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Rating: 4.6  682 rating points
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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: 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.
Rating: 4
Small group on boat made it very enjoyable
Thu, May 22  12:00 PM Forester9848 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Boat pilot a very knowledgeable naturalist. Didn't talk too much.
Rating: 5
Our whale watching trip was amazing!
Wed, May 21  12:00 PM Deblowe Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Not only was the weather spectacular, we were so impresed with our captain and crew. Their friendly attitude and knowedge of the whale migrations and other water animals made the trip so interesting. I have checkd off an item on my bucket list! Thank you!
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sun, May 18  5:00 PM Tardygirl Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Captain gave a lot of information and the whale watching was great. Saw a mother gray whale and calf. Was a great trip.
Rating: 4
excellent
Sat, May 10  2:00 PM uintahiker Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Saw two gray whales
Rating: 4
Great seeing dolphins . Didn't see whales
Fri, May 9  2:00 PM Kellyfillmor Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Maybe label as a dolphin seeing tour and not whale
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Fri, May 9  12:00 PM CrochetLady Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I went with my adult son and his girlfriend. They live in Los Angeles and I was visiting from Texas. We had a wonderful time. The boat left very promptly. There was a shady place for me to sit, which was great. We saw a whale with her baby that played around the boat for about 30 minutes. Everyone was really nice. The boat was very comfortable and clean. I want to go again when I get back to California.
Rating: 4
Plenty of dolphins!
Thu, May 8  2:00 PM rdurofchalk Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Plenty of dolphins.... but no whales! However, we were offered a ticket for another try, but unfortunately, couldn't make that date. We thought that was very fair!