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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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Fun Activity
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:00 AM ngaudion Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I booked an 11 am trip on March 5 during the Whale Watching Festival for my husband, myself and our 24 year old son. The weather was great, cool but sunny. The number of people on the trip seemed just right. The captain found a school of dolphins that played with the boat, great for photos. He did find a whale about an hour plus into the trip. That was terrific and again a great photo-op. The captain seemed to have a good knowledge of the marine life in the area and shared that with the guests. We all enjoyed the trip.
Rating: 5
Worth every cent
Sun, Mar 16, 08   4:00 PM newton Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Original trip cut short due to weather, But worth the charge, a whale check was given and used the next day, and the trip was Fantastic, professional fun Crew PS- The Staff at the office is also wonderful.
Rating: 5
Best two hours of the week!!!
Fri, Apr 2, 10   10:00 AM nevadabill Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great company! Clean boat, great crew, free four hour parking, and we got lucky and saw 2 CA grey whales together. Lots of dolphins too ! It was relaxing and the crew was GREAT from check in to docking after the cruise. 04/02/2010. Will do this again next trip to CA. Great for kids, our 6 year old daughter can't wait to go back. The access from the freeway to the dock is easy too.
Rating: 4
Hundreds of dolphins - 6 grey whales
Tue, Mar 25, 08   4:00 PM Nelnard99 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wednesday, March 25th, 4pm cruise Didn't look good when we left port last Wednesday...but we ran into a HUGE pod of common dolphins. There were several hundred of them. On our way back to port we saw six grey whales and the ship captain let us stay out later than our designated time so that everyone would have a good chance of getting a picture. THANKS Dana wharf whale watching crew!!
Rating: 4
Whale Festival Dana Point
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM neilwesley Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I saw the Ad on an EMail from Fast Trax. Loked like a good activity. I bought (2) tickets on line. Nice and Easy. It turned out to be a beautiful day. We saw the first grey whale for the festival thi syear as well as many many dolphins, seals and more. The (2) hour ride was almost too fast. As we were on the 8:00 A.M. tour, afterwards we spent the rest of the day enjoying the activities in the area and then taking a romantic trip up the coast to Laguna Beach. We will do again!
Rating: 5
Great value and they deliver what they promise!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   12:00 PM NeenaGriffin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Clean boats-plenty of viewing room / knowledgeable staff- we had a great time!
Rating: 4
Mother Nature keeps us waiting...
Sat, Mar 15  4:30 PM Neche48 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I loved that getting our tickets was so simple. Everyone was nice. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see any whales but we did have a lovely afternoon out and we have a "whale check" to return for another adventure. You can't beat this policy! You cannot predict Mother Nature so just enjoy the ride and maybe you'll get lucky.
Rating: 4
The store staff was rude. The boat staff was great
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM ndrwtr Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went to get our tickets and the cashier was shoving food in his mouth and said,"What do you want" as half his breakfast hit the counter. He found our tickets and we asked "okay where do we go?" A female barked out, "where do you think" and pointed around the corner to several boats in the dock. How about,"I'll be with you in a second?" Or it's the boat with the name of ...on the back. very UNPROFESSIONAL. On the other hand, the boat staff was awesome! They narrated the whole trip and apologized several times because we saw something but lost it. It wasn't their fault but they felt like it was. They really offered a lot of info and even gave us a refund to come back again! That is the ONLY reason I'd come back; definitely not for the sale people. They (cashier) treated us and others like we were interfering wiith their day by showing up.
Rating: 5
Great Trip and great company
Sat, Mar 7, 09   8:00 AM ndamoore Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We didn't see any whales for the first hour and fifty minutes. It was a two hour trip and we were headed back to port when our captain heard or spotted one out a little ways. Instead of heading back, which he totally could have, he took us out there to see it. We were so grateful that he decided to do that for us, despite the fact that he would be running behind schedule. My four year old daughter was just floored. It was a wonderful day for us and I would recommend this company to anyone. And we are planning the same trip next year, and probably many more years to come.
Rating: 5
Incredible commentary from the head guide.
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM NCarpenter Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
He was informative and entertaining - a tough combination.