Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  40 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% 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 Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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
Wonderful amount of dolphins!
Fri, Aug 10, 12   6:00 PM heavystarch Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We witnessed the most dolphins we have ever seen on an excursion like this. We've been to Hawaii and numerous other whale watching locations. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any blue whales on the trip but we were offered a free return pass and 50% off another trip so that more than makes up for it.
Rating: 5
Highly Recomended!
Sun, Jul 26, 09   5:00 PM heater Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time! I have never seen so many dolphins in one place! Our captain really made an effort to find some dolphins and whales. Very nice and professional. I didn't even get sea sick!
Rating: 5
Outstanding two hour cruise
Tue, Aug 25, 09   5:30 PM Hatchco Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The Dana Point Whale Watching cruise was the best adventure we have experienced in a long while. The captain and crew were outstanding and they knew where to go to see outstanding sea life. Great adventure for everyone.
Rating: 5
GREAT fun!
Fri, Oct 21, 11   12:00 PM Hannahjack13 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a really great experience! The weather was cool, the ocean was fairly smooth and we saw several dolphins along with several blue whales. It was the most amazing experience we've had on an afternoon outing. My family and I highly recommend this adventure!!
Rating: 4
Boat ride boring for kids when no fish to be seen
Sat, Aug 11, 12   6:00 PM GwenGlaz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I enjoyed the ride but the children got bored when there were no more fish to be seen. If I go back to Calif. next year I will definitely use my free ticket and do the ride again. Hopefully we will find whales to see. Crew was nice and friendly.
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 8, 11   4:00 PM gwen2468 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We lucked out and saw many blue whales, fin whales and three types of dolphin. We had perfect weather. The captain was informative and enthusiastic. He stayed out past our 2 hour time because we were having such a special experience. We were very pleased!
Rating: 4
Great experience
Wed, May 27, 09   5:00 PM gputney Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Overall this tour is a great experience. The view is amazing. The crew was friendly. We didn't see any whales, I guess they are more likely from November to March. We did see some dolphins which was fun. If you can get a deal on the tickets by going mid week then it is really worth the money, even if you don't see a lot of ocean life.
Rating: 4
Good fun
Sat, Aug 1, 09   5:00 PM gottschalk Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
The crew was knowledgable and helped us get what we paid for.
Rating: 4
Great experience
Mon, Aug 9, 10   5:00 PM gnucci Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Family With Children
Gotta go, gotta see. Have fun!