Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,365 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 223 523 8 = 515 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 309 727 11 = 716 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 618 1,397 32 = 1,365 97% 4.6
All 4,959 10,390 355 = 10,035 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 780 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 207 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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
Great Southern California Experience ! ! ! ! ! !
Sat, Mar 22, 08   10:00 AM artieomp Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
I've lived in So Cal all my life and have never gone on a Whale Watching cruise before. My boyfriend's parents were visiting from Indiana and have always wanted to go.

What a great and fun experience. It was the perfect length of time (2 hours) and a great bargin to boot.

My favorite part was encountering a school of dophins that swam right up to the boat.

I highly recommend this trip to locals and visitors alike.
Rating: 4
don't forget the dramamine!
Fri, Mar 21, 08   12:00 PM myan23 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
we followed 2 whales, which was really cool. and we saw a bunch of dolphins. i didn't like how the boat was right on top of the dolphins, literally. they claim it doesn't hurt them, but it didn't seem right to do it. other than that, the crew was professional. my only problem was i didn't take dramamine early enough and got seriously sea sick! anyone prone to motion sickness, be sure to take something well before hand. my husband had a great time while i was nauseous for 2 hours!!
Rating: 2
Slow fishing day
Fri, Mar 21, 08   10:00 AM ALVARADO Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We could not find any fish in that big blue ocean. The fish were not biting for us. We tried several spot according to the captian's fish finder but to no avail.
Rating: 4
Good Cruise no whales
Tue, Mar 18, 08   2:00 PM JSROBERTTHIB Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the cruise as it was a beautiful day. We were disappointed that we

did not see any whales but we did see seals and dolphins. We feel we might have

been better to take a morning cruise rather than the 2 p.m. cruise. The company was

very generous in allowing people to stay on board for a second cruise to see if that

cruise would see any whales. Earlier cruises that day saw whales.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Tue, Mar 18, 08   12:00 PM PeterHiggs Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was an excellent trip seeing lots of whale both close and distant.
Rating: 5
It exceeded our expections
Tue, Mar 18, 08   12:00 PM bjwbrock Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Our group consisted of my parents and my aunt, from San Antonio, TX, and I, I currently live in Mission Viejo, CA. We were hoping to see a whale. Were very excited because we saw several whales and I got a great picture of one whale tail flipping out of the water. We have raved to everyone.
Rating: 5
Worth every cent
Sun, Mar 16, 08   4:00 PM newton Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Original trip cut short due to weather, But worth the charge, a whale check was given and used the next day, and the trip was Fantastic, professional fun Crew

PS- The Staff at the office is also wonderful.
Rating: 5
An excellent way to spend the afternoon!
Thu, Mar 13, 08   2:00 PM hammittkm Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
We really enjoyed the day. We saw at least two whales; one of them multiple times. We did not see much of the whale, just his back as he occasionally rolled out of the water, but this is normal from what I have heard. Other families on the boat indicated they had seen far fewer whales on similar trips. The captain giving the voice over was entertaining and the crew was friendly.
Rating: 4
Enjoyed the outing
Tue, Mar 11, 08   12:00 PM porterj1 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Had a good time. So lots of dolphins and yes we say a whale.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Time Despite the Absence of Whales
Sun, Mar 9, 08   2:15 PM kkw24282 Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
This 3 Hour Cruise on board a much newer and very different boat offered a variety of benefits:

1. Longer opportunity to see marine life

2, Large flat screens inside to watch underwater activity in bad weather

3. VERY knowledgable Naturalist with a Master's Degree full of information

4. Although no gray whales were to be found, we were in the middle of a very large group (HUNDREDS) of dolphins who were playful and curious...absolutely amazing!

5. Saw several sunfish for the first time in our lives and great sea lions

6. Bonus of beautiful weather didn't hurt either! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Rating: 4
Great Boat, Great Team
Sun, Mar 9, 08   2:15 PM hcurtinca Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
I took my parents for a whale watching trip during their visit from Michigan. Though we didn't see any whales, the team found a HUGE pod of dolphins and we stayed with them for about 30 minutes. The group on board was thrilled and the crew and naturalist were great. Everyone from the phone rep when I made the initial call to the office staff and crew were helpful and very friendly. I'd definitely go again.
Rating: 5
It was fun.
Sun, Mar 9, 08   1:00 PM TomGoenner Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Captain of boat was great and if there was any whales to see it would have been even better.
Rating: 4
No fish
Sun, Mar 9, 08   6:30 AM casey05usc Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
It was cool and I was glad I went, but the cold water was not conducive to catching fish. I think only 5 fish total were caught on the entire boat and only one in our group of 4 and it was a tree fish, haha. I don't even know what that means.
Rating: 4
A very enjoyable adventure.
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM wjmarsden Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, we saw an enormous pod of common dolphins. There were literally hundreds of dolphins around the boat for nealry an hour and they were very entertaining. The captain provided an adequate, but brief discussion of the common dolphins' range, etc. In light of the fact that we didn't see any whales, it would have been nice if the captain had filled in some of the dead time with more description of the dolphins, the whales that we came to see, and the history of Dana Point and Dana harbor.
Rating: 4
No Whale Sitings But Free Tickets to Go Again
Sat, Mar 1, 08   9:00 AM kenunger Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Unfortunately we did not see any whales on our chilly overcast morning but we were given our tickets back to use any other day we chose. Afterall you cannot control wildlife, it's like going for a hike and hoping to see a large mammal! As long as you look at the activity as a nice boat ride along the scenic coast you will not be disappointed. We will use our tickets and go back again.