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Rating: 4.6  777 rating points
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Last 6 months 207 474 7 = 467 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Tue, Mar 18, 08   12:00 PM PeterHiggs Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was an excellent trip seeing lots of whale both close and distant.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Sun, Feb 8, 09   2:00 PM pete4376 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've been on other whale watching cruises and saw only dolphins and sea lions. This cruise was great as two whales were sighted and surfaced several times.

I would recommend anyone wishing to take pictures to have a high speed camera as you will have only seconds to point and shoot. The other option is to have a camcorder where you can catch the whale as it surfaces and clip photos from there.

An overall GREAT trip!
Rating: 5
A must do!
Mon, Jan 10, 11   2:00 PM perrypub Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great ship, great crew and great viewing. A very pleasant two hours exploring the Dana point seas and wildlife. Tuesdays are two for one days but a great bargain on any day. A snack bar with drinks, hot and cold, alcoholic and non completed the adventure.
Rating: 4
FUN...but disappointing
Sat, Jun 28, 14   12:00 PM PEPPRMNTPATT Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was a great two hours for the price however we didn't get to see any whales. We did get to see dolphins. Since it's not guaranteed to see whales I don't think i'd pay again to chance not seeing whales again. Still had a good time on the boat.
Rating: 4
Didn't see whales
Thu, Mar 6, 08   10:00 AM pennydouglas Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
I was excited about going out to view any type of whales and unfortunately not one whale to be seen. The captain said he was sorry and the whales must have been in Mexico and haven't made the trip back. What we did see was dolphines in herds swimming very fast and came very close to the boat. But that was it. I was disappointed because I've been wanting to do this a for a very long time.

The captain said he would give us our tickets back if we didn't see any whales, but that didn't happen.

Penny Douglas
Rating: 3
Nice trip.
Sun, Aug 31, 14   5:30 PM Penny4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The only thing that I feel could improve is that when a whale is spotted off to the side of the boat, don't spin around and face the whale right away. The people on the side and on the back of the boat cant see the whales from the back when the boat is facing the whale.
Rating: 5
made trip very affordable! !!!
Sat, Mar 22, 14   10:00 AM pendleto Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thru Serve we were able to get tickets for fifty percent off. People were amazed at the price we were able to get. Will use Zerve again. Thanks Zerve.
Rating: 4
Very fun trip
Tue, Jan 13, 09   12:00 PM Pelasko Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
-Good job spotting & tracking.

-Interesting narrative.

-Very good value at 1/2-price Tues. Full price is on the high side.

-"Description of Group" (above) doesn't describe us: Couple without children.

Thanks for the fun, Phil & Eileen (Seattle)
Rating: 5
Great trip, 2hrs was ideal, grandchild loved it.
Mon, Mar 30  2:00 PM PeggyTormey Male 70+ Local Family With Children
This was our 2nd trip with Dana Wharf, both were excellent. The captain was very knowledgeable about the whales & dolphins, we even purchased a video which was more extensive than we thought it would be.
Rating: 4
Accommodating crew searched for and found WHALES!!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   2:00 PM PeggyABailey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought this was an interesting outing, well worth reduced senior rates. Left on time; returned a little late because the captain kept searching for whales. We saw them, as well as lots of nearby dolphins.

Great fresh seafood on the wharf.

Nice outing for visitors.