Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  736 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 39 91 0 = 91 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 110 245 0 = 245 100% 4.6
Last 12 months 321 743 7 = 736 98% 4.6
All 2,072 4,349 97 = 4,252 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: 5
Amazing whale watching we ever have
Tue, Mar 25, 08   4:00 PM loansongbird Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
My 13 year old daughter and I will cary this experience throughout our lives , it was such an amazing trip , I did it before but that trip was nothing compared to this trip , the captain and the crew were very nice , friendly , educational. very professional , made us feel safe and we enjoyed it very much , we was relax and excited in same time.

We've never seen something like it in our lives , 400 to 500 dolphins jumping up and down , cruising a around ,we there with those dolphins for almost one hour then the captain took us looking for whales , we found about 7 of them , GOD blessed us in this trip , even the Captain said, short trip for 2 hours but it was incredible!!
Rating: 4
Thu, Mar 4, 10   2:00 PM lnpayne Female 20-29 Combination Family With Children
The trip was a lot of fun and the staff were very friendly and knowledgable. I would recommend this tour to my friends.
Rating: 4
We had so much fun!!
Sun, Feb 10, 08   2:00 PM LMulligan Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This was a GREAT trip!! We saw 4 whales and got a wonderful photo of a whale.

The staff was very knowledgeable and conversant in whale behavior. The guy that was the speaker missed his calling as a Whale docent for Sea World!!

I would recommend this trip to anyone and well worth the $29.00!!
Rating: 5
No whales
Sat, Nov 28, 15   12:00 PM Lmskills Unspecified 40-49 Unspecified Group of Friends
But a relaxing day and passes for another trip. Might add some commentary about what we are passing on the shore.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Hopefully you will be able to see some whales next time you come out with us. Thanks for the great review!
Rating: 4
Activity was good but...
Sat, Mar 1, 08   9:00 AM lmidtsatre Female 40-49 Local Individual
There were no whales or dolphins to be seen at the time I chose to go. The good news is, if you don't get to see whale or dolphins you can come back again for FREE. Sealions were spotted and birds of course. The boat has a galley but not much room to sit down. If you are going to go on this whale watching expedition, see if the "Dana Pride" is running. That is a better boat with more seating in my opinion.
Rating: 5
Can't believe I haven't done this before now!!!
Thu, Apr 17, 08   12:00 PM lmdomin82 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Definately one of my favorite activities in Southern California to date. We didn't see any whales but we saw an amazing amount of dolphins which was more than we expected!!
Rating: 5
Spectacular day
Sun, Feb 23, 14   12:00 PM Lleinbman Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This was just a wonderful experience. The weather was lovely with blue skies and cool temperatures. The boat ride was pretty smooth. We saw lots of dolphins and several seals. I was beginning to wonder if we were going to see any whales when the captain asked us to hold on because he was going to pick up speed. About ten minutes later he announced that a pair of grey whales had been spotted in the area we were now cruising. And about a minute later we were treated to the presence of whales. We cruised along with them for what seemed like a long time, and just as we're were about to leave one of them breeched, not once , but three or four times. It was marvelous. This is something we will do again. Bring warm clothing and sun tan lotion!
Rating: 5
Perfect day. Great dolphin and whale experience!!
Wed, Feb 22, 12   12:00 PM lkubin Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Perfect length of tour. Perfect amount of passengers on ship. I have been on other trips that lasted way too long and had way too many people on the boat. We had a great time!!!
Rating: 4
Peaceful Journey
Tue, Apr 7, 09   12:00 PM lkmchugh Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I suggest going on this cruise during the morning hours. We went at 12:00 noon and most of the 2 hours were spent sailing along the sea looking at birds. We did finally spot a grey whale on our way back to shore. It was an awesome sight, as he surfaced several times. We would have liked to see dolphins too, but we didn't. Having gone on a morning cruise in Dana Pt. before, I know the dolphins are more abundant during the morning hours. The nice thing about this cruise line is that if you don't see any dolphins or whales on your cruise, they will issue you a ticket to come again.
Rating: 5
Experience was excellent.
Sat, Sep 5, 15   2:00 PM lkgrover Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This event exceeded our expectations. It was extremely exciting and we enjoyed it very much. Two hours was just the right amount of time to be out on the water. I would highly recommend it for families.