Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,308 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 150 326 14 = 312 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 303 662 21 = 641 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 603 1,342 34 = 1,308 96% 4.5
All 4,648 9,661 344 = 9,317 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 203 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 97 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 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 Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Whales & dolphins! You've got to see them!
Tue, Apr 1  10:00 AM KathyRyan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family has been vacationing at the beach for many years but this was the first time during the whale migration. Our group of 7, ages 13 to 70 all had special moments on this trip. We saw several whales and experienced one breaching. An unexpected highlight was traveling with a large dolphin pod which appeared to be feeding. Our captain had observed the pod on our way to view the whales and made sure we got up close and saw them on the way back. Every member of the crew that we met wished us a good morning and made us feel very welcome; smiles all around. The captain and crew were very professional and the boat was very clean and well maintained. As we were first in line we got to go to the bow of the boat which was one of the best places to watch the sea life. Also it was one of the more windy places to be so we were happy to have brought hooded sweatshirts and jackets. On another note, parking was very close and convienent and we were taken care of very well at the ticket desk. I would have no reservation about recommending Dana Wharf for a whale watching tour.
Rating: 4
Tue, Apr 1  10:00 AM JeremyOlson Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We followed a couple whales down the coast. There was pretty strong wind, so the water was pretty choppy. The whales would come up for air every once in a while, but we could hardly see them. One of the whales jumped out of the water 4 times and that was fun. On the way back we came upon a pod of dolphins. There were at least 50 of them jumping along side the boat. It was awesome!
Rating: 5
Good infomation about whales
Mon, Mar 31  2:30 PM Huberttempli Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The captain told us this was not like going to Seaworld so we may or may no see a whale. We eere lucky because we saw 5 whales and followed them at a respectable distance so as not to scare them. The captain also gave us information as to the life of whales.
Rating: 4
Always a good event
Sun, Mar 30  10:00 AM dickschroede Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had planned on the catamarand, but wind prohibited it. We went out on the Dana Pride. The people in the office more than accommodated the change. We always love to go with this group. Thank you.
Rating: 4
Sat, Mar 29  4:30 PM LWorkman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We enjoyed our little whale watching trip with several groups of our most favorite strangers! It was enjoyable and very informative and the views were beautiful. The whales were not all that anxious to do tricks but we did get a couple of shots of them blowing and the tail coming out of the water. The captain was entertaining and it was a nice get-away. The birds and sea lions lounging by the pier were a plus. I would recommend this little trip for anyone from out of town.
Rating: 4
Very pleasurable
Sat, Mar 29  12:00 PM tenagliar Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Gorgeous day, tons of dolphin sightings but the whale sightings were a disappointment. A couple of rolling backs, that's it. I've been on many whale watches before and they always put on a good show. Captain seemed more concerned with getting us back in time to get the next boat out.
Rating: 5
Fri, Mar 28  4:30 PM ygaines Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed seeing the gray whales for the first time in my life, other than on TV
Rating: 5
Whale watching
Fri, Mar 28  12:00 PM Mflatebo Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Felt safe vessel comfortable. Personnel friendly. Extras much appreciated a very thoughtful idea to have equipment available
Rating: 4
guide was informative and good
Fri, Mar 28  12:00 PM christikuch Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We saw 2 whales. Saw them surface. When a dolphin pod was found I was glad the pilot took us to see them. They were delightful.
Rating: 5
was a wonderful adventure
Fri, Mar 28  12:00 PM martinc346 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful time and plan on doing it again the next time we are in southern California.
Rating: 4
Really cool
Tue, Mar 25  4:30 PM Jdomenico Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was awesome to see gray whales up close in their natural habitat
Rating: 5
Outstanding in every way great picture of a whale
Tue, Mar 25  12:00 PM hbarbara Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Everyone in our family of 6 said it was the best Event of our visit to southern californis
Rating: 4
Spring Break 2014
Tue, Mar 25  10:00 AM Rayster Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a little rainy so grab a poncho ($2.00), but great trip. Very informative captain, found two whales. Seemed like he followed as long as possible even maybe a little longer than allowed so we would get to see as much as we could. Great trip would do again and might try fishing next time.
Rating: 5
Great Trip, Highly Educational
Mon, Mar 24  10:00 AM GingerHenson Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The captain and crew were highly educational and fully knowledgeable on species, migration, tracking techniques and habits of the animals observed. Highly Recommended!
Rating: 5
Thanks Dana Wharf!
Sat, Mar 22  5:30 PM phoenixcpl Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Just returned home from an AMAZING weekend spent fishing and whale watching with the wife for her birthday. I must say the staff and crew go above and beyond to make sure everyone has a memorable time and are very friendly. Hanapa'a (Jason K.) even sang Happy Birthday to the wife on the boat and played his ukulele, a moment she will never forget. We will be returning before the end of the summer for another fabulous weekend on the water! Thanks again Dana Wharf Sportfishing