Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,179 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 205 465 10 = 455 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 297 674 13 = 661 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,211 32 = 1,179 96% 4.6
All 4,343 8,996 323 = 8,673 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 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 153 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Amazing experience & friendly staff
Thu, Aug 30, 12   12:00 PM snlieberman Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We did this as a playdate with my four year old girls and their friends/moms and we had a really nice time. We got very lucky and saw multiple schools of dolphins and at least eight blue whales. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the boat was comfortable.
Rating: 5
The driver of our boat was great!!!!
Wed, Aug 29, 12   5:00 PM coleys47 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Our captain/driver of our boat was great! He wanted to make sure everyone was having a great time. It easily accommodated our party of 6 people and we were all able to sit together! We saw a good amount of Blus whales, and will be coming back soon!
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 29, 12   12:00 PM MotuMan Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The Blue Whales were amazing! Now I know why a Blue Whale got it's name. Also saw krill, the whales food.
Rating: 5
We has a blast!
Tue, Aug 28, 12   5:00 PM tlmood56 Female 50-59 Local Other
We had a wonderful time and highly recomend it!
Rating: 4
Decent Trip
Tue, Aug 28, 12   5:00 PM DontCare2 Male 20-29 Local Individual
We saw seven or eight blues and a pod of long-beaked common dolphin. The captain approached far too close to whales several times, well within the 100-yard limit. Only once did a whale happen to surface near the boat on it's own accord. The captain didn't appear very knowledgeable of whales, giving maximum figures as averages, stating a blue whale's heart was the size of a bus (he meant a Volkswagen bug), and not even bothering to identify the dolphins to species (merely calling them "common dolphins", even though there are two species). Rude people constantly stepped in front of me at the bow, with one women shoving her away into a small space in front of me to get pictures with her iPhone.
Rating: 5
crew informative and friendly, ship clean
Tue, Aug 28, 12   2:00 PM isabelsfun Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
we saw at least 15 whales from a distance and 5 up close, within 10 feet of the boat. Crew was friendly and informative giving information about whales and their food source krill. Boat was clean and on time leaving and returning to port. I will go again every chance I get, especially on 1/2 price Tuesdays.
Rating: 4
Well run.
Tue, Aug 28, 12   2:00 PM Azb8271939 Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
enjoyed, especially in good weather. Money back if no wildlife sightings.
Rating: 5
Great day!
Tue, Aug 28, 12   2:00 PM nlynn4 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Had a great day on the two hour whale watching cruise. We saw eight blue whales!
Rating: 4
Good trip
Tue, Aug 28, 12   2:00 PM BESILVA Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have been wanting to go whale watching for many years. My son treated us to a whale watching tour out of Newport in July. We enjoyed the boat ride, though we didn't see any whales. When I saw that Dana Wharf offered 1/2 price tours I thought we could try it again and that a different tour company might be luckier. I'm so glad we did. Weather was good and of course the best highlight was we saw whales. We sat on top so we could sit rather than stand since we are older. We were a little disappointed as the pilot always seemed to direct the boat in a position where the view of the whales was good for him, but not for some of us who were on a part of the boat that couldn't see as well. Other people near us had the same complaint. Our view was always blocked by other people gathering on the side of the boat the pilot seemed to favor to face the whales, so we just caught glimpses. But since this trip was already an improvement over the trip out of Newport, it made us happy. I would like to try the catamaran, but not sure how to get reservations on it. When I made this reservations, it wasn't revealed we would not be on the catamaran until after the purchase was completed. I'm hoping to use the 1/2 price coupon that was given to us next year for a trip with our grandkids. The pilot also kept talking about the whales like they were separate whales, but we could tell we were just seeing the same ones multiple times.
Rating: 5
Thar be whales!
Tue, Aug 28, 12   12:00 PM LindaWoody Female 70+ Local Family With Children
We saw ''em, we chased 'em - the pictures I took just didn't convey the excitement we felt in seeing those big, bad boys. You had to be there!
Rating: 5
Tue, Aug 28, 12   10:00 AM White123 Female Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
Great boat and crew and we saw 12 blue whales!
Rating: 5
Unexpected wonderful experience!
Sun, Aug 26, 12   6:00 PM chiwanglee Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw 5 whales and probably hundred of dolphins. What more could you ask for!
Rating: 5
Crew was really helpful on the boat Sum Fun!
Sun, Aug 26, 12   5:30 PM dannycheng Male 50-59 Local Individual
The size of the fish caught were barely legal. More encouragement by all to conserve and let our sportfish grow larger and more abundant would keep this wonderful sport ongoing.
Rating: 2
boat was waayy overbooked. couldnt fish
Sun, Aug 26, 12   5:30 PM ronschilling Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
There were twice as many anglers on the boat as would be a comfortable numner. Bad weather and bad catch was secondary because there wasnt enuff room on the boat to move around. every fish i caught was crossed with 1 or 2 other lines.
Rating: 5
Family fun!
Sun, Aug 26, 12   10:00 AM DavidAmie Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Had a great time. The deck hands were very helpful. Took out 6 year old son for the first time.