Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,350 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 98 222 6 = 216 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 290 634 18 = 616 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 621 1,384 34 = 1,350 97% 4.5
All 4,679 9,733 344 = 9,389 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 203 90% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
great two hours on the water
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 12, 11   10:00 AM evansvstar Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw three differant species. Common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and blue whale.
Rating: 2
Not Worth The Cost
Mon, Jul 11, 11   5:30 PM gcram399 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The first three years we did the 1/2 day fishing we were out on the Dana Pride and were very happy with the results. we and everyone else on those trips caught fish. The last two years we ended up on the Clemente and were very dissapointed. Since the purchaser has no control over which boat you get to go out on it's basically a crap shoot. Our party of four caught 3 fish and because one was a non game fish (basically bait) we only got 2 keepers. @ $40 each with license and poles that was $160 for 4 small fillets on an over crowded boat. There were 40 people on our boat and there were only 40 keepers total. On Long Island and Virgina Beach for less money the boats hold just as many people but they also have seating for everyone to get out of the sun/weather because they are longer wider boats, the poles and bait are included and are identicle (personal rigs are not allowed) so there is less time lost untangling lines. I just felt that for the same investment of time and money there are better ways to spend my valuble vacation time than to accept pot luck and end up on a boat that couldn't find fish even if it fell into a bait tank. ALSO, why does it say 5 hours?? We left the dock at 5:30PM and got back to the dock at 9:30PM. That is only four hours total. I think they still owe me an hour. What a rip-off!!!!
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Mon, Jul 11, 11   5:30 PM pjstokman Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I totally enjoyed the trip. The captain and crew were professional and very helpful. While the bite was off, the crew worked hard to try to find the fish and we had a great time anyway. I would highly recommend this trip. It is an excellent value for the money.
Rating: 5
Will go again!
Mon, Jul 11, 11   2:00 PM HazelPhillip Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew tried really hard for the passengers to locate whales to watch, by tracking and anticipating them as they dived and resurfaced. The whales were a little harder to find than the dolphins that swam close by the boat, but the crew was successful and we had an great experience.
Rating: 4
Getting Children Hooked
Sun, Jul 10, 11   12:45 PM stone_hinge Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
For this month’s Father Daughter day, my princess asked to go fishing in the ocean. I have gone out of Dana Warf many times so naturally I went to their website to get more information. They had an offer that was perfect for us. She was free and her pole rental was free. There was a clinic before the trip for the kids to show them how to tie on their hooks and how to properly bait the hook. She was ready to go. Since this was her first trip into the ocean I did not have a lot of expectations for a good time. Sea sickness, boredom and disinterest were my concerns. She loved the boat ride comparing it to a ride. As far as the other two concerns that was a non-issue almost from the first cast. Fishing was horrible because of the sudden water temperature drop but she didn’t care. She landed two fish and has her own “One that got away” story. She was very upset when the captain told us to pull in our lines because we had to head back. The crew was even impressed that she liked getting her own bait since a majority of the other kids (mostly boys) wouldn’t. It was a great bonding day which was the true goal. She is already planning our next fishing trip. By the way she read that you have sleep over trips. I wonder how her Hello Kitty sleeping bag will fit in with the rest of the fishermen’s gear. We will have to see….. Thanks for a great day filled with memories. R. Stone Alta Loma, CA
Rating: 4
Great Excursion
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM bethmarin Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
We went on the evening cruise between 5 and 7 PM - there had been whale sitings reported throughout the day, so we were taken out to an area where they had been feeding. We followed the activity of one whale for much of our trip until the whale's surfacings became too erratic. Noting that it was most the likely the end of a feeding cycle for "our whale", the captain quickly changed course to view another whale in the area. The crew was helpful and provided informative commentary about the whales and their feeding and migration patterns. And the sightings were breathtaking and worth the wait. We enjoyed our trip and would recommend it to anyone who is willing to be flexible, as there is no guarantee that you will get to see the whales during your trip.
Rating: 5
Amazing Anniversary Trip!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   5:00 PM sukabear Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took this cruise for our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was absolutely amazing! I know a lot of it is circumstancial, but we saw 2 blue whales on our trip!!!!! One of them was almost right next to boat. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. The crew was also very nice and informative and we learned a lot about the whales. It was also nice that the crew was very strict about some small children that were being loud and obnoxious. They quieted them down so everyone else could enjoy the trip. It was much appreciated :)
Rating: 5
Never a disappointing experience!
Sat, Jul 9, 11   2:00 PM sjtracey Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We've been out whale watching with Dana Wharf many times, and have never been disappointed. Even on cruises when we haven't seen any whales, the crew does its very best to make it an enjoyable trip, and will seek out (enormous!) pods of dolphin or other sea life to share with the visitors. On our most recent trip this weekend, though, we saw more blue whales than we could keep track of. Through the entire two hours, Captain Larry shared all kinds of interesting facts and information about them as well. It was a trip that we'll never forget!
Rating: 5
Great Experiance!
Sat, Jul 9, 11   12:00 PM kostia26 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Friendly crew! Will defiantly go again!
Rating: 5
A great experience. Would do this again.
Thu, Jul 7, 11   5:30 PM jeqberry Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enjoyed it, but was too short, will do a 3/4 boat nxt time.
Rating: 3
Just okay
Thu, Jul 7, 11   2:00 PM jt8869 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Did not see any whales or dolphins so a little disappointed.
Rating: 5
Epic Adventure!
Wed, Jul 6, 11   5:30 PM Kasondra Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend the evening cruise. There is nothing like it! The crew was amazing, they were all very respectful and knowledgeable. Watch the sun go down as you fish for sea bass...who could ask for more? Definitely going to do this again!
Rating: 4
Enjoy the Boat Ride
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Jul 6, 11   5:00 PM MaryFWong Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The evening we went whale watching was perfect.. calm sea's, warm weather, boat not crowded.. so it was an enjoyable outing for us and my brother and his family visiting from the East Coast. I will say the captain and crew knew where to look and we hung out with the fin whale that was around....saw a pod of dolphins WAY OUT in the distance which were closer to shore and on the way back in - stopped to visit a couple of sea lions hanging out on the buoy. Pretty much that was it... If I did it again, I would definitely do it on 1/2 price Tuesday or wait until Whale Season Migration. The boat was clean, but I don't think the experience was above and beyond, captain and crew had very little interaction with the passengers but didn't hesitate to direct passengers to the tip jar at the end of the 2 hours.
Rating: 4
Nice, roomy boat with accommodating crew.
Wed, Jul 6, 11   12:00 PM Meyersdg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Nice, short trip, just enough for small kids, especially if there are not many whales to find. A little expensive for what you get, however. Coupons don't save much.
Rating: 3
Just OK
Tue, Jul 5, 11   5:00 PM craigwilsey Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was very boring. The boat was crowded and there was no place to sit. Brought along 2 elderly family and was told they could go down below and sit inside where you could not see anything. The crew gave very little narration over the 2 hrs. Saw no whales or any sea life whatsoever. Crew gave very little narration. Since they found no whales on the tour they did hand out free ticket to come again but most people commented they probably wouldn't use it. For 1/2 price it is an ok value for someone who wants to get out on the water on a slow moving vessel but I would not pay full price.