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Rating: 4.6  727 rating points
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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: 5
An overall great experience!
Tue, Mar 11, 08   12:00 PM lrwhite Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our group of 8 men, women & children did the 12:00 trip on 3/11/08. We had exceptional weather & smooth seas but the highlight was time we spent cruising through a pod of thousands of dolphins. After the dolphin show we were very fortunate to see a fin back whale, about 80 feet long, surface and blow several times. Also, the crew was very friendly, helpful and informative. Everyone in our group gave this trip an A++.
Rating: 5
Very nice experience...
Sat, Mar 8, 08   11:00 AM ajmaniccia Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
OK, all we saw were two sea lions and no whales or dolphins, but that wasn't anybody's fault. Plus we got a pass to go out again for free. The captain and crew of our boat were great. The captain tried several different areas and kept us informed. He was very personable and genuinely sorry we didn't see a whale (although we did see a couple "spouts"). The boat was clean and the galley had reasonable prices.
Rating: 5
great service/great experience
Fri, Mar 7, 08   12:00 PM patelliot Female 60-69 Local Individual
It was a beautiful day to be on the ocean. Despite seeing no whales, we thoroughly enjoyed the dolphins, the ride and the crew.
Rating: 4
Didn't see whales
Thu, Mar 6, 08   10:00 AM pennydouglas Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
I was excited about going out to view any type of whales and unfortunately not one whale to be seen. The captain said he was sorry and the whales must have been in Mexico and haven't made the trip back. What we did see was dolphines in herds swimming very fast and came very close to the boat. But that was it. I was disappointed because I've been wanting to do this a for a very long time. The captain said he would give us our tickets back if we didn't see any whales, but that didn't happen. Penny Douglas
Rating: 5
Mega-pod of dolphins
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM modollies Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The boat was uncrowded as it was the last cruise of the day. The captain headed out and soon spotted a huge number of dolphins. He took us right into the pod. At least a hundred of these animals were racing with our boat and jumping up out of the water. We never saw a whale, but seeing these dolphins was an experience of a lifetime.
Rating: 3
they didn't work very hard at finding whales
Sun, Mar 2, 08   12:00 PM 08bandit Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
nice boat, comfortable and clean. they guarantee sightings of either whales or dolphins, we found the dolphins first and after that I didn't get a feeling they were looking very hard for whales--they headed back toward our embarkation point and just sort of skimmed along the shore. I've been on other whale watching tours where they moved around to several sites to find whales.
Rating: 5
Great fun for a family
Sat, Mar 1, 08   12:00 PM reevesm Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat trip was fun for all 8 of us even though the weather was very cold. We only saw a few dolphins but everyone enjoyed the day. Our 5 year old and 10 year old grandchildren enjoyed doing something different and had lots of fun checking out the hot chocolate and chips, We all plan to go again. Thanks for making our trip fun.
Rating: 3
No whales=Whale Check
Fri, Feb 29, 08   12:00 PM GSummers Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The boat was well maintained and the voyage pleasant. Unfortunately, we sighted no whales. However, we were very pleasantly surprised when everyone on the boat was given a Whale Check for free passage on another day.
Rating: 2
Not Impressed
Tue, Feb 26, 08   2:00 PM papathack Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
After the trip was over and we had not seen whales, I felt that I had been had. We were told that we would get a free trip if no whales or dolphins were seen. The first thing the ship did was head out and show us dolphins, which was nice, but not what we had come to see. Then the next hour was spent cruising around supposedly looking for whales. I think they knew there weren't any whales in the area at that time and rather than be truthful up front and since they obviously sell tickets each day whales or no whales, it is a bit of a hustle.
Rating: 4
No Whales, But Awesome Dolphins
Sat, Feb 23, 08   2:00 PM EFreedman Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We were disappointed that we didn't see any whales, but the beautiful dolphins more than made up for that. Thanks.