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Rating: 4.8  40 rating points
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour

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Join us on our ocean adventure cruises, offering rare glimpses into a variety of underwater wildlife and scenic views you won't forget!

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Blue Whale and dolphins sighted!
Tue, Sep 1, 09   5:00 PM ctudor Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very well organised trip, spacious boat with plenty of seating. 10 dolphins were swimming very close to the boat and we saw a blue whale swimming with its calf .We then sighted another very large blue whale and several sealions. The whole family had a great time and there was sufficient space on the boat for everybody to have a good view.
Rating: 5
Great excitement
Tue, Sep 1, 09   5:00 PM maccarone1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband and I along with out two children(6 & 8) took the whale watching trip on Tuesday from 5-7. The boat trip and the scenery was amazing. The first half hour we did not see anything and then we spooted a pod of dolphins jumping and swiming right up to our boat. There must have been at least 20 of them. Then we spotted a blue whale. The captain steered the boat so we could get fairly close to him. He came up 4 times and we saw his tail out of the water twice. It was amazing. The crew member also gave alot of information on whales. Would definitely recommend the toup and on Tuesday they offer a discount.
Rating: 4
Thought it was fabulous!
Sat, Aug 22, 09   5:00 PM romayne Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Was better than I expected and easy as well.
Rating: 3
Good for 1/2 price...
Tue, Aug 18, 09   5:30 PM ElizMcD Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went on a Tuesday night for half price, and I don't think it was worth more than that. The boat is basically a large fishing boat with not much room and few places to sit. We ended up climbing on top of one of the bait boxes and sitting there, which was okay for the short amount of time. We did see dolphins and a few sea lions, and they were amazing, but no whales and no coupons off our next visit (because we were already discounted?). As long as expectations are properly set, this is a fine activitiy.
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Tue, Aug 4, 09   5:00 PM JAndreassi Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I booked this adventure fully realizing that guarantees are not possible when it comes to wild nature! The evening cruise was great, weather was perfect! There was plenty of room to watch from any angle and walk about the boat. And then we spotted dolphins! I would have been happy with that but we kept going out with reports of whales just ahead! And we saw! Whales, spouts, birds, dolphin,and seals(or sea lions)! I honestly believe our Captain was more excited with all we saw than some of the passengers. I was amazed with the whole trip.....and would hope that everyone could experience the nature that we did!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Fri, Jul 31, 09   5:00 PM mcmillen Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an incredible time. We were on a "Disneyland" vacation as a family and this topped the whole vacation. We saw 5 blue whales and many pods of dolphins.
Rating: 4
Good experience
Tue, Jul 21, 09   5:00 PM BrendaGrant Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Enjoyed the adventure - saw blue whale, dolphins and sea lions. My only negative is that online it advertised grilled food options on the tour, but the grill wasn't turned on - since the tour was 5-7pm - it was over 'dinnertime' and it would've been a plus to be able to purchase items besides 'snacks' for my children.
Rating: 5
WHAT A TIME!! WHAT A TIME!!
Mon, Jul 20, 09   5:00 PM stavonnie Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
ANYONE CONSIDERING THE OCEAN ADVENTURES TOURS FROM MORNING OR EVENING DEPARTATIONS, ARE SPECTACULAR. I JUST WENT ON MY ADVENTURE CRUISE WITH MY FAMILY 7-20-09 AND SAW A BLUE WHALE!! IT WAS DEFINATELY WONDERFUL TO ENJOY ALONG WITH THE FAMILY, WE ALSO SAW MANY OF THE RISSO DOLPHINS AND JUST GORGEOUS PODS OF OTHER DOLPHINS. VERY INFORMATIONAL ALSO, YOU ARE EDUCATED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WITH THE CAPTAIN IN CHARGE OF SPEAKING, AND A NICE CREW TO SERVE YOU. VERY EXCITING BEING SO CLOSE TO THE SIGHTS OF ACTION OFF THE BOAT, WHICH WAS ALSO BEAUTIFUL I MIGHT ADD. EVERY ONE ON THE BOAT HAD PLENTY OF ROOM TO WATCH AND ENJOY IN THEIR OWN SPACE ON ALL SIDES OF THE BOAT WHETHER YOU CHOOSE WHALE WATCHING, FISHING OR EVENING OCEAN ADVENTURES YOU WILL SURELY ENJOY YOURSELF WITH FAMILY OR ON A ROMANTIC CRUISE, AND EVEN ALONE, WE MET VERY NICE STRANGERS
Rating: 5
Awesome coastal tour and we SAW a blue whale!
Mon, Jul 20, 09   5:00 PM deneenbrown Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a great experience. Our boat captain was very knowledgable about the local marine life we saw and told us about them as we went along. We had common dolphins swimming around our boat and playing in our wake, and then we went on to see some bigger dolphins (Risso) that looked more like small whales. The best part was that we ended up finding the blue whale they'd seen earlier that day! This has to be one of the best boat cruise deals around!
Rating: 5
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
Tue, Jul 7, 09   5:00 PM SMSTEINBE Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Blue Whale watching cruise far exceeded our expectations. The staff was friendly and knowledgable and imparted just the right info at just the right time. The boat was clean and comfortable, the weather was fantastic, the wildlife cooperated as if trained to do so. The Common Dolphins were there to see in incredible #'s and swam with the boat, performing for us as if trained to do so. Then the HIGHLIGHT of our cruise appeared, A couple of Blue Whales , which we sighted numerous times as they surfaced , swam and dove and reappeared several times to our surprise and enjoyment. THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS PHENOMINAL !! THANK YOU DANA WHARF FOR AN EXPERIENCE MY WIFE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET !! Scott & Danielle Steinberg.