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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great Cruse
Tue, Jul 10, 12   5:00 PM stevepanza Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Wish the crew would provide more information as to what they were doing. I just saw them smoking in the wheelhouse for the last hour of the trip. Would not say that we are looking for dolphins or whales after the first hour and encounter.
Rating: 3
recommand fishing equipment to bring.
Sat, Feb 6, 10   5:30 PM StevePan Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
If landing could provide recommanded outfit for the trip will be helpful.
Rating: 4
Tuesday Whale Watching
Tue, Feb 19, 08   10:00 AM stevenspence Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I'd recomend the Tuesday half price special as the boat had maybe 40 people on it. Our Feb 19th scheduled 10:00 am departure actually left about 10:10, perhaps they were waiting to see if anyone else would show up. They ask you to be dockside a 1/2 hour before the scheduled departure, and free parking is more than adequate. The staff on the boat was friendly and talked about the marine life we happened to see. The trip lasted about 1:45 long and was an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. This is my third whale watching trip and I've yet to see a whale but did see many dolphin and sea lions. The company offers a guarrantee that if you don't see any dolphins or whales you'll get another trip voucher ... trust me, you'll always see dolphins, probably not whales but always dolphins! There is an indoor galley with seating on board in case your hungry or thirsty and I noted that they sell beer and "adult beverages" too. There are resrooms onboard. I would definitly bring a wind breaker or coat with a hood especially if you plan to travel during the winter months and want to watch from the bow (front) of the boat. Camera's are a must and having a pair of binoculars would be a bonus. If you liked the trip, have a couple of dollars handy since they put a "tip" jar next to where you exit the boat. If you've never done something like this and will not be too disapointed if you don't see an actual whale then I say go for it and enjoy the views, atmosphere and ride. I plan on going again sometime in the future since I live locally. Who knows, maybe the fouth time will be the charm to see whales.
Rating: 4
great experience
Tue, May 13  12:00 PM stevensmrha Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great experience. The crew was very friendly and very informative. The captain teaches in his spare time and his knowledge on marine life was evident. Would definitely use them again if I return to sd/la area
Rating: 4
Well-led, informative, whale-watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 28, 10   10:00 AM stevenoxley Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
My family (my sister, brother-in-law and their kids, my brother, and my mom and dad) all enjoyed this great whale-watching expedition. We got to see a bunch of dolphins and a couple of gray whales. The tour guide was very entertaining and informative.
Rating: 5
This was better than we expected!
Mon, Apr 19, 10   10:00 AM stevenleuty Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
This was far beyond what we expected. We thought we would have a good time. Instead, we had a fantastic! time! Highly recommended for families with children. Our son,9, had a blast and came home to talk us into planning another trip. The crew are so helpful and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Aug 19, 11   12:00 PM SteveMeta Unspecified 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I have been on whale-watching tours in many countries and this was the best. Capt Larry is highly knowledgeable about whales, dolphins, sea birds and the region, and is very enthusisatic. We saw lots of dolphins, a sun-fish and a blue whale. Great! The DVD is well worth buying too! I'll be coming again when I am next in California.
Rating: 4
We had a great time!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 28, 11   2:00 PM steveluci Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I went with my wife and two boys, ages 9 and 12. We found the boat clean, on time and the crew very helpful. we went on a Tuesday afternoon 1/2 priced whale watching tour, but did not see any whales, but were not disappointed. We saw plenty of dolphins which were very cool to experience. They seemed to want to entertain us and did a great job. The boat was out to sea for about 2 hours which seemed to be the right amount of time to spend on the water.
Rating: 5
Good Time-Great Deal-2 kids free-good food-grumpy
Sat, Sep 26, 09   6:30 AM steveietheb Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My two sons age 11/12 and I decided to go fishing on the 1/2 day boat. It was a special deal -one paid adult-2 free kids. Hey,you can't beat that deal. The fishing bite was slow but the captain (boat SUMFUN)worked hard trying to find a good bite spot. The majority of the crew was polite,professional and helpful except for one deck hand who was short tempered and rude. I didnt get his name(m/white 20's heavy set 6'0 ruddish skin/ green t-shirt) but he was a grumpy @#$%. He must have had a hangover and should have stayed in bed. The boys had a breakfast sandwich and each boy caught a small fish. The boys had a great time and wanted to stay longer hoping to catch "moby dick".It was an enjoyable 1/2 day and I would go again minus the grump. Also I would like to see the rotation of the standing fishing spots on the boat done with more frequency unless were all catching our limit.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative
Tue, Feb 4  2:00 PM stevehm Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I were visiting her sister in Orange Co. and she suggested this activity as something new to do while there. While we had seen whales in Hawaii , it was from a distance(hiway overlook), so it was pretty cool being close and on the water with them this time.There were 4 whales total sighted and followed. It's also always fun to have dolphins playing along side the boat. I would recommend for anyone who can handle a few large swells on occasion while on the water.
Rating: 4
Good morning for all
Sun, Mar 23  6:30 AM Stevehalstea Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Not much on the fishing for this trip but the crew was great, very attentive and helpful especially with the kids. Thanks for a great morning.
Rating: 5
VERY MUCH WORTH IT
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Jul 28, 12   12:00 PM STEVEBLACKER Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The crew made every effort to make sure it was an experience you would remember and I do!
Rating: 3
Somewhat Disappointing
Thu, Jul 3  2:00 PM Steve7 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We didn't see any whales, which isn't the sole reason for the disappointment (I understand that there has to be luck involved). What I was really disappointed about was the the crew provided no commentary throughout the two hour cruise, except for some comments regarding the sighting of several dolphins towards the end of the excursion. It would have been nice if the crew provided some information on whales in general and perhaps some stories on prior sightings, etc. They all looked bored with their jobs.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf rocks
Sun, Sep 28, 08   12:00 PM steve6847 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Dana Wharf Sportfishing is a great landing for fishing. It's easy to get to, close parking, no long walks on the dock when you are carrying your gear and a great staff. Every person in the shop and on the boat was friendly and helpful. The boat captain worked hard to put us on the fish. I've never had a fishing trip go this smoothly. We completely enjoyed our trip and will be back again real soon.
Rating: 3
Always good to be on a boat
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Dec 20, 11   12:00 PM steve19zerve Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Did not see any Whales or Dolphins. Still good to get on boat. They did give a voucher for future boat trip.