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Rating: 4.6  682 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
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.
Rating: 5
Loved seeing fin whales!
Fri, Mar 12, 10   12:00 PM pearlwhite1 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Our boat went out at noon on 3/12/10 & we were very lucky to see several fin whales & I was able to snap a photo. One of the crew said the photo only showed about 1/3 of the whale. He estimated that it was probably 75 feet long & weighed 750 tons - Wow - that was a truly awesome adventure. During my previous whale watching event a few years ago, we saw lots of dolphins jumping & swimming alongside our boat, but no whales.
Rating: 4
Soothing and invigorating
Thu, Mar 11, 10   12:00 PM bridgesh Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our 2 hour trip was an extremely pleasant, with invigorating sea air and watching the ocean with plentiful sea life. Although no whales were seen, we did see plenty of sea lions and dolphins. I was very impressed by the curteous crew and for giving us an opportunity to return so that we may yet get to see whales.
Rating: 5
Great way to see the coast
Thu, Mar 11, 10   12:00 PM Lizzer0 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We were boarded on time - and the boat was very spacious...the crew told folks where to stand to see whales and dolphins, and what to expect as far as variety. So off we went. There were dolphins, but the whales were elsewhere that morning. However, we got a great view of the coast from Dana Point down to probably San Clemente from the water. Sea lions were hunkered down on a harbor buoy, and they were fun to watch as they snuggled together in the sun. All in all, it was a wonderful morning - low key and friendly - and I would definitely go again.
Rating: 4
A pleasant way to spend a few hours on the ocean
Sun, Mar 7, 10   8:00 AM KarlaRPayne Female 60-69 Local Individual
While it would have been great to see a whale or two, I was happy to see some seals, several lazy dolphins, and a whole lot of interesting birds. The boat was clean, there was plenty of seating inside (although the best place for sightings is the outside railing), and there was a good selection of reasonably priced items in the galley. I will definitely go again!
Rating: 4
good info about whales
Sat, Mar 6, 10   9:00 AM talthn Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
saw some whales
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip!
Sun, Feb 14, 10   12:00 PM panda2646 Female 60-69 Local Other
Although we didn't see any whales, we saw hundreds of dolphin ~ what a treat!
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
Highly Recommend
Thu, Dec 31, 09   12:00 PM Jimcarol Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My husband and I took our daughter and 2 year old grandson for his first boat ride and he loved it! The Captain showed us lots of dolphins up close and it was fun to watch them and the pelicans skimming along the water right beside the boat. We thought it might be to long a trip for our grandson (2hrs.) but were pleasantly surprised that he loved every minute of it. We did not see any whales this particular day but had a lot of fun anyway. The coastline that we traveled is just beautiful and the Captain was kind enough to give us free passes for another trip since we did not see any whales. I can't wait to take my 8 year old grandson as I am sure he will love it as well. We all had a great time! Very professionally run.
Rating: 5
Fun time on Dana Wharf whale watch
Mon, Dec 21, 09   12:00 PM RuthAnnS Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were hoping to see grey whales but were just a little too early yet. Did see a blue, several sharks, several playful sea lions, and lots of dolphins that played around the boat and rode the bow. The captain's information as we went along was very interesting. We all had a great time and would do it again.