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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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Knowledgeable staff - great trip!
Wed, Aug 1, 12   5:00 PM jth90c Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Since we're from out of state, we wanted to make sure that we saw some whales on our only whale watching tour. After looking at reviews on the net, we decided to make the drive from San Pedro to Dana Point - the tour said you would see whales, guaranteed. They were not making an empty boast! The captain and crew went out of their way to point out the pods of dolphins and spent quite a bit of time with them to the delight of everyone on board, then told us that the whales were frequently seen in the dolphins proximity. Soon after that we spotted not one but two blue whales spouting in the distance and set a course for them. He gave a great talk about how they show their fluke and dive deep, staying down for about nine minutes. Sure enough, they came up in different areas and we saw both of them - they remained in the area of the boat and came up a few times for us. Other tour boats must know that this tour finds the whales because they seemed to congregate around us. A great time was had by all!
Rating: 5
SO worth it!
Mon, Jul 30, 12   5:00 PM katrinkakat Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Such a great trip. Love boat rides anyway. Saw dolfins, seals and 3 blue whales. They are unforgettable and magnificent! We got to be part of the 18% who have ever seen whales in their natural habitat! Would go again in a heartbeat! My daughters are still talking about it!
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Fri, Jul 27, 12   5:00 PM krisco610 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The trip was amazing. My 2 adult daughters and I went as a girls weekend trip. Crew was very nice and very helpful explaining alot about the blue whales and what to watch for. We saw 6 blue whales - spouts as they came up to breathe, backs and small dorsal fin as they eased their way back under and of course the Tail!! The crew would position the boat so all could see from one side and when we saw a spout - quickly headed the boat to a closer position. We got some awesome pictures! The weather was perfect and the trip was excellent! We would recommend this trip and would definitely come again!!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip
Thu, Jul 26, 12   5:00 PM vstuart84 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain of the boat did a wonderful job getting us close to two whales and the naturalist on-board was an added bonus that made the trip fun and educational at the same time. Loved the interaction with the dolphins, too! Will definitely do this again. Thanks to the crew for making our adventure spectacular!
Rating: 5
WOW!!
Wed, Jul 25, 12   5:00 PM schroyers Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Awsome trip! All future vacations in California will involve this whale watching adventure!
Rating: 4
Awesome
Thu, Jul 19, 12   5:00 PM BIGBAZ Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is an awesome ocean experience! We saw dolphins and Minke Whales!! I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to see ocean mammals up close!! We will return again next year!! The ocean line is very accommodating and the crew are fantastic! This adventure was the highlight of our vacation in California!!
Rating: 3
They tried
Thu, Jul 12, 12   5:00 PM smikkas Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were disappointed as we did not see anything. It was cool and rainy and the crew did their best to find signs of life. Turned into a two hour boat ride only. The company offered everyone another free ride within a year as long as we kept our ticket and called prior to coming to the dock to make sure they were not full. This was a very nice gesture as we did not expect it. We knew going in that this type of venture is a risk. The crew was friendly and everything ran on time. Although disappointed that we did not see anything, I feel the company did a great job trying to rectify that. It was a nice surprise. It was our last day so it did us no good. I would have been more upset had I paid full price.
Rating: 4
Timely and Enjoyable tour
Thu, Jul 5, 12   5:00 PM katrinahood Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughters and I had only a short visit to the area. We found this trip on line and knew the cruise time fit our schedule. The tour departed on time. We enjoyed the crews discussion of the wild life. We saw no whales but many dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great boat ride, nice crew but no whales!
Thu, Jul 5, 12   5:00 PM George44 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was nice and knowledgable. They tried really hard to find whales but no luck. We did get to see several dolphins, some sea lions and a giant sun fish so the trip wasn't a total bust. The boat was clean and it was great to get out on the Pacific. Our tour was on July 5th at 5:00...we froze our butts off. I would recommend wearing a heavy jacket and long pants.
Rating: 5
VERY INFORMATIVE LEADER MADE TRIP SUPER REWARDING!
Wed, Jun 20, 12   5:00 PM JRGJRG Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
OUR DANA WHARF CAPTAIN'S EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE MADE OUR TRIP INCREDIBLE! I DEFINITELY WILL RECOMMEND YOUR COMPANY TO FRIENDS. I REALLY APPRECIATED ALL THE INFORMATION SHARED WITH US ABOUT BLUE WHALES, THEIR BEHAVIOR AND THEIR RECENT FOOD SEARCH PATTERNS. (AND, OUR TEENAGERS WERE DELIGHTED TO LEARN THAT THEY ARE AMONG THE 1% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION TO VIEW A BLUE WHALE.) THANKS FOR THE GREAT TRIP! JACKIE GEITH