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Address: 2864 Palomino Cir, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-7066
Phone Number: +1 858-456-1636
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It was magical!

My wife, aunt, and two cousins went on a 3-hour tour. (Not the Gilligan's Island kind) with Capt. Russell. It was perfect conditions: sunny, calm, & warm. Within one hour we were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 July 2016
JonDLee
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My wife, aunt, and two cousins went on a 3-hour tour. (Not the Gilligan's Island kind) with Capt. Russell. It was perfect conditions: sunny, calm, & warm. Within one hour we were surrounded by literally thousands of Common Dolphins. That is not hyperbole, they were everywhere as far as we could look in every direction. It really was a profound... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Capt Russell was an awesome guide. We saw many blue whales and hundreds of dolphins. I have never been so close to a whale. It was only about 10 feet from the boat! It was an unforgettable experience. Definitely worth it.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Captain Russell is great! He went out of his way to create a unique trip for our family. We saw a blue whale and her calf and a huge pod of dolphins. My husband and teenage daughters swam in the ocean and were able to hear the Dolphins communicating! Captain Russell is knowledgeable and friendly. This was the highlight of... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

We had a great time with Captain Russell on our trip to Catalina. He is a great captain and knows what he is doing. Our kids enjoyed every moment of it and it was a memorable trip ! Will go again!

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Captain Russell ensures that you are safe and at ease, but really lets you pick the destinations and activities. His versatile craft excels at whale/dolphin viewing in the ocean but you can also inflate the towable raft and have the kids skipping across the bay. Russell is an expert at his trade and passionate about the sea. I could not... More 

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Thank azoutte
Big Rock
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

What a tour! This was great and we would do it again. We saw dolphins, whales and other wildlife. We spent three hours with him and we could customize our tour! It was work the money!

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Thank GinaDunlap
Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I would highly recommend going out on the boat with Captain Russell if you are looking for a unique ocean experience. It is unlike I had ever done before. My wife, two 11 year old boys spent about 3 hours on the ocean. The captain found a mega-pod of dolphins and they were jumping all around us and interacting with... More 

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Queensbury, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is well worth the money. We contacted Captain Russell to sign up for a boating excursion with our two teenage boys, ages 13 and 16. We were staying at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego and Captain Russell picked us up and we headed out into the ocean. We were the only ones on the boat and... More 

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Ankeny, United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is the second time my daughter and I have booked with Russell (owner and captain). I'm pretty sure we will do this every time we are in San Diego. We did a few hours each time; I would go out longer if we had more with us and could afford it. Russell did everything he could to accommodate us... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Best thing to do in San Diego ever! My family loved this trip. Russell was very friendly and welcoming. He thinks about the needs of his riders. My 18yr old daughter and her 17yr old friend loved the ride. They thought this was going to be another slow boring occasion, but as Russell showed off what he and his boat... More 

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