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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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
not great!!!!!!!
Fri, Aug 5, 11   5:00 PM Teri1964 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
While the boat ride is OK.....the activity should be called "Dolphin watching" not Wale Watching.....if you happen to see a wale well does great......2 hrs of not much to see other than your occassional dolphin....
Rating: 5
Unique Opportunity
Sat, Jul 30, 11   5:00 PM davidscott Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Incredible experience to see blue whales! Weather wasn't perfect but who cares. Great idea for out of state visitors - beats the heck out of a drive to Los Angeles.
Rating: 4
very good
Fri, Jul 29, 11   5:00 PM beimer3 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Saw several whales and a sun fish. nice
Rating: 5
Amazing whale and dolphins
Wed, Jul 13, 11   5:00 PM hunsukim Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My daughter and I enjoyed a late afternoon on the Dana Pride (great boat, plenty of room). The captain spotted a Fin Whale even before we exited the harbor. We watched this whale as it made repeated dives after what the captaint described as a massive school of krill about 300 feet below. The water was 70 degrees and amazing green-purple color (wish I had my fishing pole). After hour and a half of admiring the whale, the captain turned the boat toward a school of 'common' dolphins. My daughter and I love the common dolphins. They are the smallest of the dolphin species but we think they are the prettiest. There were plenty of room at the front of the boat and we enjoyed watching the dolphins as they took turns 'riding' the wave in the front of the boat. In fact, one of the dolphin turned over to take a better look at us. What an amazing trip. This was the second time we took this trip and we will definitely be back again.
Rating: 4
Enjoy the Boat Ride
Wed, Jul 6, 11   5:00 PM MaryFWong Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The evening we went whale watching was perfect.. calm sea's, warm weather, boat not crowded.. so it was an enjoyable outing for us and my brother and his family visiting from the East Coast. I will say the captain and crew knew where to look and we hung out with the fin whale that was around....saw a pod of dolphins WAY OUT in the distance which were closer to shore and on the way back in - stopped to visit a couple of sea lions hanging out on the buoy. Pretty much that was it... If I did it again, I would definitely do it on 1/2 price Tuesday or wait until Whale Season Migration. The boat was clean, but I don't think the experience was above and beyond, captain and crew had very little interaction with the passengers but didn't hesitate to direct passengers to the tip jar at the end of the 2 hours.
Rating: 4
it was fun, but no whales.
Sat, Jun 25, 11   5:00 PM stephansen Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The weather was great and the tour was nice, but my son really wanted to see whales. We saw lots of dolphins and they chased the boat and were jumping which was very neat, but no whales. We saw the sea lions for a brief min. They all sat on a marker and we pasted them on the way back to shore. I'm not sure if they would have given us a voucher for not seeing whales, but they didn't offer it up, and at the end we were kind of rushed off the boat. It was fun but you probably could find a cheaper dolphin tour
Rating: 4
I would recommend
Mon, Jun 6, 11   5:00 PM ellenbob Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family of 15 enjoyed the trip. (Ages 10 to 70) We saw no whales unfortunateley but several dolphins. the crew was very nice.
Rating: 4
Keep their promise
Mon, May 30, 11   12:00 PM KatjaHaus Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Due to the weather , our trip had to be rescheduled and we received a phone message and e-mail. Unfortunately we did not see dolphins or whales on our trip this time, but did receive our "whale checks" to come back for another try. The crew was very nice and we still enjoyed our trip out to sea.
Rating: 2
The boat is not safe for children. No seats
Sat, May 28, 11   5:00 PM ADELABUSAMRA Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat ride was too expensive for what we got. an old boat, no seats to accommodate the passengers. The sea was very rough, many of the passengers scared and crying, no word from the captain or the staff. I will not take my family on this boat again as it is not safe for children.
Rating: 2
Not Worth it.. Over Hyped
Sat, May 28, 11   5:00 PM Debdatta Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We thought that it would be lots of fun. First the boat/vessel kept changing and they did not know which one was going. Very simple objective - You see even a few dolphins you are done. I am not sure what additional they show you other than being on the boat for two hours. It is over priced for sure, just to be on the boat and see some dolphins...