Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,372 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 85 198 3 = 195 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 226 483 15 = 468 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 624 1,410 38 = 1,372 96% 4.5
All 5,416 11,408 388 = 11,020 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 751 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 84 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Wed, Sep 30, 15   5:00 PM lauralai55 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was a lovely trip up and down the coast but we did not see any sea life.
Rating: 5
This was Whale (well) worth seeing!
Tue, Sep 29, 15   12:00 PM Tourist56 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although my husband and I didn't have the opportunity to see whales or dolphins we truly enjoyed the trip and besides that we were very happy to hear that we would get a second chance to see the dolphins or whales at another time if we didn't see them on our trip. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and all the staff was very friendly on board. So if you're looking for an excursion in Dana Point I would highly recommend This one. We have a ton of fun and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the ocean.
Rating: 5
easy to use
Fri, Sep 25, 15   5:30 PM WINFREY Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
worked great, no problems, will use it again for sure.
Rating: 5
Great Day on the Water
Wed, Sep 23, 15   6:30 AM RoseHinchcli Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Had a great time on the water. Was my first time and my husband's first time in many years. The deck hands were all awesome! We will do it again for sure!
Rating: 5
Amazing adventure!
Sun, Sep 20, 15   10:00 AM student1 Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
I booked some tickets for my daughters and me because my friend recommended me this trip. I thought it was going to be okay this trip. But it was not okay, it was really fantastic!. One of the main reasons was because I took a SPF umbrella that let me stay in the front. In that place I remained the whole trip. It was an unforgettable experience! I highly recommend anyone to book a trip like this. The captain and his assistant were very kind and professional. Please don't forget to take your favorite snack to complement this amazing adventure.
Rating: 5
Excellent, Crew and Boat
Sat, Sep 19, 15   5:30 PM dave4719 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Couldn't ask for better crew for a short, twilight trip out on the kelp beds. They worked hard to help you fish, find fish and keep everyone happy. Can't beat it for the price!
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Sun, Sep 13, 15   5:00 PM cstogdill Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Definitely recommend this trip. The boats are very clean and the crew very friendly. Unfortunately, we did not find any whales on our early evening trip, although we saw a small pod of dolphin and there was a cute sea lion in the harbor. Due to the lack of a sighting, our tickets were returned to us and we were advised that the ticket is good for another trip, any time. I definitely plan to return. Good value, even if we didn't see much.
Rating: 3
Could've been better
Sun, Sep 13, 15   2:00 PM Trumil Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
First the boat captain did not go over any safety features in case of an emergency. This was disturbing. Second, it seemed as though the captain was more concerned about conserving fuel than actually looking for whales. He did take us to a pod of dolphins which was fun but instead of running with the dolphin so they could have fun he went through the pod slowly, again I think to save fuel. Unfortunately the trip was not as satisfying as I had hoped but it's always nice to get out on the water and see the beautiful San Clemente, Dana Point and South Laguna coastline.
Rating: 4
Fishing with the boys!
Sun, Sep 6, 15   6:30 AM jktroon326 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The boat denatured on time and the staff and Captain were very cordial and helpful. When the fishing was a bit slower than anticipated, the captain picked up and moved to a hot spot. seems the best fishing was the first two spots while the last spot was only so so, most probably due to the change in tide. Overall a worthwhile trip and I would recommend.
Rating: 5
Experience was excellent.
Sat, Sep 5, 15   2:00 PM lkgrover Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This event exceeded our expectations. It was extremely exciting and we enjoyed it very much. Two hours was just the right amount of time to be out on the water. I would highly recommend it for families.
Rating: 4
Memorable Adventure
Sat, Sep 5, 15   10:00 AM jjstoddard Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We've lived in the area for a number of years but have never had the opportunity to go whale watching. I am very happy we took some time this past weekend and made the trip! We saw a number of marine mammals during our cruise including several seals, several hundred common dolphins, and a blue whale that was the highlight of our trip. The cruise operator was very professional and the boat was clean and well maintained. We will go again later this year.
Rating: 5
Great time with friends
Thu, Sep 3, 15   10:00 AM shurtt Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Fishing with friends is always fun. But actually catching fish takes it to the next level. The warm waters have renewed the fishing industry. We even got to see a rare Black Sea Bass that must have been over a hundred pounds! No kidding. I have a video to prove :-). Captain and crew were courteous and professional on the Sum Fun. Would be willing to go again.
Rating: 3
Need more Staffing (guidance)
Sun, Aug 30, 15   5:30 PM stokesjohn Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It seems all the focus from the on-board staff is geared for experienced fisherman.

The staff fish while your "paying" for their enjoyment. They are far more experienced than us regular fisherman so having their help and guidance would be a better use of time.
Rating: 5
Dad of 13 youngest child 1st deep sea fishing trip
Sat, Aug 29, 15   5:30 PM fatherof13 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My seven year old came deep sea fishing with me for the first time and caught two Bonita. My 16 year old won the jackpot. We had a great time.
Rating: 5
Great 1/2 day fishing trip on the "Sum Fun"
Wed, Aug 26, 15   6:30 AM tjallison Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This trip was a lot of fun. I got the second yellow tail I ever caught in my life on this trip and the crew were very helpful in helping me land this fish. The deck hands and captain gave great advice as to what to do and when to do it. The fish weighed 26 pounds and took about 15 to 20 minutes to get it in. Deckhand and the captain were right next to me the entire time. They were very helpful all throughout the trip with all the passengers young and old. I highly recommend the "Sum Fun" for your next fishing trip.