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Rating: 4.6  727 rating points
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Last 6 months 134 314 4 = 310 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 2
Too far to see
Sat, Mar 13, 10   2:00 PM rcournoyer Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Picture this, you see whale spouts 300 feet in front of you, and once in a while you will see a little bit of a whale, no tails, no heads, not like the brochure.....pretty boring time. The protection of the Whale does not allow the ship to get closer, so that's the REAL story
Rating: 5
A very fun date activity for us!
Mon, Feb 14, 11   4:00 PM Rbrady Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We went on Valentines Day. We weren't sure if we would see anything but we saw one whale and a whole bunch of dolphins that were swimming right next to the boat. The crew was super nice and helpful. They knew exactly where to find the sea life. We even got to see the sunset. We would definitely recommend this to our friends.
Rating: 5
Great!
Tue, Feb 17, 09   2:00 PM rbarsha Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We had a very good experience on our whale watching trip. We saw a pair whales that the boat tracked for about 45 minutes. We also saw a few dolphins and sea lions. The captain was knowledgeable and did a good job at following the whales so we got to see them spout several times. I definitely want to go back out again during blue whale season!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience!
Wed, Dec 23, 09   2:00 PM raynetalia Female Unspecified International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were in Dana Point for over a week and the ocean mesmerized us. We were so excited to board the boat and head out on the open waters! We saw hundreds of dolphins, what an experience!! We had our 7 year old and 1 year old daughters. Both had a great experience. Unfortunately we did not see any whales on our trip but the other sea life was enough to make this experience memorable. The crew were helpful and had tons of great information.
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.