Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,307 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 189 417 15 = 402 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 337 744 19 = 725 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,341 34 = 1,307 96% 4.5
All 4,615 9,592 341 = 9,251 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 642 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 324 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 200 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 125 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
No whale...no refund
Sat, Apr 23, 11   4:00 PM minamu1 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The boat ride was nice and not over-crowded; the crew were friendly. Unfortunately, we did not see any whales on our trip. They offered a "whale check" ticket to everyone to return in the future for a free trip. The ticket has no expiration. However, given that we were out-of-towners, that did not help us much. We'd have to be back in LA to benefit from this. They refused to give us a refund either. One of their staff suggested we "give the tickets to some stranger".... how weird. Nice boat ride though... for $30 a pop.
Rating: 5
Great experience with friendly staff
Sat, Apr 23, 11   12:00 PM renzim Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great value...friendly and knowledgeable staff; very safe cruise; well worth the price of the tickets. Great experience. Definitely would recommend it and also would do it again.
Rating: 5
Fishing the local spots
Sat, Apr 23, 11   6:30 AM makoscott Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We always enjoy the Dana Wharf fishing trips. They know the local spots and put you right on the fish. Wheter its the long range, catalina or local hot spots. You will catch 'em.
Rating: 5
Great Experience; Highly recommended
Fri, Apr 22, 11   12:00 PM mkairis Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My husband and I had our 2 nephews in town from Chicago (ages 14 & 17); since it was too cold for the beach, yet we wanted to get them near the ocean, we thought this would be a great way - affordable and on the water. We didn't know what to expect as far as the wildlife, but we hit the jackpot - whale, pod of 100's of dolphins, sea lions and then a mother whale w/calf - the experience was amazing and the pictures incredible - they look like something you'd see on TV. On the flip side, my sister was in with her family (3 boys, ages 8-11) a month ago, and they did this. Unfortunately, they didn't see any marine life. However, they did get 2 hours out on the ocean and got their money back (just as it was promised ). While the experiences were on the both ends of the spectrum in regards to the marine life seen, the experiences were both great. I have already recommended it to some friends @ work and I will be doing this again!
Rating: 5
Two great experiences!
Thu, Apr 21, 11   2:00 PM BLecuona Unspecified 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
We recently brought friends visiting from Pittsburgh on a whale watching trip. The adults and kids enjoyed it completely. We were lucky enough to follow a mother whale with her baby for a long time, and to top it off, they were joined by several bottle nose dolphin! I could not have been happier to share the experience with my good friends! A once in a lifetime experience for many!
Rating: 4
Family outing with the Grandparents/In-laws
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 20, 11   2:00 PM NTrujillo Female 30-39 Local Other
Great time on the ocean. We knew it was late in the season to spot whales, but we decided to give it a try. We did not see any whales, but did see a few sea lions and a huge pod of common dolphins...even babies. The crew was very friendly and tried their hardest to find us something to see. It was a fun time for my three boys (9, 6 and 1 1/2) as well. We will go back again.
Rating: 5
You gotta do this!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 20, 11   10:00 AM CsLunar Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I can't begin to express in words how much we enjoyed this excursion. The dolphins swam with the boat for quite a while, right directly next to us! We got such beautiful pictures. The water was so clear, we could watch them under water and they jumped and played as if putting on a show. It was Awesome! We saw mamas with new babies. When we got far enough offshore our Captain began searching for whales. It didn't take long. He spotted a Fin Whale and explained that they are the second largest Whale in the world. We think there were actually two but it was hard to tell cause they stay under water longer than other species of whale. All n all, it was the experience of a lifetime. If you get the opportunity to take this trip, by all means DO IT!! It was well worth it. I wish I could post my pictures for you to see. Guess you're just gonna have to go see for yourself :)
Rating: 5
Wonderful Family Day
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 20, 11   10:00 AM TenaC67 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was a great way to spend a day off with the kids. Even though the fin whale was elusive we got great shots of the common dolphins. We seem to forget all of the beautiful adventures that are so close to home. We have already made plans to take another tour!!
Rating: 5
it was great! Would definitely do again.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 19, 11   2:00 PM rowbear19 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
No whales, but literally thousands of dolphins that frolicked around the boat and wake.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable trip with knowledgeable crew
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 19, 11   2:00 PM carlpete Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
Although no whales were sighted, we saw lots of dolphins. Lots of fun.
Rating: 5
It was an awesome experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 19, 11   12:00 PM FloSnyder Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I thought this event was very educational for my 6 year old niece. The Tour Guide provided much needed information on the ride and pointed out sea life and explained their contribution to Sea Life!
Rating: 5
Beautiful 2 hours on the water
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 19, 11   12:00 PM maineteach Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had decided to see California from the water and had settled on a whale watch. What a great surprise to find 1/2 price Tuesday. The crew was friendly, the water was calm and the dolphins fun to watch. I am still determined to see a whale. Maybe next time?
Rating: 4
Very polite and informative crew, great boat ride,
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 19, 11   12:00 PM Julierun Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
No whales but lots of dolphin and sea lions. Beautiful on the ocean - good ride
Rating: 5
Delightful Way to Spend a Couple of Hours
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 19, 11   10:00 AM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Entertaining and educational even though we saw no whales. The crew went to great lengths to keep us amused and informed. Lots of dolphins. Lots of fun.
Rating: 5
Great Show Put on by Hundreds of Dolphins
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 19, 11   10:00 AM BarbaraBoyd Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Although there were no whales in sight, the show that the hundreds of dolphins provided was great. The weather couldn't have been better and the information provided by the crew was most interesting. They were very patient with all of our questions. I never would have known that so many dolphins would be in a pod. Also the interesting way the birds gave the signal to the dolphins as to where the fish were was something I wouldn't have imagined. Great trip and I will be back hopefully to see a blue whale!