Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  357 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 118 266 4 = 262 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 155 353 4 = 349 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 159 361 4 = 357 97% 4.6
All 1,511 3,044 86 = 2,958 96% 4.4
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: 3
It was OK
Sun, Mar 9, 08   1:00 PM denisekwok Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
The day was beautiful and the boat ride was nice -- we were supposed to be whale watching, but really it ended up being a 2 hour harbor cruise with no marine life and a nice time for my friend and I to chat and catch up for 2 hours. There really weren't any announcements or education about whales or anything like that, but I didn't expect a whole lot for the price, so I guess I got what I was expecting. They did give us a coupon to ride again for free since we didn't see anything, which was nice.
Rating: 4
It was a beautiful day for a boatride.
Sat, Mar 8, 08   11:00 AM janewarren Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day for a boatride. Alas, we only saw a bit of a whale from a long distance away. It was apparent that your crew was trying very hard to find a whale for us. I appreciate your policy of a "whale check" when we aren't able to find any whales. We were with some people from Ohio who had never been on a boat so we had a lovely time and the whales would have been an exciting bonus.
Rating: 5
We had a great time, and can't wait to do again!
Sat, Mar 8, 08   9:00 AM trishasloat Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Our experience overall was excellent, buying and printing tickets online was painless.....One arrived check in only took a couple of minutes The event itself was amazing, we loved every second of it.....It just so happen to be my boyfriends birthday, he was very impressed with the experience. The best example I have is, after our day was over my boyfriend who isn't amazed by the small things as myself, said that it was a once in life time experience and was very thankful for the birthday surprise. Therefore I would like to thank everyone involved in making his day a special one, it's a birthday he'll never forget! Thank you, Trish Riverside, CA
Rating: 5
a whale of a good time
Thu, Mar 6, 08   2:00 PM jroggenbuck Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
four of us found it a delightful day to cruise and look for whales. We only found a pod of dolphin numbering over 1000, and the captain made sure we got to see them all. Crew was great, opening the galley for a late lunch. Nice trip even without a whale sighting. We'll do this again.
Rating: 4
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM Sophia99 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
we didnt see any whales - such is nature - but, there were hundreds & hundreds of dolphins that was of course exciting to see!
Rating: 5
Mega-pod of dolphins
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM modollies Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The boat was uncrowded as it was the last cruise of the day. The captain headed out and soon spotted a huge number of dolphins. He took us right into the pod. At least a hundred of these animals were racing with our boat and jumping up out of the water. We never saw a whale, but seeing these dolphins was an experience of a lifetime.
Rating: 2
whale watching boat tour - marginal at best
Sun, Mar 2, 08   1:00 PM jafitzgerald Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
it was my understanding that this is the time of whale observing. with modern means of sharing information, i feel the company was pretty sure we wouldn't see any whales, but they were happy to take our money and give us a two hour boat trip. i was most disappointed and would not recommend the boat ride. we saw more sea life activity from the balcony of our hotel than we did from the boat.
Rating: 3
they didn't work very hard at finding whales
Sun, Mar 2, 08   12:00 PM 08bandit Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
nice boat, comfortable and clean. they guarantee sightings of either whales or dolphins, we found the dolphins first and after that I didn't get a feeling they were looking very hard for whales--they headed back toward our embarkation point and just sort of skimmed along the shore. I've been on other whale watching tours where they moved around to several sites to find whales.
Rating: 4
NIce cruise but no whales
Fri, Feb 29, 08   4:00 PM karriexx Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I guess it doesn't happen that often, in fact, the boat before us (2pm sailing) saw a humpback, but unfortunately we didn't see anything-not even dolphins, which we were told are always around. Instead we had a nice cruise. The ship is clean and the crew is efficient. They are very prompt leaving and returning. Upon returning we did receive a coupon for a free cruise-which does not expire-so that was a plus. Cost was affordable and for 2 hours it really doesn't cut into your vacation time that much.
Rating: 3
No whales=Whale Check
Fri, Feb 29, 08   12:00 PM GSummers Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The boat was well maintained and the voyage pleasant. Unfortunately, we sighted no whales. However, we were very pleasantly surprised when everyone on the boat was given a Whale Check for free passage on another day.