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“Whale watching”

Redondo Beach Whale Watch
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Whale watching”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

What a great trip! Saw 6 gray whales, thousands of dolphins and seals!! Spent a lot more time then we were supposed to which was a treat with all our sightings! Loved it !!

1 Thank dmp31563
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Would have ranked higher if boat was non-smoking”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Great crew, nice boat. Easy access to whales and pelagic birds at a reasonable cost. Was first in line to get best spot on boat for photography and was disappointed to have large group of smokers end up sitting nearby. Was surprised as I have never been on a wildlife watching boat (Ecuador, Trinidad, Costa Rica, New Zealand, USA [Washington, Hawaii, S. Carolina, Florida, etc]) that had smokers on board. That was the only negative about the trip. Would be an Excellent if they made the short trip (2.5 - 3 hrs) non-smoking.

During the late February trip we saw 5+ Fin Whales, Short-beaked and Long-beaked Common Dolphins, California Sea Lions, Common Murres, Cassin's Auklets, Scripp's Murrelets and numerous gulls including a single Black-legged Kittiwake. etc.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank MangoverdeCVG
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Santa Monica
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful weather + great crew”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Very easy nearby parking + casual indoor/outdoor cafe next door to enjoy before or after...food looked very tasty + spectacular day + great, good-natured and informative crew in addition to the lovely folks handling matters in the office--------- Okay, there were no whales on our trip. However, there were pods of dolphins with one very crowded sighting just about surrounding the boat and seals and ocean birds and a gorgeous flat ocean that made the coming and going just perfect. A relaxed weekday outing that included locals like myself and some international tourists. Not too crowded so a number of us socialized throughout the journey. The water was sparkling, the air was brisk and shot through with the warmth of a bright sun, and the ever changing views made for a delightful day!

Visited February 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“So Much Fun!”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We enjoyed our 3 hour morning excursion on the Voyager very much. On my Bucket List was "See a whale" Check! They don't guarantee that a whale will be seen so we were fortunate to see two pretty close to the ship! What a thrill! Lots of dolphin too! The crew was great and made us feel very welcome. Will do this again when in the area.

Visited February 2012
4 Thank evans7
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Wilton Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great trip! Take dramamine!”
Reviewed 16 February 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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