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Rating: 4.6  682 rating points
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Last 3 months 77 180 4 = 176 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 143 325 4 = 321 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
excellent trip
Thu, Dec 6, 12   2:00 PM uvstgal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was an excellent way to spend a few hours. There is not a guarantee that you will actually see whales on the day you go. We did get to see 2 fin whales and literally 100's of dolphins on the day we went out. The crew tries to make sure you will see something on your excursion and our crew were friendly and very helpful. will probably do this again if we are in the area again.
Rating: 4
Great Day for a great site seeing trip
Sat, Apr 28, 12   12:00 PM DandTerrie Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the weather was great and the boat ride was as well. We saw a mother and little one (whale) and a large pod of dalphins. It was done well with a great deal of info on the animals.
Rating: 4
Always excited to see migrating whales!
Thu, Apr 26, 12   2:00 PM axelsoly Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Followed several Grey whales spouting (maybe a baby or juvenille). choppy swells and my gf starting feeling woozy. A beautiful sunny trip to Dana Point a success.
Rating: 5
Great time! Highly recommend this
Thu, Apr 12, 12   2:00 PM DDenner Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our family consisted of young adults and seniors. We thoroughly enjoyed the outing and recommend it highly to anyone in the area. In addition to the whale watching we enjoyed the information given to us while we searched for whales and dolphins around us.
Rating: 4
Well worth the time and money invested
Sat, Apr 7, 12   4:00 PM MaxReeder Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We happened to pick a beautiful SoCal Saturday afternoon. Even though the day's previous groups had apparently not seen any whales, we figured we'd enjoy the cruise. To our joy, we had a whale spotted within 10 minutes (a rather camera-shy whale, but it apparently had other things on its agenda). The guide did a great job of narrating what we might expect, as well as giving interesting information on the actual spotting. The captain and guide also decided about midway that we should change our route to try for more sightings, and we were pleased to cruise into a group of dolphins, who added to the "success" of the cruise by swimming along with our boat for awhile. All in all, I would very much recommend this activity, though I would have to say that, on a day such as that, the cruise would have been pleasurable even without having seen any whales.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Fri, Apr 6, 12   12:00 PM LARRYBOAL Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Check in was fast. Parking was free and staff very friendly. The crew was very friendly and educated us about the whales and sea life. We will be back.
Rating: 5
Loved whale watching!
Sun, Apr 1, 12   10:00 AM UMBROBBIE Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed our whale watching excursion! The crew was great and started by making sure we knew the wind and waves would be a bit rough to make sure we were prepared, though it didn't really bother us. Honestly, it was a pleasure just to be out on the boat which was a good sized ship and was not overly crowded the day we went. As we headed out, they were sure to spend a few minutes pointing out the sea lions on the nearest buoy allowing everyone plenty of time for a good view or picture. The crew mentioned they were coordinating with other ships in the area sharing information on sightings to increase our chance of success despite the less than ideal weather. We were well rewarded! Though we only saw one whale, we were able to get extremely close and lingered for several of the whales' surfacing cycles. We appreciated how informative the crew was and the enclosed galley that offered drinks and snacks for sale. The trip was both relaxing and thrilling and we will definitely go again on our next visit in the area.
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour
Fri, Mar 30, 12   4:00 PM reyvee61 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We got more than we bargained for when we had a glimpse of the Finback whale...what a treat! The crew was knowledgeable and courteous to say the least and I would recommended this adventure for anyone young or old....
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour!!!!
Mon, Mar 26, 12   12:00 PM Poopsie07 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
All boat personnel were extremely friendly and helpful. Within 45 minutes we spotted three Gray whales and followed them for about another 45. One of the boat staff gave excellent commentary including whale facts. The boat was clean and easy to navigate around.
Rating: 5
Beautiful
Sat, Mar 24, 12   4:00 PM Ladyteesears Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was amazing!!! The crew was nice and the boat was clean. We were able to see whales that day as wellas dolphins. Would definitely recommend the tour, and we will certainly do it again when we come back!!