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Rating: 4.6  500 rating points
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Last 6 months 184 411 4 = 407 98% 4.5
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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
What an awesome trip!
Sun, Jan 19  12:00 PM mkhensley Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I would highly recommend booking this trip if you're interesting in seeing whales and dolphins really up-close within a couple of miles off our coast. We were very lucky to see some gray whales on their migration south to Mexico. We followed one for about 30 to 40 minutes, keeping a respectful distance, watching as she spouted. We saw several tail flips and she even breached four or five times and splashed back down. The whole deck erupted in applause! Don't forget your camera and binoculars! The captain and crew were very informative and shared lots of information on these magnificent animals. He was also communicating with other boats to find out where the best viewing areas were. As the trip was drawing to a close, the captain spotted a pod of dolphins cruising and soaring out of the water. There were hundreds! He cruised right into the middle of the pod, explaining that they knew exactly where we were and that they were not in any danger. You could almost reach out and touch them as they jumped and played just out of reach. We were on the catamaran which was very roomy with plenty of space on deck for everyone. Also, I must say the boat was spotless. There is lots of seating both on the front and rear deck and if you get a little chilly, the snack bar are is fully enclosed with clear plastic all around for a full view. As this was out first trip, we took many pictures and brought home lots of memories. We'll definitely be back! Thanks to the front office, captain and crew for a fantastic day!
Rating: 5
Great Experience; Highly recommended
Fri, Apr 22, 11   12:00 PM mkairis Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My husband and I had our 2 nephews in town from Chicago (ages 14 & 17); since it was too cold for the beach, yet we wanted to get them near the ocean, we thought this would be a great way - affordable and on the water. We didn't know what to expect as far as the wildlife, but we hit the jackpot - whale, pod of 100's of dolphins, sea lions and then a mother whale w/calf - the experience was amazing and the pictures incredible - they look like something you'd see on TV. On the flip side, my sister was in with her family (3 boys, ages 8-11) a month ago, and they did this. Unfortunately, they didn't see any marine life. However, they did get 2 hours out on the ocean and got their money back (just as it was promised ). While the experiences were on the both ends of the spectrum in regards to the marine life seen, the experiences were both great. I have already recommended it to some friends @ work and I will be doing this again!
Rating: 1
dissappointed...
Thu, Feb 14, 08   2:00 PM mjsw23 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
didnt get to see any whales. saw some sea lions, and dolphins. thats about it. I had the impression that these guys knew where to find the whales, but they didnt. they were just looking around random places with binoculars. and if u see dolphins they dont give any kind of credit for not seeing the whale on this whale watching boat.
Rating: 4
No Whales
Tue, Mar 18, 08   2:00 PM mjrmunich Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was unfortunate that although we had spectacularly blue skies, plus an enthusiastic group of strangers who became friends on board, we saw not one wee bit of the many whales who we heard were traveling through the area. At the very end we saw a small school of playful dolphins who were fun & fast to watch but they were not the gray whales we'd been hoping to see. It was particularly upsetting that the people on the 12 noon cruise had seen whales and we had not AND that there was no offer of a ticket for another day, because, if you see at least dolphins, although this is a whale watching cruise, then it counts as having seen "something". It was nice to be outside on the water, but it was not what we paid for.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience
Sat, Mar 19, 11   10:00 AM mjfradel Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We were pleasantly surprised. The boat was large and comfortable, the crew and Captain were outstanding! We already made plans to do this again in July. Can't wait to see the Blue Whale's :)
Rating: 5
Rare opportunity off CA coast
Sat, Mar 14, 09   9:00 AM mitchchernes Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Found a whale fairly quickly, soon joined by another. Watch as the whale breached about three times. Another whale joined, now we are watching three whales. In a rare opportunity we were able to observe the whales mating. This was unbelievable, and kept the whales on top of the water most of time.
Rating: 5
Would go again at twice the price!
Sun, Jan 15, 12   12:00 PM Misty_Rose Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Awe inspiring! Breathtaking! I smiled the whole time. I was happy just seeing all the dolphins play but to actually spot a whale and see it's tail while hearing a live informative narrative was awesome. I was there with my niece because it was on our bucket list but I would highly recommend it for a date. There's food, a bar and even the NFL on the tv during the trip and it's the smoothest ride.
Rating: 5
Great Cruise
Fri, Jul 25, 08   5:00 PM Misona Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
It was a great experience ! I enjoyed every minute of it :)....I'll return for sure ! Thanks !
Rating: 4
what a nice trip!
Mon, Jan 20  2:00 PM mishuntley Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I was able to book the morning of my departure. Staff was friendly, Captain (Tom) was great and it was a beautiful day. They made sure we saw some of everything. After we followed a pair of Gray Whales down the coast they made sure to stop by a pod of playful dolphins &a group of sleepy sea lions. Thanks for a great trip!
Rating: 4
will go with them again
Fri, Nov 28, 08   2:00 PM minhuang Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
nice crew members, very informative and helpful.