Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,326 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
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Last 3 months 134 281 14 = 267 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 302 659 18 = 641 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 613 1,360 34 = 1,326 97% 4.5
All 4,661 9,688 344 = 9,344 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 700 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 4.6
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Love the new catamaran!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 6, 10   10:00 AM millertami Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We have been on another whale watching trip with this company before (and saw a whale) and this trip was even better! We loved the new catamaran; very smooth ride and it was great to have a somewhat closed area to hide from the chill and misty rain that was happening that morning! Great trip; saw a huge pod of dolphins; the kids loved it! Lots of placed to sit and just enjoy the ride; the staff was very friendly too!
Rating: 4
Nice trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 6, 10   10:00 AM chasity Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The weather was unusually cold and the sun was not out. This is unusual for Cali in July, but everyine made the best of it. We did not see any whales, which ofcourse was disappointing. We did see playful dolphins and sea lions. The crew was pleasant.
Rating: 4
The kids loved it!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 6, 10   10:00 AM Deannealder Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The kids had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the huge pod of dolphins. They were somewhat disappointed not to see whales, but we knew that was a strong possibility. A little chilly for july, but overall a nice day.
Rating: 5
Good fishing for kids
Mon, Jul 5, 10   12:00 PM PTraynor Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Well, this is the second time within a month my son and his friend went. My son invited another friend as well. Although we did not catch as many mackeral as we did before, the red tide was gone and we caught a croker, a big sheephead, and a couple of calico bass. We caught about 5 mackeral and two smelt we thought were big enough to keep. This time, I think the crew was heavier. They had one new guy who I thought was more into work than ensuring the beginner to more advanced fisherman had a good experience. For example, he was a bit rude when he knew we were going to keep our mackeral and smelt. He could have been nicer. The other two young crew members though were equally as hard working and as friendly and helpful as they were the time before. The captain was great as well as he was last time. He seemed interested in the customers having a good time by catching fish with as much help from their crew as possible. I will try to get my own equipment next time as renting for four people at $12 each gets expensive. I will definitely keep this adventure on my list of things to do and I will recommend our scout troop go on this soon.
Rating: 5
excellent whale aventure
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 4, 10   4:00 PM christine168 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was a great opportunity to see the Blue Whale in this ocean adventure; however, we didn't see the Humback Whale during this trip. It was a great exlperience with our family and the kids even my 7 years old boy was having a seasickness, but he enjoyed it so much!! You will like this aventure.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Fishing Fun
Sun, Jul 4, 10   10:00 AM kimbphillips Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This is the second year my son and I have enjoyed a half-day fishing experience with Dana Wharf Sportfishing. Once again, we had the time of our lives! The crew was so helpful ... and patient (I kept getting my line tangled in the reel)! They found a great spot to anchor so we would have the optimum opportunity to catch lots of fish. There were guests with little or no experience (like me) and those who fish almost daily who were friendly and also very helpful. Great way to spend the 4th of July!
Rating: 3
Whale/Dolphin Watching
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 3, 10   5:00 PM miekomom1 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was fun going on the boat, however, after two hours, we saw nothing, nada. Amazing, not even a dolphin, we did see sea lions on a buoy, that was the only time the captain talked. It would have been good if we had a little verbalization on the trip, but zero, even when we were heading in. When we were inside the harbor, he told us we would get our tickets back. We will go back since we have the tickets.
Rating: 4
Good time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 3, 10   5:00 PM ashleyj7 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew was very nice. We did not see any dolphins or whales but we were given a voucher to come back and do it again, which I really appreciate. Overall, very fun.
Rating: 5
Great trip-lot's of dolphins
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jul 3, 10   2:00 PM bonball Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We had a lovely afternoon. The captains were informative and helpful. Although we did not see any whales, we enjoyed the playfulness of the dolphins.
Rating: 5
A great trip I got to see a shark.
Sat, Jul 3, 10   10:00 AM cirej2000 Female Under 20 Local Family With Children
On Saturday I went out on the Dana Pride with my dad. When we got on the boat the first thing we did was order B.L.T.'s which I recommend they are amazing I would go on the boat just for them. Then the boat went to get bait the little anchovy's and the bigger sardines.The fishing though was pretty good not the best, but good. The first spot we tried I caught a fish to small to keep, but the next one was big enough to keep. The cook is very nice on the Dana Pride and I enjoyed talking to him. Their was some fun on the Dana Pride somebody caught a Thresher shark it took like 30 minutes, but it was very cool to see and the crew let everybody see it I highly recommend this boat. Over all this trip was amazing and my best one yet the food was great the service was and I just really enjoyed it. It was an amazing trip and I would recommend this boat to everyone.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 2, 10   5:00 PM frankduffy Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our trip was July 2nd 5-7 PM. We saw 3 blue whales (one as close as 100 feet away) and large school of dolphins (100-200). The crew was top notch and overall a great experience.
Rating: 5
A quick escape to the beautiful sights of the sea!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Jul 2, 10   12:00 PM Cashola52 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Highly recommend it.
Rating: 4
Half day fishing trip
Fri, Jul 2, 10   10:00 AM Walter_Wyman Male 40-49 Local Individual
The boat was clean and in good order. I haven't been aboard a Dana boat for some time and was less then thrilled to see the Capt. But I was thrilled to see that there has been some changes in the way boats are run and the crew were really helpful. Had a great time caught a load of fish!! The only problem was that the regulars on the boat seemed a little rude, and it seemed that they we catered to just a tad! but all in all great time and good fishing!! Thanks for the trip I should be back again.....
Rating: 5
Chasing Marine Mammals
Tue, Jun 29, 10   5:00 PM mdeborah Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We have gone "whale watching" on numerous occasions and went out on the "Dana Pride" twice this month (June 2010), both times with family visiting from out of state, and both times on the evening run from 5-7pm. On our first trip this month the captain found a large pod of dolphins and managed to engage them with the boat. They swam alongside of us for a long time - maybe as long as half an hour. Everyone on the boat was absolutely thrilled, and to cap that, we then found a pod of orcas! They sounded right in front of us, slapped their flukes and swam directly under the bow of the boat. We were told it is unusual to see orcas here at this time of year, but that too was absolutely thrilling. The captain apparently thought so too, because he spent an entire hour chasing and finding them again and again, rather than heading in to land, so we returned at 8 rather than 7pm. We saw no whales on our second trip this month, but we did see more dolphins, though not as many as the first time. Our tickets were returned to us, so that we can come back and try again. These were half-priced tickets, so I'm not sure if these "rain tickets" will enable us to get on for free on any day other than Tuesday. Don't forget to dress warm - it gets chilly out on the water, especially at the end of the day.
Rating: 5
Great
Tue, Jun 29, 10   5:00 PM rascalflatts Female 20-29 Combination Other
This is the second time we've gone Whale Watching with Dana Wharf. The first time was absolutely fabulous and we saw so many different kinds of marine mammals, two kinds of dolphins, two kinds of whales, and other marine mammals. The most recent was not as active but we did see dolphins which was worth the trip itself and we were compensated for not seeing any whales which very nice. It is a fun thing to do and well worth the money!