Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  822 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 79 191 3 = 188 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 210 494 7 = 487 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 352 833 11 = 822 98% 4.6
All 1,939 4,049 97 = 3,952 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 Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Thu, Sep 4, 14   2:00 PM stacylambert Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The boat had just come back from the 12 o' clock trip. They saw some marine life on that trip and were going to bring us back to that spot. We got lucky and saw a whole pod of dolphins. Hung around them for a while to see the adults and babies alike jump out of the water and swim alongside our vessel. The highlight of the trip was seeing a blue whale 3 times (about 9 minutes apart) and all with a great tail fluke ending. The trip was wrapped up with some sea lions on a floating buoy.
Rating: 5
We saw it all!
Mon, Sep 1, 14   2:00 PM kzoocamp Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our hope for this trip was to spend some time on the water and maybe catch a glimpse of a dolphin or two. Wow! We saw, quite possibly, a hundred dolphins splashing and playing around. On top of that, we saw several whales and one even breached, giving us the spectacular fin shot. I couldn't believe it! It was a great trip, and the crew did a fantastic job. Highly, highly recommended.
Rating: 3
Nice trip.
Sun, Aug 31, 14   5:30 PM Penny4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The only thing that I feel could improve is that when a whale is spotted off to the side of the boat, don't spin around and face the whale right away. The people on the side and on the back of the boat cant see the whales from the back when the boat is facing the whale.
Rating: 5
Great afternoon boat tour!
Sun, Aug 31, 14   2:00 PM Kristen3791 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would highly recommend this tour if you're in Dana Point! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable, the boat was beautiful, and we saw plenty of ocean life on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.
Rating: 5
Such a fun adventure!
Sat, Aug 30, 14   10:00 AM jbdlee7 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We went the first ride out at 10am, and it started out slow, but by the time the sun came out, we were lucky enough to see several sightings of blue whales! Three different tale flicks and all! So cool. My son can't wait to go back again. The crew was very knowledgable and friendly. Be prepared. You might get a bit seasick, but it's worth it if you see those whales! Thank you so much to the captain and everyone on the crew. It was money well spent.
Rating: 5
Good Trip
Fri, Aug 29, 14   2:00 PM GemmaArnold Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Had a great time. Nice enjoyable trip!
Rating: 4
Fun Day
Fri, Aug 29, 14   12:00 PM mkmcewen Female 60-69 Local Individual
It was a beautiful day on the water. The boat was not crowded so it was easy to move around from side to side or to the front/back. We saw a large number of dolphins swimming around the boat which was wonderful. We "saw" 2 whales at a distance but you could see them in the water. At the end of the trip, the captain said we saw 5 whales - he may have sighted 5 but the people on the boat saw 2. He mentioned 2 of them were behind us at a distance but we didn't see them.
Rating: 5
Mon, Aug 25, 14   12:00 PM lyds04 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had fun on the boat and saw 2 blue whales pretty awesome
Rating: 5
Fabulous !
Sun, Aug 24, 14   10:00 AM Rshatzkin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Terrific staff, clean boat , just the right number of people on the trip so there was plenty of room to see
Rating: 5
Loved, loved, loved it!!!
Mon, Aug 18, 14   12:00 PM PatriciaRod Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was a short excursion on our way from San Jose to Tucson to take my youngest daughter to college, UA. We were joined by my other daughter, age 21. I cannot tell you how refreshing and exciting this was for all of us. Thank you for a lovely tour.