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Rating: 4.6  360 rating points
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Last 6 months 154 350 4 = 346 97% 4.6
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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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
WHALE WATCHING WITH NIECES
Sat, Mar 10, 12   12:00 PM kauaiqueen1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was a picture perfect day on the Dana Pride 3/10/12. The sun was out the weather was cool but not too cool and the sea was on the calm side. We saw lots of Common Dolphins, a few Sea Lions and one Fin Whale that was around 75'. The whale popped up 4 times and each time the Captain aimed for it so that the passengers would have a better view. The Captain and mates were very informative and answered any questions asked. It was an aswesome day and we'll do it again real soon!
Rating: 5
great time with grandson
Sat, Mar 10, 12   11:00 AM LOZANO Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our Grandson loved it and so did we
Rating: 4
Relaxing
Sat, Mar 10, 12   10:00 AM lbaillon Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This was a fun thing to do with my daughter. Although we did not see any whales the day we went out, we saw some dolphins and it was amazing to be so close. It was a gorgeous day to be out on the water and the scenery itself made it worthwhile. We received rainchecks to go back since we didn't see any whales. I'll definitely take my daughter out there again!
Rating: 5
Fresh air fun on the open seas!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   10:00 AM marysummer61 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had beautiful weather and the boat ride was delightful. We saw dolphins and seals but no whales. They provide you with a "whale check" (when no whales are spotted) to be used again at no charge which is a nice courtesy. Would definitely do it again--lots of fun and so nice to be outside!
Rating: 4
Pleasant trip
Sat, Mar 10, 12   10:00 AM antonioz Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was a pleasant trip with good weather. Unfortunately we did not see any whales, only a dolphin pod. They did give us tickets without expiration for another trip out.
Rating: 5
Family Fun
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM luchocamino Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My family recently went whale watching in Dana Point and had a wonderful day. The captain was informative and did all he could to find some whales. The boat was clean, well maintained with a full supply of food. The trip went exactly as scheduled - leaving and arriving on time. We saw sea lions and dolphins, and overall had a great trip.
Rating: 3
Good Trip but did not see any whales, lots of dolh
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM EKJOMAR2012 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Trip was good and crew were both helpful and profesisonal.
Rating: 4
nice
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM sgtpapasmurf Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
Good day! nice day for an outtingon the water, friendly humorous staff,incredibly knowlegdeable. My daughters loved wacthing the dolphins swim right nex to the boat. They also enjoyed watching the seabirds dive into the water as the staff explained what the birds and dolphins were doing. Had a quesadilla from the lil "galley"aka kitchen it was good not too much and not too lil cheese, just right. Good time overall and recived a voucher for another trip at no expense due to not seeing any whales. I rate it a 9 out of 10. I'm not sure if I missed the instructions on where the restroom was located but there is one aboard the boat.
Rating: 4
An enjoyable day
Sat, Mar 10, 12   8:00 AM Bradyaf Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
We enjoyed our trip very much. The skipper was quite informive, discribing the differant sea life that we encountered along the way, and also, some that normally are in our coatal waters but did not appear. Unfortunately, the Whales were among those that did not appear. We will use Dana Point' Wharf's Whale Watching Tour again; maybe we will have better luck next time.
Rating: 3
Lots of dolphins, no whales.
Fri, Mar 9, 12   12:00 PM ThomasBohan Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
Saw several hundred dolphins which was fascinating. Did not see any whales, so the crew issued "whale checks" (good for future trip) which is great for us locals. Captain was informative. Long boarding line formed early with no place to sit, and the boat was quite full, thus many of us had to stand throughout the whole experience which was not good for this senior with back problems. Women's restroom was foul smelling and the toilet was clogged; unacceptable!