Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  639 rating points
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Last 3 months 90 208 4 = 204 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 164 376 5 = 371 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 283 647 8 = 639 98% 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
If only the whales had cooperated.
Sun, Dec 20, 09   12:00 PM susan25 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat trip alone is great, but it would have helped if the whales had cooperated and been present. We did see some California sea lions and the discussion about them and how they are different from seals was informative. We didn't see any other marine life except for sea birds until the very end when the boat ran thru some bait fish being chased by some dolphins. There was a potential sighting of a whale, but it was already too far behind us as we entered the harbor and we couldn't take the time to verify what it was. The captain made sure that we had the opportunity to go out again free of charge, which he really didn't have to do.
Rating: 5
One great afternoon on the ocean.
Mon, Dec 14, 09   12:00 PM Zambia100 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Working with the people of Zerve was a pleasant experience. They patiently answered all my questions. When rain threatened our day to go out whale watching, they patiently helped out by moving our date from a Saturday to a Monday. When our party increased from two to four persons, there was no problem getting the extra tickets. I appreciated the attached map and instructions to get to the Dana Point wharf. Thank you all. We had a great time. I recommend this activity for everyone, all ages, all backgrounds.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sun, Dec 6, 09   2:00 PM sundaybikers Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Love being on a boat, it's a relaxing time! We saw a school of tens of dolphins and a Blue Wale, the Captain was nice enough to spend more time to wait for the whale to come up again! We were late 5 min but nobody complained, we saw the Blue Whale!
Rating: 5
Terrific outing even without the whales.
Fri, Dec 4, 09   12:00 PM loiscohen1 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Staff was well informed and interesting. We knew it was early in the season for the grey whales and we did get to see 4 varieties of dolphins. Very nice experience.
Rating: 3
Take it or leave it
Sun, Apr 26, 09   10:00 AM jhandy Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The whale watch was just okay. We didn't see any whales, however we do understand that it's the end of the grey whale migration. We did see dolphins and sea lions. We enjoyed the trip, although I thought 2 hours was a little short. The staff were friendly but not very exciting. I'd say it's a good tour if you just want to go out and see what you may see, but don't expect too much.
Rating: 4
Fun trip!
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM mtnhop Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a fun tour even though we didn't see any whales. We did see a few different species of dolphin as well as sea lions!
Rating: 5
you will love it
Thu, Apr 9, 09   10:00 AM gds8333 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Entertaining, a great learning experience, nice people. This is my 4th time, and I will go again.
Rating: 5
Dolphins and Whales!!
Wed, Apr 8, 09   10:00 AM gthunell Female 20-29 Unspecified Family Without Children
I cant believe how many dolphins we saw on our trip! Our boat was totally surrounded by them for over 30 minutes! Plus we got to see the elusive whale. The boat was clean, staff was friendly, and I would definitely suggest this trip- for people of all ages. My 83 year old grandfather even had a wonderful time!! Thanks for great memories :)
Rating: 5
Great 2 hours ...
Sat, Mar 28, 09   12:00 PM sirchancello Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Staff was friendly even if customers were not. We didn't see a whale, but they don't guarantee that you will. The dolphin's were cool.
Rating: 5
Positive
Sun, Mar 22, 09   10:00 AM Margee Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Staff were upbeat, helpful, knowledgeable and that just naturally led to an overall postitive atmosphere that I thoroughly enjoyed.