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Rating: 4.6  493 rating points
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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
Terrific even when the whales don't show up
Sat, Feb 16, 08   4:00 PM Jomastew Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We are always happy to travel with the folks from the Dana Wharf Whale Watching excursions. This was probably about our 6th trip and our first sunset cruise. The crew is friendly and knowledgeable. The ship is clean and enjoyable. This cruise was not too crowded, so there were plenty of seats below and above (I do wish they had a few more seats on the boat). We did come upon a large pod of bottle nose dolphin -- this was our first encounter with them, as we usually have seen the common dolphin. We were given much time to enjoy them, photograph them and watch them play with the ship. There was no mention from the PA about not being able to find a whale -- I wish they had clarified that. But we also know that whale sightings are down this season. Last stop was to visit the sea lions that take refuge on a red buoy in the water, and they always delight the kids. This was a birthday gift for our daughter, and her request to take out the cruise again. We will be back as many times as our schedule allows and highly recommend it to all.
Rating: 4
good time
Wed, Jan 30, 13   2:00 PM johnvivoli Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
we had a good time and the captain extended the trip to get us more time with a whale. dramamine recommended
Rating: 5
When whales don't come out to play
Sat, Mar 13, 10   4:00 PM johnshyama Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This company gives you a free ticket to take anytime you like which is excellent
Rating: 4
Well Done
Fri, Mar 29, 13   2:00 PM johnseed Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew of the Dana Pride do a great job, and the boat is very pleasant. We did see some whales, but nothing spectacular as they were busy migrating, so just a few fins and no breaches. We also saw dolphins and thought the skipper did a fine job educating the passengers with his comments. Good solid family fun.
Rating: 5
Hit home run with bases loaded!
Thu, Apr 24  2:30 PM JohnRomano Male 60-69 Local Individual
We followed a mother and her calf for 45 minutes. They were joined by 10-15 dolphins which surrounded the whales. Then the calf breached the water. What a sight and memorable moment. The captain said that it might happen. Captain made the trip with his knowledge of the whales and his work for find us mother and calf to watch. He made the trip. Next time we have visitors we plan on taking them to see the Whales! Great Trip!
Rating: 5
Great Family Activity
Sat, Mar 29, 08   2:00 PM JohnnyEstep Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a blast. It is hard to find an activity to please an 11 and 13 year old, but this was it. Staff were all freindly. We got to see Whales and Dolphins. Staff walked around and ask if we had questions. We would for sure do this tour again. Make sure if you got you take a sweater, its cold on the water. The sightseeing on the water is awsome.
Rating: 4
Great Job
Sun, Mar 14, 10   9:00 AM johnhoefler Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great Job, but the 3 crewmen missed the 1 whale in front of the boat. A guest pointed it out.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching Date
Fri, Feb 7  12:00 PM jodizbirdz Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My boyfriend and I had a great time last Friday, even though we didn't see a single whale. Our captain tried really hard, but for what ever reason, they weren't in the area at that time. They did see them that day, but not on our trip that left at noon. But we saw several hundred playful Pacific Bottle-Nosed Dolphins and got to watch their acrobatics for at least 30 min. This is my second trip with Dana Wharf Whale Watching tours, and I will be back again. Totally professional operation.
Rating: 4
The boat ride was nice.
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM JoCoupens Female 70+ Combination Family Without Children
Disappointing that we only saw a couple of whales at the very end of the cruise, no dolphin.
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Thu, Feb 7, 13   12:00 PM joann3671 Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
Fun!