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Rating: 4.6  512 rating points
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Last 6 months 181 406 4 = 402 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: 4
Sea lions, dolphins & a whale
Fri, Mar 18, 11   4:00 PM soksniffer Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Whale watching is of course dependent on whales being in the area to begin with, so in that regard we were lucky. That said, Captain Tom and Larry(?) did an amazing job of getting us where the action was, tracking a large pack of sea lions, a huge pod of dolphins and keeping us just astern of a gray whale and predicting with remarkable accuracy when and where it would surface. I got sea sick and Larry's good advice got me through the worst of it and had me feeling human before we got back to shore. Recommended. Dress warmly.
Rating: 5
The trip was awesome
Fri, Mar 18, 11   2:00 PM tamide Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had a great experience. The crew was friendly and explained to everyone when they spotted something and interacted well with the passengers. Most important to me was their schedule. We left exactly at our departure time and returned on time. I hate when you have to wait around for people to show up. I would do again and again and again.
Rating: 5
From start to finish it was a marvelous trip
Fri, Mar 18, 11   12:00 PM HelenPointer Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
The day was beautiful,sunny, and the sea was pretty clm. We saw dolphins of 2 different species. The captain was a wonderful teacher and guide. Thanks for a marvelous trip.
Rating: 4
Good times
Thu, Mar 17, 11   2:00 PM tikiboz Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Only saw one whale on the trip but just being out on the boat was just to much fun.
Rating: 4
Great
Mon, Mar 14, 11   12:00 PM kpurrington Male 70+ Local Family With Children
great
Rating: 5
Amazing day on the water!
Mon, Mar 14, 11   12:00 PM kimmyrand Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Had some friends in from Iowa looking to escape the cold winter weather. Thought whale watching would be a great day trip. I honestly worried it wouldn't be worth the money, but I was happy to be proved wrong. We had a great time. Just being out on the water in calm seas and sunshine would have been worth the price of admission, but we got so much more. We saw hundreds of dolphins and then were lucky enough to find three grey whales traveling together. At one point they surfaced just 10 feet of the bow of the boat...Amazing!
Rating: 5
Amazing Time on the Water
Sun, Mar 13, 11   4:00 PM lburgos Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
This was an exceptional experience! We actually found a late south bound grey whale and followed it for a while during interesting commentary from the crew. The various boats correlate with each other so if there is anything on the water, it is very probable that you will see it. Then the captain took us to see a "super pod" of dolphins that went for two miles down the coast. The dolphins swam in the current from the boat and we took amazing video of them playing and "talking". I know this type of sighting doesn't happen all the time but it was the most amazing experience I could have ever expected, the super pod of dolphins made it :)
Rating: 5
The Best Way To Spend Your Day!
Sun, Mar 13, 11   3:00 PM leahmz Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I can't wait to go again! Reasonable prices, tons of surrounding shops and eateries on the water, the captain and crew were not only incredibly knowledgeable but so much fun as well! Did YOU know baby dolphins look like footballs with fins? I do, thanks to the Captain of the Clemente. :) Highly recommend to anyone of any age. I went with a friend, but lots of couples and children as well. Fun for everyone! And they passed out discount vouchers for next time to all of the passengers when we exited the vessel after our tour!
Rating: 5
Excellent !
Sun, Mar 13, 11   12:00 PM MarionVolk Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The Dophins were out of this world...unfortunately we missed the Whales but the Dolphins more than made up for the missing Whales............
Rating: 4
whale "searching"
Sun, Mar 13, 11   12:00 PM fivecjs12345 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Hi was a beautiful day in Dana Point, so just the weather and being in the ocean air was great:) The crew and the boat, ship, was great, smiling faces, explanation of what was going on, clean very clean:) A little dissappointed that we didn't get to see a whale, but that's why I titled it Whale "Searching" the day was great and we were one of the boats that got to go through, literally, through dolphins, soooo many that was quite a site. Great time will do it again soon before the season ends and hope will be able to see a whale, thanks!!