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Rating: 4.6  570 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: 5
All's whale that ends whale
Sun, Apr 1, 12   2:00 PM thornton1 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
A glorious day, did not matter that we saw whales. A nice surprise that we were given a rain check because no whales were spotted. Just the boat ride, view of the coast, the fresh air, and hints of Catalina made it all worth while.
Rating: 4
It was a nice daughter father date ---something we
Wed, Mar 28, 12   12:00 PM mtalley15 Male 50-59 Local Other
It was a very nice day off of Dana Point and the captain was very informative knowing that 2 whales were spotted heading our way. He made sure we were able to see them. The dolphins, 2 unfortunately, swam under the boat each time I tried to snap a shot of them. All in all a great day! Highly recommend going out of Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Can't wait to do again
Sat, Mar 24, 12   12:00 PM marci123 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Did not spot any whales but totally enjoyed boat trip out in the big blue. Boat/yacht was beautiful, clean with excellent menu selection in the galley. So relaxing and enjoyable. Saw plenty of dolphins which was spectacular. Totally appreciate voucher to experience again. Intuition says we will catch that grey whale next time
Rating: 5
Captain and crew on Dana Pride were great.
Fri, Mar 23, 12   10:00 AM Jsiques44 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
For my wifes birthday, I surprised her (and my 6 year old son) with a trip to Dana Point to go whale watching and spend the weekend relaxing. Our whale whale watching trip began at 10am and lasted 2 hours. I tried reserving another more expensive whale watching service from the same harbor, but they were fully booked for the first departure. I lucked out finding Dana Warf, instead. The other service (which uses a smaller catamaran) left an hour earlier that morning, which would have been tougher to get to on a weekday with traffic, and the catamaran bobed around in the water more than the Dana Pride. In addition, it was our boat and crew on Dana Pride that spotted the whale that we followed for a good 30 minutes. The captains from the different services talk to eachother on the radio when whale watching, so if one finds a whale, they alert the others to the location. From that aspect, its great so you will see a whale with either of the companies (if there's one out there to be seen and found that day). The captain and crew explained the behavior of the whale and then we let it go on its merry way and we began to follow a group of dolphins and a sea lion. It was a great experience for the whole family. This boat was also nice, since they have a gally to get hot food and drinks on a cold morning.
Rating: 5
What a great experience!
Thu, Mar 22, 12   2:00 PM lurain7 Female 40-49 Local Other
What a great experience, our captain and crew were very knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see quite a few pods of dolphins (right next to our boat) and we saw 3 grey whales. The captain slowed the boat so we could get a better view, and even stayed out a little longer so we could enjoy our whale sighting. Other perks were the snackies, restrooms and inside viewing available down below. What a thrill to enjoy nature in their natural habitat.
Rating: 4
Entertaining trip
Thu, Mar 22, 12   2:00 PM jgdonaldson Male 60-69 Local Other
This was a very entertaining trip. We saw lots of dolphins and enjoyed the trip. We also saw a couple of whales on are trip. This was well worth the time.
Rating: 3
Was pleasant
Thu, Mar 22, 12   12:00 PM Krystle02 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Couldn't keep up with the whales but saw some dolphin which was cool
Rating: 5
Recording-breaking, once in a lifetime experience!
Fri, Mar 16, 12   2:00 PM kimmee09 Female 50-59 Local Other
On March 16, we were honored to be a part of an extraordinary cruise. The captain and crew members repeated over and over again that in 40 years of being in this business they had never seen anything like it. Two 35-foot gray whales put on a show for us that lasted well over an hour. They played and showed off right alongside the boat, treating us to a fantastic, rarely seen experience. The crew was so excited and animated and they shared their enthusiasm and expertise with us, making this rewarding excursion even more interesting and delightful. It was absolutely remarkable. A big thanks to the captain and crew...
Rating: 4
great experience
Thu, Mar 15, 12   12:00 PM satokosiegel Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
we could see 4 grey whales, a few dolphines and some sea liones. But you need to remember it is totally up to mother nature whether or not we can see those animals. (We saw much more dolphines on our different trip before.) They were very professional - on time and everything.
Rating: 4
A beautiful day on the water.
Wed, Mar 14, 12   12:00 PM thomasmize Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The boat company was organized and did a great job. During the trip the boat guide provided lots of information about the marine life. We saw hundreds of dolphins and some seals. It was a good experience.