Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,320 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 185 400 12 = 388 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 369 807 20 = 787 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,351 31 = 1,320 97% 4.5
All 4,582 9,514 338 = 9,176 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 593 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 226 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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: 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
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
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.
Rating: 5
Always a joy.....
Sun, Feb 14, 10   2:00 PM sternjd Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
I've been on this tour before and had a great time. The first time we saw no whales, in fact you can't count on seeing whales. Often you do see them, but not always. This time we saw a gray whale and a huge pod of dolphins. It was magical. No matter what sea life you are fortunate enough to see, this is a great experience and a wonderful way to get another perspective on the area.
Rating: 5
Fun Time
Sun, Mar 13, 11   8:00 AM stephjost Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was super fun and would do it again.
Rating: 4
Just didn't see any whales! Saw dolphins.
Sun, Dec 28, 08   12:00 PM StephenPetro Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The organization and process of ticketing, boarding, and disembarking was great. The crew was nice and they tried hard to find some whales in the two hour cruise. We spotted some riso dolphins near the end of the cruise and got up close for some good pictures of them. The ship was clean and comfortable. They did give us a $5 discount on fishing or whale watching later on.
Rating: 4
great customer service
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   2:00 PM Stephdenny Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
quick and easy
Rating: 4
it was fun, but no whales.
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Jun 25, 11   5:00 PM stephansen Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The weather was great and the tour was nice, but my son really wanted to see whales. We saw lots of dolphins and they chased the boat and were jumping which was very neat, but no whales. We saw the sea lions for a brief min. They all sat on a marker and we pasted them on the way back to shore. I'm not sure if they would have given us a voucher for not seeing whales, but they didn't offer it up, and at the end we were kind of rushed off the boat. It was fun but you probably could find a cheaper dolphin tour