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Rating: 4.6  887 rating points
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Last 3 months 168 411 9 = 402 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 210 508 9 = 499 99% 4.7
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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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Amazing journey
Mon, Jan 11  12:00 PM Mad254 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Dana Wharf Whalewatching crew were great ! We were lucky to have gone out on a day that the boat was not crowded!!! Within a half an hour we had dozens of common dolphins riding right next to the boat !! Then a surprise visit from a grey whale frolicking right besides us. You cant get better than that ! To top it off they give you a ticket for 50/% off your next trip.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are happy to hear you had a great trip! Thank you for the great review!
Rating: 5
Saw some whales
Fri, Jan 8  2:00 PM Lisaferrell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I were on the last boat of the day. The boat trip before ours came back a little late. The reason they were late is they found some whales and wanted the guests to enjoy the view. So know going in you will get the same treatment! It took some time for the crew to spot a whale but once they did it was exciting. We saw whales, sea lions and two different types of dolphins. The crew was friendly and took the time to educate the guests on the different animal life we were seeing. We enjoyed the trip and would definitely do it again.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
So glad to hear you had a great experience on our trip. Thank you for the great review, cant wait to see you again!
Rating: 3
Rough ride, no whales
Thu, Jan 7  12:00 PM Fdgonynor Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took a whale watching trip on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Buying tickets online through the Zerve website, you do not get to talk to the Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching employees directly until you are fully committed to going on the trip. When we were standing in line to go on the boat the Naturalist and then the Captain talked about what a rough ride it was going to be which was very unsettling. The ride was indeed very rough, unlike any other boat ride I have ever taken, and I have been whale watching in Iceland! In addition to the roller coaster feel of the trip, it started raining and then sleeting on us which was cold and unpleasant. We did not see any whales or dolphins, and we were given a rain check to come back at a later date, but I question whether or not the boat should have taken out any tourists on a day when the sea was that rough and the weather was that bad. If I were to go again I would call the company directly to talk about sea conditions and weather before booking a trip. The employees were all very nice and considerate, but it was an unpleasant experience for me overall.
Rating: 4
Magical!
Sun, Jan 3  10:00 AM Hollymtodd Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We only saw one whale (a gray whale), but you really only need one. It was absolutely breathtaking and magical to witness this animal on its southern migration.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are so happy you got to see a whale on your trip! We should be seeing a lot more on their northern migration. Thanks for the great review and hopefully we will see you again soon!
Rating: 5
So much fun!
Thu, Dec 31, 15   10:00 AM philfoxrose Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
So much fun! Kids enjoyed it as much as adults. The naturalist was super-helpful and engaging.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are happy you had a great time. Thanks for the good review.
Rating: 4
Great time!
Thu, Dec 31, 15   10:00 AM hawkeyemike Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time. Saw approximately 3-4 different whales in addition to sea lions and dolphins. The staff was excellent at pointing things out and explaining things. Enjoyed the experience!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review We look forward to seeing you again!
Rating: 5
great
Wed, Dec 30, 15   2:00 PM hagerstromrd Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
real great
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review!
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching trip for the 2nd year!
Wed, Dec 30, 15   2:00 PM urluvd3 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw dozens of dolphins, but the hope for seeing a whale seemed to be over as the time was winding down. When it seemed like we were to need to start heading back, the ship suddenly turns to the north and goes full power for about 10 minutes as we search for a Gray Whale that had been spotted. We found it and hung around for about 15 minutes, even though our time limit was way over. This about says it all. The crew was committed to getting those aboard to see a whale if at all possible. Thanks to the crew and Dana Wharf.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are very happy you were able to see a whale! Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience -- exceeded expectations!
Sun, Dec 27, 15   12:00 PM Julsielm Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was so friendly and went out of their way to make our trip as fun and informative as possible. The boat was clean, comfortable, and easy to move around to see the whale(s) from different vantage points. Our kids had a great time too!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Dec 7, 15   2:00 PM Sharonsh Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I took the 2 hour boat ride and loved it. We did not see any whales or dolphins but we did see sea lions. We were very pleased to receive a voucher for another trip at another date. We are from Texas and not likely to get back soon, but when we do return we will definitely try again to see whales. The boat ride alone was worth going. Thank you.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are happy to hear you had a good time on the boat regardless. Hopefully we see you again soon. Thanks for a positive review!