Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  746 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 136 311 4 = 307 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 180 413 4 = 409 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 329 755 9 = 746 98% 4.6
All 1,829 3,777 94 = 3,683 96% 4.4
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: 5
Awesome Trip!
Sun, Feb 14, 10   12:00 PM panda2646 Female 60-69 Local Other
Although we didn't see any whales, we saw hundreds of dolphin ~ what a treat!
Rating: 4
A whate of a grest time
Fri, Jan 1, 10   2:00 PM SkyBest Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Although we had been out previously, this time we actually saw a WHALE. The boat's captain was able to keep the whale at about 50 yards to our port side and about 25 yards in front of the boat. we followed the whale for about 20 minutes and saw the tail multible times.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend
Thu, Dec 31, 09   12:00 PM Jimcarol Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My husband and I took our daughter and 2 year old grandson for his first boat ride and he loved it! The Captain showed us lots of dolphins up close and it was fun to watch them and the pelicans skimming along the water right beside the boat. We thought it might be to long a trip for our grandson (2hrs.) but were pleasantly surprised that he loved every minute of it.

We did not see any whales this particular day but had a lot of fun anyway. The coastline that we traveled is just beautiful and the Captain was kind enough to give us free passes for another trip since we did not see any whales.

I can't wait to take my 8 year old grandson as I am sure he will love it as well.

We all had a great time! Very professionally run.
Rating: 5
Fun time on Dana Wharf whale watch
Mon, Dec 21, 09   12:00 PM RuthAnnS Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were hoping to see grey whales but were just a little too early yet. Did see a blue, several sharks, several playful sea lions, and lots of dolphins that played around the boat and rode the bow. The captain's information as we went along was very interesting. We all had a great time and would do it again.
Rating: 4
If only the whales had cooperated.
Sun, Dec 20, 09   12:00 PM susan25 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat trip alone is great, but it would have helped if the whales had cooperated and been present. We did see some California sea lions and the discussion about them and how they are different from seals was informative. We didn't see any other marine life except for sea birds until the very end when the boat ran thru some bait fish being chased by some dolphins. There was a potential sighting of a whale, but it was already too far behind us as we entered the harbor and we couldn't take the time to verify what it was. The captain made sure that we had the opportunity to go out again free of charge, which he really didn't have to do.
Rating: 5
One great afternoon on the ocean.
Mon, Dec 14, 09   12:00 PM Zambia100 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Working with the people of Zerve was a pleasant experience. They patiently answered all my questions. When rain threatened our day to go out whale watching, they patiently helped out by moving our date from a Saturday to a Monday. When our party increased from two to four persons, there was no problem getting the extra tickets. I appreciated the attached map and instructions to get to the Dana Point wharf.

Thank you all. We had a great time. I recommend this activity for everyone, all ages, all backgrounds.
Rating: 5
Terrific outing even without the whales.
Fri, Dec 4, 09   12:00 PM loiscohen1 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Staff was well informed and interesting. We knew it was early in the season for the grey whales and we did get to see 4 varieties of dolphins.

Very nice experience.
Rating: 4
Whale watch.
Tue, Apr 21, 09   2:00 PM donnksarbaum Male 60-69 Local Other
We saw lots of dolphins but no whales.

It is my understanding that you may be stretching the time that whales are in the area and the likelihood of seeimg them this time of year is very low. To my knowledge no one on your tours saw them that day.

Perhaps you should reconsider your policy to avoid negative feeback to potential customers.
Rating: 4
Nice cruise
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM kellerkh Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed this cruise very much. We did not see any whales but saw hundreds of playful dolphins. The crew spent time making sure that everyone was able to enjoy the dolphins swimming around the boat.
Rating: 3
We did not see whales but enjoyed the dolphins.
Mon, Apr 20, 09   10:00 AM cjdunn Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was ok . . . didn't see any whales.