Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  512 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 67 148 0 = 148 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 182 406 4 = 402 98% 4.5
Last 12 months 228 516 4 = 512 98% 4.6
All 1,584 3,207 86 = 3,121 96% 4.4
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
Great time on the ocean
Sat, Feb 22  2:30 PM jeanilaw Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
went with 8 family members and everyone enjoyed being out on the ocean. at first all we saw was lots of dolphin but toward the end of our tour the Captain spotted some gray whales and followed them north along the coastline. we were late getting back but nobody cared because we were enjoying the whales and dolphins. the Captain was very informative. Loved it!
Rating: 5
2 Gray Whales Spotted
Fri, Feb 21  12:00 PM isculver Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed 2 gray whales for a long time and then we came up on a mega pod of dolphins which was equally exciting and even more entertaining. Our guide was very informative and enthusiastic. It was well worth the money for what we saw.
Rating: 4
Always a good day!
Mon, Feb 17  10:00 AM maddscot Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We enjoy our local area and businesses and we are lucky enough to live in an area with such great outdoor adventures. As always Dana Wharf provides a great experience and no matter if we see whales or not it is always a good time on the water. The only issue I have is that there are so many options on ticket prices. We saw a variety of prices from $45 down to $15. Please standardize this as much as possible
Rating: 5
Best 2 hours I have spent in DP in years
Sun, Feb 16  10:00 AM adamatpci Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
The Captain and crew went beyond duty to make sure you were not only enjoying yourself on the mini excursion but it was incredibly informative. I did not feel like a spectator at Sea World but learning a true appreciation of why we were seeing the whales and dolphins and the immense respect for their trek to and from Alaska to Baja. We were lucky to see a mom and her calf and a few other whales. And we ended up getting a 30 minute show by thousands of dolphins who seemed very happy to see us and showed off their swimming skills. So nice to see these beautiful mammals in the wild. I will go again and definitely recommend it to all my friends and family.
Rating: 2
Sat, Feb 15  2:30 PM sunsets1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We didn't see any whales on the 2 hour cruise, just dolphins which I see from our shore in San Clemente year around. No mention was made of a free ticket to return if no whales had been sighted and I had been told that was part of the deal.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching Date
Fri, Feb 7  12:00 PM jodizbirdz Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My boyfriend and I had a great time last Friday, even though we didn't see a single whale. Our captain tried really hard, but for what ever reason, they weren't in the area at that time. They did see them that day, but not on our trip that left at noon. But we saw several hundred playful Pacific Bottle-Nosed Dolphins and got to watch their acrobatics for at least 30 min. This is my second trip with Dana Wharf Whale Watching tours, and I will be back again. Totally professional operation.
Rating: 4
Gray whales & a megapod of dolphins
Sat, Feb 1  2:30 PM judithLV Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
I have never seen so many dolphins together at one time; hundreds leaping and cavorting. The whales (3) showed their tails. Sun was shining, it was a great 2 hours.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Sun, Jan 26  12:00 PM fmeatball Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Went on whale watch cruise on Sunday afternoon. Captain and crew were great and knew what they were doing. I highly recommend this cruise from Dana wharf
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience
Fri, Jan 24  12:00 PM dajhm1 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great trip with friendly and informative crew
Rating: 4
Meet a whale
Mon, Jan 20  10:00 AM OWXOBJ390 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a great experience to see the whale. It was little far from the boat and I could not see them in big. But there is a rule to be in distance, so it is understandable. It is a disappointment that I did not see even one dolphin this time. I should come back again.