Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,318 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 134 283 14 = 269 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 298 651 18 = 633 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 609 1,352 34 = 1,318 97% 4.5
All 4,657 9,680 344 = 9,336 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 693 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 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 Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sun, Jan 12  2:00 PM DebraSMitche Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I was very satisfied with our Whale Watching Trip. Making the reservation was easy. The representitive on the phone was helpful and took the time to explain everything. No surprises and we had a GREAT trip
Rating: 4
Great knowledge of whale's behaviour
Sun, Jan 12  12:00 PM jmok007 Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
More than 5 whale sightings and 3 tail showings in a 2 hour trip. ended with dolphins dancing around our boat and sighting of a sunfish. Very good trip with kudos to the knowledge of the captain in predicting whale behaviors. However, not recommended for kids under 4 as they are unlikely to experience anything.
Rating: 5
Great Day on the Dana Pride
Sat, Jan 11  2:00 PM ADWDC9P Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was a perfectly beautiful sunny January day! We made new friends, enjoyed the crew, and enjoyed watching a gray whale! It was our daughter's first experience out on a boat. It was the perfect way to introduce her, and dismiss any fears she had. Thank you!
Rating: 4
Nice and pleasant but lacked whales
Tue, Jan 7  2:00 PM wjsieberphd Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Not the fault of anyone but disappointing lack of whales seen. Dolphins and seals, but as So Cal locals that was not unique. Convenient enough.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Jan 4  2:00 PM Au1992 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very nice facility, easy check in and a nice boat. Crew was great and the captain was very personable and informative while we were out. The coast is beautiful and well worth the trip just by itself. Seeing wildlife was great. We saw a whale and some very acrobatic dolphins. I learned a lot on the trip and would highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 4  6:30 AM Fishingmatt Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My nine year old son and I had a really fun time. We were first timers so we didn't know what to expect. The crew was super friendly and helped us set up our poles and equipment. We even saw a whale on our way out to fish. I highly recommend this activity.
Rating: 4
wonderful experience
Tue, Dec 31, 13   2:00 PM rhirasuna Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had the best time. We are a large family with kids 2 1/2 to 16. They all had a fantastic time. Sea conditions definitely made the trip. Flat seas, cool but sunny day, an d tons of mammals- we saw grey whales, fizzle dolphins, and tons of dolphins and sealions. The skipper was very knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
NIce way to end the year with a bang!!
Tue, Dec 31, 13   2:00 PM Edgar0001 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was visiting Los Angeles and decided that it would be nice to take a whale watching excursion with my family since we have never done that before. I selected Dana Wharf Sport-fishing and Whale Watching because they were the most economical and by coincidence they had a 1/2 price tuesday promo. Their location was easy to find and the booking was flawless. We boarded on time and the boat looked well maintained. I had low expectations -regarding actually seeing a whale- since no sights had been reported recently. However, during the tour we first saw a school of sea lions swimming playfully around our boat. That was great fun, they are amazing swimmers. Several minutes later we got lucky and a grey whale appeared in the horizon. Our captain sped the boat to catch up with her. She was swimming very casually and did not seemed to be bothered by us. It was an amazing sight of an unbelievable animal. She was huge!. We stayed with her for several minutes until she finally dived out of sight. After that the boat turned around and started the trip back to the pier. But the fun was not finished yet: suddenly a huge group of dolphins appear behind us and started to play on the waves created by our boat. That was a great show that those dolphins put up. We enjoyed greatly. After all that we finally reached the pier to disembark. Overall it was a great experience that I would recommend to all. Just a word of caution: It does get very cold out there. Have some extra coats available.
Rating: 4
Worth It!
Tue, Dec 31, 13   2:00 PM David6001 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a limited amount of time and thought this would be good use of it. We saw gray whale, bottle nose dolphin, common dolphin and sea otters. It was great for a bunch of land lubbers! We really enjoyed watching the dolphins play on the wake of the boat!
Rating: 5
Tue, Dec 31, 13   12:00 PM Archivist Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Even if you don't see a whale, the boat ride is smooth, informative, and fun. When you see a whale, it's amazing! On our last trip we followed a Pacific Gray Whale making her/his leisurely way down the coast. The whale stayed near the surface and allowed us to get wonderful camera shots, especially of the tail in the air! We also saw dolphins and seals and all-in-all it was a happy day. And the enjoyable, informative live narration about the life of whales was fascinating!
Rating: 5
Really fun time
Tue, Dec 31, 13   10:00 AM anotherlandg Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We didn't see any whales on our excursion, but that isn't for lack of trying. The crew of Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching was doing an excellent job of coordinating with other boats in the area, but I guess the whales decided to take New Years Day off. It was still a great time on the water, and I'd go with them again. Because we didn't see any whales they gave us two coupons for another trip. I'm looking forward to going again.
Rating: 4
Whale watching tour
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM gmacak Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Crew and Captain were excellent.
Rating: 4
Saw whales and dolphins
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM Ikegonzalez Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The boat was a little late leaving the dock but the delay was worth it. It was a beautiful day and the captain was very knowledgeable about whales and we saw two gray whales and many dolphins. I would recommend this trip to any one looking for an exciting day in southern California.
Rating: 5
Captain was authoritative, informative
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM Alloys Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great adventure... better than the amusement parks. Kids, adults all loved it.. food, drink and real wild life in the pacific coast's version of the Serengeti.. Worth every penny!! The Captain was filled with information, knew the spots to find the wild life, the boat had great viewing even with lots of folks on board... They proved our best tourist attraction is the wild blue at the edge of our coast not inland!!!! Dolphin's were as curious as us!! Whales! Grey whale stories! Had a beer and a sandwich while experiencing the great outdoors come to life in front of our eyes. Their boat was large enough to feel very safe yet small enough to feel we were on a special tour. Dana Harbor is awesome too.. good food, bars, and a little cool shopping and even a museum...
Rating: 5
A Grey Whale, California Sea Lions & Dolphins !!!!
Sun, Dec 29, 13   12:00 PM GlennQuick Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
A very fullfilling trip!!!!!!!!!! We had a SUPER time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!