Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 209 473 11 = 462 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 524 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,337 8,981 323 = 8,658 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 360 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 325 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 157 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Tue, Jun 5, 12   12:00 PM cwilde3 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I have been whale watching with you before, and am consistently impressed. I always thoroughly enjoy myself! Thank you for all your hard work!!
Rating: 5
Unlucky but Awesome!
Mon, Jun 4, 12   5:30 PM rkrugel Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Although the weather did not cooperate, and the fish were not quite biting, the crew was amazing, and we all managed to have a great time. Can't wait to go back!
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on a boat
Sat, May 5, 12   5:00 PM barbhines Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The day was beautiful, perfect for a boat ride. The boat had lots of room outside as well as inside. The captain said it was a perfect day to see whales, dolphins and other marine life. We quickly saw sealoins clinging to a bouy, about 25 minutes later we saw a school of dolphins and the captain knew just how to make them perform for us. Finally about 2 hours into the trip, we saw a mother whale and her calf briefly. The captain provided lots of great information and allowed the boat to idle so everyone had time to take any pictures they wanted. We came back a few minutes later than scheduled but that was because the crew searched tirelessly for the whales. It was a great boat ride with the benefit of seeing some authentic marine life. One thing that really impressed me, was that the captain and crew were very respectful of the marine animals, particularly the mother and child whales and didn't want to stress them out too much.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, May 5, 12   5:00 PM sutertl Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Well worth the money - the captain was informative and tried his best to capture as much marine life as he could.
Rating: 4
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sat, May 5, 12   2:00 PM johnconnect Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Well Done!
Rating: 5
Tons of fun
Sun, Apr 22, 12   10:00 AM ccariaga Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The crew were very involved and made the trip very fun. Would definitely go on another trip again!
Rating: 5
Saw whales, as promised, as well as dolphins.
Sat, Apr 21, 12   12:00 PM jeaniem Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The skipper and crew were awesome. There was a marine expert on board who narrated and explained behaviors. They let all the kids on board go into the wheel house and "drive" the boat. Although I had no children with me I thought this was a very wonderful thing. We saw whales, they explained how to spot them and track them. We saw so many dolphins it was like being in a Jacque Cousteau show. The dolphins were worth the price of the ticket!
Rating: 5
Whale Watching with Dana Wharf Sportsfishing
Wed, Apr 18, 12   10:00 AM charlotte43 Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
The boat, The Dana Pride, was clean and safe and our skipper was educated and very knowledgeable about the mammals we hoped to see, from whales to different dolphins etc. He did not dumb-down his narration and I liked that. As it happened the fog rolled in and we didn't see any whales so we got a whale-rain-check - much appreciated. Boat crew were friendly and very agreeable. We shall be back soon. Thanks.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!!
Tue, Apr 17, 12   12:00 PM nancywatt Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Prompt, courteous, professional trip and saw lots of dolphins, sea lions, and whales including a mama and her calf. Beautiful coastline view heading up to Laguna Beach and back. Just a great glorious day!!
Rating: 5
Great day!
Mon, Apr 9, 12   10:00 AM mygavboys Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Everyone was very friendly and we had a great day!
Rating: 5
It was so great
Tue, Apr 3, 12   10:00 AM PatriciaNG Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great trip, we saw so many dolphins.
Rating: 5
Can't wait to do again
Sat, Mar 24, 12   12:00 PM marci123 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Did not spot any whales but totally enjoyed boat trip out in the big blue. Boat/yacht was beautiful, clean with excellent menu selection in the galley. So relaxing and enjoyable. Saw plenty of dolphins which was spectacular. Totally appreciate voucher to experience again. Intuition says we will catch that grey whale next time
Rating: 3
Was pleasant
Thu, Mar 22, 12   12:00 PM Krystle02 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Couldn't keep up with the whales but saw some dolphin which was cool
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience!
Tue, Mar 20, 12   10:00 AM eldbike99 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were so delighted and fortunate to have spotted 5 whales on our trip. Our crew was SO great, informative and polite. I would definitely recommend this company.
Rating: 1
Trip canceled by Dana Wharf due to weather.
Sat, Mar 17, 12   6:30 AM willcboyd Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I can certainly understand the cancellation due to the weather. Unfortunately I flew in from Arizona, was only there for the fishing trip and now I can't get a refund. In my opinion Dana Wharf and Zerve are both a bunch of crooks.