Reviews & Ratings

317 ratings
4.5 average rating
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9 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 11 2008

Great trip for a great price! We went in the summer and saw the blue whale, which is larger than the gray whales in the winter. We saw the blue whale surface and dive many times. There were dozens and dozens of dolphins, too. The staff was very...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 13 2008

The boat was clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly. The cruise was a lovely tour of the south Orange County coast. We saw some dolphins and the crew did their best to find us some whales to look at - no luck there, but like they say -...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 14 2008

I bought the trip as a father's day present for both, my husband and son. My husband enjoyed it and was able to videotape some of the trip, but because of all the moving of the boat all I was able to see of the recorded trip was water and a few...continued

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 13 2008

We had a nice time, 6 tickets for the price of 4 is a great deal. No whales, but tons of dolphins, got some real nice photos. Would go again when the whales are running. Apparently there were Orcas seent he day before, but no luck for us.

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29 events
18 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 25 2010

no whales, but more dolphins than you could ever count. crew was very hospitable.

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31 events
15 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 28 2008

We had a fantastic time! Of course it's always better when you see a blue whale. He surfaced about 6 times so we were able to really experience this massive, beautiful animal. We also saw a huge pod of dolphin that swam and jumped right under to...continued

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6 events
4 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 27 2009

The boat was nicer than I expected it to be. White tables with seating on top and plenty of deck space on the sides. I was glad they had a snack bar and cocktails! The boat moved at a nice pace and it didn't take long to find some common dolphins....continued

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 08 2008

Unfortunately we did not see any dolphins or whales. We were issued $10 off each ticket for the next time. But if you buy through Goldstar you don't get any discount so this was pretty useless for us.

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20 events
14 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 25 2010

Nice crew and ship. No whales, but hundreds of dolphins frolicking around the boat. Good deal.

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25 events
11 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 13 2008

We saw plenty of dolphins up close with a very friendly staff. Rough seas that day and we didn't get to see any blue whales.

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9 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 11 2008

Weather was perfect. We saw lots of common dolphins and followed a blue whale around for about an hour. We also saw a sea lion.

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38 events
3 reviews
50 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

My first time Whale watching and it was so much better than i expected. The crew was great, and we saw 3 blue whales. I was told that it rare to see 2, so 3 was a treat. I plan on going again in a couple of weeks and taking the kids!

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38 events
18 reviews
18 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

We did see a blue whale which was a sight on my bucket list. Were a few dolphins too. Although we left our start point earlier than we thought we needed to, we barely got to the boat on time because the 5 freeway was backed up for many, many miles...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 02 2009

It was a great trip - although we missed out on any whales - we did see a huge pod of dolphins. The boat was clean and not too crowded and the crew members were all very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend to others!

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1 events
1 review
13 stars
attended Jun 27 2008

A completely mind-clearing event. Go and just enjoy the open sea. I left my worries behind and got lost in the magnificence of the ocean. The Dolphins were so fun to watch as they played with the wake below the boat and the boat captain had...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 29 2008

We had a lot of fun. The ride was a bit choppy. We saw a 100 foot blue whale. Very exciting!!!! I would definitely recommend this to my friends :)

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6 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 19 2008

We saw 2 dolphins. I thought the boat was average--outside seating was limited. We were just looking forward to seeing more sea animals.

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5 events
1 review
5 stars
attended Jun 22 2008

We saw 2 pods of Risso dolphins and Sea Lions. The boat was nice, not too crowded with space to sit. We really enjoyed it!

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38 events
18 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 29 2012

Great fun! Lots of dolphins playing right next to the boat!
WEll worth GOldstar's price! :)

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17 events
10 reviews
92 stars
attended Oct 24 2008

If it is not 'whale watching' season or the amount of people going is smaller, they use their small boat. This one has relatively nowhere to sit outside. So it is possible you will have to lean/stand the whole cruise. You can call the day of...continued

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