Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,303 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 143 310 7 = 303 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 355 793 17 = 776 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,337 34 = 1,303 97% 4.6
All 4,494 9,327 330 = 8,997 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 234 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 4.7
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
Always worth it!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM dmsphotos1 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Had another great trip! The Grays are out and plentiful! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Good for the soul!!!
Rating: 5
Great afternoon cruise
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   12:00 PM lanssens Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Enjoyed our trip and saw a grey whale, dolphins and sea lions!
Rating: 5
Clean, friendly and professional.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 13, 12   10:00 AM vspieper Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My husband and I enjoyed the activity. It was a very relaxing and beautiful ride. The boat was clean and well maintained. It was not overcrowded and the crew was friendly and professional. In my opinion, this trip will be enjoyed most by children 7 and up. The younger children were a little bored and were slightly confused as to where to look, as the dolphins move quickly and are hard to see. I would love to take the trip again at another time of year, as it is well worth the price and I have recommended it to my daughter as a fun place for a date.
Rating: 5
Cruise was definitely "A" rated!!
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM Capaci Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The cruise boat was very clean and orderly. Crew was A+. The only thing our group would have recommended would be for the captain to announce a tad more about the grey whales (ie: since Newport Coast is such a fashion hub, it would be interesting to note a fun fact such as "ambergris". It comes from the whales and is historical in the use of a fixative in the perfume industry. The captain was wonderful in announcing whale info, but possibly add 5% of fun details such as this. All in all GREAT EXPERIENCE and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Great Activity
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM pdiddy222 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. The Dana Wharf facility has ample parking, friendly staff and clean boats. The captain's running narrative while we were out in the ocean was entertaining, educational and high energy. We saw at least four whales. Bonus round: a dozen dolphins followed the boat and played in the boat's wake for awhile. The captain glided by the harbour bouy on the return trip and gave us a close look and quick lesson about the seals/sea lion piled up in the float. I would highly recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 4
Looking forward to doing it again
Sun, Mar 11, 12   2:00 PM MONICASMS3 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our experience was very nice. We unfortunatley did not see any whales this time but we were issued a voucher for another try at it at our convienience. We did see sea lions and a pod of common dolphins.
Rating: 4
This was a pleasant and well-run activity.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM skroeger Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
All of our experience was very positive except that it was sometimes difficult to hear and/or understand what was being said over the speakers depending upon where we were located. Safety information at the beginning was almost unintelligible. Perhaps it could be given before the boat is underway. Crew members answered questions in a professional and friendly way when asked. This was a very enjoyable experience!
Rating: 5
First time and would do it again.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM BCorrales_45 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Very friendly and informatative crew. Had such a great time. I will be back to bring my grandsons!
Rating: 5
A Whale of a Time
Sun, Mar 11, 12   11:00 AM ShelbyLeigh Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
My mother, best friend, and myself had a great time on this whale watching excursion. We saw two grey whales, a pod of dolphins, and some adorable seals. Thankfully the crew also handed out 50% off coupons for the next time and I can't wait to use them! Thanks for a great tiem!
Rating: 5
Great opportunities to see wild whale!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   9:00 AM eyemzhao Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
It is a great opportunity to see wild whale close to home! Very exciting! You have to be there to experience it! However, my kids got sea sickness and couldn't enjoy as much as I do. :(
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip!!!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM bluesun1984 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The morning was very cold, but fortunately we bundled up well. We got a great spot on the upper deck to sit and watch for whales. The boat was very clean and the captain friendly. It was an overcast and gray morning. We saw sea lions playing across from the boat while still at the dock. I was able to get pictures of them. The trip out was great. The sun was peeking through the clouds causing sun rays to shine down on the ocean - it was beautiful. We saw occasional dolphins, but no great group of them. It didn't matter. Where else can you take a boat ride out and see such spectacular scenery. Then, as we were heading back, it happened: two gray whales had been spotted. Our boat rushed to bring us a little closer to watch them. It was more than I could have imagined. This was something that was on my "bucket list." They were so big and majestic as they rose and moved through the water. The plume of their spray was very easy to see. Then it happened - one of the whales went into a deep dive and we saw the fluke - its tail up as if motionless in the water. It was so exciting. Even the crew were impressed. It was the Gray Whale Festival and it was the first fluke they had seen. We stayed out past our allotted time to watch these whales. For that, I am grateful. It was a wonderful trip that I would recommend to anyone visiting the area - you will not forget it!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM candigir11 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Such a great experience! The day started off slow with just a few dolphins but the trip ended with TWO Gray Whales! We got to hang around for about 20 min and got some good pictures! I whale watch through Dana Wharf often and will definitely be back!!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed very much!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM EmmieColvin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
First ever whale watching tour and enjoyed it very much. Everything from checking in to disembarking went smoothly. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Recommend some kind of motion sickness aid as it gets choppy on the water. Saw many dolphins and towards the end of the 2 hours finally came up on 2 gray whales. Much appreciation to the boat operator for letting us stay well over our alotted time which enabled us to see the whale's tail! We came back to the dock 6 minutes after the next departure time. Thank you! Plan to do again next year!
Rating: 4
Fun family outing
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM dawnscm Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Boat trip was relaxing. We only saw a few dolphins on the trip and we were on our way back to the dock when they saw a few whales in another direction and turned the boat around. We were a bit late getting back, but appreciated their effort to get us to see some whale activity. Kids ages 9 and 12 were thrilled to see the dolphins along side of the boat. The whales weren't as close as we would've liked, but could see the difficulty in getting closer.
Rating: 5
We saw a Whale Tale!
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM eecwrite Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My kids loved this trip, saw many dolphins close to the boat, two whales who gave us the shot we were looking for tale and all. They were friendly, informative and had snack bar with hot breakfast sandwhichs, bloody marys and baileys and coffee for mom and Dad!