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Rating: 4.6  360 rating points
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Last 3 months 120 268 4 = 264 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 155 353 4 = 349 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 161 364 4 = 360 97% 4.6
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Rating and reviews for:

Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season

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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 Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
A fun time was had...
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ladykyra Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and were able to see 4 whales, one seal, and three sealions. We would have loved to have seen dolphins, but it just wasn't meant to be.
Rating: 5
Captian was Fantastic
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ruthacohen Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We came upon some breaching whales (which does not happen off california coast) and the captian stopped the boat for a long while to watch them play. We were on our way back to dock and should not have stopped. Instead he stopped and used up excess fuel to get back to dock quicker.
Rating: 3
this might be the wrong time of year
Sat, Feb 16, 13   4:00 PM weinstock44 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
the company gives out a chart that shows that most whales are seen in summer or late fall and we arrived at a slow period. the water was glassy and the trip was beautiful at sunset, when we saw more dolphins than the skipper had seen all day. the trip had been delayed by a previous client's fall, emt's, etc, and we missed a bit of the afternoon. the company gave us all 'whale checks' for a future trip. the company acted like real people, and that was great. even if you see no whales, and i had been hoping to see some seabirds that did not show up, but even so, it was a beautiful afternoon on the sea. try to get a boat that is not full, naturally.
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Sat, Feb 16, 13   10:00 AM mgriewe Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The crew and captain were very polite and knowledgeable. The captain happened to spot some grey whales and headed toward them rather than going to a spot where there were already a lot of boats waiting for Fin whales to surface. We saw dolphins just after we left the harbor and they slowed the boat so we could get pictures and watch them. We were able to see 2 grey whales mating and were the only vessel out there. We spent probably a half hour watching and following them. A large pod of dolphins were in the area and we were also able to watch them. The captain also was very informative about the whales and dolphins which added a lot to the trip.
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure and well worth the money!
Mon, Feb 11, 13   12:00 PM tneameyer Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is a 2 hour boat tour in the beautiful Dana Point harbor and the opportunity to see many schools of dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean as well as seeing a whale. Our tour was guided by a very knowledgeable and passionate individual who truly enjoyed speaking and educating us about aquatic living, eating habits of the animals, migration of the whales and the every day life of the dolphins, whales, sea lions and other animals seen during our venture. His passion and excitement for leading these tours made it very educational and enjoyable for everyone on the venture. Great job and highly recommended to everyone considering this awesome adventure and we will definitely do it again next time in the area!
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Thu, Feb 7, 13   12:00 PM joann3671 Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
Fun!
Rating: 4
Didn't see any whales, but had a great time anyway
Sat, Feb 2, 13   10:00 AM ramonajean Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great!
Rating: 5
You've got to go
Thu, Jan 31, 13   12:00 PM lisastell Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great trip. The best whale watching boat. If you don't see a whale they will give you A ticket/coupon to go again for free. We saw two whales, a school of dolphins and sea lions.
Rating: 5
Great time, clean ship,great captain and crew
Mon, Jan 28, 13   2:00 PM SuzyBriggs Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Our cruise was a bit rocking due to the wind, but it was so fun and our captain was very knowledgable and clearly enjoys what he does!! We were out for 90 min, saw soo many dolphins, but could not get out pass the point due to the choppy seas. But we got "whale checks" and are going again this weekend. Plus 50% off our next cruise!! You just can't beat that !
Rating: 2
Not long enough for money paid
Sun, Jan 20, 13   12:00 PM Ctano88 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Two hours of dealing with private boaters, saw two whales from a distance and nothing else. Wasn't worth the money paid.