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Rating: 4.6  697 rating points
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Last 6 months 148 337 4 = 333 99% 4.6
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Rating and reviews for:

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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Last Minute Decision Pays Off Big!
Sun, Sep 7  10:00 AM nabbycats5 Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I made a last minute decision to go whale watching, since we've never gone. We were not disappointed. Saw many Blue Whales. One came up to about 10' from our boat! It was amazing! The boat was not crowded and we were able to get many videos and pictures of our trip.
Rating: 5
Great lot of fun
Sun, Jan 13, 13   2:00 PM mzupanc Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Dana Point is a beautiful area, the wharf is interesting and fun, and the Wind and Sea restaurant on the wharf had yummy soup and fresh calamari to warm us up after the trip. We had a great time and will certainly do it again, and recommend it to friends and out-of-town visitors.
Rating: 4
Fun
Wed, Dec 26, 07   2:00 PM myo177 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The whale watching experience was fun. The crew were very nice and made sure that everyone had a chance to see a whale or dolphin. They also point out things of interest.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Sun, Mar 8, 09   9:00 AM myfishto Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
the boat trip was alot of fun but no whales on our trip very disapointed but had fun anyway.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM mybetancur Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
my friends and I were very happy with the service and every body was very please because we were able to see the whales. We will do it again next year. Thank you
Rating: 4
don't forget the dramamine!
Fri, Mar 21, 08   12:00 PM myan23 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
we followed 2 whales, which was really cool. and we saw a bunch of dolphins. i didn't like how the boat was right on top of the dolphins, literally. they claim it doesn't hurt them, but it didn't seem right to do it. other than that, the crew was professional. my only problem was i didn't take dramamine early enough and got seriously sea sick! anyone prone to motion sickness, be sure to take something well before hand. my husband had a great time while i was nauseous for 2 hours!!
Rating: 5
It was a wonderful whale watch cruise!
Fri, Sep 5  12:00 PM mwvlah Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We didn't see a blue whale, but did see a blow from a distance. Witnessed many bottlenose and short-beaked common dolphins with the help of an awesome cetacean naturalist, David Beeninga Great time!!
Rating: 3
Grey whale season in a lull
Sat, Feb 23, 08   10:00 AM MWright Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Captain did report that the grey whales were less frequent in that week in February, but only when we finally saw whales after looking for 1 and a half hours. In fact, they were closer in to shore and sailboats surrounded them, preventing us from getting closer. Their return to the north apparently starts in a weeks' time, so I just mistimed my visit.
Rating: 4
God provided another wonderful day
Tue, Feb 3, 09   2:00 PM mwalker500 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was my first time out for the whale watching and it was GREAT. I saw the whale, so exciting and amazing. Plan to reture soon, especially on a tue. at 1/2 the regular price The crew and captain were very kind.
Rating: 1
In 4 words: avoid like the plague
Sat, Jan 21, 12   10:00 AM mvillablanca Male 40-49 Local Other
This was basically a boat ride close to the coast. Not even a remote sight of a whale took place. End of January is supposed to be a good time for watching whales but no cigar. I saw a lot of dolphins though but the ride is for watching whales, not dolphins. The company tried to make up for the lack of whales by offering a a 50% coupon on the next ride. LOL. Do they really think people are that stupid?