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Rating: 4.6  751 rating points
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Last 3 months 40 96 0 = 96 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 113 253 0 = 253 100% 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 Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
A great whale watching trip
Wed, Feb 25, 09   2:00 PM DICKCHAPMAN Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The weather was great, warm and sunny, but it was late in the season for the southerly migration and not really ready for the return north, so expectation was not high. After only 10 minutes at sea the skipper spotted a grey whale heading south and got us close by, without spooking the whale. It was wonderful to see it close up. We will certainly go again and now we are better informed as to times etc. we will choose a better time to view and probably take a longer trip. Thanks to the operators
Rating: 5
Afternoon on the Ocean
Thu, Feb 19, 09   12:00 PM DANMUELLER Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a beautiful sunny day, although chilly. Warm clothing is recommended. We unfortunately did not see any whales, but did see a huge pod of dolphins that swam with the boat for quite a while. This made it all worthwhile. We would definately go out again!
Rating: 4
Good
Tue, Feb 17, 09   12:00 PM geegor Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We did not encounter any dolphins until c 15 minutes from the end of the trip, but when they arrived this was worth while.

As we were heading back to the harbor we encoutnered a gray whale in the disctance, but didn't have the time to follow as time was up. Overall a good trip.
Rating: 4
nice short trip
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:00 PM ashishgoyal Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Don't forget to take the warm clothes because the ocean breezes are chilling.

Overall experience was nice.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM karriturner Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
A wonderful and easy trip. Fabulous!
Rating: 5
whales in dana point
Mon, Dec 29, 08   2:00 PM nansandle Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
a beautiful experience - a must do for all visitors
Rating: 4
Nice day out!
Mon, Dec 29, 08   10:00 AM weenag1 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Enjoyed the commentary from the captain, made it more than just a 'watching' trip.

Got to see 2 diff types of dolphins, which was wonderful but wasn't lucky enough to see any whales though. Was slightly disppointed.

Perhaps it's not the best time to go (end of Dec).

All in all would definitely reccommend.
Rating: 3
Did not see any whales
Sat, Nov 29, 08   10:00 AM RejaneLaroch Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I had the feeling that we were not looking very hard to find whales. It seems that the captain was happy to show us dolphins, we were not.
Rating: 3
no sightings
Fri, Nov 7, 08   3:30 PM edgewood Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
you should be a little more honest about the chances of seeing either dolfins or whales.
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Mon, Aug 25, 08   5:30 PM Leenes Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was great! The tour guide was patient, informative, and fun and he definitely knew where to look! I would highly recommend this activity to anyone!