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Rating: 4.6  573 rating points
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Last 6 months 180 409 6 = 403 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: 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
Rating: 5
Had a ball!
Tue, Feb 3, 09   10:00 AM nh2stay Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was alot of fun. We are planning on going again!
Rating: 3
Nice Day and Ride...but no whales / dolphins.
Tue, Jan 27, 09   12:00 PM tljohnst Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day, nice people...but we didn't see any whales or dolphins.
Rating: 4
Pretty nice boat trip
Tue, Jan 20, 09   12:00 PM marydahl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed the boat ride but saw only a few dolphins and no whale. As we took the whale watching and were wanting to see whales, of course we were disappointed. We did this trip 5 or 6 years ago and although we again did not see whales, we ran into a large group of dolphins jumping up and running along side he boat for almost a 1/2 hour.
Rating: 4
Well managed logistics
Tue, Dec 30, 08   2:00 PM mahoneyjack Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The process was professional and the crew very competent While on the excursion, was told that this "really isn't the time to look for whales, that comes in a month or two" by a local who regularly liked to take the trip to study dolphins, or so he said. If that is true, I think it would be better for the company to highlight that fact.
Rating: 3
Did not see any whales
Sat, Nov 29, 08   10:00 AM RejaneLaroch Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I had the feeling that we were not looking very hard to find whales. It seems that the captain was happy to show us dolphins, we were not.
Rating: 4
Great weather for boating
Fri, Oct 24, 08   4:00 PM DonaldTDuck Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We showed up 30 minutes early and sat on the wharf after trading our voucher for tickets. Right on time, the crew showed and started loading. We saw many small whales and dolphins and met several interesting people. The cost of refreshments was surprisingly low and the crew was very informative. We got back as the sun was going down and the temperature dropped, but not to where I needed my jacket. The whale excursion made for a great start to a fantastic vacation.