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Rating: 4.6  697 rating points
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Last 3 months 73 165 4 = 161 97% 4.5
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: 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!
Rating: 4
We will go again!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   8:00 AM moreyteach Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Friendly staff. We didn't see whales but they offered a whale check for another time.
Rating: 4
Fun day at sea even without whales
Sat, Jan 9, 10   10:00 AM morans71 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We had a beautiful warm and sunny day to sail. Even though we did not see any whales we did see dolphins and sea lions. Staff was pleasant & knowledgable. Comfortable boat. One woman had a 3 year old and I wouldn't recommend for that young age group - she spent the time running around the boat after him! He didn't have the patience to keep looking out for the whales!
Rating: 5
Absoluely fantastic !
Sun, Mar 10, 13   1:00 PM Moose3870 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
What a great time we had. I have not seen my fiance so happy in quite a while. It was better than I expected and so informative too. The dolphins were wonderful enough and the grey whale was the icing on the cake. We also saw sea lions. We ate first at historic "Turks" which is right there. No sea sickness just pure joy. Thank you!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
The Best!
Fri, Jan 20, 12   2:00 PM moonmarshall Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was my 3rd excursion with these guys and we saw a whale!! Even if we hadn't, it would have been a great day just to be out on the water. The captain stayed with the whale for about an hour of the excursion so there was plenty of opportunity for all to take photos or videos. We've had the same captain every time and he's great! The crew is nice and the boat is clean. We won't go out with any other excursion company. These guys are the best.
Rating: 4
Great way to spend a couple hours!
Sat, Dec 24, 11   12:00 PM moonmarshall Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We have been out with these guys before. We did the 2 hour whale watch. The captain was knowledgable and personable. The boat was clean. We didn't see any whales but we saw a ton of dolphins and some sea lions. It's a bummer not to see a whale but it's still a really beautiful way to spend a couple hours out at sea. We will keep taking our out of town visitors out and maybe one day we will see a whale!
Rating: 5
Good for out of town guests and locals!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   2:00 PM moonmarshall Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The boat (Dana Pride) was clean and big. There were plenty of seats in the galley. There are seats on the upper deck but it's limited and you need to get in line early to snag one of those. We preferred to stand in the front of the boat anyway so it didn't matter to us. We didn't see any whales the day we went but we saw a large pod of dolphins and several sea lions. The captain rode along with the dolphins for a long time which was nice, everyone had plenty of time to shoot video and take pictures. We have more family coming next month and we are going to do it again. Even if we hadn't seen a thing, it was a nice way to spend a couple hours out on the water. It was a beautiful warm day but still chilly on the boat. We definitely needed a couple layers (as their website suggests). Grab a drink at Turk's afterward. It's a great day out!