Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,315 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 181 393 10 = 383 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 365 806 18 = 788 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 596 1,345 30 = 1,315 97% 4.5
All 4,566 9,482 336 = 9,146 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 573 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 168 100% 4.8 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: 4
An Enjoyable Excursion
Fri, Apr 9, 10   4:00 PM soccermom Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The whale watching excursion was nice. We saw several dolphins but were disappointed we did not see any actual whales. The crew was nice and the overall trip was relaxing and enjoyable. If you really want to see whales though you may be disappointed.
Rating: 4
Had a nice trip with my grandson
Tue, Jun 24, 08   12:00 PM soccer2 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing was not as good as we expected , but that is fishing!!!! We had a good time and my grandson was very excited. He lives in your area and I'm sure that he will be back to fish with you again and soon. The crew did a great job of tending to the needs of the fishermen. I would have no problem with going on your trip again.
Rating: 2
Small boat....not much help....overcrowded
Tue, Jul 7, 09   10:00 AM SoCalGirly Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was not a great experience. There were too many people on the boat. It was shoulder to shoulder. There was not much help from the deck hands if any. Someone stole my fish out of my bag. The boat was small. The cook was the nicest employee and was really helpful. Other than him, it was not a good trip.
Rating: 5
So much fun
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 14, 12   12:00 PM Socalfem Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was so much fun, we saw a grey whale, a humpback whale, seals and dolphins ! I would recommend it for everyone. Just the views alone were great
Rating: 5
Great weather, great service!
Sat, Jul 17, 10   2:00 PM socalcowboy Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The service on board was tremendous. Very pleasant and knowledgeable crew. Ease of buying tickets and check in was also superb. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 3
Sick
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM sobczak Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Sorry but We both came down with the Flu and could not make it. We are sure going to try again when We feel better.
Rating: 5
Squid fishing was fun
Fri, Jan 11, 13   5:30 PM snowaay Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
First time squid fishing, lots of fun, especially when you have plenty to catch.
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
Very fun trip!
Tue, Aug 2, 11   5:00 PM Snikonchuk Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I took my two boys, who are 10 and 3, and my parents on the whale watching trip. The crew was very knowledgeable and nice. We should have been on the boat for 2 hours but it turned into 2 and a half hours because we kept seeing more whales! The captain didn't want us to miss one! The boat was clean and nice. There wasn't a lot of seating of course but if you feel you need to sit for the entire ride I would suggest getting in line about a half hour before your boat is to leave.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the water!
Tue, Jul 31, 12   2:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Another wonderful afternoon spent with the knowledgeable folks of Dana Wharf Whale Watching. Although the "Blues" were napping, we were fortunate to see quite a few Bottlenose Dolphins and a variety of birds.
Rating: 5
Dolphin Mega Pod
Sun, Jul 1, 12   2:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were in the midst of a wonderful dolphin mega pod of 5000 to 6000! You never know what you will see in nature: we hoped to see a blue whale but instead were entertained by this amazing group!
Rating: 5
A great time to be had...
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Individual
I LOVED my whale watch adventure! The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly! I HIGHLY recommend to anyone who wants to explore our Southern California coast wildlife, that they sign up for a cruise at Dana Wharf!
Rating: 5
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Individual
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching has an excellent boat, captain, and crew for the best whale watching I have ever attended. I have gone out several times from Newport Harbor but Dana Wharf is definitely the BEST!
Rating: 4
Great but no whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Apr 14, 10   2:00 PM sneal404 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was out of your control if there are no whales, you did try to find some for us and we will be back to look for some again soon... Loved seeing the other wildlife and the overall trip and experience. Just can not give you the 5 STARS without seeing the whales. Thank you !! We DO RECOMMEND this trip to everyone !!!!!!
Rating: 4
No whales spotted, but offered free return
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 15, 11   12:00 PM snacks99 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
It's getting late in the season, so I didn't have my hopes up on spotting whales. It seemed the crew had that attitude as well. The weather was great, the catamaran handled the chop well and it was a good day on the ocean, even if we didn't spot anything. We'll be back to try again, thanks to the guarantee and free return offer.