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Rating: 4.6  593 rating points
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Last 6 months 179 405 6 = 399 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
It was good!
Tue, Apr 8, 08   12:00 PM ParadisPD Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We saw a big nursery pod of dolphins which was great. My girlfriend and other friends loved them. We saw a grey whale with a calf and they liked them too but when we watched them surface for about 5-10 seconds every few minutes for a half hour it was a bit repetitive. It was good, we came to see whale and we saw them. Thanks a lot!
Rating: 5
Dolphins were great
Mon, Apr 7, 08   12:00 PM MariKevW Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
While we did not see any gray whales, it was still worth the afternoon and money watching the captain and dolphins play. Due to the expertise of the crew, they were able to create circular patterns that provider us bystanders the viewing of dolphins doing acrobats in the wake of the boat. Truly awesome!
Rating: 5
Fun!
Sun, Apr 6, 08   2:00 PM audiogirl Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We saw a "dolphin super-pod"!!! No whales, though. Plenty of room on the boat, friendly staff. Nice passengers. Beautiful just to be on the water. A few notes, which weren't negatives for me, but could be for others: The "whale-sighting guarantee or free trip next time" includes dolphin sightings, and if we hadn't seen so many dolphins, I might have been dissappointed. Fortunately I read the fine print so I was aware that the guarantee included dolphins. The restrooms weren't stocked well, but fortunately I'm the kind of person who comes over-prepared for such things. The bar on the boat is cash only, so bring dollars. There is an ATM in the shop where you get your tickets. If you get seasick, they have motion sickness pills there too. I'll definitely go again for blue whale season.
Rating: 5
Friendly Service & Awesome Experience
Mon, Mar 31, 08   10:00 AM turtle_kml Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Whale watching is a great activity for people of any age. While we were out we saw 2 whales & watched for at least 20 minutes, plus saw a few dolphins and lots of California Sea Lions. The boat crew was very knowledgeable and helpful in pointing out the wildlife and telling a bit about them. They were very friendly from the first greeting to inviting us to come back again when we left. I will definitely go whale watching at Dana Wharf again.
Rating: 5
This trip was breathtaking!
Sun, Mar 30, 08   4:00 PM baibee Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was the first time I have ever been whale watching and it was spectacular! It was breathtaking! It was so beautiful! I couldnt believe te number of whales we saw on our trip as well as dolphins. This is a trip I will remember my entire life.
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.