Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,317 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 149 327 4 = 323 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 352 783 17 = 766 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 588 1,348 31 = 1,317 97% 4.6
All 4,505 9,353 330 = 9,023 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 512 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 340 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 228 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 209 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 2  2:30 PM wpsmith51 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We saw 8 whales. Too of coool
Rating: 4
Rough weather, but Cpt Jack found whales!
Sat, Mar 1  8:00 AM rodsteel Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was raining and rough weather to start. We weren't sure they would go out in the rain, but they had a full ship, so they went! It was fun, and wet (mostly due to rain). Water was choppy, but cant blame that on the sea men. They did a great job teaching about whales and their migration routes. We did see a few groups of greys, and our Capt got us to a group that were doing fluke (tail) breaches! That was awesome to see. My girls (13 & 16) LOVED it and would love to go again... when it's warmer and dry! No dolphins on our trip. :(
Rating: 3
Nice boat -- No whales
Mon, Feb 24  12:00 PM Dwarfjr1 Female Unspecified Local Family Without Children
Though this is supposed to be the peak season for migrating grey whales neither our cruise, nor the one that preceded us, saw a single whale. I've been on ten whale-watching excursions in different areas, and this is the first time I've come home without seeing whales. While the vendor provides rain-check tickets, good for another cruise at some future date, this isn't really satisfactory. When people are doing this as tourists from some far-away place, the odds that they will be able to use the rain-checks are very slim. We were hosting family from back East, and they were very disappointed.
Rating: 5
Spectacular day
Sun, Feb 23  12:00 PM Lleinbman Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This was just a wonderful experience. The weather was lovely with blue skies and cool temperatures. The boat ride was pretty smooth. We saw lots of dolphins and several seals. I was beginning to wonder if we were going to see any whales when the captain asked us to hold on because he was going to pick up speed. About ten minutes later he announced that a pair of grey whales had been spotted in the area we were now cruising. And about a minute later we were treated to the presence of whales. We cruised along with them for what seemed like a long time, and just as we're were about to leave one of them breeched, not once , but three or four times. It was marvelous. This is something we will do again. Bring warm clothing and sun tan lotion!
Rating: 5
fantastic experience
Sun, Feb 23  10:00 AM bhentz01 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
we were lucky enough to have a grey whale swim right under the boat
Rating: 5
Can't wait to go again!
Sat, Feb 22  12:00 PM Jwoolsey Female 60-69 Local Individual
This "tour" exceeded all expectations. The crew was helpful, polite and patient. Have been on other whale watching vessels but they pale in comparison. Was not disappointed in the sightings and the pilot of the vessel knew exactly where to go for the ultimate experience. Also provided was overall education about whales, habitats, etc. That was quite enlightening and appreciated. Whales and dolphins were spectacular. Will definitely go again.
Rating: 5
Great experience.
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM dtortora Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a nice boat ride, very informative and we did get to see grey whales and dolphins!!
Rating: 5
Terrific...very informative and accomodating...
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM BKancigor Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Would highly recommend
Rating: 4
Fun Trip, take it
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM solutionssc Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
We only saw two whales, but we did see over a thousand dolphins in the water all at once. Yes, a gigantic pod of dolphins. I have seen many dolphins in my time, but never so manay in one spot. They were swimming and diving all around the boat for 20 minutes. It is a fun ride even if there are no whales. Constructive criticisim, the guide talked continually. He needs to give it a rest occasionally.
Rating: 5
Tue, Feb 18  12:00 PM ellenfontana Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This whale watching journey was everything we hoped for! Our Captain was also a Naturalist and really knowledgable about the migrating whale population and surrounding sea mammals. He went way out of his way to track two whales he'd seen on the trip before ours and was able to locate them lolling in the waters about 9 miles down the coast. I thought I knew a lot about whales until I heard his narrative about them and it was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend the Dana Pride Whale watching event. Advice: Dress warmly in layers and, if you're tall, try to let the little people stand in front of you!
Rating: 5
Fun morning
Tue, Feb 18  10:00 AM cshafer07 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Look forward to going again
Rating: 3
Not What I Hoped For
Mon, Feb 17  2:30 PM krz4kc Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I know it's not possible to guarantee whale sightings, and the captain did follow one whale because that's all that was in the area, but it was very hard to see the whale with all the other people standing by the edge of the boat. Other small boats in the area were spooking that whale so he barely showed, and certainly didn't show his tail. Also, the company switched me to a different time and different boat a few hours before the scheduled trip, after I paid to go out on the better trip, on the Catamaran. That was disappointing. Not sure if I would go with this company for future whale watching trips.
Rating: 5
Always a good experience
Mon, Feb 17  2:30 PM ALVAREZDAD Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Staff on Dana Wharf are experienced and courteous, they announce things well on the boat as to where you are going, what you may or may not see, safety etc. Overall a good experience even when there are no whales to see. You never know what you will come to find. Definitely worth it for the whole family
Rating: 5
Mon, Feb 17  12:00 PM hapar1111 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Rating: 4
Always a good day!
Mon, Feb 17  10:00 AM maddscot Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We enjoy our local area and businesses and we are lucky enough to live in an area with such great outdoor adventures. As always Dana Wharf provides a great experience and no matter if we see whales or not it is always a good time on the water. The only issue I have is that there are so many options on ticket prices. We saw a variety of prices from $45 down to $15. Please standardize this as much as possible