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Rating: 4.6  665 rating points
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Last 3 months 90 215 4 = 211 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 149 342 5 = 337 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Very knowledgeable
Mon, Mar 21, 11   12:00 PM Nareman Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Captain and others that work aboard the Dana Pride were very knowledgeable about the marine life and were able to spot the marine life from afar and tell us what kind of mammal it was. It made the trip a lot better and the family I had from out of town loved it and were so glad we got to see a pod of dolphins, a sea lion and three gray whales. Thank you! :-)
Rating: 4
No Whales
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:00 PM sparocai Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We did not see any whales which was disappointing but lots of dolphins and sea lions. It was rough waters but fun. Next time we will bring blankets - the four year old with us did enjoy it but said it was too long. I guess two hours can be long for a little guy. We all had fun and the crew was great. Departures and arrivals were timely.
Rating: 5
Great crew and beautiful whales!
Sat, Mar 19, 11   10:00 AM jimteeling Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
George and the rest of the crew are fantastic! This was our second whale watching with your company, and both times were perfect. We saw grey whales this time, and last time we saw blue whales and hundreds of dolphins. I love the respect that your crew shows for nature. We also bought the video, and love it. Thanks! We will be back to take another trip.
Rating: 5
Whale following
Sat, Mar 19, 11   10:00 AM divyarshan Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Must say we were very lucky to spot a whale 10 - 15 minutes out in the ocean and kept following it for about half an hour. The crew was very helpful in providing information about the pattern of the whale being observed - when it goes for a big dive, when it will surface back, and the sort. It was a perfect day out - being the 10 am tour we did not have much people on the trip and could move around easily. I came with my 16 month old who had her jacket on. One of the crew members also offered their jacket to keep her warmer. That was a nice gesture, isn't it? Then we spotted a few sea lions which kept posing for the photos. It was good that the crew did their most to search and find as many life they could spot in the ocean. Overall I would highly recommended it though I do not know how my feedback would have been if we did not spot any !
Rating: 5
Fantastic Whale Watching
Thu, Mar 17, 11   2:00 PM doriswt Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed our trip tremendously, treated from start to finish as if we were part of there family. Given a complete narrative of our surroundings and marine life.They were as enthusiastic as we were upon whale sightings. I would recommend this trip highly.
Rating: 5
Beyond Expectations.
Sun, Mar 13, 11   4:00 PM JoyceHula Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew was professional and knowledgable.
Rating: 4
SUPERIOR CREW
Sun, Mar 13, 11   3:00 PM jameskortan Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew did an excellent job to make it possible for us to see a whale in a difficult situation.
Rating: 4
No whales, but lovely California Coast
Sun, Mar 13, 11   12:00 PM acarrasco Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
No whales on this trip. My friend went with her family the same day at 8am and saw a whale. We did see dolphins and sea lions. The dolphins swam right next to the boat. Boat was big, nice, clean, and not crowded. Beautiful, sunny day. We enjoyed seeing the California coast line, which was nice for our family and children from Texas.
Rating: 5
Amazing.
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:00 AM calebzerve Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Took our three young kids (2, 5, 7) and we weren't sure if they'd like it. There aren't many places to sit so we were really wondering how it was going to play out, standing at the front of the boat the whole time. Long story short, the captain found a pod of dolphins - we're talking a thousand dolphins. Honestly, it was epic. The kids were ecstatic. The dolphins were literally swimming alongside the boat. We never saw a grey whale, but forget the grey whale...if you're lucky enough to come across the native dolphins, it is worth it. Seriously one of the top 10 best things ever experienced. The crew was courteous, funny, and knowledgeable. Good luck!
Rating: 5
The most amazing day for our family...
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM lesalynn25 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I went to Dana Point just to take a day on the ocean. We had such a great time looking for dolphins and whales. The pods of dolphins were wonderful,jumping right next to the boat all around each side. There were babies to adult dolphins. The childrens smiles of delight were the best, enjoying every moment...It made the family trip priceless with many memories to share...We will return again,and tell all our friends...The Haggstrom Family.