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Rating: 4.6  727 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: 5
Great time!
Mon, Feb 28, 11   2:00 PM SLGarcia Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Beautiful day. The boat was large and comfortable, and on our day not many people on board so it was like a private tour. The crew were very nice and knowledgeable about the whales and dolfins that we saw and it was fun to learn new things about them. Get on board . . . everyone should experience this adventure.
Rating: 4
Nice trip with great guide!
Sat, Sep 6  12:00 PM slgallant Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Boat was nice, fairly empty that day. Guide was very good and we saw everything as hoped!
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable and Memorable
Sat, Mar 22, 08   2:00 PM slatergirlz Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We saw one Gray Whale with her calf and followed them for about 20 minutes. We really had to strain to get a good look (there are laws that keep the boats from getting too close?). Very educational but not too much blah-blah. The ride was great...spectacular views and relaxing! Take dramamine 1 hour before to ensure enjoyment. Awesome staff and reasonably priced yummy snacks.
Rating: 4
Great experience!
Wed, Mar 10, 10   10:00 AM slancast1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience! We actually went out twice, due to left over wind conditions the first day. The captains on both boats were friendly, informative and you could tell they love what they do. Although we didn't see any whales either time we went out (which was disappointing)the scenary was fabulous. We did see some dolphins the second day and that was cool. This was the first time 3 of the 4 of us had been out on a boat like this and it was very nice. I would do it again if I return to California in the future.
Rating: 4
A whate of a grest time
Fri, Jan 1, 10   2:00 PM SkyBest Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Although we had been out previously, this time we actually saw a WHALE. The boat's captain was able to keep the whale at about 50 yards to our port side and about 25 yards in front of the boat. we followed the whale for about 20 minutes and saw the tail multible times.
Rating: 5
Amazing, 1 in a million experience!
Sun, Jan 19  12:00 PM sksjansen Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a wonderful time. The boat was great, clean and well kept. Staff and crew were very friendly. Very helpful and informative. Obviously, the most amazing part of the trip was the sea life. We actually saw a grey whale breech the water several times.... Ah-mazing!! The captain said it was the first whale breach he had seen all season. I had my cannon camera with telephoto lens and I captured incredible pictures. After spending plenty of time with the whale, the captain took us over to an area to sp
Rating: 4
This was a pleasant and well-run activity.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM skroeger Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
All of our experience was very positive except that it was sometimes difficult to hear and/or understand what was being said over the speakers depending upon where we were located. Safety information at the beginning was almost unintelligible. Perhaps it could be given before the boat is underway. Crew members answered questions in a professional and friendly way when asked. This was a very enjoyable experience!
Rating: 2
Captain was informative but very annoying
Sun, Feb 17, 13   12:00 PM skreeke Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
First off make sure you find a coupon for the whale watching trip as it is way over priced. We went on a weekend so there were many people on the boat and many private boats on the water. We were the second trip of the day and it started off 1/2 hour late. Captain said they found whales at the end and could not break away from them. I completely understand this. Said boat would be ran above cruising speed to make up the time as we went to look for the pair of whales they left earlier We found the whales about 4 miles from the harbor. There were a number of private boats already following the whales. For about 1/2 an hour we had to listen to the captain tell us what morons (his words) the private boaters are. Granted they may have been getting close to the whales but constantly insulting them when they can not hear is not necessary. It got extremely annoying and my kid kept asking why he was calling them names. Bottom line we found whales but is was not the best experience. If you go go during the week when there is not as much boat traffic so you do not have to listen to the captain yell at the private boaters.
Rating: 5
excellent sitings and superb commentary
Mon, Jan 27  12:00 PM skaufmanhuc Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Very enjoyable and educational outing. The captains explanations and additional commentary were well worth it. I would like to point out for future customers that there are many discount deals available, including free trips on your birthday and 40% off if you use them to go to Catalina prevously.
Rating: 5
Great 2 hours ...
Sat, Mar 28, 09   12:00 PM sirchancello Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Staff was friendly even if customers were not. We didn't see a whale, but they don't guarantee that you will. The dolphin's were cool.