Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 315 14 = 301 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 649 21 = 628 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,344 34 = 1,310 97% 4.5
All 4,651 9,666 344 = 9,322 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 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
Wonderful New Years Day watching dolphins & whales
Wed, Jan 1  12:00 PM Mariogreco Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Really enjoyed this whale watching trip! Nice boat with plenty of room so everyone could see the animals. Our guide was very informative about the wildlife and considerate of them. Saw a pod of dolphins who played behind our boat and a pair of grey whales. We're back in SoCal in August and plan on doing this whale watching trip again - I want to see blue whales!
Rating: 5
NIce way to end the year with a bang!!
Tue, Dec 31, 13   2:00 PM Edgar0001 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was visiting Los Angeles and decided that it would be nice to take a whale watching excursion with my family since we have never done that before. I selected Dana Wharf Sport-fishing and Whale Watching because they were the most economical and by coincidence they had a 1/2 price tuesday promo. Their location was easy to find and the booking was flawless. We boarded on time and the boat looked well maintained. I had low expectations -regarding actually seeing a whale- since no sights had been reported recently. However, during the tour we first saw a school of sea lions swimming playfully around our boat. That was great fun, they are amazing swimmers. Several minutes later we got lucky and a grey whale appeared in the horizon. Our captain sped the boat to catch up with her. She was swimming very casually and did not seemed to be bothered by us. It was an amazing sight of an unbelievable animal. She was huge!. We stayed with her for several minutes until she finally dived out of sight. After that the boat turned around and started the trip back to the pier. But the fun was not finished yet: suddenly a huge group of dolphins appear behind us and started to play on the waves created by our boat. That was a great show that those dolphins put up. We enjoyed greatly. After all that we finally reached the pier to disembark. Overall it was a great experience that I would recommend to all. Just a word of caution: It does get very cold out there. Have some extra coats available.
Rating: 4
Worth It!
Tue, Dec 31, 13   2:00 PM David6001 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a limited amount of time and thought this would be good use of it. We saw gray whale, bottle nose dolphin, common dolphin and sea otters. It was great for a bunch of land lubbers! We really enjoyed watching the dolphins play on the wake of the boat!
Rating: 5
Had the best time!
Tue, Dec 31, 13   12:00 PM kalimay Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Definitely worth going! Saw a grey whale and followed it for a time. The tour guide was very informative about the whales and dolphins that we saw. The ride was smooth and I did not feel any motion sickness. It got pretty cold so I'm glad I wore a coat. It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the entire trip
Tue, Dec 31, 13   12:00 PM claudiahelle Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
From making the reservations, to adding party members, to boarding and the trip, everything went smooth, crew was helpful and friendly, whale cooperated as did the dolphins. It was a day the family will always remember.
Rating: 3
Easy to find the place.
Tue, Dec 31, 13   10:00 AM Bandersen Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We didn't see any whales just dolphins.
Rating: 4
Whale watching tour
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM gmacak Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Crew and Captain were excellent.
Rating: 4
Saw whales and dolphins
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM Ikegonzalez Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The boat was a little late leaving the dock but the delay was worth it. It was a beautiful day and the captain was very knowledgeable about whales and we saw two gray whales and many dolphins. I would recommend this trip to any one looking for an exciting day in southern California.
Rating: 5
Captain was authoritative, informative
Mon, Dec 30, 13   12:00 PM Alloys Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great adventure... better than the amusement parks. Kids, adults all loved it.. food, drink and real wild life in the pacific coast's version of the Serengeti.. Worth every penny!! The Captain was filled with information, knew the spots to find the wild life, the boat had great viewing even with lots of folks on board... They proved our best tourist attraction is the wild blue at the edge of our coast not inland!!!! Dolphin's were as curious as us!! Whales! Grey whale stories! Had a beer and a sandwich while experiencing the great outdoors come to life in front of our eyes. Their boat was large enough to feel very safe yet small enough to feel we were on a special tour. Dana Harbor is awesome too.. good food, bars, and a little cool shopping and even a museum...
Rating: 5
A Grey Whale, California Sea Lions & Dolphins !!!!
Sun, Dec 29, 13   12:00 PM GlennQuick Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
A very fullfilling trip!!!!!!!!!! We had a SUPER time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
Relaxing and stimulating
Sun, Dec 29, 13   12:00 PM ThelaM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Appreciated the consideration given the whale so it wouldn't be hemmed in. Captain's narration was educational and informative.
Rating: 5
Fabulous experience
Sun, Dec 29, 13   10:00 AM lorivinh Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were able to see a gray whale for an extended period of time as he traveled south. Then we were able to experience a large pod of dolphins swimming close to the boat . It was such a special experience.
Rating: 5
Closer to Heaven
Tue, Dec 24, 13   12:00 PM HJarmacz Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was one of my 'bucket' list items. We saw several dolphins, porpoises, and sea lions. I was totally blessed to see 2 whales migrating south. They didn't give us a splashy display but they were still magnificent to see.
Rating: 5
Amazing experience for the whole family !
Mon, Dec 23, 13   12:00 PM sarahschmidt Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This company went out of their way to make this a great experience for our family! They helped make things wok so smoothly for my husband, in a wheelchair. They are kind hearted and professional! I would highly recommend this whale watch!
Rating: 5
Great time for my family
Fri, Dec 6, 13   2:00 PM timdanaaz Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two year old loved being on the boat. There were not a lot of people on the boat, since we went early in the season. I am not sure that my daughter would have enjoyed it if it was peak whale watching season with 150 people on the boat. But, the captain did find us a whale and her calf to watch. The trip was very educational, too.