Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  570 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 78 175 4 = 171 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 183 416 6 = 410 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 254 578 8 = 570 98% 4.6
All 1,610 3,269 90 = 3,179 96% 4.4
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
whale watching
Thu, Mar 18, 10   12:00 PM kennyishness Unspecified 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Rating: 5
Whales, Dolphins, and Seals...Oh My!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   12:00 PM nickoris Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Went out on the water and not 15 minutes later were already on the tail of two California Gray Whales. The captain and the man on deck giving information were extremely helpful. We wee always on top of the whales. We managed to find seals and dolphins along the way as well. Drinks were reasonably priced too. All in all, a great experience. Well worth the time and money.
Rating: 4
Nice trip but no whales - did get a "whalecheck"
Sun, Mar 14, 10   3:00 PM cherylusry Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and they tried to find the whales. They even offered a longer trip when they found out where some whales were, but there were people on board that had to be back at 5:00. They gave us all rainchecks to come back for another trip.
Rating: 2
Too crowded on boat and no whales or dolphins
Sun, Mar 14, 10   3:00 PM DesireeGreen Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
There were too many people on the boat and several families brought on large strollers which took up even more room. Occasionally the captain would get on the microphone but it was so staticy, we could not understand him and to top it off not only did we not see any whales, we did not see any dolphins either. We did however see a group of seals and in the end they returned our tickets to us but the problem was I had gone with a friend from out of town so she will never be able to use that returned ticket.
Rating: 5
Beautiful Day
Sun, Mar 14, 10   9:00 AM cmbarrette Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We went on the 9am ride on Sunday. We knew it was chilly so we dressed warm. The sun was out, no clouds but I'm glad I wore gloves, so comfortable. We saw tons of dolphins, swimming with the boat, jumping in and out of the water. Super beautiful. The whale we saw was super shy and we only saw him break the water to breath. Oh well. I would recommend this trip to easy going people who are looking to spend some time on the water with the prospect of seeing a whale. The dolphins and the commentary from the Captain were fantastic.
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
Great Whale & Dolphin Day
Sat, Mar 13, 10   10:00 AM AuroraTW Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a wonderful trip - the co-captain was most informative on the gray whale and we were wonderfully surprised to see a mega pod of 5000 dolphins playfully joining our boat!
Rating: 4
it was fun, we did the 2 hour trip
Sat, Mar 13, 10   10:00 AM leiber09 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Should try the 5 hour trip if possible the 2 hour one felt short. The crew was great and we had fun
Rating: 4
Fun Trip
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM sunnychic86 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was a very fun two-hour cruise, although we didn't see any whales or dolphins. The crew gave us passes to come back ANYTIME as promised and we will defintely be back! The boat was great and not too full, the only time someone in our group felt sea sick was when they stopped for a few minutes to see if the whale would surface. Great trip for a group of friends- definitely recommended!
Rating: 4
Great outing, no whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM spedly1 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Dana Wharf was very professional and courteous throughout the trip. The boat was clean, they serve food and drinks on the boat which was great for the 8am trip. We unfortunately did not see any whales or dolphins, but they made sure to give each passenger a coupon that is good forever, for any time of day (upon making reservations). I look forward to the next trip out and hope we will see whales when we do.