Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,320 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
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= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 189 412 12 = 400 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 375 823 20 = 803 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,351 31 = 1,320 97% 4.5
All 4,588 9,530 338 = 9,192 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 600 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 327 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 216 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 152 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Good policy
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, May 30, 11   12:00 PM cinemaridden Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Well, my trip was one of those unfortunate outings where we didn't see any dolphins or whales. A rarity to be sure. Thankfully the crew was very good about pointing out other things of interest to make the outing enjoyable. And, because we didn't see any dolphins or whales we were given a whale check which is good until the end of time. All we have to do is come back and we get another outing FOR FREE. So yeah, I think while the trip was a bit disappointing the company is very good in making sure that their customers are happy. Oh, and the food on the ship is actually VERY TASTY. Did not expect that. Good job!
Rating: 2
The boat is not safe for children. No seats
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 28, 11   5:00 PM ADELABUSAMRA Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat ride was too expensive for what we got. an old boat, no seats to accommodate the passengers. The sea was very rough, many of the passengers scared and crying, no word from the captain or the staff. I will not take my family on this boat again as it is not safe for children.
Rating: 2
Not Worth it.. Over Hyped
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 28, 11   5:00 PM Debdatta Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We thought that it would be lots of fun. First the boat/vessel kept changing and they did not know which one was going. Very simple objective - You see even a few dolphins you are done. I am not sure what additional they show you other than being on the boat for two hours. It is over priced for sure, just to be on the boat and see some dolphins...
Rating: 4
Great Time
Sat, May 28, 11   12:00 PM ryp2006 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We drove down from Los Angeles to enjoy the harbor for the day. I enjoy whales and dolphins, but since you aren't always guaranteed to see whales don't be disappointed. We saw a ton of dolphins and the crew was very knowledgable about marine life. We enjoyed ourselves and will most likely do it again later in the summer.
Rating: 4
evening outing to search for whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, May 27, 11   5:00 PM Kellie_Chest Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a beautiful evening. I and my daughter and her husband went out in search of whales-hopefully blues. Saw tons of dolphins, two pods heading toward one another and meeting. Fabulous to watch them cavort together and beside the boat. They are so curious and interactive. They swim sideways so that they can eyeball the humans in the boat! Delightful. No whales that evening but....you can't orchestrate nature!
Rating: 5
Wonderful!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, May 26, 11   5:00 PM brockert Female 60-69 Unspecified Family Without Children
Wonderful! Didn't see any whales, but saw lots of dolphins and sea birds.
Rating: 4
Good times
Tue, May 24, 11   5:00 PM rob58ert Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a good time viewing dolphins...beautiful day, smooth water just no large whales (dolphins are small whales)
Rating: 4
Great show anytime
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   2:00 PM CRITTENDON Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
The cruise was very pleasant. Although it was near the end of the season and we saw only porpoises (not whales), it was a fun adventure and the cruise and fresh air were worth the trip. We also received free passes to take the cruise again (since we didn't see whales). It was a very smooth ride, and the crew were helpful and informative. We will definitely do this again, and bring more family along.
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   2:00 PM lindalee49 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Didn't see any whales this trip, but did see some dolphins toward the end of the trip. Because we didn't see much, we got our tickets back to go another time. Thought it was great that they were that concerned that we saw more than a few dolphins! The boat is roomy with lots of opportunities to see what's out there. All in all, can't wait to go again!
Rating: 5
My 7 year old loved this activity!!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   12:00 PM 1yculp1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was initially concerned about a 2-hour catamaran ride. My 7 year old son loved it! I was the one popping pepto pills. The Captain was fantastic - my son followed him around asking questions and getting snacks the entire trip. We spent a week in San Diego - we did the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, Balboa Park, and the 2 things my son asked to return for were to hang out on the beach and go on the boat again. We didn't get to see any whales, but we saw Bottlenose dolphins, Common dolphins, and Sea Lions. I will definitely be booking again with Dana's Wharf! The Captain and his crewman were enthusiastic, patient, and welcoming!
Rating: 5
Great time
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   12:00 PM aroundtheweb Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great time will do it again. Boat clean and crew very informative.
Rating: 3
Staff was friendly
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, May 22, 11   5:00 PM samanelson Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The trip was ok, however I didn't feel that the crew tried too hard to find sea life.
Rating: 4
So much fun, we did it again 2 days later
Sun, May 22, 11   12:00 PM Sugarpeeps Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we didn't see any large whales, the crew made sure to find us a great little pod of Rizzo dolphins and a few bottlenoses - it was great fun! We went out again two days later, again no large whales, but common dolphins everywhere - it was a blast to watch those little guys swim along with the boat, so close they actually splashed you when they jumped from the water!
Rating: 5
Excellent staff and a fun time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 21, 11   5:00 PM gjmoreau Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The staff is friendly and the boat crew were very knowledgable of the area. On our trip out, we were put in the middle of a pod of approximately 500 common bottlenose dolphin and got some great photos. No blue whales, but if you go out expecting to see a blue whale, I think you are setting yourself up for a disappointment. It's a great time, go out and expect to at least see some dolphins and other sea life.
Rating: 3
Great activity, subpar boat crew.
Sat, May 21, 11   10:00 AM jholley12 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Enjoyed the day fishing, especially since it was a small group. I could imagine it getting too crowded with a full load. Only real complaint was in regards to the crew. A bunch of young kids who seemed more interested in their time joking around with eachother. Even decided they should clean the boat with everyone on board, having us move out of their way. They could use a reminder of where their paychecks come from. If I'm in the area again, I'll shop around. But not a bad outing for the price.