Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  639 rating points
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Last 3 months 90 208 4 = 204 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 162 370 5 = 365 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 283 647 8 = 639 98% 4.6
All 1,639 3,338 90 = 3,248 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: 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
Rating: 5
We had a great time
Thu, Mar 31, 11   12:00 PM phigbee1 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time and would recommend this activity to everyone. We saw hundreds of dolphins and three whales.
Rating: 4
Good
Mon, Dec 26, 11   2:00 PM pgsivaram Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Nice way to spend time. Highly recommended.
Rating: 4
Great trip with knowledgable crew
Mon, Aug 4  2:00 PM pghillel Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw a blue whale from a distance and a huge group (not sure what technical term is) of dolphins. Crew seemed to know exactly where to head to see this wildlife.