Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  788 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 129 297 4 = 293 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 191 450 4 = 446 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 342 796 8 = 788 98% 4.6
All 1,858 3,852 94 = 3,758 96% 4.4
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: 4
Awesome experience, bit pricey, no whales
Tue, Feb 14, 12   4:00 PM erikalovespj Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We love this whale watching tour. The price goes up significantly every year though :( we wish they sold tickets through Goldstar for the dates/times we want. Whales are hit or miss and we can't blame them. For Valentines day, if it was 2 comp glasses of Champagne - it would be perfect! dolphins are super cute if you don't get whales - it's still really cool :)
Rating: 3
Mon, Feb 13, 12   12:00 PM yvonne1234 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw not one whale on our 2 hour tour. That was disappointing!
Rating: 5
Easy to locate, easy purchasing, good commentary
Fri, Feb 10, 12   2:00 PM kavollmer Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We actually saw a gray whale! šŸ˜„
Rating: 5
Wonderful time!
Wed, Feb 8, 12   12:00 PM cweikle Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was my third time out with these guys and Iā€™m pleased every time. The crew is very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw only two whales, but plenty of dolphins. I will definitely return on my next trip to California!
Rating: 5
Great 2 hour excursion, and we saw whales!
Mon, Feb 6, 12   12:00 PM TWillumson Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a group of 10 people from age 12 to 90 and we all had a fantastic time. Mom (90) was completely safe with her walker and had no trouble boarding or boating, which was my concern. We all got to see the grey whales, the sun was out, the ocean was quite calm, and it was a great day! An.d they gave us 50% coupons off the next time if we choose to come back again, which I think I will! Big thumbs up and you'd better make those reservations and GO
Rating: 4
A thoroughly relaxing and delightful time
Sat, Feb 4, 12   12:00 PM keithb11 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
If you can enjoy 2 hours on the open sea, then you can't go wrong on this trip. We did see dolphins, and even a grey whale, but we delighted in the journey. They are honest about what you might see that day, so ask.
Rating: 4
Good time, no whales
Sat, Feb 4, 12   10:00 AM JCTucker Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two types of dolphins, which would be especially cool for those who have never seen dolphins, but we were really hoping for whales. Since we didn't see any, we got a voucher for half off if we go again. Was there in mid-Feb, and it was a nice time out on the ocean. Boat was nice and clean, and the crew seemed to be searching pretty hard. We'll give it another shot.
Rating: 5
No whale but wonderful trip!
Thu, Jan 26, 12   12:00 PM Debralocke Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw three species of dolphin and sea lion! It was great!
Rating: 5
So glad we went with Dana Wharf!
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM bbarmore Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two sons and I live in in Carlsbad and were hosting relatives from Texas. We picked Dana Wharf for a whale watching trip even though we could have gone to Oceanside Harbor or San Diego. It was a great choice. The boat was clean, the crew friendly and knowledgable, and best of all we not only saw whales, but hundreds of dolphins swimming with the boat. I don't know how rare that is, but it was magical. Didn't know if we could match the experience my relatives had when they were in Hawaii, but they were all smiles. Great day and a great family memory.
Rating: 3
good time
Sun, Jan 15, 12   2:00 PM lexkears Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
we had a nice time but didn't see any whales... lots of dolphins though.