Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  835 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 95 236 0 = 236 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 169 411 3 = 408 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 355 842 7 = 835 99% 4.6
All 2,005 4,209 97 = 4,112 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Whales only at 12:00
Tue, Apr 1, 08   10:00 AM PatJohnston Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Whales were only at 12:00 only the people on the front of the boat got to see them but the people on the sides and back only got a glimpse.

People in the front of the boat pushed the small children out ot the way and they didn't get to see.

Next time spin the boat around a little.
Rating: 5
It was awesome!
Sat, Oct 18, 14   2:00 PM PAthans Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw many whales of different types and a school of dolphin that played in the wake of the boat and swam along side. Great time. Perfect weather. Wonderful boat and crew. Great time overall!
Rating: 5
great service/great experience
Fri, Mar 7, 08   12:00 PM patelliot Female 60-69 Local Individual
It was a beautiful day to be on the ocean. Despite seeing no whales, we thoroughly enjoyed the dolphins, the ride and the crew.
Rating: 5
Fantastic outing
Fri, Jul 24  2:00 PM patcefalu Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
This trip was amazing and well worth the money. Although, it is not "whale season" we were lucky to have two humpback whales playing alongside our boat......and then there were the dolphins! First we saw a small school of them and then a much larger school that were frolicking and showing off right next to our boat. Great crew .... great couple of hours out on the water! Loved the entire experience. Our group was 4 1/2 months, 2 1/2 years and 4 adults 30-72....everyone loved it! The baby took an extra long nap since he was rocked to sleep!! Thank you for a perfect afternoon!
Rating: 5
Whales & Dolphins!!
Fri, Aug 21  5:00 PM PatandRick Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
I purchased the Whale Watching tour for my boyfriends birthday because he had never been. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our captain took extras measures to make sure we all had a great time! I totally recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching!!!
Rating: 4
it was fantastic
Sun, Dec 21, 08   2:00 PM pastorstan Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We saw a whale, the same whale four times as it came up for air. There were many dolfin swiming and jumping along side the boat. We had a great time. Of course, a whale sighting is not for certain, but our outing was great.
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 18  3:00 PM paste1978 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
very nice !children very happy!
Rating: 5
Best 2 hours
Thu, Aug 6  5:00 PM pascaleinusa Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Whales and dolphins... It was great to see them jumping in front of us.
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 8, 08   12:00 PM parkjohn Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We couldn't believe the amazing two for one deal offered by Dana Wharf . A two hour cruise out of Dana Point on a lovely April afternoon would have satisfied. It being so late in the whale watching season, we were optimistic, but not resolute. Soon out of port, the ship was surrounded by pods of playful dolphins, riding the wake, jumping and frolicking all around. The captain had to circle and speed so we could leave the dolphins to their feeding, but they kept following! When the cruise seemed to be winding to an end without sight of whale, one very determined passenger at the bow of the ship spotted a breach in the water surface on the distant horizon. The captain immediately stopped the engine and all aboard waited eagerly staring transfixed at the "footprint" left on the water. Soon emerged a nursing mother gray whale and her calf. She was returning back north with her newborn by her side, surfacing often with a spray. While the ship was drifting with no propulsion the whales swam ridiculously close by and seemed almost interested in the vessel full of curious stares floating in their pathway. It was a wonderful and memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience, even the crew was genuinely excited.
Rating: 3
Will have to try again
Sat, Oct 11, 14   2:00 PM Pariwhale Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Adventure Tour was not promising as it sounds like. First, we departed 1/2 hour late, where we had to wait about 40 mins in line for our boat to arrive. I don't believe we went out as far as we should to see whales, and we just circled about a couple of miles from the shore. With no whales in sight for almost hour and half or so, luckily we were able to spot a school of dolphins. We spent about 25 mins circling the dolphins and returned back to the harbor really disappointed. As usual, we were given a free complimentary pass to return on a new adventure. There were no extra ordinary efforts to seek out whales, but I guess all the whales must have been sleeping in since it was Saturday.