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Rating: 4.6  727 rating points
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Last 6 months 140 325 4 = 321 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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Beautiful Day on Whale Watching Excursion
Sat, Feb 14, 09   12:00 PM ricklyn Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was a Valentine's Day excursion my husband and I decided we wanted to take. I was pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness of the boat and the guarantee of seeing whales (or at least dolphins) or they will give you "whale tickets" for another trip. Yes, we ended up getting the whale tickets but that was out of the generosity of the operators of the trip because we actually did see a small pod of white sided dolphins jumping and playing with a sea lion. It was really neat! There were about 100 people on our 2 hour trip but the boat was easily large enough to accomodate 200 people so there were no feelings of overcrowding. After we returned to the dock, we decided to have a late lunch at The Jolly Roger which was "a few steps" away. One other note...we decided my 86 year old, wheel chair boun father-in-law could easily come with us on our return adventure. The boat was very handicap accessible.
Rating: 5
purchased whale watching tickets and saw whale....
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM titanium3974 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
What a nice 'value' experience, the boat hands were decent, the guy working the grill on-board 'yes' grill (really decent food) was friendly, and congenial. The captain, knew what he was talking about with regards to whales but didn't talk too much....all in all well worth the $29 per person.
Rating: 4
Good trip
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM Dmdthompson Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We got lucky and had good weather. The crew was very polite and the boat was very clean. Probably the best price out there for the trip.
Rating: 4
nice short trip
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM ashishgoyal Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Don't forget to take the warm clothes because the ocean breezes are chilling. Overall experience was nice.
Rating: 1
don't purchase the ticket
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM rkrchen Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
don't purchase the ticket unless you're absolutely sure that you will make it on the boat. their ridiculous no refund/no exchange/no reschedule policy is completely unreasonable. my date and i purchased tickets and as we arrived at dana point she began to not feel well. even so, we could not even get a refund...we didn't even go on the boat!!
Rating: 4
Great Valentine's Adventure
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM imsospastic Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Even though the trip out was in between whale-migrating seasons, we got to se a straggler on its way. The tour guide was very informative, especially for such a large group. The trip was less personal than what we wanted, but it was our first trip, so now we know what it is like. Great opportunity for taking pictures. Really enjoyed the incentives given to come back. This trip was reasonably priced, and customer service was great, overall it was a nice experience.
Rating: 5
Captain made sure the trip was thrilling
Sat, Feb 14, 09   3:30 PM wburry Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Hard to see the whales, but when we hit a very large pod of dolphins, it was thrilling to all 6 of us from the 1 and 3 year old, to the parents and grandparents alike.
Rating: 5
Valentine Sunset Cruise
Sat, Feb 14, 09   4:00 PM teriedw Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We were really happy to see a grey whale, a school of dolphins and a couple of sea lions...the sunset was amazing and the weather was beautiful! I would highly recommend this cruise!
Rating: 4
id go again!
Sat, Feb 14, 09   4:00 PM gtstokedout Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
very friendly!! very clean!! very knowledgable.
Rating: 5
Lots of Fun & Highly Recommended
Sat, Feb 14, 09   4:00 PM coolchic1123 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful time on our whale watching cruise, we saw whales and dolphins and the staff was very accomidating and friendly. The scenery was beautiful and we all enjoyed our trip.