Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,311 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 176 385 15 = 370 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 316 690 19 = 671 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 602 1,342 31 = 1,311 97% 4.5
All 4,631 9,623 341 = 9,282 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 665 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 311 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 208 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 113 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Enjoyed seeing the dolphins
Fri, Jun 27, 08   5:00 PM TomMalik Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family had a great time. We went to seaworld the previous day and were looking forward to seeing sealife in their natural habitat. We were in the water about 20 minutes when we ran into a huge pod of common dolphins. We saw pods of risso and more common dolphins. It was amazing watching the dolphins swim all around the boat. We were down on the front deck and could see the dolphins racing on the side and crossing the boats front bow. We were hoping to see the blue whale but no such luck. On the way back there was a beautiful view of the coastline and sailboats. We did a lot of different things on our vacation but the ocean cruise was the most entertaining.
Rating: 4
Fun trip
Thu, Jun 26, 08   5:00 PM LaurenHolder Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
There were 3 adults and a 4 year old in our party and everyone enjoyed themselves. We did the evening Whale Watching tour and sat up top of the Dana Pride. The crew really worked hard to find marine life for us. While we did not see any whales, nor had we expected to given we were there at the end of June, we did see a couple different types of dolphins. They swam right next to the boat and were fun to watch. The weather was great and we would do this again.
Rating: 3
Plan more effectively for the half day trip!
Thu, Jun 26, 08   6:30 AM bjjohnson25 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I understand that it is hard to determine where fish are going to be and even harder to determine if you will catch any fish. My suggestion is that the Captain has a plan. For the half day trip with my kids, my objective was to spend as much time fishing as possible. The majority of our trip was spent driving to a location and determining if the location had fish beneath us. For the 5 hour trip, we only stopped at 3 locations to drop our lines. In addition, the locations we stopped had very few legal fish to keep. It was a great experience, but I would recommend your guides to have a more detailed plan for future trips. I would definitely do it again, just wish we had more time fishing and less time commuting.
Rating: 5
Amazing dolphins and sea lions but no whales
Tue, Jun 24, 08   5:00 PM sblake0000 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The trip was awesome. We saw so many dolphins swimming freely in the ocean. We saw a couple of sea lions. We didn't see any whales but it wasn't guarenteed that we would. I would highly recommend this activity. Quick tip though bring layers for clothing just incase it's windy.
Rating: 4
Had a nice trip with my grandson
Tue, Jun 24, 08   12:00 PM soccer2 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing was not as good as we expected , but that is fishing!!!! We had a good time and my grandson was very excited. He lives in your area and I'm sure that he will be back to fish with you again and soon. The crew did a great job of tending to the needs of the fishermen. I would have no problem with going on your trip again.
Rating: 4
Great fishing trip
Tue, Jun 24, 08   12:00 PM nrhaisen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My eleven-year-old son has wanted to fish in the ocean for a long time. This trip provided us with a great experience for his first time. He was able to pull in a few fish and he was also around more experienced anglers who generously shared their knowledge. The crew kept up pretty well with all of the group. I would have liked a bit more help for my son, as I have never fished in the ocean and was not much help to him. However, he learned, he fished and he found it to be the highlight of our trip to California.
Rating: 5
On the FIsh In Less Than One Hour.
Tue, Jun 24, 08   10:00 AM gr8tful1 Unspecified 30-39 Combination Family With Children
I was pleasantly surprised by the abillity of the Captain to put us on the fish for this half day excursion. For twenty bucks it was much more a value than the full day trip I subsequently booked with this same company. The full day trip was a bad idea. The Captain and crew had taken along some acquaintances, and they proceeded to occupy the best spots at the stern of the boat for the entire duration of the trip while the Captain and crew looked on and never batted an eye or said a word - how unprofessional. This full day excursion was truly disappointing. I'll never return.
Rating: 4
Fun boat trip
Mon, Jun 23, 08   5:00 PM natdanhart Male Unspecified Local Family With Children
The boat was really nice and the people were great. We were able to see some sea lions and a huge pod of dolphins. It was an incredible sight to see and I would definately recommend it to anyone. The boat however was very rocky so if you are a person that gets sea sick at all - you either may want to rethink or take precautions.
Rating: 4
Whale Watchin'
Sun, Jun 22, 08   5:00 PM jgilmour Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The staff was very accomodating. Demonstrated pretty good knowledge of the area and the wildlife. Very enjoyable, but did not like that alcohol was served on board.
Rating: 4
good, but...
Tue, Jun 17, 08   12:00 PM tvalentyne Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Everything was great...the crew was good but, they spent more time traveling to a site than staying there to fish. It was rather frustrating to b/c with children you spend time getting them ready to fish, which on average they only stayed in each spot for 15-20 min. Its a 5 hour trip with 4 destenations and we got about 20 min in each spot. you do the math! My kids still loved it, but it did not give them any time to get ready, bait, or enjoy the little time they had to fish.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jun 17, 08   10:00 AM bubba55 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Rating: 3
Very Crowded no enough help
Tue, Jun 17, 08   10:00 AM Sorcha1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I have been taking these trips for several years and I do have to say that is was not one of my favorites. The boat was too crowded so crowded that people had no spots to fish and the deckhands had to make people move to allow others to fish. On many trips the captain has the people on the boat move around so everyone can fish in different parts of the boat this did not happen until two of us were overheard talking about it and then it was only one movement. Then one of the deckhands stood over the bait tank constantly chumming the water and hitting me in the head with fish! My son helped several people with their fish because he did not get down and help them with tangled lines and bringing in fish. I am careful what I bring on the boat because I know the rules, however there were people that brought coolers with beer in them and the people that were smoking was awful. It seemed like there were not enough deck hands to handle the numbers. I am not sure that I want to try this again anytime soon unless I go on a different day.
Rating: 5
Great time Fishing
Tue, Jun 17, 08   6:30 AM arie30asu Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I had a great time fishing with Dana Wharf. The barracuda were hot. Between my father, nephew and me we caught five all at least 8lbs plus and those fish are pretty good fighters! I highly recommend.
Rating: 4
comfortable, saw available wild life
Mon, Jun 16, 08   5:00 PM georgianay Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
was not able to see whales
Rating: 5
Mon, Jun 16, 08   10:00 AM dsherrod Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children