Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  834 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 56 114 0 = 114 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 152 363 0 = 363 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 361 841 7 = 834 99% 4.6
All 2,036 4,267 97 = 4,170 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
Believe the guarantee about seeing a whale!
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM ljeanne Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We went out on a trip right after a rain storm swept through and the ocean was pretty rough. About three quarters of the passengers were seasick over the rail at one point or another during the trip, so take Dramamine ahead of time! The other one quarter of the time everyone was delighted with the roller coaster like waves. As for the sightings - two extremely impressive whales & many athletic dolphins, as well as sea lions & pelicans. Overall an adventure!
Rating: 5
Sun, Apr 22, 12   2:30 PM LJames537 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This was by far the best whale watching trip I have ever been on. The captain, Todd, was excellent with tons of information. My son had a blast, and we saw 5 whales. I highly recommend this trip!
Rating: 5
Great way to see the coast
Thu, Mar 11, 10   12:00 PM Lizzer0 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We were boarded on time - and the boat was very spacious...the crew told folks where to stand to see whales and dolphins, and what to expect as far as variety. So off we went. There were dolphins, but the whales were elsewhere that morning. However, we got a great view of the coast from Dana Point down to probably San Clemente from the water. Sea lions were hunkered down on a harbor buoy, and they were fun to watch as they snuggled together in the sun. All in all, it was a wonderful morning - low key and friendly - and I would definitely go again.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable informative trip
Fri, Jan 6, 12   2:00 PM Lizzardhagen Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We saw two gray whales and hung out with fun group of dolphins. The captain sped up the boat and the dophins were playing in the wake. It was great!
Rating: 5
Fun and Educational!
Fri, Feb 25, 11   2:00 PM LiznBonnie Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew was great-very knowledgeable about ocean life not only in this particular area, but also knew migration habits of whales from Alaska to Mexico. Dolphin pod was fun to watch, especially the babies jumping out of the water. They're so cute!

Will do this again the next time we are in Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Great trip even without any whales!
Sun, Jun 22, 14   12:00 PM LizBenz Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The boat left right on time, was very clean and the crew very friendly and informative. Since we didn't see any whales, we got a whale watch ticket for another trip for free anytime. Also, the food from the grille is fantastic - all freshly made!! There is plenty of seating and/or places to stand along the railing, so it didn't feel too crowded.
Rating: 5
So much fun, beautiful day
Sun, Apr 26  12:00 PM lisegetz Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Had a great time whale watching. The captain gave some history and found a nice spot and sure enough, we saw 3 whales. We stood in the front and had a perfect view of everything. HIghly recommend but be sure to bring a jacket, it gets a little chilly out there.
Rating: 5
Just perfect
Fri, Aug 21  12:00 PM Liseci Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
I was visiting from Seattle and invited my family to join me on the tour. It was a clean, new catamaran and the staff made sure we saw whales. There was a friendly naturalist on board who gave us educational details. And we had the thrill of seeing Blue Whales. The captain was really persistent in making sure we saw all we could. I would certainly do this again and hope others get to experience this thrill.
Rating: 5
You've got to go
Thu, Jan 31, 13   12:00 PM lisastell Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great trip. The best whale watching boat. If you don't see a whale they will give you A ticket/coupon to go again for free. We saw two whales, a school of dolphins and sea lions.
Rating: 5
Fun, Funny & Amazing
Sat, Feb 15, 14   10:00 AM lisaflading Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My husband took me on this trip for my birthday and it was every thing we'd hoped for and more. We saw hundreds of dolphins and the whales that decided to visit were fun to watch. Whomever was our "captain" on the boat that day was entertaining and funny. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this adventure. The food/drinks that were available were top notch. Never skimped on the alcohol in the bloody marys either which was a plus since it was my birthday. I would recommend this in a heartbeat!