Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,174 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 210 474 11 = 463 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 291 661 13 = 648 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,206 32 = 1,174 96% 4.6
All 4,333 8,971 323 = 8,648 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 321 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 157 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 10 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great crew, good times!
Wed, Jul 21, 10   6:30 AM CathyMash Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
My wife, our 4 kids aged 5 to 12, father-in-law and myself went on the 1/2 day (5 hour) morning trip on a Wednesday. Not too crowded - maybe 20-25 passengers plus the crew on the Sum Fun boat. Very cool guys working the boat - all very helpful with the kids and myself. I could tell they were focused on everyone having as good a time as possible. This was my 3rd or 4th time going out on one of Dana Wharf Sportfishing's boats - always fun!
Rating: 4
Great familly event!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 20, 10   2:00 PM ferrintd Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The two hour timeframe was perfect to keep everyone interested.
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching Trip
Sun, Jul 18, 10   2:00 PM tiffywill Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This is definitely the ebst boat to go on for whale watching. Larry and Mike are great and they also have a bar, drinks and food onboard. We had a great time and would recommend to everyone
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 18, 10   2:00 PM sarajo Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I reccommend this for anyone! My husband and I went on this cruise for our 1 year anniversary. We both thought it was awesome! We were surrounded by 500-1,000 common dolphins! They were playing with the bow of the boat they were jumping all around us and we even saw several mamas with their babies! If you get a chance to go on this cruise do it! We loved it! It was AWESOME! Deffinetly worth the money!!! And the crew was great!
Rating: 4
Sun, Jul 18, 10   10:00 AM buckland Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Guys on the boat were great. The guys need to police the shifing on fisherman on the back when fishing the kelp. They announced a rotation but many people remained in place.
Rating: 4
it was fun not to crowded
Sat, Jul 17, 10   5:30 PM JAMWill Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
it was my third time sea fishing 2nd with my 11 year old. we had lots of fun we caught lots of fish only one keeper. deck hands were very attentive. I would recommend it especially at this price.
Rating: 5
Good Friendly Fishing Trip
Sat, Jul 17, 10   5:30 PM judyshih430 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Twilight Fishing was fun... not too hot and fish were biting....Very exciting to pull out fish... it was definitely worth the money to go try this activity for people who were not the regulars...
Rating: 5
Great weather, great service!
Sat, Jul 17, 10   2:00 PM socalcowboy Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The service on board was tremendous. Very pleasant and knowledgeable crew. Ease of buying tickets and check in was also superb. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Crew was very helpful!
Sat, Jul 17, 10   6:30 AM jschafer Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
fishing stunk but crew was exceptional.
Rating: 2
Boat was too crowded
Fri, Jul 16, 10   12:00 PM davidlmellon Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat was over sold and congested. Reel Time is too tight for such a group including children. I would not want to go out on Reel Time again. The Captain only moved spots once despite meager bottom fishing. I think the captain should have searched out more bottom fishing which was the tackle most were issued and carrying. Calico bass were hitting on the surface, but few had the proper tackle. Those with the light tackle crowded onto the rail where kelp was present and the fish were biting on the surface. The customers with light tackle did not adhere to the rotation that was set up by the captain. They pushed to the rail adding further congestion to the children trying to enjoy a day of fishing. Overall, a very frustrating day, rather than the enjoyable day that was expected.
Rating: 5
Fun for the entire family!
Thu, Jul 15, 10   5:30 PM elopezcreek Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We were a group of 4: 10-y/o daughter, mom, grandma & grandpa. All of us had a really fun time. The deckhands were very friendly and helpful, as were the rest of the anglers. We will definitely recommend this trip to friends and family, and hope to go again soon ourselves.
Rating: 4
Thu, Jul 15, 10   12:00 PM marylag2 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Great experience for anybody. Of course we had a perfect day. Giant pods of dolphins. No whales, but sharing the experience with our grandson was priceless.
Rating: 4
Fishin Fun
Thu, Jul 15, 10   10:00 AM don22136 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Took my grandson (18) on his first ever ocean fishing trip. We were on the Clemente 1/2 day boat. The crew was great helping with tangles and hooked fish. My grandson seems now hooked on fishing saltwater. Said he had a great time. Fishing started off a little slow as we were fishing on the starboard side. Took us 3 rotations before we were near the stern which is the best place to fish, especially if you are anchored and we were. We caught all but 2 of our fish near the stern. We caught maybe 12 fish; a combination of barracuda, calicos and sandbass. We had a very enjoyable time and he can't wait to go again. Only complaint was that we didn't do a rotation for about the first 2 hours on the boat and then did 3 in the last two or so hours. Rotations should have a regular time such as every 30 minutes or so to give everyone a chance to fish some at the stern. First rotation was at the request of a customer. And some SPECIAL fisherman fished the stern the entire time. That should not be allowed!
Rating: 1
too many people
Thu, Jul 15, 10   10:00 AM jaksiemash Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
they had over 50 people on the boat, there was not enough room to fish, the lines were constantly tangleing, shoulders bumping, waiting for bait, etc they also catered to the people who they knew, at the expense of the people who, just wanted to have a good time with their families.
Rating: 5
Fun and excitement
Tue, Jul 13, 10   5:00 PM MarleneKande Female 70+ Local Family With Children
The water was very choppy, so, as the tour guide explained, we didn't see any whales, but we did see lots of dolphins which played around the boat. My teenage granddaughter and 21 year old grandson loved it. I did too. They said it was like being on a rollercoaster at times. We were splashed a little, but it felt good having a spray of saltwater on your face. You could sit or stand, and you could be outside or inside. There were restrooms. It was a comfortable and very interesting trip. Don't forget your jackets, sunscreen, sunglasses, and Dramamine.