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Rating: 4.6  800 rating points
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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: 4
Worth the money...
Sat, Mar 27, 10   4:00 PM nivine_a Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw 2 fin whales and many many dolphins. We didn't get too close to the whales for fear of frightening them, and we only saw their dorsal fins.

The pool of 66 dolphins is what made this trip worth the money. Should be called dolphin watching not whale watching.
Rating: 5
Doesn't get any better than that
Tue, Mar 25, 08   12:00 PM NinaAB Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The whale watching was more that we hoped for! It was a beautiful calm day and we saw hundreds of Dolphins and six whales. We were able to watch both for 45 min. plus. The captain seemed very knowledgeable and overall it was a great experience. My only complaint is the boat was pretty crowded and my small children had difficulty seeing the whales because of needing to be lifted up above the many people. So get in line early and head for the bow of the boat!
Rating: 4
Beautiful sunset out at see
Sat, Mar 8, 14   4:00 PM Nicole1229 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
No whales, but they sure tried. Had a great sunset out at sea.
Rating: 5
Whales, Dolphins, and Seals...Oh My!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   12:00 PM nickoris Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Went out on the water and not 15 minutes later were already on the tail of two California Gray Whales. The captain and the man on deck giving information were extremely helpful. We wee always on top of the whales. We managed to find seals and dolphins along the way as well. Drinks were reasonably priced too. All in all, a great experience. Well worth the time and money.
Rating: 5
Had a ball!
Tue, Feb 3, 09   10:00 AM nh2stay Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
It was alot of fun. We are planning on going again!
Rating: 5
WONDERFUL! SAW 6 WHALES, TONS OF DOLPHINS!
Fri, Mar 20  2:00 PM ngoebes Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We went on a 2p and it was amazing! We spotted sea lions immediately, there was actually one in the harbor with the boats. Within about 20 mins, we saw a group of 3 Gray Whales! We followed that group for a good amount of time, then the captain spotted another group of 3 Gray Whales. We headed that way and followed the second group for a while! The whales surfaced frequently to use their blow holes but unfortunately didn't jump out of the water. We didn't get real close to the whales, but it was close enough to see them! As we were heading back in to the harbor, the captain spotted a pod of dolphins in the distance and we turned around and followed them for a while. This was the best part of the trip! There were hundreds of dolphins jumping all around the boat! They were so close you could almost touch them! It was a little chilly out on the water...be sure to take a jacket! The crew was great...highly recommend!
Rating: 4
Fun Activity
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:00 AM ngaudion Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I booked an 11 am trip on March 5 during the Whale Watching Festival for my husband, myself and our 24 year old son. The weather was great, cool but sunny. The number of people on the trip seemed just right. The captain found a school of dolphins that played with the boat, great for photos. He did find a whale about an hour plus into the trip. That was terrific and again a great photo-op. The captain seemed to have a good knowledge of the marine life in the area and shared that with the guests. We all enjoyed the trip.
Rating: 5
Worth every cent
Sun, Mar 16, 08   4:00 PM newton Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Original trip cut short due to weather, But worth the charge, a whale check was given and used the next day, and the trip was Fantastic, professional fun Crew

PS- The Staff at the office is also wonderful.
Rating: 5
Best two hours of the week!!!
Fri, Apr 2, 10   10:00 AM nevadabill Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great company! Clean boat, great crew, free four hour parking, and we got lucky and saw 2 CA grey whales together. Lots of dolphins too ! It was relaxing and the crew was GREAT from check in to docking after the cruise. 04/02/2010. Will do this again next trip to CA. Great for kids, our 6 year old daughter can't wait to go back. The access from the freeway to the dock is easy too.
Rating: 2
NO WHALES
Sun, Mar 15  4:00 PM nessakin Female Under 20 Unspecified Group of Friends
Unfortunately we hardly saw any whales on our two hour sunset tour- even though the festival of whales was going on and there were supposed to be many whales migrating in the area. The couple glimpses we did get were very far away and just a split second shot of a whales back. I understand that when trying to view wild animals, it's hard to guarantee anything- but I couldn't help but be disappointed, especially since we purposefully came during the whale festival and I thought there was a high probability that we would get some nice views of the whales :(