Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  357 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 118 266 4 = 262 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 155 353 4 = 349 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 159 361 4 = 357 97% 4.6
All 1,511 3,044 86 = 2,958 96% 4.4
Rating and reviews for:

Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season

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Majestic whales, playful dolphins, and other wildlife make this narrated cruise an exciting and awe-inspiring trip.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
It was okay, but saw no whales!
Fri, Apr 9, 10   4:00 PM jfawley Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The boat was nice & clean and safe and the staff were pleasant. However, we did not get to see any whales. I was really disappointed since I live in Florida and see dolphins & pelicans all the time here. I did see some sea lions, which were cool. It was also a littler cooler than I expected and I had to sit inside towards the end of the trip due to the falling temps.
Rating: 5
Grate trip
Tue, Mar 17, 09   5:00 PM JESUSLOPEZ Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
no much english, but i can say that personal on board where very kind an gentle we also saw a wale, the captain have for al of us the best view, the crew have plenty enough experience to make this trip. ... ahh drinks where free
Rating: 5
Great trip in a perfect SOcal weather
Sat, Mar 5, 11   9:00 AM Jessieyau Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Enjoy both the whale and dolphins watching
Rating: 5
Awesome trip!
Thu, Apr 8, 10   10:00 AM JessicaN Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
Having never been on a whale watching trip before I wasn't sure what to expect but after going on this one I would go again in an instant! My mom and I went with my three small children(4,3, and 2) and absolutely loved it. I think anyone would be amazed at watching the dolphins in their natural environment interacting with the boat. They swam alongside the boat and were beautiful to watch. My girls loved them and didn't want to get off the boat. The tour is called a whale watching tour and we did see one menke whale but the dolphins were so much more interesting to me! I would recommend the tour to everyone. We loved it!! Jessica Narvaez
Rating: 4
Sat, Mar 12, 11   8:00 AM Jess903 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
So much fun - love the captain and crew, all so friendly and very funny! Glad we got to see whales since we heard the last 5 trips before us they didn't get to see anything! I guess we really got lucky! =)
Rating: 5
The best father/daughter day ever!!
Thu, Apr 14, 11   10:00 AM jeranren Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
From the friendly and helpful crew to the clean ship, this company provided service well above and beyond my expectations. My daughter and I had a great time and we saw a whale!!! It was a great day!
Rating: 5
Never disappointed with Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Wed, Feb 22, 12   2:00 PM jennygarden Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Spent last Wed (2/21) on the afternoon whale watch with my son and his friend. The crew was TIRELESS in their efforts to find whales, going over the allotted time by almost 45 minutes. Thanks to their patience & know-how, we saw four fin whales--GLORIOUS! That's on top of seeing a pod of dolphins, which are always amazing to see. We go on about two whale watches a year, and we are always so happy with DWS; they also happen to make the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the galley!
Rating: 4
great! we saw dolphins but no whales :(
Sun, Apr 17, 11   2:00 PM Jennifer1033 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was great! We saw a lot of dolphins but no whales :( Service erverthing was fine. Nice boattrip!
Rating: 5
Perfect Sunday Afternoon
Sun, Mar 28, 10   2:00 PM jeminca Female 60-69 Local Other
A friend and I decided to go on a whale watching excursion as something different to do for fun. WELL, we had no idea how much fun it would turn out to be. We met a friendly couple from Palos Verde standing in line and found out this was their 25th trip! We had a ball with them. The crew was great. Todd, the captain; Morgan, a naturalist; and George, chief cook and entertainer, made us feel like we were invited guests on a friend's boat. The burgers and sandwiches we had were delicious! We were lucky enough to see several fin whales on our outing. Todd and Morgan informed us about the whales' characteristics and directed us where to look so we could observe them in the water. The two hours went by so fast. It was a perfectly wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There will be many more in the future.
Rating: 5
It will be excellent short day trip for anyone
Fri, Apr 25, 08   12:00 PM jeansookim Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Specially in California, nice sunny day on the oceanside will never forget. All the services by Zerve well scheduled on time and the narrator on the boat was excellent too. We had very good time and had fun. I will recommand if you stay one night in the resort by the sea that added great value for our trip. Thank you Zerve!!!