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Rating: 4.6  518 rating points
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Last 3 months 69 154 0 = 154 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 184 412 4 = 408 98% 4.5
Last 12 months 230 522 4 = 518 98% 4.6
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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 Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 2
2 Whales from 500 yards away
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM PaulBoswell6 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
When I first arrived, I was told I could not board until I paid more money. Huh! We already have a contract/ticket for this price. They said the coupon used was not valid on this voyage. (How convenient!) Your website accepted the coupon and issued the ticket, right? Excuses!--none valid! The only thing to see on this trip was people vomiting(at least 12) And a lot of people pissed that they had to pay extra for no reason. I saw 2 whales(one from 500 yards away, and one from 1000 yards away.) I saw about 10 dolphins and half a dozen sea lions on a buoy. Not worth the price!
Rating: 4
Great!
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM TheHMP Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Fun trip.
Rating: 4
Very good
Thu, Mar 7, 13   2:00 PM Hope1955 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We would all enjoyed our trip!
Rating: 5
Awesome!!
Sat, Mar 2, 13   12:00 PM donbrown12 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We saw a fin whale and hundreds of dolphins. The boat ride alone was worth it.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Trip from Start to Finish!
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM gaicha Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Visiting my daughter college, we went on this whale watching tour hoping to see some blue whales, gray whales and dolphins. We are used to seeing the humpbacks in Maui in the winter. We were rewarded with some fantastic gray whales frolicking close to the boat. The captains narrative was informational and very thoughtful. You could tell he loved his job and the whales. We saw lots of dolphins too. This boat was nice and clean and the crew was very polite. Loved it and would go again.
Rating: 5
Thrilled to have seen two groups of whales
Sun, Feb 24, 13   12:00 PM cherylanddan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were fortunate to see two groups of Whales, and three different kinds of whales, hundreds of dolphins too. The captain of the boat was stressing about time constraints, but made sure we got to see the last group of whales that we saw. The narrative was very informative as well as the cordiality of the crew with props, etc. teaching us about ocean life.
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.