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Rating: 4.6  360 rating points
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Last 3 months 120 268 4 = 264 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 155 353 4 = 349 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 161 364 4 = 360 97% 4.6
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Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season

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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: 4
Great weekend activity!
Sat, Feb 28, 09   12:00 PM petusa Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
we did the two hour trip and if you have nice weather like we did this is a phantastic activity. The only reason I didn't give 5***** is because we didn't get to see a whale but that's just nature. In return we got to see lots and lots of dolphins up close. We went on the boat not the cat and the guy below making the burgers and drinks totally rocks. If you're lucky enough to actually see a whale this will make one of the greatest days of your life!
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Tue, Mar 18, 08   12:00 PM PeterHiggs Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was an excellent trip seeing lots of whale both close and distant.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Sun, Feb 8, 09   2:00 PM pete4376 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've been on other whale watching cruises and saw only dolphins and sea lions. This cruise was great as two whales were sighted and surfaced several times. I would recommend anyone wishing to take pictures to have a high speed camera as you will have only seconds to point and shoot. The other option is to have a camcorder where you can catch the whale as it surfaces and clip photos from there. An overall GREAT trip!
Rating: 5
A must do!
Mon, Jan 10, 11   2:00 PM perrypub Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great ship, great crew and great viewing. A very pleasant two hours exploring the Dana point seas and wildlife. Tuesdays are two for one days but a great bargain on any day. A snack bar with drinks, hot and cold, alcoholic and non completed the adventure.
Rating: 4
Didn't see whales
Thu, Mar 6, 08   10:00 AM pennydouglas Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
I was excited about going out to view any type of whales and unfortunately not one whale to be seen. The captain said he was sorry and the whales must have been in Mexico and haven't made the trip back. What we did see was dolphines in herds swimming very fast and came very close to the boat. But that was it. I was disappointed because I've been wanting to do this a for a very long time. The captain said he would give us our tickets back if we didn't see any whales, but that didn't happen. Penny Douglas
Rating: 5
made trip very affordable! !!!
Sat, Mar 22  10:00 AM pendleto Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thru Serve we were able to get tickets for fifty percent off. People were amazed at the price we were able to get. Will use Zerve again. Thanks Zerve.
Rating: 4
Very fun trip
Tue, Jan 13, 09   12:00 PM Pelasko Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
-Good job spotting & tracking. -Interesting narrative. -Very good value at 1/2-price Tues. Full price is on the high side. -"Description of Group" (above) doesn't describe us: Couple without children. Thanks for the fun, Phil & Eileen (Seattle)
Rating: 4
Accommodating crew searched for and found WHALES!!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   2:00 PM PeggyABailey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought this was an interesting outing, well worth reduced senior rates. Left on time; returned a little late because the captain kept searching for whales. We saw them, as well as lots of nearby dolphins. Great fresh seafood on the wharf. Nice outing for visitors.
Rating: 5
Loved seeing fin whales!
Fri, Mar 12, 10   12:00 PM pearlwhite1 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Our boat went out at noon on 3/12/10 & we were very lucky to see several fin whales & I was able to snap a photo. One of the crew said the photo only showed about 1/3 of the whale. He estimated that it was probably 75 feet long & weighed 750 tons - Wow - that was a truly awesome adventure. During my previous whale watching event a few years ago, we saw lots of dolphins jumping & swimming alongside our boat, but no whales.
Rating: 5
went with an open mind...not disappointed
Sat, Mar 13, 10   11:00 AM peaceful Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Before I bought tickets i read some reviews. I was a little concerned because a few ratings didn't seem too pleased. I also knew there were no absolute guarantees of seeing any whales. My daughter was home from college on Spring break so we decided to give it a try.We had a WONDERFUL time! Maybe because we went into it not expecting to see whales? We stood outside in the front. ( How anyone could sit inside I'll never know?) Just the ride itself was great but then we came across what seemed like Dolphin heaven. Hundreds, or was it thousands of Dolphins?Seemed like it. I've never seen anything like it. leaping out of the water,swimming along the boat. It was magical. I hated to leave but a whale had been spotted closer to shore so off we went . I still can't believe our luck. We actually found the whale. Everyone on the boat got so quiet,no one spoke a word.....It didn't want to show itself much, Surfaced a few times as we waited hoping it would give us a show. Unfortunately we couldn't wait any longer and had to head back. All in all it was a wonderful and would recommend giving it a try. The best I can say is everyone's experience will be different and you have to find out for yourself.......But you just might get lucky!!