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Rating: 4.6  788 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Sat, Mar 7, 09   1:00 PM bfoster Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Part of the activities for the Dana Point Festival of Whales. Did it for my wife's 60th Birthday celebration. Great fun for everyone involved. Did not hear any comments that were negative. Everyone had a great time. Lots of whale sightings, dolphin encounters and sea lion viewing.
Rating: 5
Strategic boat position to facilitate whale watchg
Sat, Mar 7, 09   12:00 PM RandStolp Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The crew members presented a very informative dialogue on whale history. The captain always had a good view of the whales as the boat was always pointed toward whale location. Guests gravitated to side where whales were sighted. It was not always possible for all guests to have a look at the whales. If the boat had been strategically positioned, everyone could have had a better view.
Rating: 5
A Whale, Sea Lions, Dolphins and Great Food
Sun, Mar 1, 09   10:00 AM Croemmer Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Another boat let our captain know the siting of a whale and he was able to go full speed ahead and found the whale in question. We followed it for some time. We also saw sea lions and dolphins.

In addition, the food was great along with a cocktail bar. It was a beautiful sunny California day. What more can anyone ask for!
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable
Sat, Feb 28, 09   12:00 PM WayneTaylor Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We enjoyed the whale watching. The boat was professionally maintained and run. The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is that it was too crowded. Very difficult to move around on deck.
Rating: 4
We'd do it again!
Tue, Feb 24, 09   12:00 PM pricedogs2 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our first time whalewatching with Dana Wharf. It was a smaller boat than on previous trips and that was a plus. The boat was clean, the crew was friendly and informative. We didn't have to go to far out before we began to follow a whale. On the return trip we spotted 4-5 more. We all had a good time.
Rating: 5
Whale watching in Dana Point
Thu, Feb 19, 09   2:00 PM JOSIEPUGH Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
My friends came from Chicago and were staying in San Diego when they decided to go whale watching. I told them to come up here since it was more convenient to get tickets, get on the ship, and more pleasant surroundings. We went whale watching, and although we didn't see any whales(can't predict), we did see hundreds of dolphins, non stop. The ship was beatiful(Dana Pride), plenty of room to walk around or sit, inside or out. It was a beautiful day, the coastline was fabulous, and we got great pictures. My friends said it was an E ticket, can't get better than that.
Rating: 5
Captain made sure the trip was thrilling
Sat, Feb 14, 09   3:30 PM wburry Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Hard to see the whales, but when we hit a very large pod of dolphins, it was thrilling to all 6 of us from the 1 and 3 year old, to the parents and grandparents alike.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Sun, Feb 8, 09   2:00 PM pete4376 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've been on other whale watching cruises and saw only dolphins and sea lions. This cruise was great as two whales were sighted and surfaced several times.

I would recommend anyone wishing to take pictures to have a high speed camera as you will have only seconds to point and shoot. The other option is to have a camcorder where you can catch the whale as it surfaces and clip photos from there.

An overall GREAT trip!
Rating: 4
God provided another wonderful day
Tue, Feb 3, 09   2:00 PM mwalker500 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was my first time out for the whale watching and it was GREAT.

I saw the whale, so exciting and amazing.

Plan to reture soon, especially on a tue. at 1/2 the regular price

The crew and captain were very kind.
Rating: 5
Our First Time Whale Watching!
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM CQuemada Female 60-69 Local Other
It was a nice day for a boat ride , the ocean was as smooth as glass, and we did see a

whale. We also saw dolphins so close to the boat! THE DANA PRIDE boat was very nice and the galley had an array of snacks and goodies. The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. We had a very nice time!