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“Great trip! Take dramamine!”

Redondo Beach Whale Watch
Wilton Iowa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great trip! Take dramamine!”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

The only thing I would advise is to take dramamine before doing this. The experience is so great you don't want to miss it by being sick. Even if you don't noramlly get motion sick the waves can be rough. I wish the ticket sales people would have advised us of this or sold dramamine at the counter when we purchased our tickets. The captain did suggest it but we were on the ship at the time. A little too late for that advise. The guides were great and knowledgeable!

Visited February 2012
5 Thank DebTWiltonIowa
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“Can only agree with other reviewer”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

A great afternoon, saw a number of Fin Whales.

Naturalists onboard provide information that adds value to the trip.

Excellent value $12 per person as we are 55.

1 Thank Inths
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“Great value trip where we saw Blue Whales and Pods of Dolphins”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

We only had a couple of days in LA but the signs up at Redondo Beach stated that there were Blue Whales in the area so we decided to take this trip.

We took the afternoon trip on a Monday in August, The cost was $15 which is very reasonable for 3 hour voyage. The boat is capable of taking 100+ passengers but on our's there were only about 30. There is plenty of room up top but more limited down below for those wanting shade or somewhere warm in winter.

Like many such trips there is no guarantee of seeing any particular sea life and as the boat is large and slow it can't cover a huge amount of territory or react at speed to where whales are surfacing.

On our trip we came across several pods of Dolphins and saw them close up riding the bow wave of the vessel. These in turn led us to two Blue whales; a mother and her calf.

It was an excellent and relaxed trip which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Visited August 2011
3 Thank Dagog
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