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Rating: 4.6  727 rating points
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Last 6 months 140 325 4 = 321 98% 4.6
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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 Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 3
Good tour, missing a close encounter with whales.
Wed, Jan 23, 13   2:00 PM Anubhavsony Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour did took us in open sea's where whales were, but the whales were not co-operating and just saw tail 2-3 times. Saw Dolphins and sea lions very closely, but would have loved to see the whales in 40-50 yard distance. The tour manager tried to get us close but we were always 200-300 yards away.. so what we saw was a little part of the whales. He could have tried to take us little far from the harbor where we may have found some whales interested in playing and showing. It is a good season for whales and their are a lot in that area. Would have certainly liked going farther to see the whales. He could have taken us farther in with larger concentration of whales, rather than chasing a whale and a baby whale close to harbor.
Rating: 5
Great lot of fun
Sun, Jan 13, 13   2:00 PM mzupanc Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Dana Point is a beautiful area, the wharf is interesting and fun, and the Wind and Sea restaurant on the wharf had yummy soup and fresh calamari to warm us up after the trip. We had a great time and will certainly do it again, and recommend it to friends and out-of-town visitors.
Rating: 5
Incredible Experience
Sat, Jan 5, 13   10:00 AM mhureau Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew was so knowledgable and fun. The was beautiful - couldn't have asked for a better experience. Saw some gray whales, the crew explained so much - not too crowded - absolutely I would recommend to family and friends.
Rating: 4
Great Day for a great site seeing trip
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:00 PM DandTerrie Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the weather was great and the boat ride was as well. We saw a mother and little one (whale) and a large pod of dalphins. It was done well with a great deal of info on the animals.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching and Dolphins
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:00 PM jpnielsen Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
This crew was great. They knew exactly where the whales were. They kept a respectful distance and gave us a lot of information about the whales and dolphins. Will return when the blue whales are around.
Rating: 5
Beautiful adventure!!
Thu, Apr 26, 12   2:00 PM alexlojek Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
It was fantastic!! We saw a blue whale, a shark, and sea lions. The captain was informative and very patient. We got to follow the whale for some time while we watched it swim on it's long journey. It was so peaceful and the boat was big enough so you didn't get sea sick easily. I loved it!!
Rating: 5
Great trip....not many whales (2) fun fun fun..
Mon, Apr 23, 12   12:00 PM DianeTonini Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
no time for details....loved it however....
Rating: 3
not much activity
Sat, Apr 21, 12   4:00 PM nancemercado Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Not much activity
Rating: 5
Great time! Highly recommend this
Thu, Apr 12, 12   2:00 PM DDenner Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our family consisted of young adults and seniors. We thoroughly enjoyed the outing and recommend it highly to anyone in the area. In addition to the whale watching we enjoyed the information given to us while we searched for whales and dolphins around us.
Rating: 4
Well worth the time and money invested
Sat, Apr 7, 12   4:00 PM MaxReeder Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We happened to pick a beautiful SoCal Saturday afternoon. Even though the day's previous groups had apparently not seen any whales, we figured we'd enjoy the cruise. To our joy, we had a whale spotted within 10 minutes (a rather camera-shy whale, but it apparently had other things on its agenda). The guide did a great job of narrating what we might expect, as well as giving interesting information on the actual spotting. The captain and guide also decided about midway that we should change our route to try for more sightings, and we were pleased to cruise into a group of dolphins, who added to the "success" of the cruise by swimming along with our boat for awhile. All in all, I would very much recommend this activity, though I would have to say that, on a day such as that, the cruise would have been pleasurable even without having seen any whales.