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Rating: 4.6  359 rating points
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Rating and reviews for:

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
Took visiting German friends on whale watching
Fri, Mar 28, 08   12:00 PM Jamescrawfo Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I have always enjoyed your tours, but this time I took some visiting German friends who had a 14 and 16-year old children and we saw 4 whales and numerous dolphins. It was a grand tour and we got some great pictures!
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable trip
Tue, Mar 25, 08   2:00 PM Scholfield Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
A good value.
Rating: 4
Hundreds Dolphins, no whales
Sun, Mar 23, 08   10:00 AM irenersx Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We took the 10:00 am group on 3/23, it was a sunny day but no whales were spotted. I read the review and heard that the crew was funny. I personally didn’t think they were that fun. They didn’t give us much of a briefing as to what we would see for the trip. The boat and ppl on it were quiet for the first hour, and the captain kept searching for the whales. I hoped that he could give us some introduction in the beginning. After around an hour and a half later, we saw a lot of common dolphins. Hundreds of them were swimming next to the boat. The captain did a good job of explaining the dolphins, and overall it was a pleasant experience. I will consider coming back in October, and hopefully I won’t be disappointed again. I will be looking forward to the Blue Whale then
Rating: 4
No Whales but beautiful cruise
Tue, Mar 18, 08   4:00 PM marionmeeker Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We did not get to see any whales, just three dolphins. But the company gave us our tickets back and they are now good to be used again. Hopefully we will get to see a little more next time. It was still a nice cruise and the crew is very nice and helpful too.
Rating: 4
No Whales
Tue, Mar 18, 08   2:00 PM mjrmunich Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was unfortunate that although we had spectacularly blue skies, plus an enthusiastic group of strangers who became friends on board, we saw not one wee bit of the many whales who we heard were traveling through the area. At the very end we saw a small school of playful dolphins who were fun & fast to watch but they were not the gray whales we'd been hoping to see. It was particularly upsetting that the people on the 12 noon cruise had seen whales and we had not AND that there was no offer of a ticket for another day, because, if you see at least dolphins, although this is a whale watching cruise, then it counts as having seen "something". It was nice to be outside on the water, but it was not what we paid for.
Rating: 5
OMG
Tue, Mar 18, 08   10:00 AM nannotnancy Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We saw 6 whales, and had the most AMAZING time!
Rating: 5
the Great Blue Yonder
Sun, Mar 16, 08   12:00 PM tintiger Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We love the whale watching experience and try to book a sea venture out at least once a month during the whale watching season. This last trip I was lucky enough to get a wonderful whale-tail shot and numerous shots of dancing dolphins. It was magnificient!
Rating: 5
1 Whale and 3000 Dolphins!
Tue, Mar 11, 08   12:00 PM sh5677 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely do it again. We were able to see over 3000 dolphins in a pod and a Finchback whale. That was the highlight of my trip because I never saw a whale in the wild before! We went during the 1/2 price days on Tuesday at 12pm.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip
Tue, Mar 11, 08   12:00 PM occali47 Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We had such a great time! The whole crew was friendly, knowledgeable and enjoyable. We had a pod of dolphins.......around 5,000 of them, following our boat, they were incredibly playful surfing on the wake from our boat, and then we saw a 70-80 ft. whale. We highly recommend this Whale Cruise!
Rating: 5
Absolutely Breath-taking!
Tue, Mar 11, 08   10:00 AM sacaalbr Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was the highlight of my trip! Dana Wharf is located in a very quiant town and was clean and very well kept. From the moment we bought our tickets, the staff was friendly and very helpful. We bought our tickets early, so we enjoyed a cafe within walking distance before boarding the boat. Once we boarded, we left promptly, and all of the crew members were very enthusiastic and polite. The guide was very knowledgable on the different animals and migratory patterns, etc. We did not see any whales, BUT we did see somewhere between 2000-3000 dolphins! It was incredible! We rode with their pod for nearly an hour as they played with the waves off of our boat. It was absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. It would be great for families or a group of friends, or even a date! Just remember to bring a light sweater and sunblock!