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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
Last 12 months 309 705 8 = 697 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
Fun and exhilarating
Thu, Dec 22, 11   12:00 PM remyboy Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyed the trip.
Rating: 5
What a fun trip!! Very knowledgeable guides!
Sat, Dec 17, 11   10:00 AM karishall Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a fantastic time. We got to see a bunch of common dolphins then they found a migrating grey whale. The guides not only made sure you found these majestic animals but also taught you about them and the different species you could encounter. I would recommend this trip for anyone!!
Rating: 5
Cold....but fun!
Sun, Dec 11, 11   2:00 PM marileeslade Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a cold December afternoon, but we braved the weather as we stood at the front of the boat. Thank goodness there was coffee, hot chocolate, and cervesa to keep us warm. Although we didn't see any whales, we did see a few dolphins at the very last moment- which was fun, and we received a coupon to come try it again- we will be back for sure!
Rating: 5
Excellent trip!
Sat, Dec 10, 11   2:00 PM jhoffmann Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We really enjoyed this activity. While we didn't see any whales, we were thrilled to see a huge pod of dolphins- some of which swam in the wake of the boat. We also saw some sea lions. The crew was very knowledgeable about marine animals and provided very helpful information. It was a beautiful trip and just the right length. Since we didn't see any whales they also provided a 50% off coupon for our next trip if we were able to return. While we were perfectly happy with our trip, this coupon was a nice bonus!
Rating: 5
Fun Afternoon Adventure
Mon, Dec 5, 11   12:00 PM krismeyer57 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our whale watching venture did not produce any whales, but we were lucky enough to spot a sea otter, sea lions & hundreds of dolphin up close & personal. The boat was very nice providing indoor & outdoor seating. The staff was helpful, knowledgeable & well qualified.
Rating: 4
Good experience
Sat, Nov 26, 11   2:00 PM HIDETO Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We're satisfied with the activity because we watched lots of dolphins. However we couldn't see whales at all. If we had seen whales,I would have given five stars on this review.
Rating: 5
Best Whale watching in So Cal!!!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   10:00 AM lkearney Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I live in Carlsbad and usually take visitors on whale watching out of San Diego. They were not offering whale watching on Saturday 11/26, so I found one in Dana Point. It was AWESOME! The harbor is much smaller, so parking is easier, We were on the open ocean in 5 minutes and spotted a grey whale 10 minutes after leaving the dock! They later brought the boat right in the middle of a school of about 20 dolphins with babies! The guides were extremely knowledgable about the whales, dolphins and local birds. HIGHLY recommend Dana Wharf tour!!
Rating: 4
Between whale watching season......
Fri, Nov 25, 11   2:00 PM ReggieF Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went whale watching between seasons so expectations for seeing a whale were not high so of course did not see a whale. The captain of the boat spotted a large pod of dolphins and did a good job keeping the group entertained by traveling with the pod for about 45 minutes. Captain provided good commentary as we "mingled" with the dolphins. Will go back during season to see whales.
Rating: 4
Recommended for family
Sun, Apr 24, 11   12:00 PM kmp1973 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Even though we didn't see any whales, we saw a small pod of common dolphins. The crew was fabulous!
Rating: 5
Great experience with friendly staff
Sat, Apr 23, 11   12:00 PM renzim Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great value...friendly and knowledgeable staff; very safe cruise; well worth the price of the tickets. Great experience. Definitely would recommend it and also would do it again.