Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 315 14 = 301 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 649 21 = 628 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,344 34 = 1,310 97% 4.5
All 4,651 9,666 344 = 9,322 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 4.7
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 Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sat, Jun 21  2:00 PM kelliclarke Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and Steve were great. Very informative and friendly. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Hoping to eat ocean fish
Fri, Jun 20  5:30 PM ellisfamily Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a great time for our family! We enjoyed the boat ride, the staff was very kind and helpful with all of our needs. We were able to catch fish and it was fun for our kids to experience ocean fishing. They were a little disappointed that the fish we caught were not big enough to meet the legal catch and keep size. Overall it was a really great time to experience ocean fishing! Thanks Dana Wharf Sportfishing!
Rating: 5
We LOVED it!
Fri, Jun 20  12:00 PM Emerson96 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had an amazing time. We were not expecting to see whales due to the season but a Minske whale surfaced several times, and he came close to the boat even though tour guide warned us they are kind of shy. We then had tons of dolphins sightings, they were speeding along beside and in front of our boat. So much fun! Clean, on time, knowledgeable guide. Recommended!
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT
Wed, Jun 18  2:00 PM SueMuth Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had the best time. My son and I did this same trip last year and it did not disappoint this year.
Rating: 5
A great boat ride!
Mon, Jun 16  2:00 PM Jsicurn46 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Staff were very accommodating and friendly on the phone and in person. We were on the catamaran and it was awesome! We saw plenty on dolphins but no whales;( but understandable, there's no predicting Mother Nature. We will be returning to use them again soon!
Rating: 4
nice experience
Sun, Jun 15  12:45 PM gaoya139 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
we caught 10 fish and kept 3 of them.
Rating: 5
great experience, we'll do it again
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jun 14  2:30 PM Talbrecht Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our trip from the desert was well worth it Took my folks out for a Father's Day treat. Fully enjoyed it! The captain does his best to get situated for wildlife sightings. In our case whales were a no show. Huge numbers of dolphins, close up, made up for it.
Rating: 4
nice
Thu, Jun 12  5:00 PM LagunaGirl52 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
very nice and relaxing to be out on the ocean
Rating: 4
next best thing to riding a dolphin
Tue, Jun 10  2:00 PM juliawest Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This is about as close to seeing a dolphin as it gets! They were close enough that I was splashed by their blowholes. Fun to watch them swim with us and do acrobatics. The only improvement is for this company to be more communicative on boarding times. I was there way early because they said to board 30 minutes prior, only to board 30 minutes after departure time.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed being out on the water
Tue, Jun 10  2:00 PM mucha563 Female 40-49 Local Individual
$22.50 for 2 hours out on a boat is a great deal. I knew that it wasn't a prime time to see whales; therefore, I wasn't disappointed that we did not see any. The captain really worked at finding some dolphins, which there wasn't that many but enough to make the trip fun. I get frustrated when people write bad reviews because they did not see a whale, these are not animals in an aquarium, so the captain can not make them stay in one place. I really enjoyed my time out on the water. The boat wasn't too crowded, which I can not say the same for another whale watch boat from another company that was out there at the same time. If you want to hear what the captain is saying you need to be inside or at the front of the boat. I would recommend this trip and I intend on taking the trip another time. Enjoy.
Rating: 5
awesome trip
Tue, Jun 3  2:00 PM Texast68 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a great adventure. We saw a cow and calf fin whale. Captain and crew were very Informative. My niece had the best time.
Rating: 3
We didn't see any whales!!!
Tue, Jun 3  12:00 PM andrealexus1 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw a lot of dophines but I've been on dophin watches before in TX and was looking forward to see some whales. We did see a few sea loins, so I guess that was a plus.
Rating: 4
very fun but slighty frustrating
Sun, Jun 1  6:30 AM mggile2323 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our (my husband and I) first fishing trip on the ocean. We went in the morning when my husband thought the fishing would be better. It wasn't as cold on the ocean as we thought it would be, which was nice. My husband and I both haven't been fishing for years and we didn't really know what to expect. It was a little frustrating on our part just not knowing what to do at all. (The reels we used were top of the line and brand new last time I fished...) For the first part of the trip, we were on the side of the boat because it was less crowded. (There were approx 25 other people with us). My line got incredibly tangled and we weren't catching anything, while other people around us seemed to be reeling them up nonstop. When my line was tangled, we had to wait about 10 mins for one of the guys to come over and fix it. He told us we should fish off the back of the boat but there never seemed to be an open spot. When we made our way over, the crew had (what appeared to be) regulars move out of the way so we could try to catch something. We caught and released many fish after that, but it was still crowded. Every time we got stuck in kelp, the crew helped us, and so did the people who had done this before. Their advice helped a lot. At first, we got conflicting advice on our fishing lines. We were told to fish off the bottom using the weights that came with the hooks, then we were told to take the weights off and aim the bait towards the kelp. (The second option worked better). We caught and kept 1 fish that was large enough, but we never got it cleaned and unfortunately left it behind because we were from out of town and didn't know what we'd do with it or how/where we'd cook it. If the company had an option for things like that we didn't know about it and it was never mentioned. Overall, it was a lot of fun and something I'm sure we'll do again. The crew was really knowledgeable and friendly, even though there weren't enough of them to go around for a brief time. The price we paid was worth it. It was great to watch the seals circle the boat and even steal fish right from our hooks. Watching the crew clean the fish was pretty cool too. The experience as a whole was great, there was too much fun stuff to let the minor let downs ruin it. Expect to come back covered in fish scales. :)
Rating: 4
Great fun!!
Tue, May 27  2:00 PM BMikki Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Even though we did not see whale (seems we missed the migration period by a week or two), we saw hundreds of dolphins and a large group of sea lions. Fun day out with family. Already planning another trip soon!
Rating: 3
Nice dolphin show but no whales
Mon, May 26  10:00 AM mrsramirez Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The boat was very nice and not crowded. We encountered bottlenose dolphins but no whales. We could've spent more time watching the dolphins.