Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 188 419 15 = 404 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 344 765 19 = 746 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,344 34 = 1,310 96% 4.5
All 4,611 9,587 341 = 9,246 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 638 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 329 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 125 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Relaxing Day At Sea
Sat, Mar 3, 12   10:00 AM mcelweecl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a nice trip with clean, safe and professional accomodations. However, we did not see any whales so was really disappointed. Whenever these trips promise to see whales there is an even bigger disappointment if none. We saw dolphins and many birds so all was not lost! The Captain was friendly and informative, I would have liked him to speak more on the wildlife as he seemed to know alot and was quite interesting.
Rating: 4
Disappointed that we didn't see any whales
Sat, Mar 3, 12   8:00 AM lindakallen Female 70+ Local Couple on a Date
We went whale watching on a beautiful Sat. morning at 8:00. It was nippy, but clear as a bell. The man that narrarated the trip on the loud speaker was quite informative. We saw several pods of dophins going through the water which was fun to see. However, the closest we came to seeing a whale was a few bubbles on the surface of the water. I guess a whale was swimming in the area, but too lazy to surface, so we could see him. Since we got a discounted price on the trip, we definitely felt it was worth the money.
Rating: 4
Didn't see whales, but...
Sat, Mar 3, 12   8:00 AM jcaminker Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
...we saw plenty of dolphins and other wild life! The views of the coast from the water are breath-taking. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. I would take another tour with this company in hopes of seeing whales!
Rating: 5
Wonderful family activity!
Sat, Mar 3, 12   8:00 AM sattyhouse Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
What a fun trip. We loved the information the captain gave us throughout the trip. My kids were delighted. Thank you!
Rating: 4
lots of fun, but didn't see whales
Thu, Mar 1, 12   2:00 PM debabigador Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time. We were excited to see the whales and even though we saw 2 different type of dolphins (which the captain did a great job of explaining) and sea lions, we unfortunately were unable to see whales. I do give credit to the captain for going out further to find them.
Rating: 5
exciting!
Wed, Feb 29, 12   12:00 PM rochafam4 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was something we've never done before so it was really exciting. Being up close to the dolphins was amazing and something that my family and i will never forget. thanks to the captain and crew for a smooth boat ride and all the information about the area and animals. will definitely be back again!!
Rating: 5
Great Educational Get Away!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 28, 12   2:00 PM Morrismom5 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took the 2 o'clock excursion to look for whales and dolphins. The view from the boat was phenomenal. The boat crew was very good at giving us information about the dolphins and the whales. We only saw a few whales but we saw lots of dolphins. We also got some really good pictures. I would recommend bringing binoculars to get the best view of the whales. The boat is very comfortable and a good size.
Rating: 5
Fabulous experience!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 28, 12   10:00 AM gcmckay Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I took my 5 year old grandson on this whale watching experience and neither of us were disappointed! We observed curious sea lions, playful dolphins "surfing" in the wake of the boat, and two gray whales. The staff was knowledgable and greatly contributed to our positive experience.
Rating: 5
Grey Whales!
Sun, Feb 26, 12   10:00 AM se2patel Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We viewed two beautiful grey whales, it was amazing!
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sun, Feb 26, 12   10:00 AM mssusiiq Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
It was great
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Sat, Feb 25, 12   12:00 PM 1RacyLady Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We are 10 friends that belong to the Red Hat Society. This was our February outing (2/25/12) - two days after the large group of dolphins were spotted. We did not see any dolphin but we did find a grey whale and followed him for about an hour. The crew of the boat were very informative, helpful and a lot of fun. We had been on a whale watching tour out of Santa Barbara last September and the crew was a dud compared to the crew we had on Saturday.
Rating: 5
Great Guide - Fun Day with the kids
Thu, Feb 23, 12   12:00 PM Melymell Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had an excellent day whale watching. The Captain was super informative and we spent about an hour following one Grey Whale up the coast. It was awesome!
Rating: 5
Exciting and Fun
Wed, Feb 22, 12   2:00 PM thecha Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time, enjoying the fantastic weather and scenery. We saw sealions and dolphins and finally some whales. The crew went out of their way to try to ensure we saw some whales and actually over ran the sailing time to do so. Very friendly and informative staff.
Rating: 5
Never disappointed with Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Wed, Feb 22, 12   2:00 PM jennygarden Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Spent last Wed (2/21) on the afternoon whale watch with my son and his friend. The crew was TIRELESS in their efforts to find whales, going over the allotted time by almost 45 minutes. Thanks to their patience & know-how, we saw four fin whales--GLORIOUS! That's on top of seeing a pod of dolphins, which are always amazing to see. We go on about two whale watches a year, and we are always so happy with DWS; they also happen to make the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the galley!
Rating: 5
Perfect day. Great dolphin and whale experience!!
Wed, Feb 22, 12   12:00 PM lkubin Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Perfect length of tour. Perfect amount of passengers on ship. I have been on other trips that lasted way too long and had way too many people on the boat. We had a great time!!!