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great winter activity! beware if you get sea sick

we went on the 2-hour whale watching tour in mid-February, and we got to see 5 humpback whales and... read more

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The Perfect Whale Watching Trip

The whales were breaching, the dolphins leaping and the gannets diving on our amazing sunset trip... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whales were breaching, the dolphins leaping and the gannets diving on our amazing sunset trip on Feb 9th

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

We went to see some whales on Friday, January 31st. It was cold, but we made sure to wrap up real good. We were't sure if we were gonna see a whale as we drove forever. Then out of nowhere, a whale breached the water and it was on! We watched two humpback whales do their thing for around thirty minutes. It was awesome seeing these huge creatures in real life. This trip is definitely worth the money!!

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

My friend didn't want to go because the last time she went the water was rough and no whales were sighted. This trip was the complete opposite! We arrived about a half an hour early exchanged our computer printouts for tickets inside the office and boarded the 65 foot boat. We went up to the top deck and sat next to the captain's helm. The water was unusually calm and the weather was very warm for a December day. On the way past the jetties we saw dolphins but we kept going to go out to attempt to see whales. In about 15 minutes we were told that there was a naval research boat that cited to juvenile humpback whales so our boat and two other boats headed in that direction. The captain and crew were very aware to not disturb the whales. Our sister boat got too close to the whales and the captain appeared to contact them via radio and let them know to back off. We did see the blow from the two juvenile whales, approximately 35 feet long, as they breached the water together. Then we saw their backs and one of them even showed us it's tail repeatedly. My friend who was skeptical was very excited as was I. She got great pictures. We saw the whales six or seven times and then headed back to dock. The boat was very clean the crew was very knowledgeable and even though it got very cold on the water we had the option of going into the heated cabin on the lower deck. It was too exciting so we stayed above. At one point as we're waiting for the whales to breach again they came up directly in front of the bow which surprised everyone. I would do this again in a heartbeat. I found a coupon online for $3 off so the trip was $25 per person. A great experience!

Date of experience: December 2019
1  Thank Me_travel_here
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Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

We went out on the 2pm whale watching trip today. The boat was great, the crew was very polite and knowledgeable. We saw 3 dolphins and 1 humpback whale. We watched the whale for about a half hour before we had to head in. The trip actually ran over an hour, to make sure we had every opportunity to see whales! This was a safe fun trip and we had a great time!

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Family fishing group of 9 (half day) from the ages of 7 to 61, on Sept 2 2019. The mates on board were extremely helpful and courteous. Providing everything you need for a good trip. Seas were a little rough the day we went but only had one minor seasickness case. Caught a lot of croaker. Small but was still fun. Reasonable pricing. Snacks on board are very reasonable. It is a memory my family will hold onto for a long time.

Date of experience: September 2019
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