Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  831 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 55 111 0 = 111 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 152 363 0 = 363 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 360 838 7 = 831 99% 4.6
All 2,035 4,264 97 = 4,167 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great trip, crew really knew what they were doing
Fri, Jan 13, 12   2:00 PM MRHoffman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew tried very hard to find whales and did find one. However they found 50 dolphins that wanted to run with the boat. Very cool.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable, Affordable Afternoon on the Water
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM RobertZabel Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I are spending most of the winter in this area rather than in Kansas City. My cousin and his wife visited us and wanted to see the whales. We found the Dana Point site online and decided it sounded better than the site downtown. We had gone to Catalina before from Dana Point. We enjoyed the trip very much. Got to see Bottle-nosed Dolphins, at least one Gray Whale (on several occasions) and another species of dolphin (can't remember the name) that looked white. Everyone in our group thought the trip was well worth the fee, and we all would do it again.
Rating: 5
A very pleasant experience
Mon, Jan 9, 12   12:00 PM KathyEdwards Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching experience. Of course, it helped that we were able to follow a grey whale for about 1/2 an hour, and observed a school of 60 or more dolphins, finalized by viewing a small group of a larger species of dolpins. The captain of the boat shared knowledge regarding the different sea creatures we observed, which enhanced the experience. All in all, I would reccommend it and would do it again.
Rating: 4
Great outing for the day
Sat, Jan 7, 12   2:00 PM Happylover Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Enjoyed the information given about whales and dolphins on the way back to port.
Rating: 5
Great trip, 2 very cooperative gray whales.
Mon, Jan 2, 12   12:00 PM mikejames71 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We spotted a gray whale on the surface just as we were leaving the harbor, then locked on two two grays who were on the surface off the bow for more than an hour. Great views of flukes. When the dolphins came to play, one of the whales surfaced and rolled over. Really a great show.
Rating: 4
dedicated crew
Sat, Dec 31, 11   2:00 PM Foglesong Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The crew was very dedicated to find whales and knowledgable. The vessel was in very good repair.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Fri, Dec 30, 11   12:00 PM Michaelpill Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Good equipment., knowlegable personel, good weathe, calm ocean. . Highly recommended for the whole family
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Wed, Dec 28, 11   2:00 PM sanders2426 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw one grey whale and tons of dolphins.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 16, 11   12:00 PM elizpamdyer Female 60-69 Local Other
We went out on the 12 noon boat. The earlier group was off-loaded in a precise and professional manner and we were boarded in the same way--quickly and safely. It only took 30 minutes out for us to sight dolphins. What a beautiful view as the group "greyhounded" as we approached. The announcer gave us excellent information about the mammals and what to expect. We did not see any whales, but the two hour trip was fun and sunny and entertaining. One suggestion I could have for the crew would be if the announcer would talk about the birds we saw---what kind and so forth. That could have been informative and would have taken up some of the quiet time between pods of dolphins. There was only one annoying thing that happened and it wasn't anything the crew could have done at that moment. One of the spectators threw orange peels in the water and I exclaimed "Don't do that!" The spectator thought he was funny and said that the peels were biodegradeable. Perhaps the Captain could announce early on--not to throw ANYTHING into the water. The litterbug was obviously not from around here and needed to be chided. I bought the DVD and it was fun to review what we had seen earlier. A great afternoon for my niece and me. When she comes back to visit, we'll go again and hope to see some whales!
Rating: 5
One of the Best!
Sat, Mar 26, 11   2:00 PM patsyn Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff were amazing and made the trip a winner for everyone aboard. They were knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this trip - great value for the money!