Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  593 rating points
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Last 3 months 78 180 4 = 176 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 179 405 6 = 399 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 263 601 8 = 593 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: 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.
Rating: 5
A wonderful whale watching outing
Sun, Jan 26  2:00 PM PhilMoore Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Our captain gave us so much interesting information about the whales that added to our enjoyment of the trip. After we watched the whales for awhile he was going to take us somewhere else to look for dolphins, BUT some of the whales were breaching so he quick turned back so we could watch them. And breach they did ! So glad he turned back. All in all, a great trip.
Rating: 4
Fun Experience
Sun, Jul 6  12:00 PM philmal Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The crew was great, it was a fun experience, there were a few intoxicated people that would use bad language and were a bit disrespectful - not the greatest people to have around my kids.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Thu, Feb 13  10:00 AM PhilipMiles Male 70+ Unspecified Couple on a Date
well recommended
Rating: 5
Crew did excellent job considering the season.
Fri, Nov 29, 13   12:00 PM PhilipMendel Unspecified Unspecified Local Family With Children
Although it was the wrong time of year and the weather was bad the crew did their best to find us a few dolphins and keep us interested. I recommend scheduling your trip for May and after. Not November.
Rating: 5
The perfect date...
Wed, Jan 4, 12   2:00 PM PhilImmel Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We hit the perfect day...weather was 75 on the water in January...boat not too crowed...saw Whales, 1000 dolphins and birds chasing the boat...We live in Dana Point and it was still a very special, unique experience...give it a try... Phil & Valerie Immel