Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 103 230 7 = 223 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 294 644 18 = 626 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 620 1,381 34 = 1,347 97% 4.5
All 4,678 9,730 344 = 9,386 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 320 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 3 100% 5.0
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
Great Way to Spend Quality Family Time
Tue, Jul 8, 08   10:00 AM CStone Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Our family had a totally fun experience! Although the boat was a little crowded (we went on a half-price Tuesday), the crew was attentive to everyone and did a great job of helping out! Boat was clean, atmosphere was nice ... I think my eight-year old granddaughter is a fisherman at heart ... We'll do this again~ So much fun!!!
Rating: 5
Weekday Fishing
Tue, Jul 8, 08   6:30 AM zeisjr Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I brought my 13 year old son with me and we really had a great time, the crew was very helpful and always ready to lend a hand if lines got tangled and always there when a fish was landed to put it in the proper gunny sack. They even quickly re-rigged my son's line when it needed to be cut due to major tangles. I would highly reccomend Dana Wharf for day fishing.
Rating: 4
An awesome time for ocean lovers.
Fri, Jul 4, 08   5:00 PM Buffyesprite Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
The trip was wonderful. I fully enjoyed myself as did my husband. We saw a few pods of dolphins on our trip and got some amazing shots. The trip wasn't too long nor too short. If you enjoy being on the water, you'll enjoy this trip. We went with our niece and nephew and they didn't seem to enjoy the trip as much. It's not really interactive and if you don't bring something to keep small children occupied, they may be bored within the first half hour. The only thing I feel I should caution about is that there is VERY limited seating. If you don't feel like you can stand for 2 hours or sit on the floor when you need a break, I wouldn't recommend it as the seats go quickly.
Rating: 5
Awesome Overall
Fri, Jul 4, 08   1:00 PM rstreed Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The boat was extremely clean and fast! It was a blast. The only downsides were that the cabin smelled of sewage and the man at the snack bar wasn't super friendly. Overall, it was a great experience. We saw many dolphins and even a few blue whales!
Rating: 1
No fish great ocean view
Fri, Jul 4, 08   10:00 AM Bobski Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I have been on this trip many times before but in the past 3 or 4 years the fishing has seemed to come to halt. The staff always has excuses for the poor catch conditions. Our boat left about 15 minutes late because they were waiting for more people to show up, not fair to those of us who got there on time. I also did'nt pay to sit in the harbor. The boat crew was very helpful and enthusiastic. Although the office/check in staff are very rude and do a poor job of welcoming your business. My recent trip on July 4 2008 will be my last one, after about 15 years of visitng at least once or twice a year.
Rating: 5
Great! and freindly
Mon, Jun 30, 08   6:30 AM brucej Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Short and sweet , we left the dock on time wheather was good , the deck hands were very polight , and the the capton made sure everyone on the boat had chance to catch something.
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.