Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  834 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 56 114 0 = 114 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 152 363 0 = 363 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 361 841 7 = 834 99% 4.6
All 2,036 4,267 97 = 4,170 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 Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Wed, Aug 20, 08   4:30 PM robertepoe Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We all had a wonderful time . Everyone was really friendly and answered all our questions. The boat was super clean . I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Rating: 5
No Whales
Fri, Feb 20, 09   10:00 AM Robertboyd Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Although we did not see any whales, we did see hundreds of small white dolphins.

This is our third trip aboard the DANA PRIDE. It is a beautiful boat. Very comfortable with a good captain and crew. The water was as smooth as silk and the trip was great. We look forward to our next trip aboard.
Rating: 5
Nature at its fines
Mon, Feb 21, 11   12:00 PM robertaberna Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
It was amazing to see our wildlife so up close and personal. in their own environment and not at the water parks. amazing animals and a wonderful family experience
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sun, Mar 15, 09   11:00 AM robasher Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time and yes we saw several whales. The amount of people on the boat was just right with everyone able to see because it wasn't crowded. We went during the Festival of Whales and the whole event was wonderful and we hope to make it again next year!
Rating: 4
very fun but extremely cold!
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM rnovelli0 Female Under 20 Local Couple on a Date
It was very fun, we saw a gray whale and a ton of dolphins, but we went on the 8:00 - 10:00 am tour and it was absolutely freezing, so make sure you dress warm.
Rating: 4
Sat, Mar 28, 09   2:00 PM rmarc004 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A pesar de que no observamos ballenas, el viaje valio la pena. Observamos muchos delfines, algunos leones marinos y focas. Sin embargo hay que decir que tienen mucho por mejorar en el servicio, ya que no parecia que hicieran esfuerzos por ubicar ballenas. Tal parecia que esperaban que alguna se cruzara en su camino, mas que buscarlas.
Rating: 5
A three hour trip well worth the drive
Sat, Aug 15  12:00 PM RMaraccini Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I drove three hours from Bakersfield to our hotel in San Clemente in order to the Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure courtesy of the Dana Whark Sportfishing and Whale Watching. We got our money's worth. The boat crew was professional and courteous. We saw dolphins and sea lions, and at least six Blue Whales!!
Rating: 3
Great Boat - But No Whales!
Thu, Jan 1, 09   12:00 PM rlovejoy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The boat was great, very clean and the crew was nice. Unfortunately due to the dense fog, even at noon-time, no whales or dolphins were seen. The group is honoring their guarantee and as long as we don't lose our ticket we can try again in the same season with no expiration date.
Rating: 5
Excellent Experience
Sat, Mar 7, 09   9:00 AM rlmelendez Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
this was everything the web site promised and more. I especially liked that the boat was not overbooked (in peak season) and therefore not overcrowded. There was plenty of room for my 8 year old daughter to be able to see. Wonderful activity for children, very educational and exciting.
Rating: 4
Had a great family experience
Wed, Aug 5  10:00 AM rlhughes29 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We brought our kids out from Colorado for their first trip to the ocean. They had a great time on the boat and loved seeing the dolphins. We all had a wonderful time and will always have fond memories of their first experience on the ocean. We would definitely come back if we are ever in the area again.