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Rating: 4.6  676 rating points
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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
So much fun!
Sun, Apr 6  12:00 PM Mrosebentley Female 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
We saw about 100 dolphins on our trip! The boat had plenty of space to explore and walk around on during the cruise. Smooth ride with comfy seats! We had a great time. Going on this trip we've made life-time memories. Staff was friendly too!
Rating: 4
Great trip, crew really knew what they were doing
Fri, Jan 13, 12   2:00 PM MRHoffman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew tried very hard to find whales and did find one. However they found 50 dolphins that wanted to run with the boat. Very cool.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day, beautiful boat, beautiful animals!
Thu, Jan 5, 12   12:00 PM mrfysla1 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Dana Pride is a clean and tidy boat, well taken care of. The unobstructed view from the upper deck, outfitted with tables and benches, was a plus as we did not feel crowded. The pace was easy going and allowed for several nice sequences of photos. Would definitely go again with Dana Wharf on the Dana Pride.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM mrdenny Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Early morning adventure at sea was refreshing and fun. Clean air, great coastal views on a wonderful boat ride. Captain and coriders were friendly and as unbeatable as the $8.00 ticket price. Missed the whales and were given free return trip tickets to go again, outstanding outing!!!
Rating: 5
Wow!....What a GREAT time.
Sat, Mar 10, 12   1:00 PM mrcatty Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf Whale Watching was the best deal. They were very knowledgeable and professional with the way they handled, presented and explained about the whales/ ocean life. They give you a free trip/ and or a discount if they do not locate any whales or dolphins for you to see. For the price....."the best deal"!
Rating: 5
Whale Watching is a great activity to do!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   9:00 AM mposecion Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This is our family's first time to do this activity. We saw this in the OC Family ad and thought it would be a good idea. And yes, it was great! We had a great experience! Just being out to the sea at 9am, the breeze of fresh air was really refreshing, the water was calm. (We recommend you bring a heavy sweater for it was really cold.) Although our boat captain (boat named CLEMENTE) tried so hard for our group to spend more time chasing the whales to get a good glimpse, we are unlucky that we did not see them (mom and a calf) close-up. We only saw from afar their arched back. However, the boat captain brought us to the dolphins pod. We enjoyed the scene. Gosh... There were groups of dolphins (maybe a about 100 or even more) that we were in awe. They were everywhere playing, jumping up and down, swimming close to our boat that we don't know where to look. Due to time constraint, the boat just went around them and we hurriedly return back to the dock. We really hoped that we stayed a few more minutes so we can take great pictures and really see & enjoy the dolphins. Yes, we do recommend for others to do this activity especially if you have small children. You will love it!
Rating: 4
Fun but no whales:-(
Sat, Jun 28  12:00 PM mpetrus Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed the boat ride, but unfortunately saw no whales on this trip. Just dolphins.
Rating: 5
"Whale Worth It"
Sun, Apr 13, 08   10:00 AM mpcarey1 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had the time of our lives. Well worth the money.
Rating: 5
A great whale-watching excursion
Fri, Feb 8, 08   12:00 PM mpadugan Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
This short (2 hour) boat trip was a great time. We saw a huge school (pod?) of dolphins - around 1000! We also saw whales although they were being reclusive and not showing much of themselves out of the water. The birdlife was very extensive - hundreds of cormorants, pelicans, etc. We also passed by a buoy to see a group of sea lions. The captain was knowledgeable about sealife and gave a good amount of information about it. I would highly recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Great experience for a great price
Thu, Jul 17  5:00 PM Motskrub Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved the experience. We took our 10 year old and he was very excited. We saw a few dolphins and about 6 whales. You mostly get to see their backs arch over the water as they dive. If your lucky you saw a tail. Still very cool to be that close to these massive creatures. The crew was very friendly and the boat was clean and beautiful. People started lining up to board 30-45 min before, so if you care about picking your spot, be early. No need to bring binoculars (in my opinion), you're close enough without them, and even looking through the camera zoom lens made it harder to pick them up. Well worth it!