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Rating: 4.6  755 rating points
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Last 3 months 96 226 2 = 224 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 141 328 2 = 326 99% 4.6
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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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
An enjoyable day
Sat, Mar 10, 12   8:00 AM Bradyaf Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
We enjoyed our trip very much. The skipper was quite informive, discribing the differant sea life that we encountered along the way, and also, some that normally are in our coatal waters but did not appear. Unfortunately, the Whales were among those that did not appear. We will use Dana Point' Wharf's Whale Watching Tour again; maybe we will have better luck next time.
Rating: 5
What's not to like!
Fri, Mar 9, 12   4:00 PM edithwhite Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Great big ocean, fab weather, plenty of dolphins, food and drink if wanted, charming crew. Sighting a whale would have been the only improvement really!
Rating: 1
so disappointed, horrible expirence, couldn't see
Thu, Mar 8, 12   12:00 PM PMCHAGNON Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
I am sure it was a great show for the side of the boat who got to see the one whale we followed for the entire 1.5 hours. The captin kept the whale positioned on one side of the boat leaveing the rest of us without a chance to see. Even when the whale passed in front and we got so excited we might have the change to see, he announced "I will keep the whale positioned at 3 o'clock" then manuvered the boat to where once again only one side of the boat had a view. Our three boys never could see over the selfish adults crowding the right side and never got to see the whale. The captin never asked for others to take turns, or at the very least, let children up front. We thought well maybe he will turn around and then we can see, but no. Never. They didn't try and explore and find other sea life. It was if they knew where one whale was, went straight there, rode along him the entire time, then took us back. They stated they guarentee you will see a whale, well I didn't and I want my money back. I was just so so sad for my kids who kept repeating we can't see, we can't see. And none of the crew or selfish adults aboard gave a second thought. We were not the only ones who were unable to see the whale. Two other familes eventually gave up and went into the bottom of the boat and ate snacks because they could not see either. I am just so confused as to why they would purposely keep the boat positioned to where you only have a view from one spot, and in that case not ask half way through the journey to rotate so all can see the beauty. We went swimming with dolphins in Hawaii and that company made sure everyone got to expirence the joy. So so so disappointed
Rating: 5
Beautiful Dolphins!
Mon, Mar 5, 12   12:00 PM tazzibell Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time, saw tons of dolphins, very friendly crew, good margaritas!!
Rating: 4
Good way to spend an afternoon
Mon, Mar 5, 12   12:00 PM taraeh Female 60-69 Combination Other
The whale watching trip was well organized, fairly priced, a good activity for out of town guests. Unfortunately there were no whales, but that's something that can't be predicted. We did see lots of dolphins.
Rating: 4
Very educational and well worth the money.
Sun, Mar 4, 12   4:00 PM mlnewman Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This is a must do for local families and visitors.
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sun, Mar 4, 12   10:00 AM lrae5081 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Very organized and easy tour to book. We didn't see any whales, but still saw plenty of dolphins and their babies as they played all around the boat for as long as we stayed in the area. The boat was not crowded at all, even though we went during the Whale Festival, so everybody had a good view. The captain narrated the trip and his commentary was very informative and interesting. The crew and staff at the storefront were very pleasant and accommodating as well. We are planning to go back sometime to go fishing with this group.
Rating: 5
It was very enjoyable We saw dolphins
Sun, Mar 4, 12   10:00 AM popo1511 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The boat was fine I felt safe. The captain told us facts (great).The scenery was great .Iam definitely going again.Staff was not friendly which was a little deterrement.But I definitely give you great recommendations to my friends .They will be going next week. And anybody I talk to I will recommend you guys for a very lovely fun day.
Rating: 4
Fun and relaxing
Sun, Mar 4, 12   9:00 AM jlburgart Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We didn't see any whales but not for lack of trying. The boat captains did all they could but it just wasn't meant to be. We did see two different species of dolphins and one got very close to the boat. It was a relaxing journey with lovely weather and nice way to see the California coast.
Rating: 5
Great deal...fun for the whole family!
Sun, Mar 4, 12   8:00 AM UNDERCOVER27 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We went on the 8:00am/$10.00 deal. It was perfect! The water was very calm and friendly staff. Love that it had bathrooms and a snack bar on the boat. We didn't see any whales but saw a lot of dolphins that were very close to the boat and were putting on a show for us. You can't guarantee you'll see whales....hey, it's nature! ..but definitely worth our money. We had our 6 year old daughter with us, and she didn't get sea sick at all. Pack a snak if you like...and bring something to keep your kids occupied in case they lose interest. We'd do it again!