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Rating: 4.6  825 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great experience- 8 AM best time
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM aecarls Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We attended the 3/3/13 tour at 8 AM so were part of the first group on the boat for the day; this meant parking was easy and the boat was clean, which is key (restrooms can get nasty). The tour guide/ boat captain whom we heard over the loudspeaker was excellent; we really appreciated his descriptions and facts of whale and dolphin behaviour, as well as Dana Point geography; it truly enhanced the experience; disappointed we didn't catch his name and didn't see him to thank him upon departure. LOTS of kids but we expected that. 2 hours is perfect- much longer would be too long.
Rating: 5
Incredible commentary from the head guide.
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM NCarpenter Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
He was informative and entertaining - a tough combination.
Rating: 5
great experience
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM kpt1978 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great all around experience, the staff was great and helpful. We got to see whales wich was amazing
Rating: 5
Great family activity close to nature & wild life
Sat, Mar 2, 13   11:00 AM AMROCO Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great for kids and older to keep close to the natural & wailed life in our coast. Enjoyable for all ages.
Rating: 4
Whale of a Good Time
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM donnawanato Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Who new the big whales got so close to shore! What a fun trip. The captain was full of interesting info and facts regarding the 7 mile area off Dana Point. We saw about 6 whales and lots of dolphin. Would recommend to anyone.
Rating: 5
Fabulous Trip from Start to Finish!
Thu, Feb 28, 13   12:00 PM gaicha Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Visiting my daughter college, we went on this whale watching tour hoping to see some blue whales, gray whales and dolphins. We are used to seeing the humpbacks in Maui in the winter. We were rewarded with some fantastic gray whales frolicking close to the boat. The captains narrative was informational and very thoughtful. You could tell he loved his job and the whales. We saw lots of dolphins too. This boat was nice and clean and the crew was very polite. Loved it and would go again.
Rating: 4
The Whales Were Hiding
Sat, Feb 23, 13   2:00 PM karenrweber Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We were disappointed that we did not see any whales, but we saw sea lions and bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins put on a real show for us, leaping out of the water and swimming close to the boat.
Rating: 5
whales galore!
Mon, Feb 18, 13   2:00 PM BevJBaker Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
It was a very successful trip. We saw a lot of fin whales . The captain knew right where to go since the group before us had seen it. The only negative was because of all the excitement, we were 45 mins late leaving and returning.
Rating: 3
Enjoyed the activity, but did not see much of whal
Sun, Feb 17, 13   2:00 PM Bookgal1 Female 70+ Local Individual
The captain was very informative and made the trip interesting.
Rating: 4
A fun time was had...
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ladykyra Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and were able to see 4 whales, one seal, and three sealions. We would have loved to have seen dolphins, but it just wasn't meant to be.