Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,179 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
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)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great way to start the day
Sat, Mar 12, 11   11:30 AM Lennig100 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Although other providers are a little less dollars, yours is a better value when it includes a pre-lecture of the events and a continental breakfast for the morning trip. Great way to start the day.
Rating: 4
Beautiful Views, Excellent Crew
Thu, Mar 10, 11   12:00 PM Alice_Martin Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
While we were disappointed that there had been no whale sightings that day, we were impressed with the effort the crew made to give us a delightful and entertaining ride. They scanned the waters and contacted other boats to locate a pod of dolphins. They were such fun to watch playing in the water. Our boat paused in the area to give us excellent photo-opts. The children loved seeing the baby dolphin. As a grandma, I loved the views of the coastline. It was a cool day but the sunshine made it perfect. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Rating: 2
Love deep sea fishing out away from the bank
Thu, Mar 10, 11   10:00 AM Bergener Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We stopped to get live bait and didn't go more than a 1/4 mile from shore. didn't use the live bait and didn't catch anything but bass. overall it was ok, but if bass was the only thing being caught we should have been told before going out to fish. The people on the boat were great and very friendly.
Rating: 5
No Whale Sighting But Excursion Sensational!
Wed, Mar 9, 11   12:00 PM judithtaylor Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The crew was most accommodating and knowledgeable. The excursion was educational with a lot of history and information provided.. While we did not see a whale, we saw several sea lions and hundreds of dolphin. The weather was picture perfect, and the passengers were friendly. I bought a DVD filmed by one of the crew that showed many whales, so I feel fulfilled.
Rating: 2
Not reccomended should have gone to Long Beach
Wed, Mar 9, 11   12:00 PM JanCortez Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
After having time to think about the trip I feel we were deceived. The whole time we were in the boat we never really left the local port, in fact we could see Dana Harbor the whole time. Seeing the Dolphins was a nice sight to see, but if the captain had taken us further out the chances of seeing a whale would have been greater. Seeing as the next trip was in 2 hours, I feel what happened was a standard practice of the excursion. Looking at the paper the next morning Long Beach sighted a whole pod of whales. Now that's whale watching. I don't like to say negative comments, but it was a waste of our money as we can see Dolphins any day by mearly walking the beach.
Rating: 5
RE: What a Day!
Wed, Mar 9, 11   12:00 PM WayneBlauvel Male 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
My Second Great Adventure with Dana Wharf whale watching this season. My Out of Town guests didn't know what to expect but will never forget the boat surrounded by Dolpins leaping from every direction to feed on huge school of bait fish and Pelicans dive bombing by the hundreds... Better than any National Geographic special... and just a couple minutes out of the Harbor in deal calm seas! Crew was terrific explaining what was happening and enthusiam for the day as well... A great bargain for anyone visiting The OC ...
Rating: 4
great dolphins...no whales
Sun, Mar 6, 11   11:30 AM mcbrady11 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Pod of dolphins was fantastic. Unfortunately no whales which I know cannot be guaranteed. However to bill it as a whale watch leaves the customer a little disappointed when non are viewed. Suggest...maybe 25% refund if no whales. Some offer free ticket to see them on another trip but seeing the dolphins was generally worth the trip and 25% is a nice gesture.
Rating: 5
We were much more than satisfied.
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:30 AM JOANNERHART Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have been on 5 cruise ships and a lot of adventures. This was by far the best one we have taken, We look forward to returning every year to enjoy this adventure. We were excited about the trip but seeing a whale within 15 minutes a large male and following it for an hour plus end up in the middle of over 100 dolphins all around us. We took plenty of great pictures. We also were up close to a number of sea lions. An unforgettable adventure!
Rating: 5
No Whales, but an excellent activity.
Wed, Mar 2, 11   12:00 PM fulnez Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales, but the views, dolphins, and crew were great!! We will go again in hopes of a whale of a good time. I don't know why we waited so many years to go. Remember, it is about 10% cooler on the ocean.
Rating: 4
Whale encounter
Tue, Feb 22, 11   2:00 PM rlnadler Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Being that it was mid-February, we didn't really think we'd be as fortunate as se were to see and follow two "greys" for an hour or more. Unfortunately Federal laws prohibit you from getting too close, but the trip was well worthwhile in finding them and being able to photograph them. They, the two grey whales, weren't very showy.....but it was truly a wonderful experience to see whales in the wild. Highly recommend this Dana Wharf 2-hour trip on a 2-for-Tuesday cruise.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Tue, Feb 22, 11   2:00 PM Strindberg Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
We enjoyed a beautiful two hour trip and followed two California Gray Whales at a respectful distance on their trip down the coast. The narration provided by the captain and others was both educational and enthusiastic. The crew was as delighted as the passengers in observing these beautiful animals. Really enjoyed our outting!
Rating: 4
provider strives to give people their monies worth
Tue, Feb 22, 11   12:00 PM pbupbu1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
dolphins more exciting than whales
Rating: 4
Would have been great
Thu, Feb 17, 11   12:00 PM GlendaJean Female 60-69 Local Other
Sorry, but we did not get to go this time as I became ill with the flu on Monday. Sick for 5 days. Will schedule another time later.
Rating: 5
Shut out but received a "whale check"
Tue, Feb 15, 11   12:00 PM PaulPie Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
great trip and narrative, saw nothing but are returning for free trip soon--scheduling make sure if on early boat there's no school groups unless you're into teerns having fun glad we went on mid day trip
Rating: 5
Unbelievable Experience
Sat, Feb 12, 11   12:00 PM Gruenewald Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My husband and I took relatives and friends who were visiting us from VA, CT and KS. We had the most exciting ride ever. The day was perfect. We saw whales going south and whales going north which is quite unusual we found out. Some of the whales showed off their tails while other jumped clear out of the water. We saw about 8-10 whale jumps. Then as we were returning, a group (there were so many we could not count them) came along side our boat and put on a show for us . They were swimming with us and jumping up and out of the water. It was more that we ever exxpected and the Captain said it was the best trip of the season. I highly reccomend this trip to everyone of all ages.