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Rating: 4.6  886 rating points
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Last 3 months 168 411 9 = 402 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 208 506 9 = 497 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 376 898 12 = 886 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fabulous !
Sun, Aug 24, 14   10:00 AM Rshatzkin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Terrific staff, clean boat , just the right number of people on the trip so there was plenty of room to see
Rating: 4
a little disappointing this year
Wed, Mar 25, 09   12:00 PM rritchie Female 50-59 Local Other
it was a beautiful day on the ocean. the crew was nice and tried to find a whale for us to see. but, no luck. we got whale checks just the same and will try again next year. i enjoy whale watching but was sorry we had no luck. though, like i said, it was a nice day at sea with my friend.
Rating: 5
LOVE IT.
Wed, Feb 27, 08   12:00 PM rritchie Female 50-59 Local Other
I TRY TO GO EVERY YEAR AND ALWAYS ENJOY IT. THE BOAT RIDE IS ENJOYABLE AND I HAVE NEVER FAILED TO SEE A WHALE THOUGH THIS YEAR IT DID TAKE A WHILE TO FIND ONE. WE FINALLY DID. WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE. THEY ARE A SIGHT TO SEE.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Jan 11  2:00 PM rpaulh Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
Followed a California Grey headed south for about 40 minutes, until she dove and showed us her flukes. Then headed north until we were surrounded by playful dolphins. Crew was very skillful and knowledgeable.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Glad to hear you had a great trip. Thank you for the positive review!
Rating: 5
GREAT EXPERIENCE
Fri, Nov 28, 14   10:00 AM rowlkr Male 50-59 Unspecified Family With Children
Boarded the DANA PRIDE for a two-hour whale-watching excursion. The Captain was informative and friendly as we pulled out of the marina and headed in the general direction of Catalina. He mentioned the locations of the previous three or four days' of whale sightings up and down the coast and that it would take some good luck for us to spot some on our trip; the whales had passed through a couple days before and were moving away. However we spotted two pods of dolphins, one of which was utterly amazing, playing, jumping, "escorting" our vessel. Ooh's and aah's from everyone.
Rating: 5
Amazing adventure
Sat, Dec 22, 12   12:00 PM rover2vette Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was an amazing time! We were on vacation and decided at the last moment to go out whale watching, the sea was calm and the temps no too cold so we booked the noon trip. Boat was clean and well stocked with snacks and refreshments at quite reasonable prices. The crew friendly and knowledgeable. We saw hundreds of dolphins and got up and close to sea lions as well. Unfortunately, we didn't see any greys during the trip, but the captain had received info that there were some headed towards us from up north, but our time had run out. He didn't have to do this, but he told everyone on board that if we had the time he would take us back out, for free, on the 2pm trip and we'd try to get to the group of whales headed our direction. We did get a glimpse of the amazing animals, but were't able to get very close as it was a mother and her calf. She did everything possible to keep us at a good distance from her baby, but was fun and interesting just the same. The captain manuvered the boat to entice the dolphins to play with us and what a show we got! Many of them chased the boat and would leap 15 feet or so out of the water jumping our wake. I would recommend this to everyone!!
Rating: 5
Great Family outing
Wed, Apr 8, 09   12:00 PM Roubina Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time on the whale watching trip, however, we did not see any whales or any dolphins. Maybe next season.....But overall great outdoor event with the kids.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Fri, Feb 7, 14   12:00 PM Rossalexande Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
our trip did not see any whales, morning. trip did. the crew took was good and we saw sea lions sleeping on the buoys and dolphins performing around the ship. the dolphins made up for no whales. understand the whale migration is almost over at time of year we went. we would do it again
Rating: 5
Guarantee and knowledge
Thu, Mar 31, 11   12:00 PM RoseMac Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The company guaranteed that we would see dolphins or whales and we saw many! The staff was very knowledgeable in marine biology and they made every effort to answer any questions anyone had.
Rating: 4
Great time whale watching and great crew!
Sat, Feb 9, 13   12:00 PM RoseHinchcli Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I took my handicapped sister who is in a wheelchair and the crew was so nice to help her on and off and were very cheerful and kind. It was her first time and she thoroughly enjoyed it as did we. I recommend highly recommend it!