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Rating: 4.6  359 rating points
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Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season

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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: 4
Fulfilling and Rewarding Cruise for Whales
Sun, Mar 30, 08   2:00 PM davebedell Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Seas were slightly rough though the sun was shining brightly as my wife and her cousin (an L.A. resident) scanned the seas for marine life. We saw several gray whales blowing spouts and arching their backs out of the water near the cruise boat. On a couple occasions, we were able to clearly see the whales' blow holes and the barnacles, crustaceans, and other features of the whales' backs and skin. We also saw whale flukes on two occasions being raised from the sea surface just as or just before the whales dove into the sea. We also saw several dolphins arcing out of the water, three at a time swimming in unison and exposing themselves to our view off the side of the cruise boat. Our guides were quite knowledgeable about the whales and kept us informed about sightings and whale/dolphin locations relative to our boat's position. Our 7x birding binoculars were quite helpful in viewing the whales and dolphins as these mammals kept a bit of distance between themselves and our cruise boat. Our party of three (including my wife and I from out of state) felt this a rewarding and exciting experience, though it was a bit short (a little less than two hours all told considering maneuvering and docking the vessel, exiting and entering the harbor, etc.). My wife's cousin & L.A. resident is looking forward to returning in July for a cruise to view Great Blue Whales, which our guide informed us often frequent these waters at that time of year.
Rating: 5
Took visiting German friends on whale watching
Fri, Mar 28, 08   12:00 PM Jamescrawfo Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I have always enjoyed your tours, but this time I took some visiting German friends who had a 14 and 16-year old children and we saw 4 whales and numerous dolphins. It was a grand tour and we got some great pictures!
Rating: 4
2 Hours Well Spent
Wed, Mar 26, 08   2:00 PM jkmabon Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
The family and I had a great time. We chased a few grey whales and dolphins. The boat was kind of crowded with people, and everytime a whale spouted, everyone would rush to that side of the boat. Since the whales would surface every 10-15 minutes or so, my four year old got bored with it rather quickly. Overall, an enjoyable experience. I may go again in a few years.
Rating: 5
Good crew, great turnout of dolphins and whales
Tue, Mar 25, 08   4:00 PM shoopie Male 40-49 Combination Other
Combination of family from in state and Colorado, tour left on time and we were in the fishing boat. Partly due to the skill of the captain and partly due to the boat running on only one engine we were running slow and quiet enough to catch up with hundreds of dolphins and 6 grey whales. Skipper said it was the most amazing turnout he had ever seen. Everyone in our party agrees.
Rating: 5
great trip
Tue, Mar 25, 08   4:00 PM chimp_farmer Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great trip. Saw loads of dolphins and whales. Crew was friendly. Recommended.
Rating: 5
great trip
Tue, Mar 25, 08   2:00 PM ray291 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed our whale watching trip. the crew was very helpful and did a great job showing off the whales and dolphins. We saw four whales and several dolphins in all. My kids left the boat with great big smiles at seeing something that we had never seen before.
Rating: 5
Great Escape
Tue, Mar 25, 08   2:00 PM mazzella Male Under 20 Local Family With Children
This was a great trip, and we saw a lot of whales and dolphins. We saw about four whales, head, fluke, spout. The dophins are really cool when they jump out of the water over the wake of the boat. Very friendly crew. A great two hour escape!
Rating: 5
Was fun and had a great day. Thank You
Tue, Mar 25, 08   12:00 PM browinsky Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was something I have never done and always wanted to. We got very lucky that day and saw five whales and probably around 50 Dolphins. It was a very great day and fun. The crew was very nice and the cheese bugers were also very good and of course the beer just another benefit. Well planned out. Thank You for a great day. The two hours went pretty fast and could of been just a little longer.
Rating: 5
great trip
Tue, Mar 25, 08   10:00 AM billwilson Male 70+ Local Family With Children
had a wonderful trip. one whale, several dolphins
Rating: 4
Great Trip!
Tue, Mar 25, 08   10:00 AM wcruver Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was our first whale watching adventure and we were pleased. The staff was very friendly and informational on the cruise. We saw dolphins and a grey whale. Look forward to our next trip.