Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  769 rating points
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Last 3 months 105 229 6 = 223 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 200 455 7 = 448 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 340 780 11 = 769 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 Ascending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Jan 8, 11   12:00 PM brynlacy Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The crew was awesome. The boat ride was a blast and we saw tons of Dolphins and a whale!
Rating: 5
Best part of our trip
Tue, Mar 17, 09   2:00 PM bslade Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat and guides were terrific. We were able to see several whales. We saw hundreds of dolphins. The day was perfect in every way. Thanks for a great trip.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   1:00 PM btbatko Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw and followed a whale and saw it surface 3 or 4 times. About 15 dolphins followed close to the boat on the way back. This was a fun and safe trip. The boat was very stable in the water. There was also a sheltered area on the boat in case you hit cold. Also hamburgers and hotdogs cooked to order on board. You will have fun!
Rating: 4
Fun Day
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM buckjo Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw dolphins, seals, and 2 Grey Whales.
Rating: 4
Great Trip and Educational
Mon, Apr 2, 12   10:00 AM buddy1234 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Captain Chris was clear and direct on his safty instructions. He discribed the things we saw and his presentation was very educational. The crew was very helpful and made our trip fun.
Rating: 5
Incredible! Fantastic! Unforgettable!
Sun, Jan 25  8:00 AM Buddy59 Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I chose to go on the 8 hour tour because I am an avid whale watcher and have and going for 30 years.

I have always had pleasurable experiences on the four hour tours, but the 8 hour tour was absolutely incredible. Within 20 minutes we had already discovered a pod of grey whales. The whales were very active and everybody was able to get fantastic photographs. All in all we saw 45 gray whales, over 200 dolphin ( Bottlenose, Common Long Beak, and Rizzos...) We also saw a multitude of sea lions, posing harbor seals and a bald eagle when we got to Catalina...The captain was fantastic and the crew was wonderful! The food was yummy.

Truly, the boat is just a dream to be on!

best whale watch experience ever... trip of a lifetime!!!

Highly, highly, highly, highly, highly recommend!!!

I believe that you too will have the trip of a lifetime.
Rating: 4
An awesome time for ocean lovers.
Fri, Jul 4, 08   5:00 PM Buffyesprite Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
The trip was wonderful. I fully enjoyed myself as did my husband. We saw a few pods of dolphins on our trip and got some amazing shots. The trip wasn't too long nor too short. If you enjoy being on the water, you'll enjoy this trip.

We went with our niece and nephew and they didn't seem to enjoy the trip as much. It's not really interactive and if you don't bring something to keep small children occupied, they may be bored within the first half hour.

The only thing I feel I should caution about is that there is VERY limited seating. If you don't feel like you can stand for 2 hours or sit on the floor when you need a break, I wouldn't recommend it as the seats go quickly.
Rating: 5
Wish it was longer.
Sat, Mar 3, 12   11:00 AM Buggie Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The tour guides were great at letting us know where and what we were seeing. I wish it was just longer.
Rating: 5
One of the best whale watching experiences ever!
Mon, Mar 31, 08   2:00 PM bugmenot Female Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
What started as a local jaunt to celebrate a birthday turned out to be one of the best whale watching experiences we've ever had. As our ship headed back to Dana Point harbor at the end of the trip, our captain spotted a pod of about a hundred dolphins in the distance. He turned the ship around to follow the pod even though we had come to the end of the tour.

Our ship was surrounded by dolphins leaping out of the water -- truly a joyous experience. Granted, we were extremely lucky to find the pod, but kudos to the captain for spotting the pod and delaying our return to the harbor to give us this experience.
Rating: 5
Lots of ocean life action- whale, dolphin & seals!
Tue, Jan 1, 08   12:00 PM bulldog9 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Plenty of ocean life action. We got to follow a gray whale for quite awhile, then saw lots of dolphin and sea lions all around the boat. The whale didn't get very close to the boat, but it was still great.