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Rating: 4.6  778 rating points
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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? Group Type? Sort Descending
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: 4
FUN TRIP
Fri, May 9, 14   2:00 PM eindustry Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
Beautiful day! Wonderfyl dolphin watching but no whales. We will use our free passes in the future.
Rating: 4
Plenty of dolphins!
Thu, May 8, 14   2:00 PM rdurofchalk Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Plenty of dolphins.... but no whales! However, we were offered a ticket for another try, but unfortunately, couldn't make that date. We thought that was very fair!
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
fun
Fri, Mar 14, 14   12:00 PM Mdehner Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Family Without Children
trip felt short but it was a lot of fun. staff was excellent.
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
FANTASTIC!
Thu, Mar 13, 14   10:00 AM Timchris Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a fantastic trip off Dana Point. My husband and I were vacationing in So. California. A happy retreat from N.Y. This was a real highlight for us. We had the opportunity to see courting among 3 gray whales, literally right next to The Dana Pride. Extraordinary. Worth every penny!
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: 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
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.