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Rating: 4.6  755 rating points
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Last 6 months 141 328 2 = 326 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 Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
The most amazing day for our family...
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM lesalynn25 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I went to Dana Point just to take a day on the ocean. We had such a great time looking for dolphins and whales. The pods of dolphins were wonderful,jumping right next to the boat all around each side. There were babies to adult dolphins. The childrens smiles of delight were the best, enjoying every moment...It made the family trip priceless with many memories to share...We will return again,and tell all our friends...The Haggstrom Family.
Rating: 5
Great Family Activity
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM chainley Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took our 6 year old and 9 year old out on the 8:00 boat ride having just arrived from Texas the night before (experiencing a 2 hour time differential and the morning daylight savings took effect)... obviously we did not take that into account when booking! However, despite the very early rise, we loved every second of it. We live on the coast of Texas, but have never had the opportunity to see whales. It was fantastic! The kids loved it and so did we. The boat was spacious, and the staff was great. I would strongly recommend dressing in layers and taking a high speed camera.
Rating: 1
dont even have courtesy half price next time
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM Yadeedya Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I book especially at this dana wharf where festival of whales is happening.My friend came all the way from texas.

We never saw a whale. We didnt even get any courtesy half price next time coupons.

Other locations like in balboa beach whale watching gave us coupons if we didnt see any whale.

any ways they didnt even ask if were happy with the trip.
Rating: 5
Had a blast!!!
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:00 AM amyehrke Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My kids thought this was amazing!! The whale sighting was great!!
Rating: 5
will definitely recommend dana point
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM abpeckich Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Captain Corey was wonderful. Taught us all about the whales. Where they come from and where they go. the difference between the hieight of the fluke and how long they can stay under water. it was great. i felt very safe. all workers on board were kind to guide us carefulle while we went in and as we came off the boat, making sure we did not slip or fall. we didnt see any whales and we were pleasantly surprised to receive a whale ticket.

we did not know that we had a cook on the boat, but the bacon sure smelled good... will absolutely recommend dana point whale watching
Rating: 4
The store staff was rude. The boat staff was great
Sat, Mar 12, 11   9:00 AM ndrwtr Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went to get our tickets and the cashier was shoving food in his mouth and said,"What do you want" as half his breakfast hit the counter. He found our tickets and we asked "okay where do we go?" A female barked out, "where do you think" and pointed around the corner to several boats in the dock. How about,"I'll be with you in a second?" Or it's the boat with the name of ...on the back. very UNPROFESSIONAL.

On the other hand, the boat staff was awesome! They narrated the whole trip and apologized several times because we saw something but lost it. It wasn't their fault but they felt like it was. They really offered a lot of info and even gave us a refund to come back again! That is the ONLY reason I'd come back; definitely not for the sale people. They (cashier) treated us and others like we were interfering wiith their day by showing up.
Rating: 4
Beautiful Views, Excellent Crew
Thu, Mar 10, 11   12:00 PM Alice_Martin Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we were disappointed that there had been no whale sightings that day, we were impressed with the effort the crew made to give us a delightful and entertaining ride. They scanned the waters and contacted other boats to locate a pod of dolphins. They were such fun to watch playing in the water. Our boat paused in the area to give us excellent photo-opts. The children loved seeing the baby dolphin. As a grandma, I loved the views of the coastline. It was a cool day but the sunshine made it perfect. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Rating: 5
Great Birthday Party!
Sun, Mar 6, 11   8:00 AM jlw287 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We went on a morning Whale Watch for my son's birthday party and it was GREAT! All the kids had so much fun! We didn't see any whales, but it didn't matter at all to the kids because we saw LOTS of dolphins and sea lions and they enjoyed just being on the boat! We will definitely be doing this trip again!
Rating: 5
500+ dolphins warmed my heart...
Sat, Mar 5, 11   2:00 PM poophead123 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My significant other and I wanted to experience the ocean. During whale weekend, we didn't see any whales but sure enjoyed the dolphins and the show they put on. It was great, the service down below for drinks and food was amazing. The captain informed us of many pieces of information we never ever would've know about! LOVED IT!

ps my s.o. is a smart bumm, with the name of poophead... lol
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:00 AM DIANABUDY Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed a very entertaining trip with three exciting views of whale tail(s) and some dolphins right next to the boat.

Interesting commentary made it even better!