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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: 5
Tons of dolphins
Wed, Feb 13, 13   12:00 PM Monkeyzoo Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales but did see a ton of dolphins. It was amazing!
Rating: 1
Did not see any whals or others.
Sat, Nov 29, 08   12:00 PM Monier Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I invited my children from San Fransisco to come and enjoy waching whales. The smal children were very exited. About 2 hours cruise we did not see any of sea animals. They told us we can try one more time. Hopefully the children will come again and partisipate.
Rating: 4
Looking forward to doing it again
Sun, Mar 11, 12   2:00 PM MONICASMS3 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our experience was very nice. We unfortunatley did not see any whales this time but we were issued a voucher for another try at it at our convienience. We did see sea lions and a pod of common dolphins.
Rating: 3
Dana Wharf Whale Watching Trip
Tue, Jul 15, 08   5:00 PM monicancaleb Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
it was okay nice to go out to the water.I have a 5 and 10 year old child my 5 year old got really bored after the first hour but my daughter enjoyed it. We didn't see anything till just before the trip ended so it was a little long when all you can see is the ocean for miles.
Rating: 5
great, easy, worth the trip, best time ever.
Tue, Mar 17, 09   12:00 PM momsotired Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
WE came from Oklahoma to vacation, this was on our to do list. Booked it over the phone, very easy. Directions was very easy, had no problem finding it or the parking. Got on the boat without any problem, was able to walk about the boat, which made it easy to go to side to side to see the whales. I recommed not setting on the inside, you have to get up and go out to see anything, we stayed on the back of the boat which was beautiful. The guide was excellent at finding us whales, I believe we came upon 2 within 30 min., followed them for an hour. Brought us upon another 2 whales feeding. Didn't see dolphins, but that was because we had such a great turn-out on whales, so we didn't mind, after all we were whale-watching. The boat ride was smooth. Over all, excellent experience, the tickets were cheap and they took us to whales. So if you ever want to see whales, do it because they make it a very easy to get tickets, to get there and make it worth your wild.
Rating: 5
Great Experience!
Sun, Feb 10, 13   12:00 PM momokataoka Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My mother who visited me from Japan and I really enjoyed this experience. I will have more friends visit me in July, so we will be back for Blue Whale that time. Great experience, clean and nice facility, great clue members, nice people in the office...we will be back many times! Discount card will be really helpful. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Mega-pod of dolphins
Sun, Mar 2, 08   3:00 PM modollies Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The boat was uncrowded as it was the last cruise of the day. The captain headed out and soon spotted a huge number of dolphins. He took us right into the pod. At least a hundred of these animals were racing with our boat and jumping up out of the water. We never saw a whale, but seeing these dolphins was an experience of a lifetime.
Rating: 4
Fun but no whales for us
Tue, Mar 18, 08   2:00 PM mochakimm Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My children and I had a lot of fun on the cruise. We were initially very excited because we heard that the earlier cruises had spotted whales, so we thought we had a good chance. It was not to be; but, there was a pod of dolphins that were a lot of fun. The kids and I enjoyed the beautiful weather and being out on the water.
Rating: 4
Lot's to see - peaceful outing on sea
Tue, Jan 1, 08   2:00 PM mnieswandt Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Well organized whale watching cruise with enthusiastic staff who is eager to find whales and did! It was amazing to see the whales so close to the boat! The crew patiently and respectfully followed the whales who seemed not stressed by our appearance. I hope that the latter is always the case.
Rating: 2
Borrrrring!
Wed, Apr 8, 09   12:00 PM mmoris Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was the most boring thing I've done in a while. The Captain of the boat didn't tell us what we were doing or what we were looking for. He let us know about a half an hour into the tour that there were a pack of Sea Lions on the bouy that was right in front of us. The next hour and a half the Captain didn't say one word until we were pulling back into the harbor to let usknow that we will be getting refunds! I've been whale watching out of Dana Point before and the Captain made the trip worth while for us! He would tell jokes and let us know what we were looking for and he just made so much of an effort to keep us entertained! We didn't see any Whale or Dolphin and that's just Mother Nature, but the Captain couldn't have been more speechless! And he didn't seem to make much of an effort to search for any Whale or Dolphin either.