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Rating: 4.6  600 rating points
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Last 3 months 80 184 4 = 180 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 182 412 6 = 406 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 266 608 8 = 600 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 Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Zerve misrepresented tour information
Fri, Jan 2, 09   2:00 PM sunisankara Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went whale watching on Jan 2 2009. While purchasing tickets we asked Zerve if the tour had any success in spotting whales in the last couple of trips, and they confirmed that the tour had spotted whales the past few days. We then bought tickets and took the tour. The tour was good as in we saw a lot of dolphins and seals. We did not spot any whales. When I asked the tour guide about it, he said that they had not spotted any whales in the last 2 1/2 weeks. The tour itself is very engaging and you get up and close with the dolphins. You also get to see seals up and close. I am just very disappointed at how zerve duped me into purchasing the tickets in the first place.
Rating: 4
Well managed logistics
Tue, Dec 30, 08   2:00 PM mahoneyjack Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The process was professional and the crew very competent While on the excursion, was told that this "really isn't the time to look for whales, that comes in a month or two" by a local who regularly liked to take the trip to study dolphins, or so he said. If that is true, I think it would be better for the company to highlight that fact.
Rating: 4
No whales and short on porpoises
Tue, Dec 30, 08   10:00 AM JSHarper Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a terrific day in Southern California to be on the water: clear, warm, beautiful!!! The boat and staff were great! We really enjoyed a nice cruise. Sadly, no whales -- not something anyone can guarantee, of course. Then, in the final 5 minutes of the cruise -- just in time to save the refund(!) -- we happened upon a couple of porpoises. As we disembarked, the staff wished each of us a Happy New Year AND reminded us over and over again that we had seen a couple of porpoises. I wouldn't have minded so much if the boat company weren't so blatant about protecting their refund policy.
Rating: 4
Just didn't see any whales! Saw dolphins.
Sun, Dec 28, 08   12:00 PM StephenPetro Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The organization and process of ticketing, boarding, and disembarking was great. The crew was nice and they tried hard to find some whales in the two hour cruise. We spotted some riso dolphins near the end of the cruise and got up close for some good pictures of them. The ship was clean and comfortable. They did give us a $5 discount on fishing or whale watching later on.
Rating: 5
A great place to take an out of town visitor
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM msheperd Male 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
This is a gem of a place to take an out of town visitor. On our trip, we were able to see a whale (a part of it at least), and many many dolphins. The ship was nice, the crew were laid back, and they were eager to find the whales---and get us close to view them. The experience was amazing---and we'll definitely be back when other people come visit us.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM reneski Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
We went on the 2pm trip on december 21, 2008. We saw only one whale, but when we returned to the harbor we suddenly noticed a pod of dolphins behind the boat. We notified the captain. He turned around and suddenly we were amidst hundreds of dolphins. They jumped out of the water on all sides of the boat; it was truly magnificent. I appreciate the extra effort of the crew to stay 10-15 minutes longer on the water so that we could see the dolphins. I will definitely go again.
Rating: 4
it was fantastic
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM pastorstan Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We saw a whale, the same whale four times as it came up for air. There were many dolfin swiming and jumping along side the boat. We had a great time. Of course, a whale sighting is not for certain, but our outing was great.
Rating: 2
No Whales
Thu, Dec 11, 08   12:00 PM pcmacbob Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
I enjoyed the trip but only saw Dalphins and I thought that this was a whale watching trip. I did not like the notice that if you did not see any whales or dolphins then you get a free trip. You will always see dolphins in the ocean as I have talked to others that have taken the trip but we wanted to see whales.
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Wed, Dec 10, 08   2:00 PM ragapt633 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
great Tour - boat was very comfortable - did not see any whales (saw dolphins and sea lions though) but we were given free return tickets.
Rating: 2
No Whales...
Sat, Nov 29, 08   10:00 AM mholopirek Male 20-29 Local Individual
We didn't see any whales and very dolphins. A little disappointing.