Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  500 rating points
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Last 3 months 66 145 0 = 145 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 185 414 4 = 410 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 223 504 4 = 500 98% 4.6
All 1,579 3,195 86 = 3,109 96% 4.4
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
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.
Rating: 4
Nice Boat Ride
Tue, Jan 22, 08   10:00 AM pjacksontx Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The coastline was beautiful and it was neat to see Sea Lions. We didn't see whales or dolphins, so I can't recommend it on that account. They did provide a coupon we can use to go again for free. The coupon supposedly never expires.
Rating: 4
Fab. boat, and fun
Sat, Jan 26, 08   12:00 PM pink92647 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
The trip was nice and fun adding a lil education for the kids would be a nice tip.
Rating: 2
Don't expect to see whales
Sat, Mar 28, 09   2:00 PM pingweitan Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
If you are planning for a boat ride or dolphin/ sea lion watching, then go ahead. Else, forget about this trip. Keep sailing around the island and no efforts made attempts to search for whales.
Rating: 4
A whale of a time!
Sun, Mar 14, 10   2:00 PM pingoman Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Everyone on board will enjoy this voyage. The crew was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They took us straight to the whales and respectfully followed them for a while assuring that we all got that once in a lifetime picture of the flukes (tail) coming out of the water. It was a wonderful family experience.
Rating: 4
good service left on time
Fri, Feb 3, 12   12:00 PM picudin Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
it was a good experience the staff as well as the captain were very nice and helpful.i really recomend it to anyone who might be interested in whale watching
Rating: 3
A total disappointment
Thu, Apr 10, 08   2:00 PM phynally Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was supposed to be the highlight of my California vacation. I had convinced the other members of my party that this was a "must do" and that we would see the things we'd viewed on the Nature channel with our very own eyes. I read so many positive reviews from people who had posted them just the week before, and was sure that we'd have a similar experience. I know that nature can be unpredictable, but all of the posts from the previous week insisted that we'd see hundreds of dolphins and I had no reason to think that we wouldn't have the same experience. The few negative posts I read were related to fishing, so I was sure we'd see plenty of dolphins and if we were lucky, a whale or two. We saw NOTHING!!!! We sailed for two hours and saw absolutely nothing! I was so totally disappointed. Their "no refund" policy guarantees that if you don't see dolphins or whales, you can sale again for free. I live in Maryland and probably won't be making this trip again, so it is little consolation and the guarantee is worthless. If you still choose to go, be aware that they cannot guarantee any sightings. Thankfully it didn't cost a lot. I'm just glad that we didn't purchase the four hour cruise.
Rating: 4
fairly good
Sat, Mar 8  12:00 PM PhyllisJean7 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We felt since it was whale season that there would be more activity The boat trip was very nice. We would definitely come back. But did wish we would have seen more whales and at least some dolphins.