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Rating: 4.6  360 rating points
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Last 3 months 122 274 4 = 270 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 154 350 4 = 346 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 161 364 4 = 360 97% 4.6
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Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season

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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
magnificent
Sat, Mar 14, 09   1:00 PM kdascoli47 Female 60-69 Combination Unspecified
Our guide went out of his way to make sure we saw the grey whales. He was an expert who shared info in such a way that we learned while waiting to see the whales. His commentary didn't interfere with the sightings and enhanced our experience with these magnificent creatures.
Rating: 4
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Sat, Mar 14, 09   12:00 PM Kaetie Female 60-69 Local Other
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Rating: 5
Crew Knowledge
Sat, Mar 14, 09   11:00 AM ritchsmith Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Crew of boat was friendly. They seemed to know a lot about whales and they conveyed information very well.
Rating: 3
Not My Cup of Tea
Sat, Mar 14, 09   8:00 AM MrsGansh Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
If you enjoy being herded onto a boat and taken to a point out along the coast to stare into dark, dismal water then this is the trip for you. The day I participated it was very cold, overcast and dreary. We rode out along the coast, which took about thirty minutes and watched for a whale to appear. We did see one, although very briefly. Everyone flocked to one side of the boat to see the elusive whale and I felt as though I were in a can of sardines. We headed back to shore afterward and I must say, I was happy to get off the boat. I vowed if I ever go whale watching again, it will be in Hawaii!
Rating: 4
Nice boat ride but no whales visible.
Fri, Mar 13, 09   2:00 PM DavidGerke Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Nice boat ride on a nice day. No whales. Boat company gives you a complimentary ticket if no whales are seen. This ticket has no expiration date on it! Good marketing!
Rating: 4
FUN
Tue, Mar 10, 09   2:00 PM DavidBarasch Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
First time ive done this and will do it again. Always wanted to go all of my life. Was a great day.
Rating: 3
Captain was very negative in his talk.
Tue, Mar 10, 09   10:00 AM dleedonahue Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have taken this trip many times before with great pleasure. However, this captain was preoccupied talking with other ships and would tell us where the whales had come up but it was not until the very end that anyone believed that there were whales to be seen. He talked about sea lice and the killing of whales and the people on the boat were just shaking their heads. There are so many beautiful things that can be said about the whales and the dolphins and these things have been shared iin the past by other captains. We did not see one dolphin which was very unusual.
Rating: 4
WELL DONE
Sun, Mar 8, 09   2:00 PM JUDYPIKE Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
TRIP WAS ON TIME AND WELL ORGANIZED. CREW PLEASANT AND WELL VERSED ON THE WHALES AND OTHER SEA CREATURES. ONLY 2 WHALES IN THE AREA SO WE TOOK OFF AND FOUND A GROUP OF DOLPHIN. SO MUCH FUN SWIMMING AND JUMPING ALL AROUND THE BOAT. IT WAS DEFINITELY THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Sun, Mar 8, 09   9:00 AM myfishto Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
the boat trip was alot of fun but no whales on our trip very disapointed but had fun anyway.
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Sat, Mar 7, 09   1:00 PM bfoster Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Part of the activities for the Dana Point Festival of Whales. Did it for my wife's 60th Birthday celebration. Great fun for everyone involved. Did not hear any comments that were negative. Everyone had a great time. Lots of whale sightings, dolphin encounters and sea lion viewing.