Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  751 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 39 93 0 = 93 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 112 250 0 = 250 100% 4.6
Last 12 months 327 758 7 = 751 98% 4.6
All 2,071 4,348 97 = 4,251 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
This was a wonderful experience!
Sun, Mar 8, 15   1:00 PM TenaPetix Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our time on board was exciting. We saw so many whales that we stopped counting them. Our Captain was very well informed regarding these mammals and provided us with insights and valuable information. We saw two whales breach at the end of our tour . What a wonderful and educational experience.
Rating: 5
One of the most fantastic things I've done
Sun, Mar 8, 15   10:00 AM RebeccaHerna Female 50-59 Local Individual
Had such a grand time that after my two hour cruise I went back to the office and asked how soon I could get back on. Gave her my discount ticket I had just received. Within minutes was on a different boat and enjoyed it even more. Try to get a spot in front. We saw dolphins playing. Spotted a dozen whales at different times. On both trips. I want to go again and take my grandkids. I have another discount ticket, so i will be going again myself. It's relaxing
Rating: 5
First Time Whale Watchers!
Sun, Mar 8, 15   10:00 AM AmGirl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were worried we wouldn't see whales and this would be a wasted trip BUT we saw many whales and dolphins! After the 20 minute ride out to deep water, we were seeing spouts from the whales and there was a pod coming up for air every 3-5 minutes! It was exciting for a Midwesterner! We also saw dolphins with their young and some daring dolphins playing in and out from under the boat! We had a great time and would definitely go again. We went on the 10am tour. It was the perfect time for us.
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 8, 15   10:00 AM smalenke Female 50-59 Local Individual
I was able to obtain multiple photos on my trip whale watching. It was an exciting experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone interested in close observation of the ocean/life/views of Dana Point Harbor. Thank you for the experience and I am planning my next trip whale watching.
Rating: 5
Whale watching
Sun, Mar 8, 15   8:00 AM Briannastauf Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
We seen dolphins and whales I wish we would have seen a little more dolphins and I wish when we seen the whales they would have come out of the water but hey I guess at least we seen them and the kids had a blast
Rating: 5
Great trip
Sun, Mar 8, 15   8:00 AM armangol Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
the ride was on time , smooth and beautiful.

The captain was very informative and nice.

Loved the DVD that I bought.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable and educational 2 hour tour
Sat, Mar 7, 15   8:00 AM BethHufford Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The whale watching tour was a great way to start the day, and participate in the Festival of the Whales. The crew was efficient (starting and ending on time), the boat was not too crowded, and we saw whales just a few minutes after leaving the harbor!
Rating: 4
well worth it
Wed, Mar 4, 15   2:00 PM tpawlowski Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Very comfortable vessel with a helpful crew.
Rating: 2
Fri, Feb 27, 15   10:00 AM drvicki Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I was very excited to see many whales since this has been a very rich season of whale sightings. We saw a few dolphins around the boat as we were leaving which was great. Then the search for whales... for a long time. We saw two or three whales, but no breaching or anything exciting. We could barely make out their bodies as they were gliding in the water. Mostly just beautiful views of the coastline, where I live in Laguna. Also, the constant talking of the person guiding us got annoying after awhile. It was difficult to hear him clearly, and it mostly seemed like a distraction from our not seeing many whales or anything worthwhile. I wouldn't recommend this trip. Sorry.
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip!
Sun, Feb 22, 15   12:00 PM ghemingway Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed our whale and dolphin watching trip! We saw a gray whale and followed it for quite a while, then we saw many common dolphins and near the end one (possibly) bottle nosed dolphin. We also saw sea lions.

It would have been more fun to see more whales. The one we followed stayed under for a long time. It would ale one nice if travel time from the dock to the first sight wasn't included in the 2 hours. Same for the return trip. It would be great to actually have two hours of "watching" time. Staff are very knowledgable, friendly, and helpful!

We would do this again!