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Rating: 4.6  889 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
very simple boat, clean, knowledgeable staff
Mon, Jan 11, 10   12:00 PM saivstokes Female 50-59 Local Other
Enjoyed the trip, captain had another partner on land, watching for whales/dolphins, so we did see many whales. Very simple boat (could use a new coat of paint, but clean). Nice trip.
Rating: 5
Saw Lots of Dolphins!
Wed, Mar 26, 08   12:00 PM sadlot386 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Dolphins were very playful with us and the boat. I kept on the "lookout" for a migrating whale....and sure enough I saw it. Pretty far away but still exciting.
Rating: 5
Absolutely Breath-taking!
Tue, Mar 11, 08   10:00 AM sacaalbr Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was the highlight of my trip! Dana Wharf is located in a very quiant town and was clean and very well kept. From the moment we bought our tickets, the staff was friendly and very helpful. We bought our tickets early, so we enjoyed a cafe within walking distance before boarding the boat.

Once we boarded, we left promptly, and all of the crew members were very enthusiastic and polite. The guide was very knowledgable on the different animals and migratory patterns, etc.

We did not see any whales, BUT we did see somewhere between 2000-3000 dolphins! It was incredible! We rode with their pod for nearly an hour as they played with the waves off of our boat. It was absolutely beautiful.

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. It would be great for families or a group of friends, or even a date! Just remember to bring a light sweater and sunblock!
Rating: 4
Great!!
Sun, Mar 14, 10   1:00 PM SABRINA74 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Whale watching was a little disappointing, as the whales we saw were far away, but we did see a whale rolling over, a fin in the air, and many spouts of water. However, the 20-30 dolphins we saw swimming next to the boat made it worth it!!
Rating: 5
everything was there!
Tue, Feb 3, 09   2:00 PM sabineb Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
That day was wonderful. We saw grey whales (maybe not as close as we were hoping for, but still nice), then on the way back, we were kind of disappointed because that was all, but it turned out that a family of dolphins were passing by. The boat then stop and even turned around so could have a better look. The dolphins were swimming so close to the boat even going under it, it was fabulous. And then we saw sea lions (not seals!!!), that was great too. And we can't forget the pelicans flying so close to us just above the boat, delightful.

And of course the weather was wonderful too, calm sea and blue sky, what else can you ask for!

Thanks for the great experience!
Rating: 3
Great Trip / No Whales
Tue, Feb 14, 12   4:00 PM rwarri01 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
This is the 4th time on the same whale watching ship and I have still yet to see even one whale. It seems a bit pricey for those odds. Also, we were freezing cold even with gloves and jackets and hats on. The crew was great and you can't beat the scenery, but we want to see whales!
Rating: 5
A great time!
Wed, Mar 11, 15   12:00 PM ruthiecarter Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a pleasant journey and quite exciting when whales and dolphins were nearby.
Rating: 5
Fun time on Dana Wharf whale watch
Mon, Dec 21, 09   12:00 PM RuthAnnS Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were hoping to see grey whales but were just a little too early yet. Did see a blue, several sharks, several playful sea lions, and lots of dolphins that played around the boat and rode the bow. The captain's information as we went along was very interesting. We all had a great time and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Captian was Fantastic
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ruthacohen Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We came upon some breaching whales (which does not happen off california coast) and the captian stopped the boat for a long while to watch them play. We were on our way back to dock and should not have stopped. Instead he stopped and used up excess fuel to get back to dock quicker.
Rating: 4
Great activity except for an equipment malfunction
Sun, Sep 21, 14   5:00 PM rustymalone Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
About an hour into the boat ride my wife was sitting on a raised portion of the boat was sliding off to touch the deck...she is 5' so her legs were a couple of inches from touching the deck. As she slid off a piece of the ship that was tied to this "box area" came loose and she went with it onto the deck, bruised and pretty shaken up. A deck hand came over and secured the portion that came loose and asked her if she was OK, she said I think so. I was with her at this point. We went down in the galley to purchase a drink and told the bartender what had happened and he was pretty excited to go fix it but as soon as we told him it had been secured he lost interest,,,didn't even ask if she was ok. No customer service or concerns to the right persons I guess.