Reviews & Ratings

305 ratings
4.5 average rating
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14 events
3 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 20 2011

We had a wonderful time- saw a BLUE WHALE 3 times, plus bottle nosed dolphins and sea lions. The crew was friendly & told us all about sea life.

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26 events
3 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 26 2012

We had a wonderful time on the Whale watch. Thanks!

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15 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 11 2011

We just went Friday and loved it! We saw 2 Blue Whales right away and couldn't believe how close we got. The crew was great, very informative and friendly. The catamaran was clean, new looking and had great food options. Couldn't have asked for...continued

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3 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 03 2009

We saw almost too many dolphins if there is such a thing. We had a great time and look forward to doing it again soon.

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5 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 31 2009

we went to this event and even though it was kinda cold, we did not see any blue whales.... we saw sea lions and dolphins... which, in itself was sooo worth it. the beer that they served was however, was not cold enough. overall, had a great...continued

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10 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 07 2012

What a wonderful way to spend 2 hours. The captain and crew were delightful and informative. The boat was spotless. We did not see any whales, but we rode with a huge pod of dolphins, who played and swam and jumped along-side the boat. They...continued

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13 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 24 2011

- Boat was crowded
- No place to sit specially if you have kids or seniors.
- Not much Dolphins or whales as expected.

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 31 2009

Enthusiastic crew and captain, made dolphiin-watching a learning adventure, and searched/found some blue whales just before heading home.

Our whole group (6, from 8 to 70) enjoyed the entire time on board. It was fun.

Thank you.

Bob & Grace

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11 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 30 2010

Good price, but no seats so standing the entire time. They did did find a blue whale and the guide gave us a lot of info. But they spent the entire 2 hours following the one one whale. Would have have been better to have stay an hour at most and...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 27 2010

Good value for the price. Crew was friendly and informative. There was plenty of room to move around and was not too crowded.

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 13 2011

Great fun! I have been on several whale watching trips over the past 25 years and never seen a whale. (They may have been out of Newport, not Dana Point.) This time we saw three--a fin whale, a mother gray whale and her "baby." We also spent a...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

Great outing for a reasonable cost. The cruise left on time, the staff was friendly, the skipper narrated the trip, and we did see dolphins and a whale. We followed the whale and watched him come up and down several times, plus he flipped his...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 05 2012

Great trip. I've done this several times with different house guests and it's always been fun. This time we really scored. Saw 3 blue whales, pods of dolphins and a humpback from a distance. The captain followed the blue whales north extending...continued

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10 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 22 2012

Had a fantastic voyage on the Dana Pride. We saw a blue whale several times and also lots of dolphins. A wonderful way to spend the day!

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4 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

It is a relatively clean boat with a knowledgable crew. We did see dolphin & several whales. This was a good trip & value.

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4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 10 2008

It was amazing...1 blue whale and about 150 dolphins...worth it all! We did get a little soaked but we also wanted to be in the front of the boat. So just FYI if you want to brave it out, wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet.
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5 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 29 2010

It was fantastic! My 2nd time going and will never tire of it! We saw 45 minutes of dolphins, pelican's and seagulls. Then we went to Seal Rock and saw the saw Sea Lions! The Captain said that this was a rare treat! The water was like liquid...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

It was fantastic. the captain of the boat did a great job. We saw 15 - 20 whales! We saw a blue whale do a fluke fairly close to us and it was amazing. He really tried hard to see lots of whales and then we saw dolphins too. He did a great job....continued

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2 events
2 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 31 2008

It was great. We saw 2 blue whales and an elephant seal that was trying to swallow a small shark. It was quite a site.

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