Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  40 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 0 0 0 = 0 0% 0.0
Last 6 months 6 14 0 = 14 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 16 40 0 = 40 100% 4.8
All 294 627 13 = 614 97% 4.5
Rating and reviews for:

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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience!
Sat, Sep 3, 11   5:00 PM icemanwill Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I had a great time on this tour. We stayed at the bow of the ship (Dana Pride) and were able to catch several sightings of Blue Whales and pods of Common Dolphin. The onboard naturalist did an excellent job of describing what to look for, and in describing the animals themselves. The crew took their time and made sure we had memorable experience. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Sun, Sep 4, 11   5:00 PM minnmegan Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We had a great time. Wasn't sure if we would actually see any whales but we did. We followed a mom and her baby around for a while. The captain did a great job of finding the whales. It was also very educational, we learned a lot about the blue whales.
Rating: 5
Well narrated successful whale search
Mon, Sep 5, 11   5:00 PM AMBUFFINGTON Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
This was my fourth whale watch outing in a month. It was just as good as the others (with a different company) and the narration was perhaps even better in the way the naturalist explained the 2 pods of dolphins and the blue whale that the captain found for us.
Rating: 5
Wed, Sep 7, 11   5:00 PM jenlealay Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My family and I went on the evening boat ride and we loved it. We could not say if good things about the tour. The captain and his mates were awesome. We saw hundreds of dolphin and 5 whale. We also saw many sea lions. We have been on many boat tours and this one has been by far the BEST!! The boat was very comfortable and the staff were great. They knew the every move of the whale and could tell us when we could get the best view of the fluke. It was awesome. You will not be disappointed!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic !
Thu, Sep 8, 11   2:00 PM BarbaraBryan Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I went with my son who was visiting from England & we had THE best time ! The boat was immaculate, the crew were so friendly & informative. We saw so many dolphin & them were thrilled to see 2 huge blue whales which we followed just yards from the boat. The crew member on the speaker had so much information & interesting facts about the whales. It was one of the best trips I've ever done & I would, and will, recommend to anyone. Can't wait to take my grandkids!
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 16, 11   5:00 PM bplayhouse19 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter and I went hoping to see a whale, but saw so many that I lost count. And at least a hundred dolphin swimming right next to the boat. It was an amazing experience! One that I will never forget and she is 16 and hopefully will never forget it either. It was well worth the money! I would definitley recommend doing this if your at Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Sat, Sep 17, 11   5:00 PM omitchell Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful time, saw lots of animals.
Rating: 4
fun evening
Sun, Sep 18, 11   5:00 PM sm0918 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
just a laid back fun time
Rating: 5
Great activity, good to book well in advance
Mon, Sep 19, 11   5:00 PM tanujkush Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My family was visiting in town, so I decided to go whale watching since I'd never seen whales before. I booked online for three but was told that the boat was full for that day (this was a sunday) and I could re-schedule for the next day. So I did, and man, did I enjoy!! We saw about 8-10 sightings of about 3-4 blue whales, the guys steering the ship took us real close to the whales and we got some awesome views. On the way back we passed by a shoal of dolphins and it was a pleasure to see them whip out of the surface every 3-4 seconds. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed and so did my parents. The guys who were steering the ship were very good and went out of their way to ensure all onboard got great pics. They were also very informative, giving out tidbits of information about the whales every now and then over the blow horn. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. Book in advance though, and try going on a weekday, the crowd is lesser and there is more time given per trip. My whole trip lasted about 2 hours on the sea. Very enjoyable indeed!
Rating: 4
Nice but could have been awesome.
Mon, Sep 19, 11   5:00 PM KarenModeski Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Yes, we saw whales, but only when the boat turned on its own or the whale popped up beside the boat. The boat is not big enough for all to be on the bow so many of us were on its side. The captain was so worried about taking photos himself that he would constantly turn the boat to face the whales. This left some of us behind the crowd, unable to see anything. Thank goodness whales are unpredictable and they showed up out to the side once in awhile or we wouldn't have seen much at all. No tip for that cappy!