1524096304 whale and dolphin watching from dana point tickets
Rated by 633 members
Kenyon Brown
Review from Kenyon Brown
Red Velvet 659 events 377 reviews

3.5 stars; recommended. We saw a LOT of playful dolphins, and very close up. A nice day out on the water, too. They made sure we were comfortable and there was plenty of educational materials to read (and play with!) for all.

reviewed Apr 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Jim McCarthy
Review from Jim McCarthy
Red Velvet 253 events 66 reviews

This was better than expected. First, the logistics were easy, including parking and ticket pick up. The boat was in great condition; the crew were professional and friendly.

They also seemed to know just what to do, as they found a pod of...continued

reviewed Feb 15 2009 report as inappropriate
Denise Shue
Review from Denise Shue
Red Velvet 105 events 65 reviews

We were very lucky. We didn't see any dolphins, but we saw a grey whale that waved bye to us 3 times w/ his tail!

reviewed Mar 08 2008 report as inappropriate
Janvie Cason
Review from Janvie Cason
Red Velvet 49 events 34 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing a joyful sense of wonderment in watching the dolphins and sea lions. A great family outing! Thank you!

reviewed Jan 17 2010 report as inappropriate
Victoria Hales
Review from Victoria Hales
Red Velvet 88 events 33 reviews

No whales just now, they are late coming down from Alaska! We saw lots of dolphins. The captain was very good about pointing out things of interest to us.

reviewed Feb 09 2008 report as inappropriate
Victoria Hales
Review from Victoria Hales
Red Velvet 88 events 33 reviews

We saw several slow moving mama whales with babies...how cool!!!

reviewed Apr 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Amy Crow-Gardea
Review from Amy Crow-Gardea
Red Velvet 147 events 29 reviews

We had a fantastic time. Once we got out into open water, the captain informed us that another boat had a whale out at San Onofre. So, we flew out there and spent the next hour following a 4-5 year old grey whale. It was pretty amazing. The...continued

reviewed Mar 08 2008 report as inappropriate
Jenifer M. Smith
Review from Jenifer M. Smith
Red Velvet 69 events 17 reviews

It was great and we saw three different types of whales while out on our journey this past Sunday! Even got to see a Momma and her calf. The food on the boat Dana Pride was great and lots of other goodies for purchase as well. Drinks, chips,...continued

reviewed Apr 03 2016 report as inappropriate
I don't want a profile name
Review from I don't want a profile name
Red Velvet 101 events 15 reviews

Missed our appointment time because we could not find the address on Golden Lantern street (there were NO numbers on the buildings). However, after I called them on my phone and they described how to get to their building they let us take a later...continued

reviewed Jul 19 2014 report as inappropriate
John McNally
Review from John McNally
Red Velvet 125 events 12 reviews

I wanted to get out of Pasadena, and away from all the allergies that were driving me mad! This was just what I needed! We saw hundreds of Dolphin and enjoyed cruising the coastline. The boat staff were super friendly and the food and drinks on...continued

reviewed Mar 28 2009 report as inappropriate
tdhuyvetter
Review from tdhuyvetter
Red Velvet 50 events 12 reviews

This was a lovely boat ride. Personnel were informative and accommodating. Ship was very comfortable. We saw a huge pod of dolphins of a variety I had not seen before and it was great being surrounded by them! We even saw an albino dolphin! ...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Mark Johnson
Review from Mark Johnson
214 events 111 reviews

Very organized and easy process to find and board boat. Staff are very knowledgeable and did a great job on giving information about whales. We saw five on our trip and it was a great tour.

reviewed Mar 07 2015 report as inappropriate
edward gutierrez
Review from edward gutierrez
103 events 72 reviews

Did not see any whales : 0, But did see a lot of dolphins. It was a beautiful day for an ocean boat ride.

reviewed Mar 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Dee K
Review from Dee K
68 events 43 reviews

Beautiful day to be out on the ocean looking for whales. We were fortunate enough to find and escort a grey whale as he surfaced and dove his way south along the beautiful Orange County coast. There were several sightings of dolphins and seals...continued

reviewed Jan 01 2012 report as inappropriate
NM
Review from NM
106 events 42 reviews

We saw lots of bottlenose dolphins and seal lions, but NO WHALES IN SIGHT. I guess you are better off going to Sea World, at least, they are guaranteed.

reviewed Mar 02 2008 report as inappropriate
Mary B.
Review from Mary B.
73 events 41 reviews

Super beautiful Spring day. We saw lots of sea life including whales, porpoise and sea lions.We hope to take this ride again when other whales are in town.

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Jonnie Jean Owens
Review from Jonnie Jean Owens
114 events 36 reviews

Although we didn't see any whales we saw a 'mega-pod' of dolphins which was amazing. I have been to Hawaii, Mexico, British Columbia, and the Caribbean and seen dolphins and whales many times, but I have never seen so many at one time! There...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Barbara Blash
Review from Barbara Blash
64 events 34 reviews

I took a visiting friend on this whale watching venue, to see whales, and altho we only had the opportunity to see one, that day,it was a totally enjoyable activity.Dolphin,and sealions were plentiful,and kudos to the staff on board! they were...continued

reviewed Apr 04 2010 report as inappropriate
William Bennett
Review from William Bennett
60 events 30 reviews

WE took our granddaughter and she love it. It was her first boat ride. We got to follow alongside a huge adult grey whale, for a mile or so. He just kept coming up all along the route and "fluked" many times. And, to top the trip off, we circle a...continued

reviewed Apr 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Irene S.
Review from Irene S.
50 events 28 reviews

The boat was getting ready to turn around and return to the dock, when we finally sighted a blue whale and later on 3 dolphins!
I am glad we got to see something because we had with us our 7 year old grandson and he was beginning to get very...continued

reviewed Jul 26 2014 report as inappropriate
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