Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  606 rating points
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Last 3 months 81 187 4 = 183 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 180 408 6 = 402 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 268 614 8 = 606 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: 5
Fantastic Tour!!!!
Mon, Mar 26, 12   12:00 PM Poopsie07 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
All boat personnel were extremely friendly and helpful. Within 45 minutes we spotted three Gray whales and followed them for about another 45. One of the boat staff gave excellent commentary including whale facts. The boat was clean and easy to navigate around.
Rating: 5
500+ dolphins warmed my heart...
Sat, Mar 5, 11   2:00 PM poophead123 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My significant other and I wanted to experience the ocean. During whale weekend, we didn't see any whales but sure enjoyed the dolphins and the show they put on. It was great, the service down below for drinks and food was amazing. The captain informed us of many pieces of information we never ever would've know about! LOVED IT! ps my s.o. is a smart bumm, with the name of poophead... lol
Rating: 5
everyone had a great time.
Sat, Mar 15  12:00 PM pooletk Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw whales and dolphines. We all enjoyed the trip. The crew did an awsome job looking for the marine life and explaining there journey. We will definitely go again. Thanks
Rating: 5
Lots of fun.
Sat, Jan 19, 13   2:00 PM poohbear1321 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Saw a whale,Dolphins and Harbor Seals and a Angel Fish.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience
Sun, Jan 13, 08   12:00 PM pontiac1 Male 60-69 Combination Individual
I thought initially we would never see whales. Just usually my luck, but with the crew knowing where to go I had the fantastic experience of seeing a calf and mother with yet another whale on the return portion of the trip. A highly recommended experience. What a value! I will return.
Rating: 1
so disappointed, horrible expirence, couldn't see
Thu, Mar 8, 12   12:00 PM PMCHAGNON Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I am sure it was a great show for the side of the boat who got to see the one whale we followed for the entire 1.5 hours. The captin kept the whale positioned on one side of the boat leaveing the rest of us without a chance to see. Even when the whale passed in front and we got so excited we might have the change to see, he announced "I will keep the whale positioned at 3 o'clock" then manuvered the boat to where once again only one side of the boat had a view. Our three boys never could see over the selfish adults crowding the right side and never got to see the whale. The captin never asked for others to take turns, or at the very least, let children up front. We thought well maybe he will turn around and then we can see, but no. Never. They didn't try and explore and find other sea life. It was if they knew where one whale was, went straight there, rode along him the entire time, then took us back. They stated they guarentee you will see a whale, well I didn't and I want my money back. I was just so so sad for my kids who kept repeating we can't see, we can't see. And none of the crew or selfish adults aboard gave a second thought. We were not the only ones who were unable to see the whale. Two other familes eventually gave up and went into the bottom of the boat and ate snacks because they could not see either. I am just so confused as to why they would purposely keep the boat positioned to where you only have a view from one spot, and in that case not ask half way through the journey to rotate so all can see the beauty. We went swimming with dolphins in Hawaii and that company made sure everyone got to expirence the joy. So so so disappointed
Rating: 5
We saw whales
Fri, Apr 2, 10   10:00 AM pkay1234 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We didn't really expect to see whales but the crew diligently looked and we were able to see 2 California gray whales. It was quite a treat.
Rating: 5
Great Trip (Second Time)
Tue, Jan 6, 09   10:00 AM PKalczynski Unspecified 30-39 Local Family Without Children
This is the second time we chose Dana Wharf and, again, we had a great time. Apart from the sea lions and hundreds of common dolphins, we observed a pair of California gray whales swimming South. The crew is very knowledgeable and they are working really diligently to find whales. We went on this trip last January (with kids) and found whales, too. Highly recommended. BTW If you are going on an early (10am) trip bring your coffee. Most coffee shops are closed and the one that is open charges almost $4 for a cup of so-so coffee.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Tue, Jan 1, 08   2:00 PM PKalczynski Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We observed a group of three finback whales for a longer while. The captain made sure that everybody had a good view. He was very knowledgeable and provided information about the whales and other marine life we encountered on the journey (dolphins, sea lions).
Rating: 4
Great
Tue, Feb 26, 08   12:00 PM PJWiersma Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thanks to the Captain and the crew, the trip was safe and fun. We saw the whales backs but didn't get to see their tails coming out of the water. It was calm weather, calm waters, and most everyone had fun.