Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,175 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 201 456 10 = 446 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 293 665 13 = 652 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 523 1,207 32 = 1,175 96% 4.6
All 4,338 8,984 323 = 8,661 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 357 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 328 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Definitely worth it!
Sun, Jan 29, 12   2:00 PM ramoomar816 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I decided to surprise my girlfriend by taking her here because her favorite animal are dolphins. Even though we didn't happen to see any whales on this specific trip there were dolphins galore! Personally I had never seen so many of them and they swim right up to the ship so they are easy to see! We definitely had a great time! Crew and everyone were very nice and knowledgable as well. Worth it.
Rating: 5
Great afternoon on the water!
Tue, Jan 24, 12   2:00 PM camerongreen Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The captain and crew were very knowledgeable of all the wild life we encountered. We only wish that they had gone farther north towards Laguna Beach (just a couple miles) looking for whales. Our boat was in contact with other boats, but we think it was still worth a shot to head up the line. We saw sea lions, many different types of dolphin, a gray whale, and a very camera friendly pelican. We're going to go again in March to catch a look at the northbound whales and their calves.
Rating: 5
Always enjoy the whale-watching trip
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We usually try to take a whale-watching trip whenever we visit the area, usually once or twice a year. We don't always see whales, but are never disappointed. We saw gray whales this trip. The dolphins are always around and very entertaining. Also, if the weather is good (and it usually is) the trip on the water and the fabulous view of the coastline make the trip worthwhile. The crew is always friendly and very informative.
Rating: 1
In 4 words: avoid like the plague
Sat, Jan 21, 12   10:00 AM mvillablanca Male 40-49 Local Other
This was basically a boat ride close to the coast. Not even a remote sight of a whale took place. End of January is supposed to be a good time for watching whales but no cigar. I saw a lot of dolphins though but the ride is for watching whales, not dolphins. The company tried to make up for the lack of whales by offering a a 50% coupon on the next ride. LOL. Do they really think people are that stupid?
Rating: 5
The Best!
Fri, Jan 20, 12   2:00 PM moonmarshall Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was my 3rd excursion with these guys and we saw a whale!! Even if we hadn't, it would have been a great day just to be out on the water. The captain stayed with the whale for about an hour of the excursion so there was plenty of opportunity for all to take photos or videos. We've had the same captain every time and he's great! The crew is nice and the boat is clean. We won't go out with any other excursion company. These guys are the best.
Rating: 2
Not one keeper caught!
Fri, Jan 20, 12   10:00 AM GrantLoel Male 40-49 Local Individual
Not one keeper caught! It was just a boat ride!
Rating: 4
Tried to provide us a successful whale watch
Thu, Jan 19, 12   12:00 PM kkriege Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Whales must have been at lunch as we saw just small parts of 5 far off and no dolphins. Boat before us got treated to a pod of orcas!
Rating: 4
great customer service
Tue, Jan 17, 12   2:00 PM Stephdenny Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
quick and easy
Rating: 5
One of a kind experiance
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM JMarinoff Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Went for our anniversery. It helped me rememmber how beautiful our everyday surrounding really are. I saw my hometown through the eyes of a tourist.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jan 17, 12   10:00 AM kellyhoward Female 40-49 Local Other
It was a great trip, the captain really stayed with the whales,. The crew was great also, I have already passed the word to all of my friends and framily....
Rating: 5
Would go again at twice the price!
Sun, Jan 15, 12   12:00 PM Misty_Rose Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Awe inspiring! Breathtaking! I smiled the whole time. I was happy just seeing all the dolphins play but to actually spot a whale and see it's tail while hearing a live informative narrative was awesome. I was there with my niece because it was on our bucket list but I would highly recommend it for a date. There's food, a bar and even the NFL on the tv during the trip and it's the smoothest ride.
Rating: 3
Nowhere to sit or get out of the sun...
Sun, Jan 15, 12   10:00 AM vibesguy Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Crew was great, had a good time, but the boat has no seats to rest on and its a long trip... Also, there is no indoor galley so you can't get out of the sun on a hot day.
Rating: 5
Try it. You will love it.
Sat, Jan 14, 12   2:00 PM sandc2 Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
In addition to the beauty of the ocean and the ocean mammals, the captain and his commentary were impressive and entertaining. His knowledge of the mammals and the sea is extraordinary. Our little group highly recommends this experience and Dana Wharf Whale Watching.
Rating: 5
Don't miss this great adventure!
Thu, Jan 12, 12   12:00 PM linda1101 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This excursion was WONDERFUL! The captain of the boat worked hard to find us Whales and was very knowledgeable and educational. He maintained a respectable, yet close, distance to the animals. The trip was 2 hours and we were all really sorry to see it end. This is an inexpensive and wonderful way to spend an afternoon and is definitely something I will do again.
Rating: 4
Tue, Jan 10, 12   12:00 PM DinoDeMarco Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Good info, saw shy mom and calf, risso and dolphin