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Rating: 4.7  821 rating points
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Last 3 months 82 204 3 = 201 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 204 484 7 = 477 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 347 828 7 = 821 99% 4.7
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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!
Sat, Mar 14, 09   10:00 AM brooks530 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
The Dana Wharf team did a phenomenal job! My wife, two young boys and I had a great time. We would highly recommend this company.
Rating: 5
Was fun and had a great day. Thank You
Tue, Mar 25, 08   12:00 PM browinsky Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was something I have never done and always wanted to. We got very lucky

that day and saw five whales and probably around 50 Dolphins. It was a

very great day and fun. The crew was very nice and the cheese bugers were

also very good and of course the beer just another benefit. Well planned

out. Thank You for a great day. The two hours went pretty fast and could

of been just a little longer.
Rating: 5
Whales and the biggest shark
Fri, Apr 9, 10   12:00 PM BRSCHIEBE Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
this time we not only saw whales (from afar, as usual) but we also saw a HUGE shark up close - so close in fact it actually went under the boat leaving us wondering if its plan was to chomp off a chunk of boat. It has its mouth wide open as it approached us.

Our captain tells us he never had seen a shark like this one! There was much speculating, but by the end of the trip, because of the determination of the crew and some fancy equipment, we were able to find out what it was.

All the crew members seemed fun, knowledgable, excited, enthusiastic, and willing to respond to questions.

I wish there was a way to get closer to the whales for a better view without disturbing them.

We had a great trip!
Rating: 4
WHALE SEARCHING - NO WATCHING
Sun, Mar 6, 11   2:00 PM BRUCEBLINN Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
TRIP WAS FUN CREW WAS GREAT, SAW NO WHALES, GUESS WE WERE LATE

NO DOLPHINS EITHER BUT IT WASN'T A WASTE, THEY GAVE US FREE TICKETS

FOR SOME OTHER DATE.

THE PREVIOUS TOUR (12PM TO 2PM) REPORTED SEEING 1000'S OF DOLPHINS BUT NO WHALES

OUR TOUR (2PM TO 4PM) SAW NO WHALES OR DOLPHINS SO THEY GAVE EVERYONE FOREVER RAIN CHECKS

THAT CAN BE USED WHENEVER. THE TRIP WAS STILL WORTHWHILE JUST GETTING OUT ON THE OCEAN

AND SEEING THE COASTLINE FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. SEEING NO WHALES WASN'T THE CREWS FAULT, THEY HAD BINOCCULARS AIMED IN ALL DIRECTIONS. WASN'T THE WHALES FAULT EITHER,

THEY JUST WERN'T AROUND AT THAT TIME. REMEMBER THE OCEAN IS HUGE, AND COMPARED TO IT

THE WHALES AREN'T THAT BIG, NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK KIND OF THING. OVERALL IT WAS A FUN WAY TO

SPEND MY BIRTHDAY, BESIDES- THEY HAD A FULL BAR ONBOARD AND WITH THE ROCKING OF THE BOAT NO ONE KNEW WHO HAD TO MUCH TO DRINK AS EVERYONE INCLUDING THE KIDS WERE FAILING THE "WALKING A STRAIGHT LINE TEST" - HILIARIOUS! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO REDEEMING OUR "SEE NO WHALE OR DOLPHIN GET A FREE TRIP" TICKET. (WHICH IS A MORE THAN A FAIR POLICY CONSIDERING GAS PRICES THESE DAYS AND THE COST TO RUN THAT BOAT - THE (" DANA PRIDE").

ALSO DANA WHARF IS A GREAT PLACE TO SPEND A FEW HOURS ON EITHER END OF THE TRIP.

SO I SAY GO FOR IT.
Rating: 5
Great crew, great dolphin sightings!
Tue, Apr 28, 09   10:00 AM BRUCEJAN Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Having done some research and read others reviews, I went on this trip with the understanding that I may not see any whales this late in the season. I booked this trip because of the location to where I was staying, the price (half price Tuesday) and a recommendation from a family member who has taken the cruise before. I have to say, I was not disappointed! The crew were all terrific, the boat was clean & comfortable and the refreshments available were great. I also like the fact that if no dolphins or whales were sighted, you would be issued a credit for a future cruise.

We were lucky enough to see seals and LOTS of playful dolphins. We spent a lot of time with them and our captain explained their feeding habits and general behavior. I would HIGHLY recommend this whale watch to anyone. You may not see whales, but you will have a wonderful day!
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sat, Mar 5, 11   10:00 AM brucemill86 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The trip was great, received the ticket right away from the online print out and the boat left on time. The captain was very informative and we saw two whales, dolphins and seals. Would recommend the trip to anyone who wanted a few hours to see the shorline of San Clemente.
Rating: 5
Great time with a great crew!
Sat, Jan 5, 08   12:00 PM BRWilliams Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We went to see whales, and saw three of them! The weather was kind of cold, we didn't see any dolphins as I had hoped, but that is no reflection on the crew. I will use Dana Wharf Sportfishing every time I go out on a whale watch.
Rating: 5
wonderful
Sun, Feb 14, 10   10:00 AM bryanpeters Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My wife, daughter and myself had an absolutely wonderful time!!! Even if we hadnt run into the 2 mile long school of dolphin, it was great being out on the water.
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.