. She was so thrilled that she caught it and my son and I didn't catch anything worth keeping. It was fun for us all. For a family outing would recommend this trip to all.
Rating: 4
Courteous crew
Sat, May 29, 10   12:00 PM glapogos79 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Did a half day trip with family and had a good time. Didn't catch much fish, but the crew was very nice and helpful to beginners.
Rating: 4
Great fun
Tue, May 25, 10   5:00 PM Vacationfun Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour and saw a humpback which was amazing
Rating: 5
You get your money's worth.
Sat, May 22, 10   12:00 PM SuzyAtkinson Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family Without Children
We observed little sea life, not for lack of trying, but the experience was great in spite of that. The boat was very nice and clean and handled the rough seas without difficulty. We were disappointed that we did not see whales or schools of dolphins, but we enjoyed the overall experience.
Rating: 4
Great Service
Sun, May 16, 10   10:00 AM cegobby Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
The men on the boat were extremely helpful and courteous. Would recommend the trip to everyone.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sat, May 15, 10   12:00 PM PeggyTormey Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Great trip- we saw a pod of 1000 common dolphins. It was amazing.
Rating: 3
Sun, May 9, 10   2:00 PM Bondgrrrl Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
I went on the Spirit of Dana Point site and thought I was buying tickets for that and found out it was for a much different boat thru Dana Wharf. I specifically wanted Spirit of Dana Point. Somehow I got redirected to your site unknowingly, we arrived at the dock and were very disappointed.

Also, Mother's Day at 2pm the sea was extremely choppy and the sky was stormy, we all felt sea sick even after taking Dramamine, and couldn't wait to get back to shore. It was a very long 2 hours, and we've sailed before and were never disappointed.

Wish we could get a credit or refund somehow, both for the stormy day and the wrong boat.

Thank you,

Rating: 5
Sat, May 8, 10   2:00 PM scarab Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Booked 3 trips with this group & they were all outstanding.

Everyone was helpful, pleasant, cheerful. Very professional.

Would recommend to anyone.
Rating: 5
Great day
Wed, May 5, 10   10:00 AM joezahradnik Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Boat was clean. The crew was on top of things and answered all my questions. They worked hard and earned a good tip.

I highly recommend them.

Thanks for a great day.
Rating: 4
No whales but still fun
Tue, May 4, 10   5:00 PM sac53282 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales (which we were warned we might not because it was in between seasons) but we did see a ton of dolphins and it was a really nice day on the water.
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 1, 10   5:00 PM mvigil10 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We had the best time. Whales were amazing! Crew was pretty good too. Seriously, the crew was very well informed and very helpfull. We had been looking foward to this day for a few weeks and it was everything we expected and more. Thank you for a wonderfull day! We plan many more!