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Rating: 4.6  642 rating points
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Last 6 months 163 373 5 = 368 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Believe the guarantee about seeing a whale!
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM ljeanne Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We went out on a trip right after a rain storm swept through and the ocean was pretty rough. About three quarters of the passengers were seasick over the rail at one point or another during the trip, so take Dramamine ahead of time! The other one quarter of the time everyone was delighted with the roller coaster like waves. As for the sightings - two extremely impressive whales & many athletic dolphins, as well as sea lions & pelicans. Overall an adventure!
Rating: 5
Gorgeous, action-packed two hours
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM samsmom729 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We went out on the first tour at 8am and were back right on time at 10am. The captain was very knowledgeable and he found three or four whales, a couple quite close to our boat. The swells and troughs were pretty intense and but the boat kept chasing whales so the no one in our group got ill. We had seats on the top deck, which I highly recommend. Just a beautiful day. Thanks!
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: 4
Had a great time
Sun, Mar 3, 13   1:00 PM naylore Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We didn't see any whales but we saw over a thousand dolphins. There wer dolphins as far as we could see. It was amazing! The crew was polite and helpful. Only one criticism = I am 84 years old and I would have had trouble standing the whole trip and too old to climb up to the available seating. My son hunted up a box so I could climb up. It would be nice if they had had a stool Otherwise it was delightful.
Rating: 5
Great experience- 8 AM best time
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM aecarls Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We attended the 3/3/13 tour at 8 AM so were part of the first group on the boat for the day; this meant parking was easy and the boat was clean, which is key (restrooms can get nasty). The tour guide/ boat captain whom we heard over the loudspeaker was excellent; we really appreciated his descriptions and facts of whale and dolphin behaviour, as well as Dana Point geography; it truly enhanced the experience; disappointed we didn't catch his name and didn't see him to thank him upon departure. LOTS of kids but we expected that. 2 hours is perfect- much longer would be too long.
Rating: 5
Incredible commentary from the head guide.
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM NCarpenter Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
He was informative and entertaining - a tough combination.
Rating: 5
great experience
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM kpt1978 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great all around experience, the staff was great and helpful. We got to see whales wich was amazing
Rating: 5
Great family activity close to nature & wild life
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:00 AM AMROCO Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great for kids and older to keep close to the natural & wailed life in our coast. Enjoyable for all ages.
Rating: 4
Whale of a Good Time
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM donnawanato Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Who new the big whales got so close to shore! What a fun trip. The captain was full of interesting info and facts regarding the 7 mile area off Dana Point. We saw about 6 whales and lots of dolphin. Would recommend to anyone.
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.