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Rating: 4.6  690 rating points
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Rating and reviews for:

Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour

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Majestic whales, playful dolphins, and other wildlife make this narrated cruise an exciting and awe-inspiring trip.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Ascending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
it was great fun on the whale watching boat
Mon, Mar 22, 10   10:00 AM caseygray Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I think the staff on the boat were very good at explaining and answering questions
Rating: 5
Invigorating!
Sat, Feb 2, 08   2:00 PM CasieWalters Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We got to see a couple gray whales, and while we followed them for a while and they seemed to not mind our boat, their track and their wanting to be seen frolicing was short lived when other boats (sail, power and yachts) interrupted by cutting our ship off and getting in front of the whales, so the local snooty boots people kind of ruined it... We got to see the amazing phenomenon of the white-sided dolphins working together with local sea lions (that seemed to come out of NOWHERE!) do the hunting task I've only ever seen on the Discovery Channel - where they circled a school of fish and put them into the ball and swam thru them and had a feeding frenzy, including the dolphins, sea lions, sea gulls and even pelicans. That was amazing to see live... It was a nice day, there was great weather, the guides were great, they were VERY knowledgeable, very nice, very courteous and most importantly, very enthusiastic and helpful. I would come back every weekend if I could!
Rating: 5
Had a great time.
Fri, Feb 15, 08   12:00 PM CathyDecker Female 50-59 Local Unspecified
On our first trip out it was very windy and we saw absolutely nothing. But Dana Wharf whale watching gave us vouchers good for a year. We returned the next day to beautiful weather and we saw two whales and watched them for about 30 minutes. On our way back we found a huge pod of dolphins (over 100) and they were spectacular. Great trip and very informative.
Rating: 5
The experience was amazing!
Sat, Jan 29, 11   12:00 PM CathyFoster Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The weather was perfect ! It could have been cold and windy. The boat is roomy with plenty of seating if you get in line early. The Captain was informative. We followed 3 whales for about 45 minutes. The captain then took us to see a pod of Dolphins numbering 50+. This was the real show. The adults as well as the children were so excited. It was a great experience!
Rating: 5
Can't wait to do it again!
Wed, Nov 28, 07   12:00 PM cathysea Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Great cruise on the boat! Saw Dolphins and Sea Lions, but no whales, as it was a bit early. Can't wait to come back to see them!
Rating: 4
Always a good time!
Mon, Jan 19, 09   10:00 AM Cathy_Thread Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though we didn't see any whales and less dolphins than we usually do, we had a great time.
Rating: 5
Great fun!
Tue, Mar 18, 08   10:00 AM ccabrera615 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We got to see sea lions and four whales! It was a lot of fun, highly recommend it!
Rating: 4
A Lot Of Fun
Fri, Dec 10, 10   2:00 PM cdmwhale Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
While your odds of seeing a whale greatly depend on luck, just being out on the ocean makes the whole trip worthwhile. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see an incredible pod of dolphin on our trip and watched them for about an hour.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Sun, Apr 12, 09   10:00 AM CecileKay Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family had the most wonderful time on this cruise. The boat is spacious, clean, and beautiful. It has ample seating with large tables to relax both inside and outside. There are three levels to it, making it interesting to move about the boat and experience the cruise from different perspectives. They have a very nice food service on board at reasonable prices in case you didn't bring your own. The three men in the crew are friendly, informative, and delightful. We saw sea lions and a huge pod of dolphins which were thrilling to watch as they swam and jumped all around us. We didn't see any whales but honestly it didn't matter because the whole experience was marvelous with the dolphins and everything else I mentioned. Apparently dolphins are part of the whale family, so technically we got what we paid for. The best money we spent on our California vacation!!!!
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching
Sat, Feb 2, 08   2:00 PM CELINE423 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went on this excursion with my parents that are seniors. We had a great time and it was everything we expected and more. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. A great time was had by all.