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Rating: 4.6  748 rating points
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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: 3
Will have to try again
Sat, Oct 11, 14   2:00 PM Pariwhale Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Adventure Tour was not promising as it sounds like. First, we departed 1/2 hour late, where we had to wait about 40 mins in line for our boat to arrive. I don't believe we went out as far as we should to see whales, and we just circled about a couple of miles from the shore. With no whales in sight for almost hour and half or so, luckily we were able to spot a school of dolphins. We spent about 25 mins circling the dolphins and returned back to the harbor really disappointed. As usual, we were given a free complimentary pass to return on a new adventure. There were no extra ordinary efforts to seek out whales, but I guess all the whales must have been sleeping in since it was Saturday.
Rating: 5
Anniversary vacation to SO Cal
Thu, Oct 9, 14   4:00 PM 20years Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time on our whale watching cruise. We were on an anniversary holiday and wanted to keep things low-key. It was super easy to get to the venue and we saw lots of marine life. Literally hundreds of dolphins came over to 'play' with us. Seals joined in... and a whale made a special appearance.

Highly recommend. Even if the whales stay hidden, just seeing the dolphins made it well worth it.
Rating: 5
excellent trip, well run, good subject knowledge,
Thu, Oct 2, 14   11:00 AM fhquinn Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
excellent trip. Will take again in the future
Rating: 5
Great day with many Dolphins
Mon, Sep 22, 14   12:00 PM Smile0425 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time on the very nice catamaran. We saw a large pod of common dolphins that "stampeded" many times for us- it gave me goosebumps it was so moving! Then we saw a small pod of bottlenose dolphins that rode in the front of the boat just like you've seen on the movies. The staff was helpful and friendly. Would definately go again and hopefully see whales next time!
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: 5
Great Trip
Sun, Sep 21, 14   10:00 AM jjgreen64 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While we were not lucky enough to see a whale, we did see hundreds, if not thousands of dolphin. They swam along with the boat and jumped out of the water. The captain and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. The views if the coast line were worth the cost of the cruise alone. I would definitely recommend this tour for everyone.
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: 5
Amazing!
Sun, Sep 14, 14   10:00 AM jenmurphy77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience. Kids loved every minute. Very professional and informative.
Rating: 5
Amazing experience!
Sun, Sep 7, 14   2:00 PM rushmep3 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
These guys know what they are doing really very well. I traveled from Oregon on Sept 7th and took this cruise to watch Blue Whales with a few other friends. We had a great look at the Blue Whale! And saw thousands of Dolphins swimming alongside the cruise and "by the wind sailors". The guides are very helpful and eagerly answer to all the questions you may have and more. They also talked of several interesting facts about the animals we saw. We had a "whale" of a time indeed!
Rating: 5
It was a wonderful whale watch cruise!
Fri, Sep 5, 14   12:00 PM mwvlah Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We didn't see a blue whale, but did see a blow from a distance. Witnessed many bottlenose and short-beaked common dolphins with the help of an awesome cetacean naturalist, David Beeninga Great time!!