Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  832 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 90 214 0 = 214 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 162 385 3 = 382 99% 4.6
Last 12 months 356 839 7 = 832 99% 4.6
All 2,011 4,214 97 = 4,117 97% 4.5
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
Great time on the ocean
Sat, Feb 22, 14   2:30 PM jeanilaw Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
went with 8 family members and everyone enjoyed being out on the ocean. at first all we saw was lots of dolphin but toward the end of our tour the Captain spotted some gray whales and followed them north along the coastline. we were late getting back but nobody cared because we were enjoying the whales and dolphins. the Captain was very informative. Loved it!
Rating: 4
When it shines, it soars
Fri, Feb 21, 14   12:00 PM 2334geneva Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is an excellent excursion when there are whales; it's fun and a good boat ride when there are not. But if you are expecting whales you should contact them ahead of time to find out what is in season and how often they are being sighted. The captain/guide on our trip was extraordinary -- insightful and entertaining. I was concerned that we departed 20 minutes late -- though some of this time was made up on the back end of the trip. My only reason for not giving it a 5-star rating is that you might not see whales -- and for a trip billed as WHALE WATCHING that's a caveat emptor.
Rating: 3
Not What I Hoped For
Mon, Feb 17, 14   2:30 PM krz4kc Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I know it's not possible to guarantee whale sightings, and the captain did follow one whale because that's all that was in the area, but it was very hard to see the whale with all the other people standing by the edge of the boat. Other small boats in the area were spooking that whale so he barely showed, and certainly didn't show his tail. Also, the company switched me to a different time and different boat a few hours before the scheduled trip, after I paid to go out on the better trip, on the Catamaran. That was disappointing. Not sure if I would go with this company for future whale watching trips.
Rating: 5
Fun, Funny & Amazing
Sat, Feb 15, 14   10:00 AM lisaflading Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My husband took me on this trip for my birthday and it was every thing we'd hoped for and more. We saw hundreds of dolphins and the whales that decided to visit were fun to watch. Whomever was our "captain" on the boat that day was entertaining and funny. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this adventure. The food/drinks that were available were top notch. Never skimped on the alcohol in the bloody marys either which was a plus since it was my birthday. I would recommend this in a heartbeat!
Rating: 4
whale watching
Fri, Feb 7, 14   12:00 PM Rossalexande Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
our trip did not see any whales, morning. trip did. the crew took was good and we saw sea lions sleeping on the buoys and dolphins performing around the ship. the dolphins made up for no whales. understand the whale migration is almost over at time of year we went. we would do it again
Rating: 4
Gray whales & a megapod of dolphins
Sat, Feb 1, 14   2:30 PM judithLV Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
I have never seen so many dolphins together at one time; hundreds leaping and cavorting.

The whales (3) showed their tails. Sun was shining, it was a great 2 hours.
Rating: 4
good time..boat captain was very informative
Sun, Jan 26, 14   12:00 PM daveroper Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
recommended activity
Rating: 5
The perfect day!
Sat, Jan 25, 14   12:00 PM Karenwelt Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was informative, successful in that we saw whales up close and the boat was comfortable and stable. We loved the whole experience.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a few hours
Sun, Jan 19, 14   2:00 PM Davidsthomas Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw a California Gray Whale from up close. Wow!! The highlight was the hundreds of common dolphins swimming and jumping around the boat. This trip is a must do while in Southern California!
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Jan 4, 14   2:00 PM Au1992 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very nice facility, easy check in and a nice boat. Crew was great and the captain was very personable and informative while we were out. The coast is beautiful and well worth the trip just by itself. Seeing wildlife was great. We saw a whale and some very acrobatic dolphins. I learned a lot on the trip and would highly recommend.