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Rating: 4.6  697 rating points
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Last 3 months 76 174 4 = 170 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 148 337 4 = 333 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
God provided another wonderful day
Tue, Feb 3, 09   2:00 PM mwalker500 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was my first time out for the whale watching and it was GREAT. I saw the whale, so exciting and amazing. Plan to reture soon, especially on a tue. at 1/2 the regular price The crew and captain were very kind.
Rating: 5
Our First Time Whale Watching!
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM CQuemada Female 60-69 Local Other
It was a nice day for a boat ride , the ocean was as smooth as glass, and we did see a whale. We also saw dolphins so close to the boat! THE DANA PRIDE boat was very nice and the galley had an array of snacks and goodies. The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. We had a very nice time!
Rating: 5
Delightful day out
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM dubowy Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We appreciated the Tuesday half-price tickets, the on-time departure and return, the enthusiastic welcome, the many dolphins and the lone whale we saw. It was a beautiful sunny day and it was a stable boat with a happy crowd. We didn't eat on board, but others seemed to like their food. Would recommend this to all ages.
Rating: 4
Nice boat trip
Fri, Jan 30, 09   12:00 PM GeraldMonk Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did not see any whales, but did see dolphins and sea lions. The day was beautiful and the trip was a fun two hours in spite of the lack of whales.
Rating: 4
enjoying retirement
Tue, Jan 20, 09   2:00 PM maryallsup Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We took advantage of the Tuesday offer and had a fun day together. The tour was well run, clean and not overly crowded.
Rating: 4
Pretty nice boat trip
Tue, Jan 20, 09   12:00 PM marydahl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed the boat ride but saw only a few dolphins and no whale. As we took the whale watching and were wanting to see whales, of course we were disappointed. We did this trip 5 or 6 years ago and although we again did not see whales, we ran into a large group of dolphins jumping up and running along side he boat for almost a 1/2 hour.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Tue, Jan 13, 09   12:00 PM tclarkca Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We tracked one whale and the crew did a great job at explaining the tendencies of the whale and got us in good position to see it.
Rating: 4
Well managed logistics
Tue, Dec 30, 08   2:00 PM mahoneyjack Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The process was professional and the crew very competent While on the excursion, was told that this "really isn't the time to look for whales, that comes in a month or two" by a local who regularly liked to take the trip to study dolphins, or so he said. If that is true, I think it would be better for the company to highlight that fact.
Rating: 4
No whales and short on porpoises
Tue, Dec 30, 08   10:00 AM JSHarper Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a terrific day in Southern California to be on the water: clear, warm, beautiful!!! The boat and staff were great! We really enjoyed a nice cruise. Sadly, no whales -- not something anyone can guarantee, of course. Then, in the final 5 minutes of the cruise -- just in time to save the refund(!) -- we happened upon a couple of porpoises. As we disembarked, the staff wished each of us a Happy New Year AND reminded us over and over again that we had seen a couple of porpoises. I wouldn't have minded so much if the boat company weren't so blatant about protecting their refund policy.
Rating: 4
Just didn't see any whales! Saw dolphins.
Sun, Dec 28, 08   12:00 PM StephenPetro Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The organization and process of ticketing, boarding, and disembarking was great. The crew was nice and they tried hard to find some whales in the two hour cruise. We spotted some riso dolphins near the end of the cruise and got up close for some good pictures of them. The ship was clean and comfortable. They did give us a $5 discount on fishing or whale watching later on.