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Rating: 4.6  642 rating points
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Last 3 months 89 207 4 = 203 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 163 373 5 = 368 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 284 650 8 = 642 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
Lot's to see - peaceful outing on sea
Tue, Jan 1, 08   2:00 PM mnieswandt Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Well organized whale watching cruise with enthusiastic staff who is eager to find whales and did! It was amazing to see the whales so close to the boat! The crew patiently and respectfully followed the whales who seemed not stressed by our appearance. I hope that the latter is always the case.
Rating: 2
Borrrrring!
Wed, Apr 8, 09   12:00 PM mmoris Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was the most boring thing I've done in a while. The Captain of the boat didn't tell us what we were doing or what we were looking for. He let us know about a half an hour into the tour that there were a pack of Sea Lions on the bouy that was right in front of us. The next hour and a half the Captain didn't say one word until we were pulling back into the harbor to let usknow that we will be getting refunds! I've been whale watching out of Dana Point before and the Captain made the trip worth while for us! He would tell jokes and let us know what we were looking for and he just made so much of an effort to keep us entertained! We didn't see any Whale or Dolphin and that's just Mother Nature, but the Captain couldn't have been more speechless! And he didn't seem to make much of an effort to search for any Whale or Dolphin either.
Rating: 4
A pleasant experience even w/o whales
Sat, Mar 13, 10   4:00 PM mmongiello Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We went to see whales, but even in their absence, we had a good time. The captain really tried his best to find some for us to see, but in the end, we were unsuccessful. We did see see lions, and the captain gave us a lot of interesting information about them. We were also on the sunset trip, and it was beautiful seeing the sun approach the ocean. They also gave us free passes to come back because we didn't see any whales, which I thought was a really stand-up practice.
Rating: 5
whale watching
Thu, Mar 20  10:00 AM mmm5750 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
great crew and boat
Rating: 4
Whalewatching is fun!!!
Sun, Feb 14, 10   12:00 PM mmgutz Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I had a great time. It was a beautiful day. We did not see any whales but I understand that's not something that can be controlled. We saw a lot of dolphins and that was great - the crew was enthusiastic and informative about those as well. I'm a college student so I think everything (all fun activities) should be under ten dollars, but this was a good deal compared to the other whale watching companies I looked at. I would love to come back for a half-price Tuesday or Thursday (I paid the full price to go on Valentine's Day). Thanks!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Thu, Jan 2  10:00 AM mmclements Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed the trip. It was well worth the money. Captain's narrating was very informative.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun and exciting to see!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   2:00 PM MMcCoySr Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
It was a very good two hour tour. Boat was clean and not over crowded although there were quite a few people on board. I am going again with other family members in April.
Rating: 4
Very educational and well worth the money.
Sun, Mar 4, 12   4:00 PM mlnewman Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This is a must do for local families and visitors.
Rating: 4
Great captain and mate, but poor scheduling
Fri, Aug 22  2:00 PM mlajr1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain and mate were dedicated to finding exciting wildlife during the tour. It was amazing. I wish the scheduling company had done a better job with our charter however, as we were put on a boat with a group that had charter the trip for a private party. We felt as if we were intruding.
Rating: 4
Fun Day
Fri, Aug 29  12:00 PM mkmcewen Female 60-69 Local Individual
It was a beautiful day on the water. The boat was not crowded so it was easy to move around from side to side or to the front/back. We saw a large number of dolphins swimming around the boat which was wonderful. We "saw" 2 whales at a distance but you could see them in the water. At the end of the trip, the captain said we saw 5 whales - he may have sighted 5 but the people on the boat saw 2. He mentioned 2 of them were behind us at a distance but we didn't see them.