Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 473 11 = 462 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,337 8,981 323 = 8,658 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 325 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) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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: 5
Great Experience!
Sat, Jan 29, 11   12:00 PM amaznkellbo Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This is something to share with your family. My kids (6 & 2 yrs) loved watching the dolphins leap in and out the water, see the whales & watching a sea lion swim around. This was our 2nd time to go on Dana Wharf's Tour and it's been great both times. A must see!
Rating: 5
The experience was amazing!
Sat, Jan 29, 11   12:00 PM CathyFoster Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The weather was perfect ! It could have been cold and windy. The boat is roomy with plenty of seating if you get in line early. The Captain was informative. We followed 3 whales for about 45 minutes. The captain then took us to see a pod of Dolphins numbering 50+. This was the real show. The adults as well as the children were so excited. It was a great experience!
Rating: 5
Fri, Jan 28, 11   2:00 PM IRENEREVA Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Two seniors with a a ten year old boy...............It was a wonderfu experience. We experienced one whale and a pod of dolphins on a beautiful day. The crew were very informative. Couldn't ask for more.........maybe a $3 hot dog instead of $5. Thanks
Rating: 4
Wonderful tour
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM JanetKolker Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We really enjoyed this tour. Although we did not see any whales, we saw lots of dolphins. The crew was friendly and informative. Would highly recommend this tour to others.
Rating: 4
Saw dolphins, but no whales
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM smiles56 Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
We saw lots of dolphins, but no whales. however, at half price, and 78 degrees and sunny, what's not to like? We enjoyed it even if we didn't see whales!
Rating: 4
Good time, two dolphin pods, knowledgable staff
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM dvarey Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales but we did see two different dolphin pods (common and Rizzo). Staff were extremely knowledgable about marine life which made the trip very enjoyable and interesting. We ended up staying out nearly 30 minutes longer as we found the pod of Rizzo's later in the trip which was very much appreciated. Beautiful day to be out on the ocean!!!
Rating: 4
If only the whales cooperated
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM seasick Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
All of the folks and equipment associated with trip were great. Only problem was no whales. Probably be back for another try.
Rating: 5
Fun and relaxing afternoon
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM Smilinmary Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The weather was perfect, the ocean was clear, the captain knowledgeable the only thing missing was a whale! Still, we did see some fantastic dolphins. Fun and relaxing.
Rating: 5
Great Trip!
Tue, Jan 25, 11   12:00 PM JANETMCNEILL Female 50-59 Local Individual
Although we go "skunked" we did enjoy a nice trip out on the water.
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip and great value for money
Mon, Jan 24, 11   2:00 PM matthird Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I took this trip during our vacation from the UK on January 24th . We saw 2 grey whales on their migration, but this was not the highlight for us as we have seen whales up much closer in Newfoundland, Canada. The best part for us was the large pod of, according to our guide 1000+ common dolphins. They were all around the boat, in front, behind, to the sides. This was fantastic. If you want to see dolphins and whales don't go to Sea World, take this tour! Brilliant, and with very knowledgeable guides!
Rating: 5
Very Fun Experience!!!
Sun, Jan 23, 11   2:00 PM unwedsailor Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Me and my wife had a blast watching a gray whale and all the dolphins. The captain of the boat was very knowledgeable and very nice to talk to. I highly recommend this to any and everyone! We will definitely come again.
Rating: 5
Great fun! Highly recommended!
Sun, Jan 23, 11   2:00 PM ElianaFarias Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
From beginning to end, the customer service was excellent. I was running a few minutes late and they were considerate enough to wait for me just a couple of minutes as I made my way through the parking lot, not only that, but as I literally got onto the boat, I had a customer service representative call me to see if I had been able to make it after all! Now that's service! Our guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and you can tell this is not just a job for him, but his calling in life! I and my friend had a great time, learned a lot, and got to see a fantastic whale and playful dolphins...can't wait to go back again next time!
Rating: 3
It was just OK
Sun, Jan 23, 11   12:00 PM Gilda63 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We were out there for around 2 hours. It was a nice and pleasant day. We only saw one grey whale going by. Seeing a grey whale surface and then dive down showing off its beautiful fluke, was spectacular. But somehow I expected more out of this short trip, I was hoping to see more whales, maybe some species of dolphins but for me , personally, after the 15 minutes of watching the beautiful whale, the trip was kinda flat. Not much else to see but the ocean. I guess its all luck, one day you see everything, the other not so much.
Rating: 5
A wonderful Sunday getaway for our family
Sun, Jan 23, 11   10:00 AM hana123 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The boat was great with lot's of room to move around. The crew was fabulous. The captain was great with his knowledge of wildlife and the chef made us yummy breakfast sandwiches. Everyone was kind and friendly. We got to see Common dolphins, a Grey whale, and some sea lions. I would recommend this excursion to everyone. Thank you, Stefanie Griffin
Rating: 4
We saw whales!!
Sun, Jan 23, 11   10:00 AM azbryants Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
..and dolphins! A great ride, the captain and crew were entertaining and very knowledgeable. Word to the motion-sickness prone: don't go down to the galley to sit. Stay up top, where you get plenty of air, and are up higher! Besides, you can see forever up top!