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Rating: 4.6  524 rating points
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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 Ride for Sunset Viewing and Whales!
Sun, Nov 16, 08   3:30 PM punkaag Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The boat ride was great. Left the dock promptly, Captain & his mate "Lucky" were very personable, great variety of food and snacks on board (and extremely cost effective). Was smooth ride, able to see all the coastal hills and watch a beautiful sunset. Captain was constantly looking for sealife we could appreciate. Saw sea lions AND about 3 Minke whales. Awesome! Trip was a solid 2+ hours. Well worth the price! Definitely recommended! thank you! CH & BG, Long Island, NY
Rating: 4
Professional operation with a lot of good informat
Fri, Jul 18  12:00 PM ptmurphy2166 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Captain and crew very informative
Rating: 4
Enjoyable
Tue, Feb 26, 08   10:00 AM ptkr004 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a perfect day weather wise and we took the first trip out in the morning so the sea was calm. Although we had been looking forward to seeing the whales and did not, we were fortunate to see a very large pod of Common Dolphin which made the trip worth while. I would recommend the experience.
Rating: 5
Successful Whale Watch
Sun, Mar 21, 10   12:00 PM PTFLEMING Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Our group was father, mother and adult son. Departed Dana Point appx. 12:00 noon 3/21/2010. Spotted (1) Gray whale about 1/2 way . Our craft maintained a safe distance from the whale, however various other craft converged on the sighting and probably compromised the sighting. That's OK, we all like whales!
Rating: 5
Great Experience for your children
Sun, Mar 9  2:30 PM psiebert Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Good boat, Good Capt and crew. Made sure we found whales.
Rating: 4
A Very Nice Excursion
Sun, Mar 15, 09   8:00 AM prytz001 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Although the ride was a bit chilly (you may want to add on an extra layer to those you plan on wearing), the crew was very friendly and the scenery was great. We saw a number of gray whales and the boat's pilot did a nice job putting us in a reasonable position to view them. We had a great time.
Rating: 5
Very sucessful outing!
Sat, Jan 26, 13   10:00 AM PROTTEAU Female 50-59 Local Other
Captain sounded doubtful at first that we would have any whale sightings. We saw some dolphins but the boat was going too slow to really watch them bow ride. We finally saw some whales breaching, which was fantastic. I just wish the captain didn't keep turning the boat to get the whales only on the right side, when we spotted them on the left side of the boat and that's where we were sitting to get pictures. Good trip overall though.
Rating: 5
Wonderful time
Sat, Feb 14, 09   4:00 PM princessnmi Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We went on the valentines day sunset whale watching cruise. It was my husband and I and then my mom and dad. It was the BEST time! We saw 1 whale and hundreds of dolphins. The crew was very nice and friendly. We are already trying to plan our next trip. This is definately worth every penny!
Rating: 4
We'd do it again!
Tue, Feb 24, 09   12:00 PM pricedogs2 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our first time whalewatching with Dana Wharf. It was a smaller boat than on previous trips and that was a plus. The boat was clean, the crew was friendly and informative. We didn't have to go to far out before we began to follow a whale. On the return trip we spotted 4-5 more. We all had a good time.
Rating: 5
Excellant adventure
Sun, Mar 15, 09   12:00 PM preminger Unspecified Unspecified Local Family With Children
The whole family had a good time on this trip. We had two 4 yr olds so we were a bit worried about how they would do and it all went fine. I think however that about 90 min into the 2 hr trip both girls started to feel some motion sickness. We had brought crackers and juice with us along with other snacks and that seemed to settle their stomachs. We saw two whales and a huge school of dolphins as well as some sea lions. Boat personnel were very nice and it all went well. There are tables and benchs on top of the boat so if you want that, get in line early to get first dibs. Also if you want a good spot at the front of the boat. Set your camera on telephoto and sports speed.