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Rating: 4.6  778 rating points
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Last 3 months 109 244 5 = 239 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 208 475 7 = 468 98% 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: 5
Fresh air fun on the open seas!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   10:00 AM marysummer61 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had beautiful weather and the boat ride was delightful. We saw dolphins and seals but no whales. They provide you with a "whale check" (when no whales are spotted) to be used again at no charge which is a nice courtesy. Would definitely do it again--lots of fun and so nice to be outside!
Rating: 5
Family Fun
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM luchocamino Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My family recently went whale watching in Dana Point and had a wonderful day. The captain was informative and did all he could to find some whales. The boat was clean, well maintained with a full supply of food. The trip went exactly as scheduled - leaving and arriving on time. We saw sea lions and dolphins, and overall had a great trip.
Rating: 3
Good Trip but did not see any whales, lots of dolh
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM EKJOMAR2012 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Trip was good and crew were both helpful and profesisonal.
Rating: 5
Excellent customer service
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM cajunlady831 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Crew was Very friendly. We only seen dolphins for about 10 minutes, they were swimming along with the boat, got some great video. We did not see any whales and was a little disappointed, but did not blame this on the company , it was a beautiful way to start the morning with the boat ride and as we were getting off the boat the crew members gave everyone a free pass to come back again. Made my day as they did not have to do this. Will definetly be back again and will bring some more friends with us. Excellent customer service. Would recommend for everyone.
Rating: 5
great ride with lots of dolphins
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM jgrover11 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Interesting and fun facts about the dolphins. We didn't see whales so they gave us a "whale check" for another trip anytime. Can't wait till we can go again.
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.