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Rating: 4.6  780 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
We had a great time.
Sun, Dec 22, 13   2:00 PM mborgeson58 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My family and I had a great time. The staff was helpful and the boat was nice.

The Captan was very knowledgable and told us about whaling\fishing history and stories of the past during the trip.

We saw a mega pod of dolphins (like 300+ dolphins), a whale, and some sea lions.

Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Whale watching
Sat, Dec 21, 13   12:00 PM Woolfie43 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Saw 4 gray whales , loads of dolphins and sea lions.Captain Jack and his crew ere great and very knowledgable .great trip thanks
Rating: 5
Whale watching at Dana Point
Sun, Apr 28, 13   10:00 AM ekrli2005 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We borded the boat Dana Pride on time. Left harbor on time. Saw three types of dolfins. In the past with this company I did see whales. This time unfortunately we did not, so they gave us back our tickets to use another time. Wonderful.
Rating: 4
Hard to see whales
Thu, Apr 25, 13   12:00 PM DonHolmes Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, 3 females and 3 babies but they were so far off that we didn't really "see" them. Better than not seeing anything at all, but it was a little disappointing. Nice to be out on the boat, beautiful, sunny day and the sea was calm. Informative Captain, nice crew. Lots of Dolphins and saw a few Seals. I think I would do this again if we have out-of-town company that do not live close to an ocean.
Rating: 4
Barely out of harbor and sightings begin
Mon, Apr 22, 13   12:00 PM MaryAnnFlatt Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had family in from out of the country and they had been wanting to do this for some time. We had checked out many different companies before we settled on Dana Wharf. The reviews we read sold us on them. We had a doubter amongst our group that had already prepared himself to not seeing anything that day. As the boat exited the harbor on it's last turn passing the sea lions, a shout was heard of a sighting at 10 o'clock (meaning direction it was seen). We all turned in that direction to see a second sighting. The captain announced it was a mother and her young calf. We followed her a bit but gave her plenty of room so as not to scare or annoy them. We later came across another mother and her calf not too far away. The crew was friendly and the boat clean.

We definitely will be recommending Dana Wharf Whale Watching cruises. My husband and I are already looking forward to our next cruise later this summer to see the blue whales migration.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the whole trip.
Fri, Mar 29, 13   10:00 AM Jayne509 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Not only did we have a great time seeing all the dolphins and the fin whale, but the captain of the boat was very knowledgeable about all the sea life and provided and detailed explanation of what we were seeing. All of us had a great time.
Rating: 4
had a great time. need more whales
Fri, Mar 29, 13   10:00 AM gtsbiker Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
had fun. crew very informative and friendly
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Thu, Mar 28, 13   10:00 AM robertfishn Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend this company to others for whale watching. The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the whales. It certainly helped that we saw whales within 20' of the boat but beyond that I felt it was a great crew that would make the most of every trip out.
Rating: 5
Was a great time, crew was very friendly.
Sat, Mar 9, 13   1:00 PM gdackerm Unspecified Unspecified Local Family Without Children
We went out after the rain showers the day before, ocean was a bit choppy but we like those conditions. Within a few minutes we came right up to a killer whale, Shamu in her natural habitat! The boat followed her along for several minutes and we got very close. My daughter is taking Marine Science in college so it was very lucky for her to see the Orca on her frist whale watching trip
Rating: 4
Whale Festival Dana Point
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM neilwesley Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I saw the Ad on an EMail from Fast Trax. Loked like a good activity. I bought (2) tickets on line. Nice and Easy. It turned out to be a beautiful day. We saw the first grey whale for the festival thi syear as well as many many dolphins, seals and more. The (2) hour ride was almost too fast. As we were on the 8:00 A.M. tour, afterwards we spent the rest of the day enjoying the activities in the area and then taking a romantic trip up the coast to Laguna Beach. We will do again!