Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  512 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 67 148 0 = 148 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 182 406 4 = 402 98% 4.5
Last 12 months 228 516 4 = 512 98% 4.6
All 1,584 3,207 86 = 3,121 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 Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 2
Fri, Aug 15, 08   5:30 PM vincentkoen Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
On the basis of earlier reviews, we expected to see quite a few animals but in the event all we saw after one and a half hour were some common dolfins.Clearly, this is not a good season to go on this tour.
Rating: 4
An enjoyable experience
Sat, Aug 9, 08   4:30 PM ShannonFerg Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The cruise was a great. We saw a Blue whale and her calf, a Fin whale, and sea lions. The captain did a nice job of keeping the ship out of the glare while we watched the whales take thier breaths. I would suggest being on the upper deck the view might be better. However, highly enjoyable anywhere on the ship. If you are on the fence than get off it and go already, it is a great time. Shannon Ferguson
Rating: 5
Fantastic Family Activity!!!
Wed, Jul 30, 08   5:00 PM wfstudios Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf's Ocean Adventure Cruise was a fantastic activity for our family. The boat itself (Dana Pride), was in top shape and very clean, while the friendly and knowledgeable staff made our day feel more like a "friends & family outing" than a "paid for hire" boat trip. The Captain and First Mate were quick to bring new sea life to our attention and very thorough in their explanation of what we were seeing. On our trip, we had opportunity to travel with two very large pods of dolphins and saw many up close. The large size of the "Dana Pride" and its tri-level design provided us with plenty of varied viewing options. Additionally, it kept our toddler from becoming bored on the two-hour trip. My four-year-old son was amazed and intrigued and told me the outing was "the best thing ever!" Although we did not sight any blue whales that day, we have made plans to try again in the coming months. I highly recommend this adventure for anyone considering the trip.
Rating: 5
Excellent information and knowledge of crew
Mon, Jul 28, 08   5:00 PM AndyMinshull Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw a Blue Whale, lost of Dolphins and Californian Sealions. In summer this was more than could be expected. The dolphins in particular were spectacular, jumping and playing close to the boat.
Rating: 5
Wed, Jul 23, 08   6:00 PM thompson12 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
The Grandkids did not want to go but ended up loveing it. The operators searched and searched for a Blue Whale but could not find one. However the did not give up until we found a pod of dolphins.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Sun, Jul 20, 08   5:30 PM lcallejo Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
An amazing experience and people at Dana Wharf are excellent, already planning to go back and take the trip again in november. Very satisfied it was worth every penny.
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 20, 08   5:30 PM devered Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
As usual the Capt's enthusiasm for showing his guests the great mammals of the ocean paid off - two huge pods of dolphin with young, a small pod of Rizzo dolphin and a memorable encounter with a Blue Whale which thanks to the Capt's hard work we saw on the surface 4 times. The nice thing about this trip is that the Capt. and his crew really care and are knowledgeable about these animals and want their guests to see them - we'll be going again when the greys come by
Rating: 5
Awesome trip -- HIGHLY recommended
Sat, Jul 12, 08   4:30 PM chorpie1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We (my wife and I) have been on numerous Whale Watching trips aboard the Dana Pride and each one has been a thoroughly satisfying and wonderful experience. Excellent captain, crew and vessle -- top flight all the way. We've taken family and friends along and have never been disappointed. In fact, our granddaughter will be visting us from Omaha next week and is very excited about going out with us, especially after hearing about our most recent trip where we encountered mega-pods of dolphin and a blue whale. I've also been on several fishing charters out of Dana Wharf and would rate these excellent as well.
Rating: 5
Great time.
Wed, Jul 9, 08   5:00 PM samuelE Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Our 2nd trip. Took 2 Grandchildren with us this time, they loved it. This will become a regular activity for ourselves and guests visiting us from back home (MI).
Rating: 5
Enjoyed seeing the dolphins
Fri, Jun 27, 08   5:00 PM TomMalik Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family had a great time. We went to seaworld the previous day and were looking forward to seeing sealife in their natural habitat. We were in the water about 20 minutes when we ran into a huge pod of common dolphins. We saw pods of risso and more common dolphins. It was amazing watching the dolphins swim all around the boat. We were down on the front deck and could see the dolphins racing on the side and crossing the boats front bow. We were hoping to see the blue whale but no such luck. On the way back there was a beautiful view of the coastline and sailboats. We did a lot of different things on our vacation but the ocean cruise was the most entertaining.