Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 147 324 4 = 320 99% 4.5
Last 6 months 350 780 17 = 763 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.6
All 4,503 9,350 330 = 9,020 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 206 89% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 28 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
Fri, Jun 28, 13   6:30 AM rdovala Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
We have used Zerve several times during the past fishing season. We have never been disappointed with their service. Thanks again for an enjoyable time.
Rating: 5
Thu, Jun 27, 13   2:00 PM AnnBorgione Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was the second time for me.....we were lucky enought to see a "mega pod" of dolphins, a Minke whale and a sunfish....The boat captain was really into it and very knowledgeable. Seeing that many dolphins is something I will never ever forget....Best day ever
Rating: 5
Always a great experience
Wed, Jun 26, 13   12:00 PM deb66762 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Even though we have been able to see dolphins every time we have taken the whale watching cruise we have never seen a whale and that's okay because it is always a wonderful sea adventure anyway. We just completed our third trip with Catamaran and highly recommend it to anyone who what to spend two glorious hours out on a boat. You have a great time seeing all the sea life around you and to experience the dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat is incredible. Go for the experience and if you are lucky enough to see a whale, then that's just icing on top of the cake.
Rating: 5
Best money spent in Southern California!
Tue, Jun 25, 13   2:00 PM tammytwostep Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Though we are local, we had family in from Upstate New York. The group ranged in age from 10 to 70. The eldest was in a wheelchair. Every person had a blast and didn't stop talking about it for the rest of the trip. The crew helped my aunt in the wheelchair down and up the ramps. My uncle didn't have to do a thing. They are all super nice and enthusiastic. We all had a great time!
Rating: 5
Crew makes it happen.
Mon, Jun 24, 13   10:00 AM papdfns Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The only complaint I have about my trip on 6/24/2013 is that they did not rotate fishermen back to the stern. Since most of the fish were caught back at the stern, rotating would have been good. nevertheless, the two largest bass landed were caught on the port side. Fish volume however, was at the stern. This crew was light years ahead of the crew we had last year at Davey's Locker in Newport Beach. Go with Dana Wharf if you have a choice. It does not matter how many fish you catch if the crew is great. And the crew is great at Dana Wharf.
Rating: 4
Really great first time fishing experence
Sat, Jun 22, 13   6:30 AM patfugit Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our group had mix of locals and vacationers. We saw several sharks, barracudas and a mix of fish we had never seen being caught and some released. The staff was very nice and helpful which made it easy to ask questions and get assistance. We had a light windbreaker,could have used heavier coat.
Rating: 5
Great Trip With Lots of Dolphins
Fri, Jun 21, 13   2:00 PM mystique Male 50-59 Local Individual
This company in Dana Warf is great. They brought us out onto the water and we saw hundreds of dolphins. The ride was smooth and the crew was professional. I highly recommend them.
Rating: 5
Lots of Dolphins
Fri, Jun 21, 13   2:00 PM dmiller453 Female 60-69 Local Other
I went on this trip wanting to see dolphins, and I did. There were so many playful dolphins around the boat. There was one whale sighting. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
An amazing encounter with our local marine life
Tue, Jun 18, 13   2:00 PM MoiraNiblo Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
Everything about our two hour whale-watching was wonderful. No, we didn't see any whales, but we did see a huge pod of common dolphins. Amazing. And the expertise and enthusiasm of our guide made our encounter with these marvelous sea creatures so memorable. I can hardly wait to go on this trip again. Highly recommended!
Rating: 4
Nice trip
Tue, Jun 18, 13   12:00 PM Chuckhaw Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the 1/2 price whale watching tour from Dana Point. While we didn't any whales, we did see a large pod of dolphins. The captain was very knowledgeable of the local marine life and educated the passengers about dolphins. We took advantage of the galley. It was a good trip.
Rating: 5
Best experiance ever
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jun 16, 13   2:00 PM Lankeysue Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I have been on several whale watching trips this was by far the best ever!
Rating: 4
Fishing is slow, but not too bad.
Sun, Jun 16, 13   6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The crew is always nice and helpful. Fishing has been slow, but if your lucky you can catch some big ones. I caught a decent male sheephead and two small rockfish. My grandfather caught two small rockfish as well and he was so happy. My mother caught a large sargo. The one who got the jackpot was a very small boy with a large white bass. I love fishing, but be aware that even on a boat you might catch nothing. You need luck to catch fish these days. I love to see the sea lions play and we even saw a large mola mola or sunfish too. It swam next to the boat at the surface. You never know what you will see or catch. Good luck to all.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jun 15, 13   6:30 AM Daniel_Gomez Male 60-69 Local Individual
Crew members were courteous and very helpful.
Rating: 1
Not value for money
Sat, Jun 15, 13   6:30 AM GILLIAMELS Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Not value for money, Captain suppose to do rotation to give everybody the same time at the back of the boat where they are chumming, and where all the deckhands focus he decided to let the first group stay an extra hour due to being early! We paid the same price ticket. The captain stayed in one spot the whole 5 hours where we continuously has to struggle with kelp in the way, and 1 hour before the time was over he said it is now to late to move and just stayed put.
Rating: 5
Great time with an excellent crew
Fri, Jun 14, 13   10:00 AM skipstein Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 12 year old son and I had a great time on the 1/2 day trip. As we are both beginners , the crew helps us with all the tasks and shows what to do. The galley provided good food and the cabin and top deck seating was comfortable and with a good view. The other people on the boat were all friendly and we all worked as a team. Even though we did not catch any fish we had a great time. I not only would recommend this outfit, but will go out on another 1/2 day trip next time we are at Doheny State Beach and Dana Wharf.