Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  885 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 168 411 9 = 402 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 211 509 9 = 500 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 377 897 12 = 885 99% 4.6
All 2,237 4,755 106 = 4,649 97% 4.5
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
Great Afternoon
Fri, Feb 24, 12   2:00 PM zttscott Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Crew was informative and we saw several types of whales!
Rating: 1
NOT worth the price
Sat, Mar 1, 08   10:00 AM Zorayda Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I read other reviews and hoped our luck to be different but honest truth is that this was not worth the price.

The boat ride was nice but all we saw were two small whale tails. We didn't see and dolphins either. It's like we just paid for the boat ride. The folks inside the shop are not too welcoming either. I think it's due to the fact that they are busy and there are several things going on in the shop. The gal asked me for proof of my purchased tickets, I showed it to her and she took it from my hand without asking me if I need anything from the pages attached (I printed festival info, etc.). She handed me two tickets and pointed to the side saying "dock number 1". She did not make eye contact and never smiled or said hello.
Rating: 3
Probably is a good tour...
Fri, Oct 16, 15   11:30 AM zimbo000 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
...but we didn't see any whales. :-(

Trip itself e.g boat and crew, were fine so no complaints there. Tour ticket "refunded" in terms of got a new ticket for another tour at any time in the future, so not a refund as such but better than nothing I suppose.
Rating: 5
the captain running the boat was great
Wed, Jan 9, 13   12:00 PM Zevalongley Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Evenn though I have led many children on nature trips as a teacher inthe last 30 years, I learned a lot about the animals we saw and about how to communicate knowledge. The captain expressed his knowledge in a fun way. wanoderful.
Rating: 5
Whale watching at its best
Thu, Dec 18, 14   2:00 PM zeusstrike Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had a great day whale watching with Dana Wharf as our guide. It was a fun day with the crew working hard to give us all a great experience. We saw two grey whale a ton of dolphin and a couple seals. Dana Wharf went out of there way to make sure we every opportunity to see all we could. Definetly will take this cruise on our next trip.
Rating: 5
Experiance of a Life Time
Sat, Mar 7, 09   8:00 AM zarentim Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The guys were awesome, I had bought the last 8:00am ticket online, buy needed another ticket for my partner unfortunitly it was all sold out. To keep the story short, I call and speak with Chris and he told me to bring my partner with me on the day of the trip in case there was an opening. So we showed up, they had done a great job adding my partner to the 8am trip with no hassle. To top it off we had a wonderful experiance eventhough we didn't see the whale(s) until the last 15 min. of our trip. We definitly do business with them again.
Rating: 5
One great afternoon on the ocean.
Mon, Dec 14, 09   12:00 PM Zambia100 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Working with the people of Zerve was a pleasant experience. They patiently answered all my questions. When rain threatened our day to go out whale watching, they patiently helped out by moving our date from a Saturday to a Monday. When our party increased from two to four persons, there was no problem getting the extra tickets. I appreciated the attached map and instructions to get to the Dana Point wharf.

Thank you all. We had a great time. I recommend this activity for everyone, all ages, all backgrounds.
Rating: 3
Mon, Feb 13, 12   12:00 PM yvonne1234 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw not one whale on our 2 hour tour. That was disappointing!
Rating: 4
Overall good..
Sun, Mar 7, 10   11:00 AM yvetterocha3 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We didn't see anything! No whales! No dolphins! The captain tried really hard and right when time was about up..we saw the spout in the distance..that's as close as we got!

We received a Whale Check to go back for free!

Hopefully we have better luck next time!
Rating: 4
Sat, Mar 10, 12   2:00 PM yuritzir Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
We saw plenty of dolphins but no whales so my kids and the other couples' kids that went with us were sort of disappointed. It was a good experience though.