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Rating: 4.6  748 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
Whale watching at Dana Point
Sun, Apr 28, 13   10:00 AM ekrli2005 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We borded the boat Dana Pride on time. Left harbor on time. Saw three types of dolfins. In the past with this company I did see whales. This time unfortunately we did not, so they gave us back our tickets to use another time. Wonderful.
Rating: 4
Hard to see whales
Thu, Apr 25, 13   12:00 PM DonHolmes Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, 3 females and 3 babies but they were so far off that we didn't really "see" them. Better than not seeing anything at all, but it was a little disappointing. Nice to be out on the boat, beautiful, sunny day and the sea was calm. Informative Captain, nice crew. Lots of Dolphins and saw a few Seals. I think I would do this again if we have out-of-town company that do not live close to an ocean.
Rating: 4
Barely out of harbor and sightings begin
Mon, Apr 22, 13   12:00 PM MaryAnnFlatt Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had family in from out of the country and they had been wanting to do this for some time. We had checked out many different companies before we settled on Dana Wharf. The reviews we read sold us on them. We had a doubter amongst our group that had already prepared himself to not seeing anything that day. As the boat exited the harbor on it's last turn passing the sea lions, a shout was heard of a sighting at 10 o'clock (meaning direction it was seen). We all turned in that direction to see a second sighting. The captain announced it was a mother and her young calf. We followed her a bit but gave her plenty of room so as not to scare or annoy them. We later came across another mother and her calf not too far away. The crew was friendly and the boat clean.

We definitely will be recommending Dana Wharf Whale Watching cruises. My husband and I are already looking forward to our next cruise later this summer to see the blue whales migration.
Rating: 5
Loved it, Could of stayed out there all day!!!!
Sat, Apr 20, 13   12:00 PM JILLAARTS Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Loved the whole experience!! the captain was cool and informative!!
Rating: 4
Exciting
Sun, Apr 14, 13   10:00 AM gregmitchell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I really enjoyed this trip. Even though we didn't see any whales, it was still fun. Since we didn't see any whales, they gave our ticket back to come another time. I would do it again in a heart beat. Very exciting
Rating: 5
BEST TRIP EVER!!!
Fri, Apr 12, 13   12:00 PM susanschloss Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
This by far was the best Whale watching experience ever!! The crew was outstanding, very informative while continually searching for whales and dolphins. Captain Jack and crew found a mother and calf, lots of dolphins played close to the boat while another Gray Whale decided to come play with the dolphins.

A MUST if you are in the area!!
Rating: 5
Spectacular!
Sat, Apr 6, 13   2:00 PM bbossenmeyer Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
I went with my two grown nieces and my two little nieces. The best part of the excursion for all us was when we came upon a megapod of dolphins. I love dolphins and to see them swimming on every side of the boat for as far as my eyes could see was spectacular.
Rating: 5
BEST DAY EVER
Fri, Apr 5, 13   2:00 PM Karencausey Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Our Captain was super nice, knowledgeable, and personable. His respect of the ocean and oceanlife was so appreciated and inspiring!

We followed two whales' journey and played with so many dolphin!!!!

Truly one of the best days ever in the heart of God's creations!
Rating: 4
Whale watching tour was fun!
Sun, Mar 31, 13   12:00 PM TYSONANDKIM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The whale watching tour was fun!
Rating: 5
Excellent whale watching on a less than perfect da
Fri, Mar 29, 13   10:00 AM danneand Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
While the weather was overcast and windy, it was still worth standing on the bow of the boat to watch the common dolphin playing along side the boat and the whale breach near by. The captain did an excellent job of circling so the 40-50 dolphins could play in front, beside, under and behind the boat for 10-15 mintes. Many opportunities for photos and videos. At the same time, his informational talk was interesting without being imposing. He waited over 30 minutes for us to see the whale breach 3 or 4 times before we had to speed back in order to not delay the next group. The captain's knowledge of marine life and the area was impressive and entertaining. A great value and highly recommended for families with kids of all ages.