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Rating: 4.6  665 rating points
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Last 3 months 90 215 4 = 211 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 149 342 5 = 337 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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative!
Mon, Mar 17  2:30 PM KristenV Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went out on a Monday in March. The weather was beautiful, which helped a lot, but really our guide was very interesting and informative. He kept our interest while working to find the best spots for us to watch the whales in their natural habitat. The company is very respectful of the sea life. Overall, we can't wait to go out again on our next trip to the area.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Mar 17  12:00 PM ajmurty Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Captain was friendly and knowledgable. Used info from previous trip to find whales for us almost immediately. Very informative about animals and sealife. Also found many dolphins, seabirds, and sealions. We traveled with the whales for almost an hour. Phenomenal experience. Very convenient location and easy access for me as I use a cane.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Experience
Fri, Mar 14  12:00 PM RobertHettic Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat,crew and captain were good and knowledgeable. Weather was great ,we followed 3 grey whales northbound for about 45 minutes.
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC!
Thu, Mar 13  10:00 AM Timchris Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a fantastic trip off Dana Point. My husband and I were vacationing in So. California. A happy retreat from N.Y. This was a real highlight for us. We had the opportunity to see courting among 3 gray whales, literally right next to The Dana Pride. Extraordinary. Worth every penny!
Rating: 5
Great trip - saw whales and dolphins
Mon, Mar 10  2:30 PM ESchreiber Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Dana Wharf whale-watching trip. The captain went out of his way to make certain we saw both whales and dolphins. When he located a large pod of whales, he kept the boat with them, giving those on board ample time to watch and take photos. He brought us right to the edge of the pod, so that the dolphin were literally beside and under the boat. Later he spotted two Minke whales, an unusual species for southern California. One of them breached four times, a rare occurrence, but great for photos. On the return trip, the captain pointed out a grey whale to us. He attempted to bring the boat to where the whale might breach, but the whale stayed submerged. The captain kept the boat out at sea an extra half hour in hopes we would see more grey whales. We were thrilled to see the whales that we did. It was clear the Dana Point crew wants their passengers to have a good experience. We did.
Rating: 5
Bucket List item
Sun, Mar 9  4:30 PM ljludwig106 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Dana Wharf Whale Watching tour was everything I expected and more. The customer service from the clerks, shipman, and capital was better than expected. They were all friendly, happy and gave you fun facts and lots of information about the whales when we saw them. This was a bucket list item on my list and it was awesome to see the mother and baby whale.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching!
Sun, Mar 9  4:00 PM amberbaylor Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our captain and his first mate made sure that we were able to see whales despite reports that some whales were unfortunately hit by other boats and he thought we initially would not be able to see the whales. Great experience for our group of 9!
Rating: 4
Fun adventure but minimal sightings
Sun, Mar 9  8:00 AM Kellystran Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would go again but would do more research about when whale sightings are more abundant. We saw a few gray whales blowing water but that's it. Unique experience even so.
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sun, Mar 9  8:00 AM gwe928 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was nice to take a 2 hour cruise. We saw some whales, but n to a whole lot. But just being on the water was enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Beautiful sunset out at see
Sat, Mar 8  4:00 PM Nicole1229 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
No whales, but they sure tried. Had a great sunset out at sea.