Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,388 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 135 334 3 = 331 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 359 859 11 = 848 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 613 1,420 32 = 1,388 97% 4.6
All 5,068 10,658 358 = 10,300 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 803 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 326 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 215 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fabulous Trip from Start to Finish!
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM gaicha Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Visiting my daughter college, we went on this whale watching tour hoping to see some blue whales, gray whales and dolphins. We are used to seeing the humpbacks in Maui in the winter. We were rewarded with some fantastic gray whales frolicking close to the boat. The captains narrative was informational and very thoughtful. You could tell he loved his job and the whales. We saw lots of dolphins too. This boat was nice and clean and the crew was very polite. Loved it and would go again.
Rating: 5
Thrilled to have seen two groups of whales
Sun, Feb 24, 13   12:00 PM cherylanddan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were fortunate to see two groups of Whales, and three different kinds of whales, hundreds of dolphins too. The captain of the boat was stressing about time constraints, but made sure we got to see the last group of whales that we saw. The narrative was very informative as well as the cordiality of the crew with props, etc. teaching us about ocean life.
Rating: 5
Better then Disneyland
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 19, 13   2:00 PM deni223 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
the 4 of us had so much fun, we are going to go back and do it again soon. We stood at the front of the boat for over half the trip because we enjoyed the wind in our hair, and when the boat was going so fast and riding the waves it was more fun then Disneyland. The view was breath taking as we looked along the horizon, even though we didn't see any whales it was still a great day to be on the boat. At the last 15 minutes of the ride back some our party went inside the boat to sit down from the sheer tiredness of so much fun. Thank you for an absolute great time!
Rating: 4
A fun time was had...
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ladykyra Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and were able to see 4 whales, one seal, and three sealions. We would have loved to have seen dolphins, but it just wasn't meant to be.
Rating: 5
My wife, kids and grand kids had a terrific time
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ronharry Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 2 fin whales and a couple of grey whales, one of which breached several times. We all had a very memorable experience.
Rating: 3
this might be the wrong time of year
Sat, Feb 16, 13   4:00 PM weinstock44 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
the company gives out a chart that shows that most whales are seen in summer or late fall and we arrived at a slow period. the water was glassy and the trip was beautiful at sunset, when we saw more dolphins than the skipper had seen all day. the trip had been delayed by a previous client's fall, emt's, etc, and we missed a bit of the afternoon. the company gave us all 'whale checks' for a future trip. the company acted like real people, and that was great. even if you see no whales, and i had been hoping to see some seabirds that did not show up, but even so, it was a beautiful afternoon on the sea. try to get a boat that is not full, naturally.
Rating: 5
Thar she blows!
Sat, Feb 16, 13   10:00 AM clouds04 Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Couldn't have asked for a more pleasure able experience! As soon as we boarded we were greeted warmly by the crew. While we waited for the captain to start our excursion, a naturalist ( Irene), who was part of the crew that day, took the time to introduce herself and if we had any questions about the wild life we were about to see she wod be more than happy to answer them. Once were out to sea it did not take long before we saw a large pod of dolphins. That was very thrilling for my children and everyone else on board. While we enjoyed the care free fun the dolphins were having in the water the captain shared very informative facts about the type of dolphin we were observing. When we moved on, the captain took us on a fast boat ride to catch a couple of whales...that was fun too. Once we caught up with the whales he kept a respectable distance behind the whales. Those 2 particular whales were "courting" n we were the spectators. We saw them fluke a few times, which was exciting. Again, while we watched the activities in the water, the Captain shared his knowledge about the gray whales. On our way back to the dock, we took advantage of the naturalist on board and we might of monopolized her for a little longer than we probably should of but the kids n I got all of our questions answered. We had a fantastic time!
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure and well worth the money!
Mon, Feb 11, 13   12:00 PM tneameyer Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is a 2 hour boat tour in the beautiful Dana Point harbor and the opportunity to see many schools of dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean as well as seeing a whale. Our tour was guided by a very knowledgeable and passionate individual who truly enjoyed speaking and educating us about aquatic living, eating habits of the animals, migration of the whales and the every day life of the dolphins, whales, sea lions and other animals seen during our venture. His passion and excitement for leading these tours made it very educational and enjoyable for everyone on the venture. Great job and highly recommended to everyone considering this awesome adventure and we will definitely do it again next time in the area!
Rating: 5
Amazing
Sun, Feb 10, 13   2:00 PM jgause001 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though we didn't get to see any whales that day, we did see a lot of dolphins and sea lions. The guides were really informative and it was so much fun to see the dolphins in their natural habitat. Since we didn't see any whales, we got our tickets back to come another day. I would highly recommend!
Rating: 5
great outing
Sat, Feb 9, 13   2:00 PM cgunter Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wonderful and informative outing
Rating: 5
A thrilll of a lifetime
Sat, Feb 2, 13   12:00 PM wendie11 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had only a half day to fit one more activity in before flying home. Wanted to get out on the water and decided this was the way to go and possibly see a whale while out there. Our knowledgeable and entertaining Captain Jack knew exactly what he was doing. He seemed to have a sixth sense as to where the whale was going. Sure enough we were able to see a gray whale breach about 9 or 10 times in a very short time. What a thrill! It even brought a tear to my eye to see this whale playing in it's own habitat. A great memory I was able to share with my two grown daughters and my granddaughter. It was also fun to see the captain and crew get so excited along with the rest of the passengers. Thanks so much for a great day! Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Whale breached several times!
Sat, Feb 2, 13   12:00 PM CaitlinDawn Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time on the whale watching tour. The crew was very knowledgable. I liked that the company seemed to have respect for the whales and didn't want to disturb their natural migration. We got really lucky and saw a whale breach several times, which they said is pretty rare. The boat ride was smooth and there was food and drinks available, and music playing; we had a lot of fun.
Rating: 5
The Captain was professional, informative, and fun
Thu, Jan 31, 13   2:00 PM lubecon Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I'd do it again in a second.
Rating: 4
good time
Wed, Jan 30, 13   2:00 PM johnvivoli Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
we had a good time and the captain extended the trip to get us more time with a whale. dramamine recommended
Rating: 5
First Humpback whale sighting!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 29, 13   10:00 AM cdpackard Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great time and did not see much for over one hour, then captain announced he spotted two humpback whales and we sped to the area, Oblerves two humpbacks traveling together..

Later observed minke whale and some sea lions, Also captain oblerved grey whale, but it was near the end of our time and had to return.

Great time, and would redcommend to anyone, If you do not see something, you can return for free!!