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Rating: 4.6  676 rating points
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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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great experience, even if you miss a whale =)
Thu, Dec 31, 09   12:00 PM antonyo Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a great time on the Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip. The guides were very knowledgeable and provided great background on what we were seeing. In the end, we didn't get to see any whales, but nevertheless had a great time seeing tons of dolphins that swam right up to the boat. The cherry on top was that since we didn't see any whales on the trip, the captain decided to give all of us our tickets back so that we could come back for another trip for free! We thought that was a great gesture.
Rating: 3
No whales
Wed, Dec 23, 09   10:00 AM KatharinaE Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are from New England and I've never seen a whale on the MANY trips I've been on...I was pumped to finally HOPEFULLY see one but we didn't, oh well! Maybe next time!
Rating: 5
Fun time on Dana Wharf whale watch
Mon, Dec 21, 09   12:00 PM RuthAnnS Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were hoping to see grey whales but were just a little too early yet. Did see a blue, several sharks, several playful sea lions, and lots of dolphins that played around the boat and rode the bow. The captain's information as we went along was very interesting. We all had a great time and would do it again.
Rating: 4
If only the whales had cooperated.
Sun, Dec 20, 09   12:00 PM susan25 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat trip alone is great, but it would have helped if the whales had cooperated and been present. We did see some California sea lions and the discussion about them and how they are different from seals was informative. We didn't see any other marine life except for sea birds until the very end when the boat ran thru some bait fish being chased by some dolphins. There was a potential sighting of a whale, but it was already too far behind us as we entered the harbor and we couldn't take the time to verify what it was. The captain made sure that we had the opportunity to go out again free of charge, which he really didn't have to do.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip !!!
Wed, Dec 9, 09   12:00 PM rajeshprasad Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a fun trip for all of us. We saw so many Dolphins and Sea Lions, but we weren't lucky to see any Whales. My kids were so excited to see the Dolphins in their natural environment. My little one was telling to everybody in school the next day about her trip and that she saw Dolphins coming under the boat. She was so happy. It is one in a lifetime opportunity to watch Dolphins and Whales in their natural habitat playing and swimming. We went their with my cousins who came to visit us. They also had a wonderful trip. I think it's a wonderful family outing. The boats are big and spacious and they have a small sitting area where you can sit and eat inside the boat. You can also see whales and dolphins from the top roof of the boat.
Rating: 5
Terrific outing even without the whales.
Fri, Dec 4, 09   12:00 PM loiscohen1 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Staff was well informed and interesting. We knew it was early in the season for the grey whales and we did get to see 4 varieties of dolphins. Very nice experience.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Dolphins
Fri, Dec 4, 09   12:00 PM marskier Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I loved seeing all the dolphins - saw 3 types. We had an excellent showing of the Risso dolphins per our captain. It was great. I may rebook a trip next week, if the grey whales have started to show up.
Rating: 5
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Sun, Nov 29, 09   12:00 PM KEVINLEIDY Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
THIS IS A MUST DO. THE DOLPHINS CAME RIGHT OVER TO THE BOAT LIKE THEY WERE RACING US. TO SEE THEM RIGHT THERE WAS UNBELIEVABLE. I WISHED IT WAS LONGER THAN 2 HOURS. I COULD OF WATCHED THEM ALL DAY. WE SAW THREE TYPES OF DOLPHINS, AND SEA LION. NO WHALES, BUT NO ONE CARED. WE RODE UP THE COASTLINE THE VEIW WAS BREATH TAKING. EVEN THE RIDE WAS FUN. GOING OVER THE WAVES DIDN'T MAKE ANYONE SICK. WE WERE ON THE BOW SO EVERY NOW AND THEN WE WOULD GET SPLASHED. NOT TOO BAD THOUGH. JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU LAUGH.THE CREW WAS VERY FRIENDLY. WE HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS.
Rating: 5
Had fun
Sat, Nov 28, 09   2:00 PM DonPlant Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was somewhat cold but the trip was worth the money.
Rating: 5
Five Stars
Thu, Apr 30, 09   10:00 AM CTunnell Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We all had a great time and would love to go back for more. Since we went April 30th we did not expect to see any whales. It was a beautiful day on a very nice boat with nice staff and they did diligently try to find whales for us. The staff was very nice and accommodating to peoples needs.