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Rating: 4.6  697 rating points
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Last 3 months 73 165 4 = 161 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 148 337 4 = 333 99% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
great trip
Tue, Mar 25, 08   2:00 PM ray291 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed our whale watching trip. the crew was very helpful and did a great job showing off the whales and dolphins. We saw four whales and several dolphins in all. My kids left the boat with great big smiles at seeing something that we had never seen before.
Rating: 1
Loved it the first time, disappointed the second
Sun, Feb 14, 10   2:00 PM raveling Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I live in San Clemente and heard about the Whale Watching in Dana Point from a local friend, when my aunt came out for vacation I took her Whale Watching. This was in the middle of November so we didn't see any whales, however the boat crew was great and it was very nice and relaxing, well worth the money. So when my husband came home from deployment I thought I would take him and what better time to go then on Valentine's Day when the whether is great, not to mention it is right around whale season! Well it was nothing like I had expected and I kept actually apologizing to my husband. First off they put us on a fishing boat and we were packed like sardines, second there was really no where to sit, third I thought there would be a bar like area becuase there was on the first trip I had taken so my husband and I were wanting to order a rum and coke and it wasn't avalible on this fishing boat. I was so excited to bring my husband on this whale watching trip that I got him excited and by the end we just looked at one another and thought, "Never again", I just kept thinking about how different it was from my first trip and what a waste of money this trip was. On the bright side we did spot one whale in the distance, but no dolphins. Needless to say we will not be going again and we also talked our friends out of going because prior to my bad experience I was telling them they had to go. When we got back from that trip I informed them to not waste their money.
Rating: 5
what a good time
Sun, Mar 28, 10   2:00 PM RaulValerio Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
What a value! Fantastic time and very informative, will recommend this to all my friends and family. Good job!
Rating: 5
Strategic boat position to facilitate whale watchg
Sat, Mar 7, 09   12:00 PM RandStolp Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The crew members presented a very informative dialogue on whale history. The captain always had a good view of the whales as the boat was always pointed toward whale location. Guests gravitated to side where whales were sighted. It was not always possible for all guests to have a look at the whales. If the boat had been strategically positioned, everyone could have had a better view.
Rating: 5
AMAZING
Sat, Dec 17, 11   12:00 PM RaNayNay Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
A very friendly group of guides. Very knowledgeable of all sea life and their habits and patterns. Went way out of the way to find a gray whale and found him and cruised with him for a while. Cruised for quite some time with the dolphin as well. They made you very comfortable and walked around making sure that all questions were answered and nobody was unsatisfied. This was for my daughters birthday and we did an early afternoon cruise, it was perfect and a perfect fun beginning to her day!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! They were too cool and it was way fun!!!
Rating: 5
Definitely worth it!
Sun, Jan 29, 12   2:00 PM ramoomar816 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I decided to surprise my girlfriend by taking her here because her favorite animal are dolphins. Even though we didn't happen to see any whales on this specific trip there were dolphins galore! Personally I had never seen so many of them and they swim right up to the ship so they are easy to see! We definitely had a great time! Crew and everyone were very nice and knowledgable as well. Worth it.
Rating: 4
Didn't see any whales, but had a great time anyway
Sat, Feb 2, 13   10:00 AM ramonajean Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great!
Rating: 5
always a fun afternoon
Sun, Feb 14, 10   4:00 PM ralphkochjr Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Have taken this excursion several times and is always very enjoyable. We even saw some rare whales, but whales or not its a great cruise
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip !!!
Wed, Dec 9, 09   12:00 PM rajeshprasad Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a fun trip for all of us. We saw so many Dolphins and Sea Lions, but we weren't lucky to see any Whales. My kids were so excited to see the Dolphins in their natural environment. My little one was telling to everybody in school the next day about her trip and that she saw Dolphins coming under the boat. She was so happy. It is one in a lifetime opportunity to watch Dolphins and Whales in their natural habitat playing and swimming. We went their with my cousins who came to visit us. They also had a wonderful trip. I think it's a wonderful family outing. The boats are big and spacious and they have a small sitting area where you can sit and eat inside the boat. You can also see whales and dolphins from the top roof of the boat.
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Wed, Dec 10, 08   2:00 PM ragapt633 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
great Tour - boat was very comfortable - did not see any whales (saw dolphins and sea lions though) but we were given free return tickets.