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Rating: 4.6  697 rating points
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Last 6 months 148 337 4 = 333 99% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
We LOVED it!
Fri, Jun 20  12:00 PM Emerson96 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an amazing time. We were not expecting to see whales due to the season but a Minske whale surfaced several times, and he came close to the boat even though tour guide warned us they are kind of shy. We then had tons of dolphins sightings, they were speeding along beside and in front of our boat. So much fun! Clean, on time, knowledgeable guide. Recommended!
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT
Wed, Jun 18  2:00 PM SueMuth Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had the best time. My son and I did this same trip last year and it did not disappoint this year.
Rating: 4
Great trip
Wed, Jun 18  12:00 PM patrickmir1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great trip. The kids loved seeing all the dolphins but were a bit disappointed in not seeing any whales. We were told it's not a good time for the whale watching once we were already on the catamaran. I think that disclaimer should be announced before purchase.
Rating: 5
A great boat ride!
Mon, Jun 16  2:00 PM Jsicurn46 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Staff were very accommodating and friendly on the phone and in person. We were on the catamaran and it was awesome! We saw plenty on dolphins but no whales;( but understandable, there's no predicting Mother Nature. We will be returning to use them again soon!
Rating: 4
Satisfactory excursion.
Sun, Jun 15  12:00 PM dmccoy Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Good seats for viewing on top.....first 45 min. Was a nice boat ride, saw nothing.....then we got into a large school of dolphins.....saw all of the dolphins jumping and swimming next to the boat that you would want to and several picture taking opportunities......no whales to see this trip in mid-June........stopped by a floating buoy on the way back into the harbor full of sleeping sea lions....again, more picture opportunities......nice trip for 2 hours with our grand kids.........a fun time was had by all!
Rating: 5
Great Experience and Professional Boat Crew
Sat, May 31  2:00 PM DrewJackson Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were on a family vacation and wanted to have a unique outing. Our children are teenagers and felt they would enjoy this adventure. Boy did we score! Everyone loved it. We did not see whales but did see A LOT of dolphins and some sea lions. The boat crew was very friendly and informative. They went out of there way to make sure everyone was having a great time. Thank you!
Rating: 3
Nice dolphin show but no whales
Mon, May 26  10:00 AM mrsramirez Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The boat was very nice and not crowded. We encountered bottlenose dolphins but no whales. We could've spent more time watching the dolphins.
Rating: 4
Great time, not guaranteed, but will refund
Sat, May 24  5:00 PM travisleanna Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The first time we went on the Dana Pride to see dolphins/whales was almost a dud - we only saw three or four dolphins at the end. HOWEVER, they were kind enough to give us our tickets back so we could come to another show. We went the next evening on the smaller boat (not the Dana Pride). We went the opposite direction of the Dana Pride and ended up seeing a blue whale - the largest known animal alive on the planet. It was a BEAUTIFUL experience, and I was in awe of the opportunity to see such an incredible animal in its natural habitat. We saw a few dolphins leaping and several sea lions, including some baby sea pups with their mom :) A member of our group went a different time and had a completely different experience - hundreds and hundreds of dolphins leaping out of the water and close to the boat! From my experience, each time spent dolphin/whale watching is unique because the animals are in the wild, not trained to perform like puppets. To me, that is more precious than any "Sea World" show.
Rating: 5
We'll be back!!
Sat, May 24  2:00 PM Imagine2014 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Although we didn't see any whales, the entire trip was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and nice from the moment we signed in to the time we left the boat. The boat is beautiful and very well maintained. I felt very safe. See you soon!!
Rating: 5
This is a whale of a show!
Thu, May 22  2:00 PM BettyStreet Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went on this whale watch last September. It was so fantastic (saw Blue Whales, Fin Whales and dolphins) that I took relatives on it this May. Once again, we saw lots of dolphins, who surfed with the boat, and the first sighting for the season of a Blue Whale and the 35-foot long baby. Quite exciting. I would recommend this to anyone, who enjoys wildlife, and doesn't get seasick. It can be quite choppy. Take layers of clothes, because it can be 15 degrees colder on the water. I think the 2-4 pm time is the best. The pilot finds the whales on the earlier whale trip. No meal is interrupted on the 2-4 pm slot. It can be colder and sun is lower on the 4-6 slot.