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Rating: 4.6  755 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 Ascending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Excellent customer service
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM cajunlady831 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew was Very friendly. We only seen dolphins for about 10 minutes, they were swimming along with the boat, got some great video. We did not see any whales and was a little disappointed, but did not blame this on the company , it was a beautiful way to start the morning with the boat ride and as we were getting off the boat the crew members gave everyone a free pass to come back again. Made my day as they did not have to do this. Will definetly be back again and will bring some more friends with us. Excellent customer service. Would recommend for everyone.
Rating: 3
Whale watching - don't wait too long!
Sun, Mar 1, 09   12:00 PM cakaras Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
While it was a beautiful day at sea and we saw many beautiful pods of dolphins, no whales were to be found. We waited too late in the season (Mar 1) so missed the south whales and too early for the north. The out-of-towners were all disappointed. I've been on no-whale trips before, but the captain and crew were able to make the trip entertaining with great information and attitude. Not this trip. I recommend the large catamaran vs. a cruiser like the Dana Pride.
Rating: 5
Fun Fun Fun!
Tue, Jan 1, 08   12:00 PM cakegirly Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
It was so exciting! the crew were so helpful and nice.
Rating: 5
Fabulous - birthday party
Sat, Dec 4, 10   2:00 PM calbears86 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
My daughter's 12th birthday party celebration consisted of 14 girls. Was affordable and exciting too. No whales, but the largest pod of dolphins I have ever seen in my life. The crew took us to three locations to see three types of dolphin. This is the 10th time, I estimate, I've been whale watching and, even though we saw no whales, it was the best experience yet.
Rating: 5
Amazing.
Sun, Mar 13, 11   11:00 AM calebzerve Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Took our three young kids (2, 5, 7) and we weren't sure if they'd like it. There aren't many places to sit so we were really wondering how it was going to play out, standing at the front of the boat the whole time. Long story short, the captain found a pod of dolphins - we're talking a thousand dolphins. Honestly, it was epic. The kids were ecstatic. The dolphins were literally swimming alongside the boat. We never saw a grey whale, but forget the grey whale...if you're lucky enough to come across the native dolphins, it is worth it. Seriously one of the top 10 best things ever experienced. The crew was courteous, funny, and knowledgeable. Good luck!
Rating: 5
Must do tourist or not!
Sat, Mar 7, 09   12:00 PM calibadger Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
My parents were in from Wisconsin visiting us in Carlsbad. My cousin and her husband came down from Huntington Beach. We have 7 and 3 year old daughters. We were looking to do something different so we started looking at tourist type activities. As luck would have it we came across the Whale Festival in Dana Point. The absolute highlight of the day was the Whale watching tour. Incredible crew, great food (and bloody marys!). We could not have had a better time. Seeing the whales was amazing, but the crew definitely made the trip a must do for anyone! Great for families, couples or anyone!
Rating: 4
Outing Great, accomodations poor
Sun, Jan 18  2:00 PM CallieRice Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Everything about this adventure was fun but they really need to improve on making more seating available. Standing in line for an hour only to stand two more hours on the boat kinda took the fun out of it for this grandma. Maybe a few less people on the boat would be a thought
Rating: 5
Great fun thing to do!!
Thu, Aug 7, 14   12:00 PM cam12355 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This is a wonderful thing to do whether you are a local or from out of town.
Rating: 5
Very cool way to spend a few hours on a Saturday!
Sat, Feb 5, 11   12:00 PM cameronfam Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Even though we didn't see any whales, we did see a very large pod of dolphins out and about.....seemed like thousands of them! It felt great being out on the water and the captain gave a nice narration of all that was going on around us, especially of the type of dolphins we were seeing. We had a great time and it was very relaxing!
Rating: 5
great trip/very well run
Tue, Mar 25, 08   2:00 PM canadarad Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Buying tickets was very easy.

Trip was worth the $ agency well run.