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Rating: 4.6  697 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great outing, no whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM spedly1 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Dana Wharf was very professional and courteous throughout the trip. The boat was clean, they serve food and drinks on the boat which was great for the 8am trip. We unfortunately did not see any whales or dolphins, but they made sure to give each passenger a coupon that is good forever, for any time of day (upon making reservations). I look forward to the next trip out and hope we will see whales when we do.
Rating: 4
No Whales
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:00 PM sparocai Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We did not see any whales which was disappointing but lots of dolphins and sea lions. It was rough waters but fun. Next time we will bring blankets - the four year old with us did enjoy it but said it was too long. I guess two hours can be long for a little guy. We all had fun and the crew was great. Departures and arrivals were timely.
Rating: 5
Magical
Mon, Sep 1  5:00 PM SpaceRun Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Enjoyed the tour and the information shared by the captain.
Rating: 4
Good, if pricey whale/dolphin watching excursion
Sun, Oct 12  2:00 PM sowiusa Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Decent enough experience - clean boat, good overall service. The boat confidently steams out and finds a group of dolphins just off the coast, stays there for a while (dolphins are fun to watch but very common!) and then goes off for an hour or so searching for whales or anything else interesting. It's nature and of course hit and miss. Going from the observation log on their website they're pretty honest about something like one in four boats seeing any larger mammals than the dolphins. Then at some point they give up and swing about and return to port. You got to see whales - the dolphins - so what's your complaint? At the price paid I would have liked a slightly longer excursion, or some kind of organized spotting effort to increase chance of exotic encounters. But I guess for most passengers the duration is fine.
Rating: 5
Recommended
Sun, Apr 6, 08   4:00 PM Sophia99 Female 30-39 Local Other
Although my niece & I did not see any whales or dolphins (which is unusual), we did see sea lions, have a great boat ride, & witness stunning views of our local coastline. And in the end, because our excursion did not see whales or dolphins, we did receive free whale-watching tickets that don't expire & can be used anytime.
Rating: 4
recommeded
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM Sophia99 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
we didnt see any whales - such is nature - but, there were hundreds & hundreds of dolphins that was of course exciting to see!
Rating: 5
Fun, beautiful trip
Sat, Feb 13, 10   10:00 AM sonnetklipp Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We had a great time. We saw many dolphins, including some babies, and we did breifly spot one fin whale. The captain and the naturalist on the boat were very helpful and friendly and did everything to help us see a whale, even though we were a few minutes late back to the dock. I would definitely go again!
Rating: 4
Sea lions, dolphins & a whale
Fri, Mar 18, 11   4:00 PM soksniffer Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Whale watching is of course dependent on whales being in the area to begin with, so in that regard we were lucky. That said, Captain Tom and Larry(?) did an amazing job of getting us where the action was, tracking a large pack of sea lions, a huge pod of dolphins and keeping us just astern of a gray whale and predicting with remarkable accuracy when and where it would surface. I got sea sick and Larry's good advice got me through the worst of it and had me feeling human before we got back to shore. Recommended. Dress warmly.
Rating: 5
Very exciting and educational.
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM soenkses Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The driver was very enjoyable
Rating: 4
An Enjoyable Excursion
Fri, Apr 9, 10   4:00 PM soccermom Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The whale watching excursion was nice. We saw several dolphins but were disappointed we did not see any actual whales. The crew was nice and the overall trip was relaxing and enjoyable. If you really want to see whales though you may be disappointed.