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Rating: 4.6  727 rating points
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Last 6 months 134 314 4 = 310 98% 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: 4
Positive
Sun, Jan 20, 13   2:00 PM mtk746 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We didn't see any whales for almost 1.5 hours. At that point we saw many, and so they actually extended the tour so we could view them longer. That was unexpected and appreciated. The lower area of the boat where the snack bar is could be upgraded a little. It's not a very nice area. I'm sure most people stand outside, but if you want a place to sit for a while it should be a little nicer.
Rating: 4
It was a nice daughter father date ---something we
Wed, Mar 28, 12   12:00 PM mtalley15 Male 50-59 Local Other
It was a very nice day off of Dana Point and the captain was very informative knowing that 2 whales were spotted heading our way. He made sure we were able to see them. The dolphins, 2 unfortunately, swam under the boat each time I tried to snap a shot of them. All in all a great day! Highly recommend going out of Dana Point.
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sun, Feb 26, 12   10:00 AM mssusiiq Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
It was great
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Sat, Jan 15, 11   2:00 PM msolomon7 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Very friendly crew, beautiful scenery, and great looks at the whales!
Rating: 5
A great place to take an out of town visitor
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM msheperd Male 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
This is a gem of a place to take an out of town visitor. On our trip, we were able to see a whale (a part of it at least), and many many dolphins. The ship was nice, the crew were laid back, and they were eager to find the whales---and get us close to view them. The experience was amazing---and we'll definitely be back when other people come visit us.
Rating: 5
Great time was had by the entire group!
Thu, Jul 17  12:00 PM MsChris Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a great time on our tour. The captain was very helpful in describing the types of dolphins and whales that we were able to see. He also went out of his way to ensure that we saw as much of the whales as possible. I am looking forward to doing this again.
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.