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Rating: 4.6  682 rating points
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Last 3 months 78 183 4 = 179 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 145 331 4 = 327 99% 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
A wonderful experience and a wonderful day!
Sun, Jan 16, 11   2:00 PM williamhaid Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I enjoyed everything about this experience. From the online order and payment, which included great directions and useful information, to the easy check in process, uncomplicated boarding process and the friendliness of the crew. Once underway, it was a delightful sailing day. The captain and crew were very knowlegable and provided very clear information about where we were going, what we were seeing, and lots of indepth knowledge about the mammals we saw. To be clear, we did not see any whales on this day, but that did not diminish our enjoyment. We saw a pod of risso dolphins that were awesome to watch and stayed with them for at least 30 minutes. We also cruised over to another area to see seals and sea lions. You can't blame the operators for whales not being in the area. All in all, this was an excellent day at a very reasonable cost. Don't think twice - this is a good value!!! PS: The boat and the ride were very comfortable, but I recommend you grab a seat on the top deck for great viewing and comfort. PPS: Dana Point Harbor is a pretty nice destination in and of itself. Come early (for better parking) and stay late for a latte or sunset at the marina.
Rating: 4
A pleasant two hours
Sun, Jan 16, 11   12:00 PM LARRYDUNK Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although you simply can't predict the whale's behavior and therefore there is no way to know if you will see one, the boat is clean, the crew is professional and sea lions and dolphin sightings were exceptional. Some locals brought wonderful picnic lunches and enjoyed the warm weather cruise.
Rating: 5
A must do!
Mon, Jan 10, 11   2:00 PM perrypub Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great ship, great crew and great viewing. A very pleasant two hours exploring the Dana point seas and wildlife. Tuesdays are two for one days but a great bargain on any day. A snack bar with drinks, hot and cold, alcoholic and non completed the adventure.
Rating: 5
It's interesting and worth seeing
Sat, Jan 8, 11   12:00 PM markwarrick Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
I am a grandfather 75 years old. I went with my wife who is 66 years old. We moved around the boat with little trouble, even though it was rocky at times. We went in early January. There was a little wind, but that was expected. We knew it would be a little cold, so we dressed appropriately. The inside of the boat has snacks and drinks for sale. The boat has a very heavy zippered plastic covering on the sides of the boat that completely cover the inside of the boat. You could see out. It was warm in there. We stayed outside at times on the front of the boat and saw the whales as they swam around and made themselves visible to us. We also saw lots of dolphins, and some seals. For the money it is a wonderful trip. Took lots of photos to show our kids. Would recommend this to anyone young or old. Bud from Orange County, California.
Rating: 5
Good trip
Fri, Jan 7, 11   2:00 PM timbrekke Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew is very friendly and informative. The boat was nice and not too crowded so we were able to get a good view of all the sealife. It was something that we will keep on our list to take all of our out of town visitors on to see the wildlife of CA.
Rating: 5
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Fri, Jan 7, 11   12:00 PM Schneemann Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
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Rating: 4
Great Fun!
Fri, Apr 30, 10   12:00 PM meloweee Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The day was very nice and the crew was very nice. We did not see a whale but we saw a bunch of dolphins
Rating: 5
We loved the cruise
Thu, Apr 15, 10   12:00 PM lindam1228 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We had a blast. The captain was very good at getting the views of the sea life, dolphins-two types, and of course the mother whale and calf. The information he supplied was informative. The crew was great with the information and safety tips given. He had us all laughing. A thoroughly enjoyable trip.
Rating: 5
what a good time
Sun, Mar 28, 10   2:00 PM RaulValerio Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
What a value! Fantastic time and very informative, will recommend this to all my friends and family. Good job!
Rating: 4
Worth the money...
Sat, Mar 27, 10   4:00 PM nivine_a Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw 2 fin whales and many many dolphins. We didn't get too close to the whales for fear of frightening them, and we only saw their dorsal fins. The pool of 66 dolphins is what made this trip worth the money. Should be called dolphin watching not whale watching.