Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,382 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 133 325 3 = 322 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 361 863 11 = 852 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 610 1,414 32 = 1,382 97% 4.6
All 5,072 10,665 358 = 10,307 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 801 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 211 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 44 100% 4.9 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 2
Wheres the whales
Tue, Mar 10, 09   10:00 AM EILEENSAUCER Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I planned my trip with the Whale migration in mind. I bought tickets online to make sure we had tickets. I wanted to see the Whales. It is whale season and there should have been many whales. We barely saw any and they were far away. we saw a spout of water, a fin and some of the side from far away. I had expected to see them closer, with babies and more. We felt lucky to have seen what we did considering the fact that it looked like we weren't going to see any.The people on the other side of the boat didn't get to see any and once we had seen one good one they turned the boat around and headed back. VERY Disappointed!
Rating: 3
Captain was very negative in his talk.
Tue, Mar 10, 09   10:00 AM dleedonahue Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have taken this trip many times before with great pleasure. However, this captain was preoccupied talking with other ships and would tell us where the whales had come up but it was not until the very end that anyone believed that there were whales to be seen. He talked about sea lice and the killing of whales and the people on the boat were just shaking their heads. There are so many beautiful things that can be said about the whales and the dolphins and these things have been shared iin the past by other captains. We did not see one dolphin which was very unusual.
Rating: 4
Very fun!
Tue, Mar 10, 09   10:00 AM CMSVT97 Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
We went out on a Tuesday and it was wonderful. Not only did we get to see 3 whales but the captain was great about explaing everything we were seeing. I highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting but also to those who live here.
Rating: 5
The Service was wonderful!
Sun, Mar 8, 09   10:00 AM debrabougher Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Your Zerve Representative provided exemplary service; she answered all my questions with care, professionalism & enthusiasm. We will be buying whale-watching tour tickets for our whole family in another week & will use your service for the purchase again. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Rating: 5
Wow! What a Show!
Sat, Mar 7, 09   10:00 AM geraldkatz Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I received this trip as a birthday gift. I had been whale watching in different places 3 times before, and had never seen a whale, so I was hoping to see one this time. The captain, crew and naturalist were fabulous, very interested in our comfort and questions. They had charts and books onboard to further educate us. We had plenty of room to sit and see.

All at once, there was a Gray Whale, a juvenile male, going the wrong direction! He was friendly to us and let us get closer, showed us his fluke and flipper and he lounged in the sea. He stayed near the boat for quite awhile. "Happy Birthday!" the naturalist said to me. On the way back dolphins played in the wake of the boat, we saw a Sun fish, and two other whales. Also sea lions, pelicans and all kinds of other birds. One lady took beautiful pictures and emailed them to us. This is a birthday I'll never forget!
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!