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Rating: 4.6  748 rating points
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Last 3 months 38 90 0 = 90 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 112 250 0 = 250 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Ease of purchasing tickets
Thu, Dec 4, 14   2:00 PM philco240 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
easy experience with not problems.
Rating: 4
Good experience
Sat, Nov 29, 14   2:00 PM benzhou Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Little hard to find a good observation spot due to crowds. It's a fair deal for another free adventure as no whale was observed. Will come with children again.
Rating: 5
Great Whale and Dolphin Watching Trip
Mon, Oct 27, 14   2:00 PM tpmpres Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our trip was exciting as we saw both a humpback whale and a blue whale. The Captain spent extra time following the blue whale and id a great job of telling us about the characteristics of the different whales we were seeing.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Oct 27, 14   2:00 PM SuzanneMoore Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful day. Saw lots of sea animals. Including hundreds of dolphins, hundreds of sea lions a humpback whale and a BLUE WHALE!!! It was awesome. Highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
We had a great time!
Sun, Oct 26, 14   12:00 PM Bobphippen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Even though we were not able to see a whale, the cruise was still a highlight of our vacation!
Rating: 4
Great activity except for an equipment malfunction
Sun, Sep 21, 14   5:00 PM rustymalone Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
About an hour into the boat ride my wife was sitting on a raised portion of the boat was sliding off to touch the deck...she is 5' so her legs were a couple of inches from touching the deck. As she slid off a piece of the ship that was tied to this "box area" came loose and she went with it onto the deck, bruised and pretty shaken up. A deck hand came over and secured the portion that came loose and asked her if she was OK, she said I think so. I was with her at this point. We went down in the galley to purchase a drink and told the bartender what had happened and he was pretty excited to go fix it but as soon as we told him it had been secured he lost interest,,,didn't even ask if she was ok. No customer service or concerns to the right persons I guess.
Rating: 3
OK
Sun, Sep 14, 14   2:00 PM marjon97 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was nice we did see 1 blue whale even tho you cannot get very close to even see. All our 2 hours were spent on just seeing the one whale (which we were happy to see), but no time was left to see any dolphins or sea lions. We had 3 grandchildren with us plus our grown children for a birthday celebration day. It could have been made a little more exciting with seeing different things...too much time spent on waiting for the whale to surface again...little children would have enjoyed the dolphins & sea lions too...a little disappointing
Rating: 4
Nice trip with great guide!
Sat, Sep 6, 14   12:00 PM slgallant Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Boat was nice, fairly empty that day. Guide was very good and we saw everything as hoped!
Rating: 5
Dana Point Whale Watching Catamaran
Sat, Aug 30, 14   10:00 AM mkametani Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We tried to book the catamaran online but none were scheduled.

However when we arrive for the reservation, our tour was on the catamaran.

We've been on several of the other DP boats but this was different and we enjoyed the ride.

Did not see as many whales as in the past so the ride made up for it.

Would definely return with friends and more family.
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.