Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  886 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 169 416 9 = 407 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 210 512 9 = 503 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 374 898 12 = 886 99% 4.6
All 2,240 4,764 106 = 4,658 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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Dissapointed not to see any whales
Sat, Feb 7, 09   12:00 PM wendychinn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Punctual, and clean and well organized.

Enjoyed the Dolphins and seallions.

But very dissapointed not to see any whales, I have done the trip in San Diego twice which is 4 hours long and saw whales on both occasions.
Rating: 5
Exciting Times...
Sat, Feb 7, 09   12:00 PM Barbara09 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Thank you for the memorable time...we will be returning in the near future...Take care
Rating: 5
Whale Watch, Sunday Feb. 8, 2009
Sun, Feb 8, 09   10:00 AM oct27rap Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Enjoyed the trip tremendously. While rain threatened and it was chilly,the experience was great. It was the first Whale Watch for my wife and she really enjoyed it. The boat was clean, the crew was very courteous and knowledgeable. They made the effort to make sure that if Whales were to be found that we would get to see them. Nice Job! Definitely a return trip in the future.
Rating: 3
Nice Boat
Sun, Feb 8, 09   12:00 PM kbewley Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Despite there not being any whales, we had a good time out on the ocean.
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: 5
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM karriturner Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
A wonderful and easy trip. Fabulous!
Rating: 4
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM Bellflower Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Have been participating in Dana Wharf whale watches for 20+ years and always take visitors. Not too lucky seeing whales and/or dolphins/porpoises but always a nice 2 hours on the water.

Commentary is always good and helpful to "first timers".
Rating: 4
The boat ride was nice.
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM JoCoupens Female 70+ Combination Family Without Children
Disappointing that we only saw a couple of whales at the very end of the cruise, no dolphin.
Rating: 3
Personally not terribly exciting. Disappointing
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM trish320 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
There is very little seating for those that need it. be prepared to standOur 74 old mother with her freshly healed broken foot looked forward to this adventure.. at this point probably a once in a lifetime thing for her...We went after a few days of rain and wind,The swells were very high, and nowhere for her to sit on the main deck , as there are no seats there( all the seats were taken on the upper deck) sitting down below caused motion sickness within minutes so she had to stand and hold her ground and balance with her feet. she was very sore afterward. the last 15 min as we were heading in we saw 2 whales...quite a ways away. that was it. you had to look hard. they surfaced twice and were gone. the next day we went fishing and we saw dolphins swimming with our boat and sea lions, but mom wasn't with for that trip. personally disappointed on behalf of my mom.I'm glad we took advantage of the 1/2 price Tuesday The crew were looking.. but if they are not to be seen not much they can do about it.They seemed knowledgable and were very pleasant. Everything was very easy. from ordering tickets, directions and getting tickets at the counter in the shop.Parking was free and there was plenty of it
Rating: 3
Thu, Feb 12, 09   2:00 PM kcy555 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Just saw 3 sea lions and 3 dolphins and was unfortunate not to see any whale. Ride was a little bumpy during that time so we felt a little nausea. Was given whale check to go back some other time.....but to travel all the way back there from LA is quite far and thinking that there is another big chance not to see a whale makes us not want to go back. I just found that there is another one at Long Beach with same price and recommend it if you're closer to that area.