Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,299 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 152 325 17 = 308 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 303 656 21 = 635 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,333 34 = 1,299 96% 4.5
All 4,645 9,652 344 = 9,308 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 676 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 200 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
A memorable, lifetime experience
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Sep 18, 11   2:00 PM bendent Male 70+ Combination Family Without Children
My extended family gathered for my birthday. We decided to go on the whale watching trip as a group activity -- 12 of us. Maybe we were lucky; but we saw seven whale flukes and countless porpoises, even baby ones, all around our boat. Our captain was eloquent in what he told us about all the animals and their behavior, which was of enormous help in understanding what we were seeing and knowing what to look for. I learned that there was a whole different world under our seas. It was truly and experience we will all remember for a lifetime.
Rating: 5
Best whale watching trip ever!!!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sat, Sep 17, 11   2:00 PM a0948201 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Great boat and crew--not overcrowded. Saw three blue whales and more dolphins than we could count. Very informative captain and crew. Highly recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the water!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, Sep 15, 11   2:00 PM nettebini Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
As a certified "whale geek," I've been on a lot of whale watching cruises with a variety of companies. My afternoon on the water with Dana Wharf Whale Watching definitely ranks near the top of all my experiences. The crew was helpful, informative and courteous. We learned about the area, the animals and more. The boat was fantastic. Clean, stable, well appointed. There was plenty of room for everyone to have a great view. Oh, and the view? We were treated to great looks at blue whales, common dolphins and California sea lions. Not to mention the beauty of the California coastline. We had a fantastic time. We'd recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching to anyone looking for a good, safe wildlife viewing adventure. We'll definitely be back next time we're in Southern California!
Rating: 5
Whale of a Time!
Tue, Sep 13, 11   5:00 PM dblackman Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Dana Pride crew was great -- we went at 5pm for a sunset cruise. Captain stayed with the blue whale we saw for about a half hour, and then we went to "play with the dolphins". Very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Awesome!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Sep 7, 11   5:00 PM jenlealay Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My family and I went on the evening boat ride and we loved it. We could not say if good things about the tour. The captain and his mates were awesome. We saw hundreds of dolphin and 5 whale. We also saw many sea lions. We have been on many boat tours and this one has been by far the BEST!! The boat was very comfortable and the staff were great. They knew the every move of the whale and could tell us when we could get the best view of the fluke. It was awesome. You will not be disappointed!!
Rating: 4
Entertaining two hours
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Sep 4, 11   12:00 PM oconnortrip Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the Noon Whale Watching tour on the catamaran. The boat was clean and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The captain worked diligently to find whales. We had several great whale sightings that were quite impressive. We also really enjoyed the dolphin pod that we encountered. It was helpful that we did not have a full cruise. It would have been pretty crowded with a full boat. The view from the front of the boat was great and we all enjoyed ourselves. Our trip was pretty choppy, so if you have any problems with motion sickness, you need to prepare for that. The parking lot has a four hour maximum and they do have attendants patrolling the lot, so plan your trip so you fit into that time frame. The company doesn't provide permits for the two hour tours. We almost ran out of time because we had brunch before the tour.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 3, 11   5:00 PM icemanwill Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I had a great time on this tour. We stayed at the bow of the ship (Dana Pride) and were able to catch several sightings of Blue Whales and pods of Common Dolphin. The onboard naturalist did an excellent job of describing what to look for, and in describing the animals themselves. The crew took their time and made sure we had memorable experience. Highly recommended!
Rating: 3
Good trip
Sat, Sep 3, 11   6:30 AM MikeZenns Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The overall trip was good. The Hands where helpful. Trip was smooth and eventful. Come time to leave I ask the deck hand where are the numbers on the sacks. He said I took them off. I asked him how am I suppose to find these 3 bags. Number 10,20 and,39. He replied oh I know where they are. So I said can you get them for me, and he said sure. Then he says I can't find them how many fish are you missing? To which I replied 3. He said someone must have taken them. No kidding I replied. I have been on trips in Oceanside, San Diego and other places too. And they all make sure this doesn't happen. So good trip poor deck hand. I will probably stick to what I am use to in the future. It's ok for catch and release but that wasn't want I was looking for in this trip. Also the other two guys that I was picking up the fish for were not to happy either. I still tipped him 5 dollars.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Tue, Aug 30, 11   5:00 PM Kohlers Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Saw 300+ dolphines and 2 blue whales - many flukes - Great!
Rating: 4
GREAT SIGHTINGS
Tue, Aug 30, 11   5:00 PM GAELPARENT Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Hundreds of dolphins and several blue whales. I have probably been on 50 or more whale watches and had a great time. Only complaint is not enough seating if you must sit get onboard early. happy watching enjoy
Rating: 5
Wonderful Catamaran Adventure!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Aug 26, 11   12:00 PM Tabbbey73 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The guide and crew of the catamaran were great and within about 20 minutes of the trip two Blue whales were spotted along with hundreds of Common dolphins. Our guide was very knowledgable giving us information about the blue whales and the Common dolphins. This was truly a wonderful experience and I would reccomend this two hour trip to anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Rating: 5
a great event
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Aug 25, 11   2:00 PM doug2006 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
had a great time - would recommend
Rating: 5
Life Affirming Experience!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 23, 11   2:00 PM JohnnyTu Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
From the initial journey out to open waters, the deck of the Catamaran put us hovering just above the water.. It was moderately windy, so the waves heaved us up and frequently dropped us a good 5-6 meters to be met with sprays. The Captain expertly guided us to close proximity with first a couple of seals, then a few blue whales coming up for air.. He was able to spot and track them with extreme accuracy, as well as, time their surfacing intervals (we came back when they resurfaced). We took a side excursion to play with a couple hundred dolphins. They DID dance and play in a way you would never experience at an aquarium or Sea World. Imagine a couple hundred of them leaping in a row.. row after row, in sync. We then returned to the spot the surfacing whales.. In the wild and open waters.. we were unexpectedly became aware of the amazing and precious life that surrounds us. Seeing the blue whales and it's majestic body coming out of the water.. should make anyone humble and speachless!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly enjoyed this event
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Fri, Aug 19, 11   2:00 PM JEANLEBLANC Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was a very exiciting expidition. I enjoyed everything about this trip. The boat ride in itself was awesome and then to see all the dolphins; literally hundreds of them swimming right in front of and before the boat. Then we followed a blue whale which surfaced about every 10 minutes, just as the captain said. He was very informative.I got some great photos and video. I loved it and can't wait to do it again.
Rating: 3
Thing to know...
Wed, Aug 17, 11   10:00 AM Michelle0770 Unspecified 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Here are some things I wish I knew before I went on the fishing trip. I wish I would have known to bring needle nose pliers and wire cutters also a knife so I could have taken care of my own re-hooking, detangling and baiting. Also you might want to take into consideration if school’s out, on our boat we had so many kids running around it was really irritating. A lot of people brought food to eat on the boat which if I knew I would have done the same. Make sure you bring a small towel for your hands and don’t forget a jacket. That’s all 