Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 201 456 10 = 446 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,338 8,984 323 = 8,661 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 328 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Skipper favors starboard side.
Tue, Aug 24, 10   5:00 PM 3fishermen Male 70+ Local Family With Children
The skipper always positioned the boat for starboard side viewing from 2:00 o'clock position relative to the bow. We were on the 10:00 o'clock position on the bow and were only able to get a little view through the people standing against the starboard bow rail. It would be nice if he could bring the boat about so the entire length of the boat could get a view of the whale. I don't think many people on the boat even saw it.
Rating: 4
Bad count
Thu, Aug 19, 10   10:00 AM chmieljan Male 70+ Local Individual
No baiting
Rating: 4
ok boat ride ...
Sun, Aug 15, 10   10:00 AM jimslivka47 Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
not really a whale watch.....good dolphin adventure.....good narration for them..I..would have like to know the frequency of a chance to see a whale or whales instead of " the capt worked real hard to find one yesterday".......or as we turned for port we were told " now we will go back and see the whale the capt spotted "..........which was really never brought up again as we returned to port with no further mention of any whale s.........i realize these sittings are hit and miss from other whale watch trips i have been on. clean boat,really courteous crew.
Rating: 5
Catermaran Adventure
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 10, 10   2:00 PM xtexgran6 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was one of the better Whale Watching tours we have been on. We saw Blue Whales, Dolphins & Sea Lions. Crew quite nice.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 3, 10   10:00 AM jbaglin Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
We sighted 5 Blue Whales on this trip. We even saw a tail flip twice. Would recommend this to anyone. The 1/2 price Tuesday made it even more spectacular
Rating: 4
Fishin Fun
Thu, Jul 15, 10   10:00 AM don22136 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Took my grandson (18) on his first ever ocean fishing trip. We were on the Clemente 1/2 day boat. The crew was great helping with tangles and hooked fish. My grandson seems now hooked on fishing saltwater. Said he had a great time. Fishing started off a little slow as we were fishing on the starboard side. Took us 3 rotations before we were near the stern which is the best place to fish, especially if you are anchored and we were. We caught all but 2 of our fish near the stern. We caught maybe 12 fish; a combination of barracuda, calicos and sandbass. We had a very enjoyable time and he can't wait to go again. Only complaint was that we didn't do a rotation for about the first 2 hours on the boat and then did 3 in the last two or so hours. Rotations should have a regular time such as every 30 minutes or so to give everyone a chance to fish some at the stern. First rotation was at the request of a customer. And some SPECIAL fisherman fished the stern the entire time. That should not be allowed!
Rating: 5
Fun and excitement
Tue, Jul 13, 10   5:00 PM MarleneKande Female 70+ Local Family With Children
The water was very choppy, so, as the tour guide explained, we didn't see any whales, but we did see lots of dolphins which played around the boat. My teenage granddaughter and 21 year old grandson loved it. I did too. They said it was like being on a rollercoaster at times. We were splashed a little, but it felt good having a spray of saltwater on your face. You could sit or stand, and you could be outside or inside. There were restrooms. It was a comfortable and very interesting trip. Don't forget your jackets, sunscreen, sunglasses, and Dramamine.
Rating: 4
Great day
Wed, Jul 7, 10   10:00 AM arthuresmith Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Not many fish caught, crew very friendly and helpful
Rating: 5
Money well spent
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 22, 10   4:00 PM Beamarsden Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were welcomed in a very friendly manner and given clear directions to the loading dock. As people were disembarking we waited and the crew tidied the deck and brought fresh supplies aboard. I was assisted to board and found a cosy corner to enjoy the ride. We were given instructions on safety and where to "feed" the fish if we felt inclined. :o) I was reassured that there were lifejackets available. One of the crew came and talked to my husband and I about whales and even loaned us a book. We were disappointed not to find whale but the abundance of dolphin more than made up for that. My daughter says that was the best part and she will never again visit the area without including a Catamaran Adventure. It was a great time and we were treated royally.
Rating: 5
Enthusiastically Recommended
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:00 PM jameswfink Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
Loved it. Great crew and an outstanding time.
Rating: 4
Great whale watching!
Thu, Jun 10, 10   12:00 PM tompkins Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great whale watching trip! Captain was very knowledgeable and we followed and watched the whale for more than an hour. Seas were calm, weather beautiful, and the boat very comfortable.
Rating: 5
Zerve ticketing process was easy and the event fun
Tue, May 25, 10   5:00 PM drannzerve Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I did not think I would like the Dana Wharf whale watching ocean adventure, but the Zerve ticketing people were so helpful and enthusiastic that I decided to surprise my guy with advance tickets. It was way better than I had expected. It was pretty exciting when we actually saw not just any whale but a playful humpback whale, which is a variety not usually seen near the coast off Southern California. The staff did a great job of moving the boat around to give us the best possible photo opps and the whale cooperated by coming up again and again and showing us water spouts, summersaults, and that pretty tail. Best of all, the tickets were half price. I would definitely go again. Just be sure to bring lip gloss, sun screen and a warm jacket, as the light reflects off the waves even when there are clouds in the sky, and the weather a mile out on the water is about 10 degrees colder than on shore, with a biting wind for the unprepared.
Rating: 4
Nice trip
Sun, May 16, 10   6:30 AM jackwd Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
It was very overcast with two seals following us at every stopr we made. The weather and the seals made for poor fishing, but just getting out with your friends and having a good time is a great way to go. The crew and captain were great. Had a great time.
Rating: 4
Pleasant afternoon on the water
Tue, Mar 23, 10   12:00 PM BurtCarrieG Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Disappointed that there were no whales - but the dolphin display was great. the boat crew was knowledgable and pleasant. Great afternoon in the sun on the water. Good value for the money.
Rating: 5
Awsome Trip
Thu, Mar 18, 10   12:00 PM lesliemata Unspecified 70+ Local Individual
From the moment i bought the tickets to the end of the trip it was great service all the way.everyone was friendly and very helpful .The food on the boat was very good !!!!.It was a group of 13 seniors they loved it and this trip will be on our list next year again. Thank you