Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,320 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 208 485 8 = 477 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 280 643 14 = 629 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 607 1,353 33 = 1,320 97% 4.5
All 4,911 10,266 355 = 9,911 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 746 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 205 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 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 finally saw a Grey Whale....
Sat, Mar 7, 09   8:00 AM ALOHAMAGIC Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I've been on many whale watching trips since I has in junior high and I finally saw one. It didn't come out of the water very much, just breathing. I was able to catch with my digital camera. This definitely made my weekend, being the Festival of Whales and all!
Rating: 4
good trip
Tue, Mar 3, 09   10:00 AM greereng Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
went on 1/2 off tuesdays - good enough trip for 1/2 off - did see whales - do not get to see alot of the actual whale - whale stays below the suface alot of the time - but would recomend this trip - nice boat - can sit inside or outside
Rating: 4
I really enjoyed my whale watching trip.
Sun, Mar 1, 09   1:00 PM marilynreinh Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat was great.
Rating: 5
Excellent!!
Sun, Mar 1, 09   1:00 PM Byrne711 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The crew was extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the sealife. We saw literally hundreds of dolphins that were swimming at our feet (we were on the bow) for over 20 minutes. It was wonderful. We did not see any whales and found out later in the day, that all other boats out of Dana Point did not see any whales either. It was well worth it and we will be back again soon. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Rejuvination for your soul
Sat, Feb 28, 09   1:00 PM karenguthrie Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat is large, clean, stable and almost new. The staff was frienly, helpful, and knowledgable. They found a huge pod of dolphins that came right up to the boat, a Mola Mola the size of a small dining table and I saw a whale breech in the distance. That combined with great weather made this a spectacular experience. Remember your jacket no matter how warm it is (it was over 80 at the dock but downright cold at full speed). I had a jacket but those in shorts and tank tops were covered in goose bumps unless they sought the shelter of the indoor area. Wear good walking shoes because you will want to stand on the front or rear deck to be sure to see everything. Hats and sunglasses are a good thing and sunscreen might be good too even at this time of year. I would happily go again and soon!
Rating: 4
didnt see any whales
Fri, Feb 27, 09   2:00 PM erinscope Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
tour was nice, patrick and staff were nice, didnt get to see any whales, saw a lotta dolphins, oh well.
Rating: 4
A great whale watching trip
Wed, Feb 25, 09   2:00 PM DICKCHAPMAN Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The weather was great, warm and sunny, but it was late in the season for the southerly migration and not really ready for the return north, so expectation was not high. After only 10 minutes at sea the skipper spotted a grey whale heading south and got us close by, without spooking the whale. It was wonderful to see it close up. We will certainly go again and now we are better informed as to times etc. we will choose a better time to view and probably take a longer trip. Thanks to the operators
Rating: 4
Good Fishing Trip
Tue, Feb 24, 09   12:00 PM iratimothy Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a slow day, however the crew was attentive and did there best to help out all their guests. It was a fun fishing trip.
Rating: 4
Fun but should be called Dolphin Watching
Sun, Feb 22, 09   10:00 AM kimmyprice Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We took this trip in February during grey whale season. I like that the boat wasn't overcrowded (we could see a different company's boat leaving at the same time and they were far more crowded than we were), and I enjoyed the information from the captain over the speaker. He was very knowledgable. We saw a large pod of dolphins and it was great fun watching them play around the boat for a while. Then we headed over to a rock off of San Clemente with seals and sea lions on it, and that was fun too. But we didn't see any whales and it felt like that captain knew fairly early that we weren't going to see any so he just showed us the dolphins and seals, and he didn't bother going out where there may be whales.
Rating: 5
Afternoon on the Ocean
Thu, Feb 19, 09   12:00 PM DANMUELLER Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a beautiful sunny day, although chilly. Warm clothing is recommended. We unfortunately did not see any whales, but did see a huge pod of dolphins that swam with the boat for quite a while. This made it all worthwhile. We would definately go out again!
Rating: 5
Loved the Ocean!
Wed, Feb 18, 09   10:00 AM Lylekayhart Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We loved the ocean, watching the dolphins playing! Seeing a little bit of the whale was awesome! We booked the trip and went 3 times! It was SO much fun! The first trip we saw tons of dolphins and sea lions and 1 whale! 2nd trip we didn't see anything, but still enjoyed the boat tour! - And since we didn't see dolphins or whales we received our ticket back stamped for a free trip, so we took our 3rd trip & we again saw tons of dolphins and sea lions! We would definitely recommend this tour! The staff was GREAT! :)
Rating: 5
dolphins galore!!!!
Sun, Feb 15, 09   1:00 PM karyn1020 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
we had a great time......everyone was friendly & the boat was very clean.................as far as wildlife.................dolphins scored big....they were fantastic......in fact the cruise should of been called the dolphin expedition with whales :):) we did see (kind of) 3 maybe 4 whales....we only saw their water spout up & a bit of their back side but if we werent looking we wouldnt of thought it was a whale.....but we understand whales can be elusive at times - this is not alaska, canada, or norway............we also saw some weird upside down stingray fish which was cool.....even though the whales were shy the dolphins totally made up for it................we had a blast & the catamaran was a nice choice for site seeing.................thank you!!!!!
Rating: 4
Great Whale Watching Trip
Sat, Feb 14, 09   4:00 PM smshaw83 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Each member in my party thoroughly enjoyed themselves on our trip, even though the weather was very cold outside. We were able to see a grey whale, a pod of dolphins, and some sea lions - it was great! We would definitely take this trip again in the future!
Rating: 4
nice short trip
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM ashishgoyal Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Don't forget to take the warm clothes because the ocean breezes are chilling.

Overall experience was nice.
Rating: 5
Beautiful Day on Whale Watching Excursion
Sat, Feb 14, 09   12:00 PM ricklyn Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was a Valentine's Day excursion my husband and I decided we wanted to take. I was pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the boat and the guarantee of seeing whales (or at least dolphins) or they will give you "whale tickets" for another trip. Yes, we ended up getting the whale tickets but that was out of the generosity of the operators of the trip because we actually did see a small pod of white sided dolphins jumping and playing with a sea lion. It was really neat! There were about 100 people on our 2 hour trip but the boat was easily large enough to accomodate 200 people so there were no feelings of overcrowding. After we returned to the dock, we decided to have a late lunch at The Jolly Roger which was "a few steps" away. One other note...we decided my 86 year old, wheel chair boun father-in-law could easily come with us on our return adventure. The boat was very handicap accessible.