Rating Summary:
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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great day, great crew!
Thu, Mar 27, 14   12:00 PM Pattieb1 Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We had a great day. We didn't see any whales but our captain followed a pod of dolphins and gave us some great information! We continued the hunt for whales but while there wasn't a single one for us to observe, the ship and crew were great!
Rating: 5
No whales..but fun day at sea
Thu, Mar 27, 14   12:00 PM FranDawson Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
No whales on our whale watch but captain kept us entertained while we kept looking. We came across dolphins, more dolphins than I have ever seen at one time..certainly made up for no whales. The weather was sunny but a choppy sea kept us from doing much moving around on the boat. Check in was easy. Recommend you get there a bit early and line up if you have a particular spot you would like to sit.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Mar 17, 14   12:00 PM ajmurty Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Captain was friendly and knowledgable. Used info from previous trip to find whales for us almost immediately. Very informative about animals and sealife. Also found many dolphins, seabirds, and sealions. We traveled with the whales for almost an hour. Phenomenal experience. Very convenient location and easy access for me as I use a cane.
Rating: 5
Excellent time, clean boat, and great crew
Sat, Mar 15, 14   2:30 PM RickDD Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Excellent time, clean boat, and great crew
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Experience
Fri, Mar 14, 14   12:00 PM RobertHettic Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat,crew and captain were good and knowledgeable. Weather was great ,we followed 3 grey whales northbound for about 45 minutes.
Rating: 5
Great trip - saw whales and dolphins
Mon, Mar 10, 14   2:30 PM ESchreiber Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Dana Wharf whale-watching trip. The captain went out of his way to make certain we saw both whales and dolphins. When he located a large pod of whales, he kept the boat with them, giving those on board ample time to watch and take photos. He brought us right to the edge of the pod, so that the dolphin were literally beside and under the boat. Later he spotted two Minke whales, an unusual species for southern California. One of them breached four times, a rare occurrence, but great for photos. On the return trip, the captain pointed out a grey whale to us. He attempted to bring the boat to where the whale might breach, but the whale stayed submerged. The captain kept the boat out at sea an extra half hour in hopes we would see more grey whales. We were thrilled to see the whales that we did. It was clear the Dana Point crew wants their passengers to have a good experience. We did.
Rating: 5
Great Experience for your children
Sun, Mar 9, 14   2:30 PM psiebert Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Good boat, Good Capt and crew. Made sure we found whales.
Rating: 2
disappointed.
Sun, Mar 9, 14   8:00 AM PAMELACOUCH Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Not because we did not see any whales, but because there were too many people and even if the whales did come by not everyone could visualize them. Unless you are standing at the "exact" spot or you have a bench up on top. I would have paid extra to sit on top if offered instead of "first come, first serve" . But the weather was beautiful and so I enjoyed the beautiful ocean and land views...
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sun, Mar 9, 14   8:00 AM gwe928 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was nice to take a 2 hour cruise. We saw some whales, but n

to a whole lot. But just being on the water was enjoyable.
Rating: 4
fairly good
Sat, Mar 8, 14   12:00 PM PhyllisJean7 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We felt since it was whale season that there would be more activity The boat trip was very nice. We would definitely come back. But did wish we would have seen more whales and at least some dolphins.