Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  524 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 71 160 0 = 160 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 186 418 4 = 414 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 232 528 4 = 524 98% 4.6
All 1,588 3,219 86 = 3,133 96% 4.4
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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: 4
It was really enjoyable and actually saw 2 whales!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   3:00 PM feathers Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
This was our first time at Dana Point and we really enjoyed the excursion. We were fortunate enough to see whales and the captain was very nice and informative.
Rating: 4
Great tour!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   2:00 PM gravell Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
We really enjoyed our whale watching. We saw several whales and the boat got close enough to give us good viewing. I wish the boat had more seating since it was hard to stand with no seats for the full two hours.
Rating: 2
Too far to see
Sat, Mar 13, 10   2:00 PM rcournoyer Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Picture this, you see whale spouts 300 feet in front of you, and once in a while you will see a little bit of a whale, no tails, no heads, not like the brochure.....pretty boring time. The protection of the Whale does not allow the ship to get closer, so that's the REAL story
Rating: 5
great trip
Sat, Mar 13, 10   2:00 PM sheriltyre Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
this was a great trip. Everyone on the boat was so nice and informative. Would do this again.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 13, 10   2:00 PM tschaier Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The trip was great the staff was wondedrful. The seas were quite rough that day other than that it was great.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 13, 10   1:00 PM BAHULA5 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The weather was perfect! We followed 2 gray whales around for quite awhile and were able to get some good photos. The captain was knowledgeable and taught us a few things about the gray whales that we were not aware of. I would absolutely do it again :)
Rating: 4
Whale of a day
Sat, Mar 13, 10   12:00 PM mikec33165 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We were out there a hour and a half before we finaly saw a couple of whales. Well worth the wait. Its hit or miss when you go out there, we got luck at the end :-)
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable for the whole family
Sat, Mar 13, 10   12:00 PM damagekontro Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Did I just pick a good day for it, or is it always so beautiful on the ocean? Went for the kids, but I loved it myself! My boys were still talking about it when we got home. They really felt as though they'd had an adventure. The 2 hours went quickly as there was so much to look at (that did not include telephone wires, or fast food signs ruining the landscape) Lots of big sky and ocean - as yes we did see some whales. What we saw were mostly tips of their heads as they came up for air and their tails as they dove again. The exhalations from thier blow holes are visible and audible. Really cool fun! We will go again. ALSO .. The Ocean Institute is literally 2 minutes from Dana Point harbor and affords you the opportunity to touch sea cucumbers, sun fish, star fish, and even rays. An amazing variety of sea creatures are on display and much information is presented in regards to whales. There are fun interactive displays and the staff is very knowledgeable. Zerve customer service is super!
Rating: 5
Great idea for a special occasion
Sat, Mar 13, 10   12:00 PM rudymarn Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
My boyfriend took me on the whale watching cruise for my birthday. After over an hour on the water seeing only sea lions, we weren't sure we'd end up seeing any whales, but we really didn't care because we loved being out on the water on such a beautiful day. We were thrilled when the captain told us that another boat had radioed him to say they spotted some whales. We immediately took off for the area and saw two gray whales swimming side by side. It was amazing! Definitely something to do for anyone who has a chance to get to Dana Point. Loved it!
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 13, 10   12:00 PM jdsmommy05 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children