Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  4 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 0 0 0 = 0 0% 0.0
Last 6 months 0 0 0 = 0 0% 0.0
Last 12 months 2 4 0 = 4 100% 4.5
All 362 827 5 = 822 99% 4.6
Rating and reviews for:

1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)

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1/2 priced Tuesdays are available from December through April, and 1/2 priced Wednesdays are available in April only. Get a good deal!

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Fun with Patience
Tue, Apr 6, 10   2:00 PM CindyB768 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We enjoyed the boat ride, although it was cold (to be expected on the ocean in early April). I knew it took patience and a good eye to spot the whales. My children, ages 7 and 8, got frustrated when they couldn't adjust their eyes quickly enough to see the brief sighting of the whales. They did get to see them, but I think were disappointed. It made them feel better when I told them we were the only boat of the day to see any whales at all.
Rating: 4
Non-smoking ship
Tue, Apr 6, 10   12:00 PM JohnBonnell Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The activity was good we all had fun eventhough we didn"t see any whales. The biggest concern my wife has is we were under the impersion that the ship was non-smoking. My wife was sitting on the top deck and the captain was smoking so much that the smoke just kept coming out around the window and blowing into the seats up stairs. This gave my wife a headeck and made the rest of the crusie uncomfortable for many of the other passengers.
Rating: 5
Only One Complaint
Tue, Apr 6, 10   10:00 AM cgoehring Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Excellent cruise. Staff was wonderful, even with tons of people on the boat getting sick. Only complaint is that there is no warning that smoking is allowed - and that smokers tend to stand in the bow so that there is no escape.
Rating: 5
Fun, exciting activity
Tue, Mar 30, 10   2:00 PM ZionMerced Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Perfect day activity, did not see whales but did see large pod of dolphins....my 2 year old loved it! Was not disapointed. My only complaint was the pilot smoking in the cabin...it would waft out every time the door was opened, and my mother happened to be having a rough time with her asthma that day. Otherwise, it was a lovely, fun day, with an affordable price tag.
Rating: 5
Great day
Tue, Mar 30, 10   2:00 PM DHAZEL Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We had a great day. They crew was very friendly and our day on the boat was beautiful. We came across a pod of hundreds of dolphins. Lots of fun for kids and adults.
Rating: 3
No whales...
Tue, Mar 30, 10   12:00 PM cwolfempls Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
While the website lists how many whales were seen each day, it does not mention that with multiple trips a day some outings come back without seeing any whales. The company does offer you another outing for free in the future, but the trip does feel like a bust when no whales are sighted.
Rating: 4
Great two hour sail
Tue, Mar 30, 10   12:00 PM suluhu24 Female 40-49 Local Individual
I had a good time on my whale watching trip - the day was beautiful and we saw dolphins. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales. But true to their promise, the Dana Wharf company gave everyone on board a free ticket for a future trip. The boat was a bit crowded (it was Spring Break) so I would recommend getting in line early to guarantee yourself a good spot on the boat. (Seating is very limited unless you don't mind being inside.) The crew was knowledable, but unfortunately they did not give a lot of information over the loudspeaker. If you got lucky and were close to the crew on deck they did have a lot of information to share.
Rating: 5
had a blast!
Tue, Mar 30, 10   10:00 AM manthon Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
great experience! saw fin whales, dolphins and seals. the water is gorgeous and worth the trip alone. 5 year old on trip got BORED though but because he expected a seaworld type "show" and couldn't see the whales. highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Great family fun!
Tue, Mar 30, 10   10:00 AM nancymeler Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We sat on the upper deck where we had a great view off both sides of the boat. We saw many dolphins and also got to see a fin whale come up to breathe several times. A fun family outing though I recommend Dramamine if you are prone to motion sickness.
Rating: 3
Whale Watching Review
Tue, Mar 30, 10   10:00 AM nancas97 Female 40-49 Local Other
Had an overall good time on the boat, boat was clean and in good condition. Unfortunately I got seasick , the rest of my group was fine. Just one note though, we sat at the top near the captain and his cigarette smoke was blowing on us the entire time through his open windows, I think it made my seasickness a worse.