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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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
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.
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!