Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  831 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 55 111 0 = 111 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 152 363 0 = 363 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 360 838 7 = 831 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 Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
2 Gray Whales Spotted
Fri, Feb 21, 14   12:00 PM isculver Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed 2 gray whales for a long time and then we came up on a mega pod of dolphins which was equally exciting and even more entertaining. Our guide was very informative and enthusiastic. It was well worth the money for what we saw.
Rating: 5
Fri, Feb 21, 14   12:00 PM Angelaluca Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The captain of our cruise was OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Extremely knowledgeable about the marine life and enthusiastic about sharing that knowledge. Our whole family learned a ton because of him. We also were in the midst of a super pod of dolphins which is a sight I will never ever forget.
Rating: 4
When it shines, it soars
Fri, Feb 21, 14   12:00 PM 2334geneva Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is an excellent excursion when there are whales; it's fun and a good boat ride when there are not. But if you are expecting whales you should contact them ahead of time to find out what is in season and how often they are being sighted. The captain/guide on our trip was extraordinary -- insightful and entertaining. I was concerned that we departed 20 minutes late -- though some of this time was made up on the back end of the trip. My only reason for not giving it a 5-star rating is that you might not see whales -- and for a trip billed as WHALE WATCHING that's a caveat emptor.
Rating: 5
Great Cruise
Fri, Feb 21, 14   12:00 PM doritb Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We spotted two large gray whales right away and we followed them for almost half an hour. Then we were suddenly in the midst of hundreds of dolphins. They were leaping, swimming very close to our boat and surfing our wake. We also saw a group of sea lions squabbling over space on a buoy. Our captain was also a naturalist and provided a lot of interesting information. The other crew were friendly and helpful and the boat was clean and comfortable. Finally, with the limited number of passengers, I always had an unobstructed view right at the rail and I believe that everyone else did as well. This cruise will remain one of the highlights of my California visit.
Rating: 2
Did not see any whales
Sun, Feb 16, 14   2:30 PM TBurns4318 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Crew tried hard, but we're unable to show passengers anything but a few dolphins.
Rating: 5
great time...highly recommend
Sat, Feb 15, 14   10:00 AM tinytammy25 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had a great time. It was so neat to see all the sea lions, dolphins, and whales. The crew was so nice and very knowledgeable. Worth every penny and made lifetime memories.
Rating: 5
Great Trip...Successful and saw Whales/Dolphins
Mon, Feb 10, 14   12:00 PM KenWatts Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Took family on whale watching trip. Saw whales playing and diving, flukes visible. Great trip. Tons of dolphins and sea lions too. Very worthwhile trip. Company has great respect for environment and the animals. Worth a redo.
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
excellent sitings and superb commentary
Mon, Jan 27, 14   12:00 PM skaufmanhuc Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Very enjoyable and educational outing. The captains explanations and additional commentary were well worth it. I would like to point out for future customers that there are many discount deals available, including free trips on your birthday and 40% off if you use them to go to Catalina prevously.
Rating: 5
The perfect day!
Sat, Jan 25, 14   12:00 PM Karenwelt Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was informative, successful in that we saw whales up close and the boat was comfortable and stable. We loved the whole experience.