Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  703 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 75 171 4 = 167 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 150 343 4 = 339 99% 4.6
Last 12 months 311 711 8 = 703 98% 4.6
All 1,667 3,402 90 = 3,312 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
A great place to take an out of town visitor
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM msheperd Male 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
This is a gem of a place to take an out of town visitor. On our trip, we were able to see a whale (a part of it at least), and many many dolphins. The ship was nice, the crew were laid back, and they were eager to find the whales---and get us close to view them. The experience was amazing---and we'll definitely be back when other people come visit us.
Rating: 4
it was fantastic
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM pastorstan Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We saw a whale, the same whale four times as it came up for air. There were many dolfin swiming and jumping along side the boat. We had a great time. Of course, a whale sighting is not for certain, but our outing was great.
Rating: 3
no sightings
Fri, Nov 7, 08   3:30 PM edgewood Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
you should be a little more honest about the chances of seeing either dolfins or whales.
Rating: 4
Pleasant ride, great crew
Sat, Oct 4, 08   5:00 PM amysumma Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip itself was terrific. The crew took good care of us, and they were very knowledgeable about ocean life. We didn't see any whales or dolphin (maybe those are more difficult to find on the evening sailing), so they gave us all coupons for a future ride. I had been out with this company before when we located and followed a super pod of dolphins; it really depends on luck and timing. The only reason I gave it 4 star instead of 5 was the scheduling difficulties. Our first trip was cancelled because they changed their schedule, then our second trip was cancelled due to weather concerns and not enough spots reserved. They handled it all very professionally, but it made the lack of seeing whales a little more disappointing.
Rating: 4
Great Adventure
Wed, Sep 3, 08   5:00 PM sidebottom Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
It was a great day at sea! We went on the 5pm trip and saw dolphins and sea lions. We didn't see any blue whales, but the trip was still awesome because it is well worth just the boat ride alone. You can move around the boat at your leisure (we were on the Sum Fun and it was not crowded) and if you stand at the bow you can get splashed with water. I would go back for a gray whale expedition in the winter. I would highly recommend this trip for vacationers and locals alike. We could see Saddleback Mountain. The only area for improvement might be for the Captain and Skipper to give more information on points of interest along the shoreline as the boat heads back to shore.
Rating: 5
Dolphins galore!
Wed, Aug 20, 08   4:30 PM ljtart Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales but we saw a pod of dolphins that were very playful and interactive with the boat. It was quite a sight! The ride was very smooth, no one in our party got sea sick :) The crew was very informative and made me feel quite safe. We would take this adventure again someday.
Rating: 3
It was ok
Sat, Aug 2, 08   5:00 PM tuobaxuan Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The trip was fun at first, saw pods of dolphins and sea lions, but there was no Whale. It was altogether an alright trip, but I would explore other similar tours if another occasion arise for whale watching.
Rating: 5
Awesome trip -- HIGHLY recommended
Sat, Jul 12, 08   4:30 PM chorpie1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We (my wife and I) have been on numerous Whale Watching trips aboard the Dana Pride and each one has been a thoroughly satisfying and wonderful experience. Excellent captain, crew and vessle -- top flight all the way. We've taken family and friends along and have never been disappointed. In fact, our granddaughter will be visting us from Omaha next week and is very excited about going out with us, especially after hearing about our most recent trip where we encountered mega-pods of dolphin and a blue whale. I've also been on several fishing charters out of Dana Wharf and would rate these excellent as well.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jun 28, 08   5:00 PM CXNDSUZ Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great experience. Crew very good. Wanted to ensure that we all had a good experience and never felt rushed (stayed out longer than we should) following Whales. Would recommend to others and take the trip again
Rating: 5
Beautiful and fun evening out on the ocean!!
Sat, Jun 28, 08   5:00 PM julia1212 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
This is the 3rd or 4th time I have taken one of these cruises. ALWAYS a good time, knowledgeable captains and crew, clean boats and good times!! We saw dolphins, and the captain made sure we got to see blue whales--in fact kept us out a little long just to follow them. Can't wait to do it again!!