Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,305 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 150 326 14 = 312 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 303 659 21 = 638 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 602 1,339 34 = 1,305 96% 4.5
All 4,647 9,658 344 = 9,314 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 679 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 97 100% 4.8
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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Wow
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM John_Susan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We are from Indiana on a business / vacation and saw the add in the hotel fliers. The catamaran was very clean and manned by a very friendly and knowledgeable crew. The most rememberable part of the adventure was the sight of the Blue Whale. If we are ever able to get back to California we will diffenatly make anouther booking. Thank you very much in helping book the adventure.
Rating: 5
A great time to be had...
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Individual
I LOVED my whale watch adventure! The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly! I HIGHLY recommend to anyone who wants to explore our Southern California coast wildlife, that they sign up for a cruise at Dana Wharf!
Rating: 5
Great trip as always
Wed, Sep 14, 11   10:00 AM markld Male 50-59 Local Individual
Been using Dana Wharf for 20 years, always consistently good in finding the fish. The crews are extremely helpful. Reccommend this to any traveler or local person(s) intersted in a great deep sea fishing trip.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the whale watching trip very much
Tue, Sep 13, 11   5:00 PM debchuck Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I had a great time. We saw a blue whale surface atleast 3 times and even got to see its fluke come out of the water. Then the captain went out to "play" with the dolphins. They swam all around the boat and leaped out of the water. On our way back into the harbor we spotted sea lions on the bell buoy near the breakwater. They were barking away.The trip ended with a gorgeous sunset!
Rating: 4
enjoyed the evening
Sun, Sep 11, 11   12:45 PM vfrpapa Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
good crew
Rating: 4
Great fun
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Sep 9, 11   2:00 PM Ianwhite Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
If you enjoy a short exhilerating boatride then this is for you. Dolphins are almost guaranteed which is fantastic anyway and to see whales would be the icing on the cake.
Rating: 4
Blue Whales not best seen from a Boat
Tue, Sep 6, 11   5:00 PM sannis Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
While the boat ride was pleasent and the crew very good and the Tuesday 50% off deal is great, trying to see Blue Whales from a boat is not the best. No fault to the crew, Blue Whales basically stay below the surface and when they come up it is just for a little while and all you can see is a small part of their hump where the spout is. They do not breach like the other whales and if you see their tail consider yourself extremely lucky. Simply put, if you really want to see a Blue Whale get in a small sightseeing plane or helicopter that will take you out for approx $125/pp and you will be able to see the whole whale from the air. The pods of dolphins that you usually see are the highlight of the trip. Glad I went and experienced it but also glad I only paid 50% of regular price. Next time I take to the air!
Rating: 5
The pilot provide great information
Tue, Sep 6, 11   2:00 PM sooner1134 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
the crew was very helpful and friendly and we SAW WHALES
Rating: 5
Good trip
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Mon, Sep 5, 11   12:00 PM ca555555 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We did not see any whales but we saw a lot of dolphins, they were playing right next to the boat. Boat was clean and the staff was professional.
Rating: 5
We saw two blue whales and a pod of dolphin
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Sep 4, 11   2:00 PM bradhalderma Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a brisk boat ride out as the captain wanted to catch up to the two whales seen earlier headed up the coast. Ocean swells of about 6 feet and 20 mph made for a fun ride for all as we bounced over the waves at the bow of the boat. What a thrill to see those two enormously beatiful creatures gliding accross the surface. Four or five breaths and a deep dive of approximately nine minutes each. We stayed with the whales for about five cycles. The footprint left on the surface demonstated the power these mamals possess. Rizo dolphins rarely allow boats to approach but they did not seem to mind us as we were able to stay with the pod on the surface during the nine minute intervals. So our trip was not dull waiting for the whales to surface and put on their short but spectacular show. We loved it.
Rating: 4
Entertaining two hours
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Sep 4, 11   12:00 PM oconnortrip Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the Noon Whale Watching tour on the catamaran. The boat was clean and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The captain worked diligently to find whales. We had several great whale sightings that were quite impressive. We also really enjoyed the dolphin pod that we encountered. It was helpful that we did not have a full cruise. It would have been pretty crowded with a full boat. The view from the front of the boat was great and we all enjoyed ourselves. Our trip was pretty choppy, so if you have any problems with motion sickness, you need to prepare for that. The parking lot has a four hour maximum and they do have attendants patrolling the lot, so plan your trip so you fit into that time frame. The company doesn't provide permits for the two hour tours. We almost ran out of time because we had brunch before the tour.
Rating: 5
Great intro. to deep sea fishing!
Sat, Sep 3, 11   10:00 AM maldwir Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I like the fact that there are experienced fishermen on board to help people out. Ducks kept getting my bait and the deck hands came to untangle them. They also helped out if someone's line got caught or tangled with someone else's line.They even fillet your fish for you for $1!
Rating: 3
Good trip
Sat, Sep 3, 11   6:30 AM MikeZenns Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The overall trip was good. The Hands where helpful. Trip was smooth and eventful. Come time to leave I ask the deck hand where are the numbers on the sacks. He said I took them off. I asked him how am I suppose to find these 3 bags. Number 10,20 and,39. He replied oh I know where they are. So I said can you get them for me, and he said sure. Then he says I can't find them how many fish are you missing? To which I replied 3. He said someone must have taken them. No kidding I replied. I have been on trips in Oceanside, San Diego and other places too. And they all make sure this doesn't happen. So good trip poor deck hand. I will probably stick to what I am use to in the future. It's ok for catch and release but that wasn't want I was looking for in this trip. Also the other two guys that I was picking up the fish for were not to happy either. I still tipped him 5 dollars.
Rating: 4
GREAT SIGHTINGS
Tue, Aug 30, 11   5:00 PM GAELPARENT Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Hundreds of dolphins and several blue whales. I have probably been on 50 or more whale watches and had a great time. Only complaint is not enough seating if you must sit get onboard early. happy watching enjoy
Rating: 5
Wonderful Catamaran Adventure!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Aug 26, 11   12:00 PM Tabbbey73 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The guide and crew of the catamaran were great and within about 20 minutes of the trip two Blue whales were spotted along with hundreds of Common dolphins. Our guide was very knowledgable giving us information about the blue whales and the Common dolphins. This was truly a wonderful experience and I would reccomend this two hour trip to anyone who enjoys the outdoors.