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Rating: 4.6  697 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Nice dolphin show but no whales
Mon, May 26  10:00 AM mrsramirez Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The boat was very nice and not crowded. We encountered bottlenose dolphins but no whales. We could've spent more time watching the dolphins.
Rating: 5
great for all ages
Fri, Feb 11, 11   12:00 PM mrslaurapark Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had grandma/grandpa with us, as well as children (under 1 up to 5 yrs) and it was a wonderful experience. The crew seemed very knowledgeable, and we were able to see these amazing creatures. I highly recommend this trip and Dana Wharf.
Rating: 3
Not My Cup of Tea
Sat, Mar 14, 09   8:00 AM MrsGansh Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
If you enjoy being herded onto a boat and taken to a point out along the coast to stare into dark, dismal water then this is the trip for you. The day I participated it was very cold, overcast and dreary. We rode out along the coast, which took about thirty minutes and watched for a whale to appear. We did see one, although very briefly. Everyone flocked to one side of the boat to see the elusive whale and I felt as though I were in a can of sardines. We headed back to shore afterward and I must say, I was happy to get off the boat. I vowed if I ever go whale watching again, it will be in Hawaii!
Rating: 5
Lots of Dolphins - Great Boat
Sat, Mar 21, 09   2:00 PM mrrosenbloom Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time. George (in the galley) made my wife and daughter feel very welcome. My wife says that he "makes a mean burger". We didn't see any whales, but did see lots of dolphins and sea lions.
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!