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Rating: 4.6  564 rating points
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Last 3 months 76 169 4 = 165 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 183 414 6 = 408 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 252 572 8 = 564 97% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Perfect Sunday Afternoon
Sun, Mar 28, 10   2:00 PM jeminca Female 60-69 Local Other
A friend and I decided to go on a whale watching excursion as something different to do for fun. WELL, we had no idea how much fun it would turn out to be. We met a friendly couple from Palos Verde standing in line and found out this was their 25th trip! We had a ball with them. The crew was great. Todd, the captain; Morgan, a naturalist; and George, chief cook and entertainer, made us feel like we were invited guests on a friend's boat. The burgers and sandwiches we had were delicious! We were lucky enough to see several fin whales on our outing. Todd and Morgan informed us about the whales' characteristics and directed us where to look so we could observe them in the water. The two hours went by so fast. It was a perfectly wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There will be many more in the future.
Rating: 5
Great Day On The Ocean
Wed, Mar 24, 10   2:00 PM caburtt Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
Captain and crew were very helpful and lots of humor and fun. They found a pod of Dplphins and stayed with them for a long time so we could see and enjoy them all. We really wanted to see a whale but had not luck. Beautiful day anyway.
Rating: 5
Successful Whale Watch
Sun, Mar 21, 10   12:00 PM PTFLEMING Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our group was father, mother and adult son. Departed Dana Point appx. 12:00 noon 3/21/2010. Spotted (1) Gray whale about 1/2 way . Our craft maintained a safe distance from the whale, however various other craft converged on the sighting and probably compromised the sighting. That's OK, we all like whales!
Rating: 5
sea lions and dolphins
Fri, Mar 19, 10   10:00 AM vaquero Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
saw no whales, but had a great time watching sea lions on a buoy and a pod of dolphins. the latter were very active and gave us great entertainment.
Rating: 5
Luck was with us!
Thu, Mar 18, 10   12:00 PM HEPalmer Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
Went onThursday, 5/18, at noon. Trip at 10am before us did not see any whales. However, luck was with us! After an hour out the Captain was about to give up on seeing whales and go to find some dolphins when we came upon two grey whales. We watched them briefly when he saw more further away, so headed toward them. At that point, we came upon three more grey whales and they stayed in the area and put on quite a show. We watched them make a number of dives and the pictures of the blows and tails rising in the air are beautiful. A sight never to be forgotten. The crew really put an effort into finding the whales and once found provided very good narative on what to look out for so we were sure to time the pictures just right. You take your chances on making a sighting, but it is well worth it.
Rating: 4
Accommodating crew searched for and found WHALES!!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   2:00 PM PeggyABailey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought this was an interesting outing, well worth reduced senior rates. Left on time; returned a little late because the captain kept searching for whales. We saw them, as well as lots of nearby dolphins. Great fresh seafood on the wharf. Nice outing for visitors.
Rating: 5
Wonderful!!!!
Sun, Mar 14, 10   12:00 PM KathrynG Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and myself were very much thrilled with whole experience. We had previously gone out of San Pedro and Newport Beach. Although the drive from Placentia was farther the overall experience was super!!! We found that the boat was clean and maintained, the staff friendly and very informative when it came to the whole experience. We did not feel crowded into a small space to observe the whales and dolphins. I would actually recommend this Whale Watching Cruise to all my friends. Thanks for the wonderful time on the sea!!!!
Rating: 5
Great Day, Great Experience
Sun, Mar 14, 10   10:00 AM stonemark32 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We took the 10 am cruise and were able to enjoy not only great weather but a terrific experience. Captain was very knowledgable and after leading us to schools of dolphin brought us within photographic distance of several grey whales. Only negative part about the trip was the number of other boats with inexperienced skippers who tended to spook the whales and prevented us from getting a closer look. Nevertheless, a very enjoyable experience.
Rating: 5
When whales don't come out to play
Sat, Mar 13, 10   4:00 PM johnshyama Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This company gives you a free ticket to take anytime you like which is excellent
Rating: 4
It was really enjoyable and actually saw 2 whales!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   3:00 PM feathers Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
This was our first time at Dana Point and we really enjoyed the excursion. We were fortunate enough to see whales and the captain was very nice and informative.