Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,347 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 97 216 9 = 207 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 285 620 21 = 599 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 622 1,384 37 = 1,347 96% 4.5
All 4,680 9,733 347 = 9,386 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 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 323 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 89% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
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
THE DIVA WHALE
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
Nice trip
Fri, Dec 27, 13   12:00 PM danhodis Male 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We had a perfect trip watching the dolphins . Thank you!
Rating: 4
Great activity terrible check-in
Fri, Dec 27, 13   10:00 AM Artscheffer Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The actual event was great. Totally loved it even though we saw no whales. Nature is like that and I totally understand. I will certainly come and try again. Your captain was really good and informative and clearly knowledgeable. Your check in process though was simply terrible. The line was long and unbelievably slow. Terrible way to start the experience with a pointless standing in line. If I have bought and paid and printed my ticket why do you make me stand in line with those that have not done that. Instead of getting a coffee and finding a place on deck I had to stand there for 15 - 20 minutes waiting for someone who couldn't even operate the credit card machine. You guys really have to sort this part out. It's such a bummer to start an excursion like this with fifteen minutes of complete frustration. Had I not paid for the ticket yet, I would have walked away. Hope you fix it, despite this, I loved the experience on the water.
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Thu, Dec 26, 13   10:00 AM GFischer Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My eleven year old son and I went out on the Sum Fun. The captain and crew were great. My son caught his first legal Ling Cod. The fishing overall was fair, about two fish per rod.
Rating: 5
We had a great time.
Sun, Dec 22, 13   2:00 PM mborgeson58 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My family and I had a great time. The staff was helpful and the boat was nice. The Captan was very knowledgable and told us about whaling\fishing history and stories of the past during the trip. We saw a mega pod of dolphins (like 300+ dolphins), a whale, and some sea lions. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Whale watching
Sat, Dec 21, 13   12:00 PM Woolfie43 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Saw 4 gray whales , loads of dolphins and sea lions.Captain Jack and his crew ere great and very knowledgable .great trip thanks
Rating: 5
Great ocean excursion
Tue, Dec 10, 13   12:00 PM GeorgeMeyers Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
We have done this trip before, and it is always fun and instructive. No, we did not see whales this time, but lots of dolphins. Just a wonderful opportunity to get out on the water and reconnect with life out there.
Rating: 5
Great time for my family
Fri, Dec 6, 13   2:00 PM timdanaaz Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two year old loved being on the boat. There were not a lot of people on the boat, since we went early in the season. I am not sure that my daughter would have enjoyed it if it was peak whale watching season with 150 people on the boat. But, the captain did find us a whale and her calf to watch. The trip was very educational, too.