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Rating: 4.6  359 rating points
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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
Strategic boat position to facilitate whale watchg
Sat, Mar 7, 09   12:00 PM RandStolp Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The crew members presented a very informative dialogue on whale history. The captain always had a good view of the whales as the boat was always pointed toward whale location. Guests gravitated to side where whales were sighted. It was not always possible for all guests to have a look at the whales. If the boat had been strategically positioned, everyone could have had a better view.
Rating: 4
Great Experience
Tue, Mar 3, 09   12:00 PM tuckerjlake Female Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
We weren't lucky enough to see a whale, but received a free pass to try again! Mother nature doesn't always cooperate. Everything was well run, on time & the crew was curtious. It was a nice way to see the coast from a different perspective & spend time on the water.
Rating: 5
It was amazing!
Sun, Mar 1, 09   4:00 PM toorionsend Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
The crew was gracious and knowledgeable. The trip was fantastic. So much better than going to a zoo or aquarium. You get to witness these majestic animals in their natural, wild, and free environment and you get a super cool boat trip too.
Rating: 3
Whale watching - don't wait too long!
Sun, Mar 1, 09   12:00 PM cakaras Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
While it was a beautiful day at sea and we saw many beautiful pods of dolphins, no whales were to be found. We waited too late in the season (Mar 1) so missed the south whales and too early for the north. The out-of-towners were all disappointed. I've been on no-whale trips before, but the captain and crew were able to make the trip entertaining with great information and attitude. Not this trip. I recommend the large catamaran vs. a cruiser like the Dana Pride.
Rating: 4
Great weekend activity!
Sat, Feb 28, 09   12:00 PM petusa Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
we did the two hour trip and if you have nice weather like we did this is a phantastic activity. The only reason I didn't give 5***** is because we didn't get to see a whale but that's just nature. In return we got to see lots and lots of dolphins up close. We went on the boat not the cat and the guy below making the burgers and drinks totally rocks. If you're lucky enough to actually see a whale this will make one of the greatest days of your life!
Rating: 4
We'd do it again!
Tue, Feb 24, 09   12:00 PM pricedogs2 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our first time whalewatching with Dana Wharf. It was a smaller boat than on previous trips and that was a plus. The boat was clean, the crew was friendly and informative. We didn't have to go to far out before we began to follow a whale. On the return trip we spotted 4-5 more. We all had a good time.
Rating: 5
Whale watching in Dana Point
Thu, Feb 19, 09   2:00 PM JOSIEPUGH Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
My friends came from Chicago and were staying in San Diego when they decided to go whale watching. I told them to come up here since it was more convenient to get tickets, get on the ship, and more pleasant surroundings. We went whale watching, and although we didn't see any whales(can't predict), we did see hundreds of dolphins, non stop. The ship was beatiful(Dana Pride), plenty of room to walk around or sit, inside or out. It was a beautiful day, the coastline was fabulous, and we got great pictures. My friends said it was an E ticket, can't get better than that.
Rating: 5
Lots of Fun & Highly Recommended
Sat, Feb 14, 09   4:00 PM coolchic1123 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time on our whale watching cruise, we saw whales and dolphins and the staff was very accomidating and friendly. The scenery was beautiful and we all enjoyed our trip.
Rating: 5
Great Bargain
Tue, Feb 3, 09   2:00 PM bethyamamuro Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We had a large group on a limited budget, so we wouldn't have been able to consider the trip without this special Tuesday discount pricing. We saw several whales and a family of dophins swam alongside the boat, but we would have been satisfied even with just the boat ride, which was refreshing and fun. Thanks Dana Wharf, and please consider more specials for locals like us!
Rating: 5
Great tour
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM mybetancur Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
my friends and I were very happy with the service and every body was very please because we were able to see the whales. We will do it again next year. Thank you