Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,302 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 142 310 7 = 303 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 352 786 17 = 769 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 585 1,336 34 = 1,302 97% 4.6
All 4,495 9,330 330 = 9,000 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 500 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 338 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 231 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great Activity
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM pdiddy222 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. The Dana Wharf facility has ample parking, friendly staff and clean boats. The captain's running narrative while we were out in the ocean was entertaining, educational and high energy. We saw at least four whales. Bonus round: a dozen dolphins followed the boat and played in the boat's wake for awhile. The captain glided by the harbour bouy on the return trip and gave us a close look and quick lesson about the seals/sea lion piled up in the float. I would highly recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 4
This was a pleasant and well-run activity.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   12:00 PM skroeger Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
All of our experience was very positive except that it was sometimes difficult to hear and/or understand what was being said over the speakers depending upon where we were located. Safety information at the beginning was almost unintelligible. Perhaps it could be given before the boat is underway. Crew members answered questions in a professional and friendly way when asked. This was a very enjoyable experience!
Rating: 4
great trip enjoyed the boat and the commentary
Sun, Mar 11, 12   8:00 AM oceanside Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Nice trip,well organized and the price was very good
Rating: 5
great time with grandson
Sat, Mar 10, 12   11:00 AM LOZANO Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our Grandson loved it and so did we
Rating: 3
Good Trip but did not see any whales, lots of dolh
Sat, Mar 10, 12   9:00 AM EKJOMAR2012 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Trip was good and crew were both helpful and profesisonal.
Rating: 4
great views despite not seeing many whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 6, 12   12:00 PM scilla12 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
staff seemed okay; would have appreciated more commentary on the environs. enjoyed being in the boat and seeing the views of the coast. only 2 grey whales seen, and it was difficult seeing much as too far away and not much of the whale body out of the water. knew this might happen; did see a large pod of dolphins that followed our boat for awhile which was very enjoyable. the trip was worth taking as it was 1/2 price. did get a return coupon for 50% off up to 4 people that doesn't expire. since we are from Illinois, don't know that we will use it.
Rating: 4
Good way to spend an afternoon
Mon, Mar 5, 12   12:00 PM taraeh Female 60-69 Combination Other
The whale watching trip was well organized, fairly priced, a good activity for out of town guests. Unfortunately there were no whales, but that's something that can't be predicted. We did see lots of dolphins.
Rating: 5
Beautiful and pleasurable experience
Sat, Mar 3, 12   3:30 PM JuliannSchra Female 60-69 Combination Other
Certainly helped that it was a perfect day weather wise, but had it not been, the entire experience was really great. Boat was so nice and immaculate, staff was friendly, and we saw a pod of dolphins...amazing. Didn't see a whale, but they actually gave our tickets back to try again! Can't wait to go back.
Rating: 5
WOW-we saw humpbacks!
Sat, Mar 3, 12   2:00 PM auntiegogo Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Smooth and comfortable boat ride. Our leaders went the extra mile for us and took us out 7 miles where we were awed by the antics of two humpback whales right by our boat. Neat thing was, the crew were just as excited as we were! Rare sight to see these whales--sometimes they are only viewed 4-5 times a season. Would do this again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 5
Lovely cruise
Sat, Mar 3, 12   11:30 AM tese007 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Even though no whales appeared, the ride was still great. The cruise was not overcrowded. The guide was informative and interesting.
Rating: 5
Entertaining and Exciting
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 28, 12   2:00 PM rcuneo Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The trip out included interesting narration on whales and porpus. We pretty quickly found ourselves in a group of about a hundred porpus' and two grey whales. We had an escellent time.
Rating: 5
Fabulous experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 28, 12   10:00 AM gcmckay Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I took my 5 year old grandson on this whale watching experience and neither of us were disappointed! We observed curious sea lions, playful dolphins "surfing" in the wake of the boat, and two gray whales. The staff was knowledgable and greatly contributed to our positive experience.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Sat, Feb 25, 12   12:00 PM 1RacyLady Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We are 10 friends that belong to the Red Hat Society. This was our February outing (2/25/12) - two days after the large group of dolphins were spotted. We did not see any dolphin but we did find a grey whale and followed him for about an hour. The crew of the boat were very informative, helpful and a lot of fun. We had been on a whale watching tour out of Santa Barbara last September and the crew was a dud compared to the crew we had on Saturday.
Rating: 5
Great trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 21, 12   12:00 PM pammyc Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The boat was clean....we cast off on time....the crew was helpful and talked to everyone......knowledgeable.....AND We had a whale frolicking next to the boat for almost an hour. The whale and dolphins and sea lions seemed to be playing with each other and keeping up with the boat.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Mon, Feb 20, 12   12:00 PM gengel Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
We were treated to one finback whale and some dolphins. The boat was comfortable and clean. The grey whales are pretty much gone now. Left Berins Sea early this year because of weather and are already in Mexico. Might be a good idea to let people know that before booking. All in all a nice trip and worth the 2 hrs. Dr. Gordon Engel