Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,324 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 211 490 8 = 482 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 287 660 14 = 646 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 607 1,357 33 = 1,324 97% 4.5
All 4,918 10,283 355 = 9,928 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 749 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 322 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Wonderful amount of dolphins!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Aug 10, 12   6:00 PM heavystarch Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We witnessed the most dolphins we have ever seen on an excursion like this. We've been to Hawaii and numerous other whale watching locations. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any blue whales on the trip but we were offered a free return pass and 50% off another trip so that more than makes up for it.
Rating: 1
Awful time, terrible service, overcrowded, no fish
Fri, Aug 10, 12   5:30 PM BryceLatimer Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. They allowed way too many people onto the boat and lines were getting crossed left and right. We spent more time untangling lines than fishing. It was clear they are more concerned with making money that allowing the customer to have an enjoyable time. If you want to fish and enjoy yourself DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!
Rating: 1
Awful, Awful deep sea fishing
Fri, Aug 10, 12   5:30 PM clintob1 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A group of friends and I went out on a Friday night twilight trip. That was a mistake because the boat was way too crowded. Of the 60 spots available for fishing 59 were taking up. Lines were getting crossed all the time, and the fanfare on the boat was a sight. Of the five of us in our group, we only caught two fish between us. I've been deep sea fishing many times before and never had such a horrible experience. Between the non-existing fish, the unfriendly crew, and the revelry on the overcrowded boat, I will never, ever return or recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
An Amazing Experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Aug 10, 12   2:00 PM sandiruggles Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a fantastic experience. The boat ride was comfortable and relaxing. We saw dolphins, sun fish and a Blue Whale and her baby! It was amazing to see.
Rating: 5
Very enthusuatic crew!
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM RickVogel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew was very knowledgeable and worked hard to make the cruise enjoyable for all.
Rating: 4
Fun little cruise
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM erinbu Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
1/2 price Tuesday made this venture totally worth it. Saw lots of dolphins, and were lucky enough to see a blue whale. Kids enjoyed themselves!
Rating: 5
Captain was terrific
Tue, Aug 7, 12   5:00 PM Brynnseth7 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Followed the dolphins beautifully. When we found a blue whale he positioned so all got a good look at the whale. Aced the trip!
Rating: 4
Pretty good day
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 6, 12   5:00 PM kissel25 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were excited to be able to see 2 gray whales. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and were able to get us in close for a look. After leaving the whales the captain indicated that we would go and find some other mammals (dolphins we assumed) but he simply took the boat back to the dock. This after telling my 9 year old that we would go find some dolphins... A few extra minutes and keeping a promise would have been nice...
Rating: 5
Awesome way to end our vacation!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Aug 6, 12   5:00 PM texasguy13 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We weren't sure what to expect and thought maybe we were just going to be seeing the coastline. Boy did you surprise us!

We were blown away when we were able to see the whales several times as they resurfaced. It was jaw dropping and exciting. What amazing creatures! The staff made it truly special with their interesting facts and knowledge base. The crew was extremely knowledgable about the sealife in the area and really great with the guests. You can tell that the crew respects the whales and are just as fascinated by them as we were.

Thank you for making our voyage an event to remember!
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip
Mon, Aug 6, 12   12:00 PM mccrack Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The catamaran trip was worth every penny. It is a "must do" whenever we have guests in town. I prefer the catamaran over the large boat, though. The dolphins swim right next to the boat. It is like being in the water with them.
Rating: 5
Awesome
Fri, Aug 3, 12   2:00 PM Ellenholley Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fabulous time. the Catamaran was a smooth ride. we saw schools of dolphin and some sealions, and saw a blue whale. It was so cool. The captain did a great trip. He went out farther to make sure we saw a whale. Fun was had by all. I would do this trip again.
Rating: 5
A tradition every time we are in Southern CA
Fri, Aug 3, 12   10:00 AM Eileen4 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My son and I have had the tradition of taking a fishing trip with Dana Pt Sportfishing ever since he was a little boy and he is now 24! We enjoyed yet another trip this year in spite of not catching any fish this time. The boat burgers are the highlights of the day!
Rating: 5
Knowledgeable staff - great trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 1, 12   5:00 PM jth90c Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Since we're from out of state, we wanted to make sure that we saw some whales on our only whale watching tour. After looking at reviews on the net, we decided to make the drive from San Pedro to Dana Point - the tour said you would see whales, guaranteed. They were not making an empty boast!

The captain and crew went out of their way to point out the pods of dolphins and spent quite a bit of time with them to the delight of everyone on board, then told us that the whales were frequently seen in the dolphins proximity. Soon after that we spotted not one but two blue whales spouting in the distance and set a course for them. He gave a great talk about how they show their fluke and dive deep, staying down for about nine minutes. Sure enough, they came up in different areas and we saw both of them - they remained in the area of the boat and came up a few times for us.

Other tour boats must know that this tour finds the whales because they seemed to congregate around us. A great time was had by all!
Rating: 3
never got close to the whales
Tue, Jul 31, 12   10:00 AM dschill500 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
we never got close to the whales captain kept saying the same thing that it could take up to 13 minute before they come up for air again . there was another boat out there and they were right next to the whales when we arrived out there they left the area about 20 minutes after but we were always at a distance wear my camera that has a 12x zoom couldn't capture them well. may be that's why they offer half price whale watching. i think the other boat was capt. Dave and the whales couldn't have been more than 25ft from the side of there boat.
Rating: 5
Our Captain made the trip!
Tue, Jul 31, 12   10:00 AM ESJones43 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Without the Captain's knowledgable, interesting, and witty narrative, this trip would have been fine (we saw whales!). I wish I'd noted his name. This guy was terrific and really helped make this trip special. We are not local but have family in Laguna Beach and see them 2x a year - this is not the first whale trip we've done, but it was the best by far.