Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  821 rating points
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Last 3 months 94 246 0 = 246 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 205 495 5 = 490 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 349 828 7 = 821 99% 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: 5
An Enjoyable Short Excursion
Sun, May 25, 14   2:00 PM mdeborah Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We are repeat customers for the two-hour boat trips on the Dana Pride - it's something we treat ourselves to whenever we have out-of-town friends and family visiting, and no one ever seems to get tired of it. There are almost always at least dolphin sightings, even if the whales are not around, and we have had memorable experiences in the center of huge pods of dolphins AND whales AND bird feeding frenzies. Always fun.
Rating: 5
This is a whale of a show!
Thu, May 22, 14   2:00 PM BettyStreet Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went on this whale watch last September. It was so fantastic (saw Blue Whales, Fin Whales and dolphins) that I took relatives on it this May. Once again, we saw lots of dolphins, who surfed with the boat, and the first sighting for the season of a Blue Whale and the 35-foot long baby. Quite exciting. I would recommend this to anyone, who enjoys wildlife, and doesn't get seasick. It can be quite choppy. Take layers of clothes, because it can be 15 degrees colder on the water. I think the 2-4 pm time is the best. The pilot finds the whales on the earlier whale trip. No meal is interrupted on the 2-4 pm slot. It can be colder and sun is lower on the 4-6 slot.
Rating: 5
Our whale watching trip was amazing!
Wed, May 21, 14   12:00 PM Deblowe Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Not only was the weather spectacular, we were so impresed with our captain and crew. Their friendly attitude and knowedge of the whale migrations and other water animals made the trip so interesting. I have checkd off an item on my bucket list! Thank you!
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf DANA Point
Sat, May 17, 14   2:00 PM lucindan Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat was clean, the captain navigated comfortably the open sea, with good narrative. There was even a skipper whom came around often to ask how all were doing and if any questions. Very personable and friendly. The children enjoying the cabin had a table with all sorts of plastic fish with tags on each to play with and learn from during the trip, thank you!
Rating: 5
Different venue than I thought
Sat, May 10, 14   12:00 PM jmgarman Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My mistake. I thought I had reserved the Dana Point location at the Institute at the other end of the pier. Fortunately we arrived early enough to still participate as scheduled. No problem with electronic check-in. The crew were very pleasant & professional. Would recommend to all.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Fri, May 9, 14   12:00 PM CrochetLady Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I went with my adult son and his girlfriend. They live in Los Angeles and I was visiting from Texas. We had a wonderful time. The boat left very promptly. There was a shady place for me to sit, which was great. We saw a whale with her baby that played around the boat for about 30 minutes. Everyone was really nice. The boat was very comfortable and clean. I want to go again when I get back to California.
Rating: 5
Hit home run with bases loaded!
Thu, Apr 24, 14   2:30 PM JohnRomano Male 60-69 Local Individual
We followed a mother and her calf for 45 minutes. They were joined by 10-15 dolphins which surrounded the whales. Then the calf breached the water. What a sight and memorable moment. The captain said that it might happen. Captain made the trip with his knowledge of the whales and his work for find us mother and calf to watch. He made the trip. Next time we have visitors we plan on taking them to see the Whales! Great Trip!
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed seeing the trip
Wed, Apr 9, 14   12:00 PM DAVIDA892 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed a whale for awhile then was in the middle of about 700 Dolphins it was awesome!
Rating: 3
Pretty good time, but had it's irritations....
Sat, Apr 5, 14   2:30 PM robynlieb Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Internet booked Catamaran whale watch for $35/person (3 seniors). They called & cancelled morning of cruise - re-booked us on the cheaper, "big" boat a half hour later than original schedule. Said we were due a refund for the cost difference - get it at check in. Guess not enough Cat people - 'cause weather perfect. Got to desk for check in, they refused to give refund. Said rate for seniors the same on both cruises. That was incorrect - explained we had a coupon, quoted coupon code, and clearly explained cost was $7/person less on the big boat. They asked us to produce the coupon (an internet-offer coupon?). They know darn well there's 4 - 5 such coupons all over the place on the internet. RIPPED OFF for $21. Why? No one manages seating when on boat...two people claiming the 6-person tables on top, people laying down across 3-4 seating spots, people standing & holding on to poles & things as a result. Crew didn't care. stupid. Saw two grey whales breaching in the distance - boat never moved closer to see them. Why? Other boats did... good commentary while cruising. pretty good drinks - great drink prices. Not bad. not great.
Rating: 4
Always a good event
Sun, Mar 30, 14   10:00 AM dickschroede Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had planned on the catamarand, but wind prohibited it. We went out on the Dana Pride. The people in the office more than accommodated the change. We always love to go with this group. Thank you.