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Rating: 4.6  639 rating points
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Last 3 months 90 211 4 = 207 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 164 379 5 = 374 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 282 647 8 = 639 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: 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.
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