Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  359 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 118 266 4 = 262 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 157 359 4 = 355 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 159 363 4 = 359 97% 4.6
All 1,513 3,050 86 = 2,964 96% 4.4
Rating and reviews for:

Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season

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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: 5
great day!
Sun, Feb 7, 10   12:00 PM aliciatotaro Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The crew was friendly and helpful, providing information and telling us where to look. The boat was clean and comfortable. We did not see any whales or dolphins because of the recent storms but we were given passes to come back whenever we want to. I have been on this boat many times and will hoefully have many more opportunities. GREAT DAY!!!
Rating: 5
Beautiful Day!
Sat, Jan 2, 10   2:00 PM jackiestrip Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a perfect day in early January. Didn't see any whales even though the crew sure tried to find some. Saw seals and tons of dolphins though. Will do it again.
Rating: 4
No whales but still fun
Sat, Jan 2, 10   12:00 PM druzicka Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Unfortunately we did not see any whales, but my friend and I still had fun. We did get to see two large pods of dolphins, one of Risso's the other of bottlenose. They surrounded us and a few were breaching, splashing each other, and splashing with their tails. It was really cool to watch. Perhaps the largest number of dolphins I've seen in one place in the wild. I would recommend the activity, but would have found it more enjoyable if we actually got to see whales.
Rating: 3
Tue, Apr 21, 09   4:00 PM angelab4000 Unspecified 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
the staff and the people were all very friendly and the boat ride was nice and relaxing, but we didn't see anything except some seals on a buoy. however, we did get free tickets to go again next time. i can't quite formulate a decent opinion until i see something on the next trip!
Rating: 5
Great trip saw lots of dophins
Tue, Apr 21, 09   2:00 PM AndyVigil Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
My friends and myself really enjoyed the whale watching trip. We didn't exactly see any whales but we saw a whole swarm of dophins and other sea life. I'm hoping in the future we could possibly ride the dophins are take turns driving the boat. I was also thinking that maybe you guys can invest in an underwater submarine so we can actually go down below, just some ideas to help improve the experience. We were able to get lots of pictures and were able to share them with friends and family.
Rating: 4
Nice cruise
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM kellerkh Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed this cruise very much. We did not see any whales but saw hundreds of playful dolphins. The crew spent time making sure that everyone was able to enjoy the dolphins swimming around the boat.
Rating: 4
I liked the dolphins
Sun, Apr 12, 09   2:00 PM bdaiwi Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I was disappointed not to see whales, but we saw lots of dolphins
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 10, 09   12:00 PM jamestupper Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really good trip, wouldve been even better if we had seen a whale, but the Dolphins were more than enough - great trip, would certainly recommend it to others
Rating: 2
Wed, Apr 8, 09   12:00 PM mmoris Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was the most boring thing I've done in a while. The Captain of the boat didn't tell us what we were doing or what we were looking for. He let us know about a half an hour into the tour that there were a pack of Sea Lions on the bouy that was right in front of us. The next hour and a half the Captain didn't say one word until we were pulling back into the harbor to let usknow that we will be getting refunds! I've been whale watching out of Dana Point before and the Captain made the trip worth while for us! He would tell jokes and let us know what we were looking for and he just made so much of an effort to keep us entertained! We didn't see any Whale or Dolphin and that's just Mother Nature, but the Captain couldn't have been more speechless! And he didn't seem to make much of an effort to search for any Whale or Dolphin either.
Rating: 4
enjoyable trip
Tue, Mar 31, 09   12:00 PM DUCATJ Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
We saw whales in the first 15 minutes after leaving the dock.