Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,319 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 185 400 12 = 388 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 369 807 20 = 787 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,351 32 = 1,319 96% 4.5
All 4,582 9,514 338 = 9,176 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 593 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 158 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 4.6
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: 5
Great Whale Watching Experience
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM artmal1x Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
This was by far the best trip of whale watching I had been on. We spotted three whales that gave us a great show and the boat Captain & Crew were outstanding in spooting and information.
Rating: 5
Something for Everyone--Great Experience
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM Revenant222 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
My wife and I, along with our 18 month old son went blue whale watching last week. Overall we were extremely impressed. We went on a Tuesday, on one of the half-price tours. We were happy with the accessibility of the location. Specifically it was easy to locate off the freeway, free parking was available right near the check-in location, and the relevant dock was within 100 ft. of check-in. Very low stress, which made it easier to manage our very active son. The crew was helpful and the captain's instructions informative as the boat headed out (about 5 minutes after the hour--we had some late arrivals who held things up). As we left the harbor we ran through a (in my opinion) fairly large group of dolphins, which surrounded the boat and were very visually entertaining. My son particularly liked this portion of the experience, as the dolphins were close enough that he could get a good look at them. He called out ever time he saw them for the rest of the two hours, which was fairly often. We saw 3-4 blue whales, which seemed to be taking turns coming up and showing off for the boat. Had a number of good fluke (tail) shots as they dove down, and once the whale surfaced quite close to the boat--it was amazing! Overall a fun experience. Two hours was a bit long for our son, but he did quite well and enjoyed the dolphins immensely, and my wife and I had fun watching the whales as well. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Great activity, good to book well in advance
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Sep 19, 11   5:00 PM tanujkush Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My family was visiting in town, so I decided to go whale watching since I'd never seen whales before. I booked online for three but was told that the boat was full for that day (this was a sunday) and I could re-schedule for the next day. So I did, and man, did I enjoy!! We saw about 8-10 sightings of about 3-4 blue whales, the guys steering the ship took us real close to the whales and we got some awesome views. On the way back we passed by a shoal of dolphins and it was a pleasure to see them whip out of the surface every 3-4 seconds. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed and so did my parents. The guys who were steering the ship were very good and went out of their way to ensure all onboard got great pics. They were also very informative, giving out tidbits of information about the whales every now and then over the blow horn. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. Book in advance though, and try going on a weekday, the crowd is lesser and there is more time given per trip. My whole trip lasted about 2 hours on the sea. Very enjoyable indeed!
Rating: 5
Outstanding blue whale watch
Mon, Sep 19, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
This trip encountered more blue whales, at least 12 different whales, close to shore than I have ever witnessed The captain did a particulary good job of getting close good looks of several selected whales. One whale showed us a fluke up dive every time it went on a deep dive. I saw more blues in Santa Barbara Channel about 4 years ago but that was much further out from shore and a much longer whale watch.
Rating: 4
fun evening
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 18, 11   5:00 PM sm0918 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
just a laid back fun time
Rating: 5
A memorable, lifetime experience
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
It was a first father and son fishing trip.
Sun, Sep 18, 11   12:45 PM gramos6791 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The boat was nice and the crew was excellent. We did not catch many fish(3) but it was worth the money. We will be going again. We went on the Sunday afternoon 1/2 day as one child is free with each adult paying.
Rating: 5
Excellent
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 17, 11   5:00 PM omitchell Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful time, saw lots of animals.
Rating: 5
Best whale watching trip ever!!!
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
very good trip, worth the money.
Sat, Sep 17, 11   12:00 PM RonaldWolf Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
very interesting alot of marine life to see.
Rating: 5
Wow
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM John_Susan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We are from Indiana on a business / vacation and saw the add in the hotel fliers. The catamaran was very clean and manned by a very friendly and knowledgeable crew. The most rememberable part of the adventure was the sight of the Blue Whale. If we are ever able to get back to California we will diffenatly make anouther booking. Thank you very much in helping book the adventure.
Rating: 5
Great trip as always
Wed, Sep 14, 11   10:00 AM markld Male 50-59 Local Individual
Been using Dana Wharf for 20 years, always consistently good in finding the fish. The crews are extremely helpful. Reccommend this to any traveler or local person(s) intersted in a great deep sea fishing trip.
Rating: 4
Amazing, wonderful things to see.
Tue, Sep 13, 11   5:00 PM JAJacobs4JC Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was my wife and I on our honeymoon. We had a blast. Saw everything they said we would see. Technology and communication with other ships to make that happen I'm sure. No matter though, I don't like to take chances so I don't see why they should either. The one thing that did disapoint was at the end of our trip my wife and I were very cold so we went down to get coffee but they had already poured it out. He didn't offer to make more and we weren't even in port yet. I would have expected better costomer service in that regard. Other than that......,. Perfect!
Rating: 5
A great deal for having a great time.
Tue, Sep 13, 11   12:00 PM DYNAZOR Male 60-69 Local Individual
This is the second time I took this trip in about the last 4 weeks or so. The blue whale watching discounted tour is batting two-for-two for me now. Lots of dolphins and blue whales seen again. And for a retired guy like me who really just likes to be out on the ocean on a nice boat, the whales and dolphins are a bonus. Plus the 2-hour duration for this trip allows you to get free parking in the public parking lot, which has a 4-hour time limit (but don't say it too loud lest the town council get some big ideas about raising revenues).
Rating: 4
enjoyed the evening
Sun, Sep 11, 11   12:45 PM vfrpapa Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
good crew