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Rating: 4.6  573 rating points
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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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 1
shorter than 2h, no effort to find whales
Sun, Mar 4, 12   2:00 PM visiva Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I found a coupon at UCLA that advertised this company for whale watching. I went there (90 minutes driving from Los Angeles) on march 4 2012 and it was ridiculous. I wasted money and a sunny sunday. We were supposed to leave at 2pm for a 2 hour long trip. The boat departed at about 2.15. Pretty soon we found some common dolphins, nothing special. Initially I could not understand why the boat was stopping so long in that place, but then I realized why. They don't care about finding whales, just they want to show you a dolphin so that you can not be reimbursed for the trip. So the boat stopped for long time in that area with dolphins, and then basically it went very slowly back reaching Dana point at 3.50 going very slowly. It was much less than 2hours. Absolutely no effort to find whales. There is something very bad that I noticed. Very close to Dana point there was 1 single dolphin. I suspect it's there so that when the boat does not find any dolphin during the cruise, it can always find that dolphin when it is close to dana point, and no ticket can be reimbursed. This is indeed the last bad thing that happened. Since I booked a ticket after having read some advertising about whale watching, their policy instead is that 1 single dolphin is enough not to reimburse the ticket. This is ridiculous, even more in light of the fact that there is a dolphin just close to Dana point. Summing up, don't waste your money and your time with them.
Rating: 5
WOW-we saw humpbacks!
Sat, Mar 3, 12   2:00 PM auntiegogo Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Smooth and comfortable boat ride. Our leaders went the extra mile for us and took us out 7 miles where we were awed by the antics of two humpback whales right by our boat. Neat thing was, the crew were just as excited as we were! Rare sight to see these whales--sometimes they are only viewed 4-5 times a season. Would do this again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 4
dolphins, sea lions, and pelicans a plenty
Sat, Mar 3, 12   8:00 AM clemmesserli Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was my first whale watching trip and even though we only caght a glimpse of a southern grey snorkeling the hundreds of dolphins and other animals spotted were a welcome site. I won't hesitate to try anothet ride the next time I'm in town. CJ from Iowa
Rating: 4
lots of fun, but didn't see whales
Thu, Mar 1, 12   2:00 PM debabigador Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time. We were excited to see the whales and even though we saw 2 different type of dolphins (which the captain did a great job of explaining) and sea lions, we unfortunately were unable to see whales. I do give credit to the captain for going out further to find them.
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sun, Feb 26, 12   10:00 AM mssusiiq Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
It was great
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Sat, Feb 25, 12   12:00 PM 1RacyLady Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We are 10 friends that belong to the Red Hat Society. This was our February outing (2/25/12) - two days after the large group of dolphins were spotted. We did not see any dolphin but we did find a grey whale and followed him for about an hour. The crew of the boat were very informative, helpful and a lot of fun. We had been on a whale watching tour out of Santa Barbara last September and the crew was a dud compared to the crew we had on Saturday.
Rating: 5
Awesome time
Sat, Feb 25, 12   10:00 AM MightyMike25 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Great day with friends and family. Saw lots and lots of dolphins
Rating: 5
Perfect day. Great dolphin and whale experience!!
Wed, Feb 22, 12   12:00 PM lkubin Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Perfect length of tour. Perfect amount of passengers on ship. I have been on other trips that lasted way too long and had way too many people on the boat. We had a great time!!!
Rating: 3
NO WHALES SITED !!
Mon, Feb 13, 12   12:00 PM yvonne1234 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw not one whale on our 2 hour tour. That was disappointing!
Rating: 5
Good times
Sat, Feb 11, 12   2:00 PM lenny96 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Great seeing the dolphins they were very social and fun loving. Wonderful 2 hr boat ride in the clear blue ocean; well maintained boat. Guide did a great job getting us a view of the 1 gray whale that surfaced a few times.