Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 206 465 10 = 455 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 299 677 13 = 664 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 526 1,214 32 = 1,182 96% 4.6
All 4,345 8,999 323 = 8,676 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 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 156 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: 4
No whales seen but tried hard
Sun, Sep 12, 10   12:00 PM tslimmer Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
the captain did his best to find us a whale but no luck this day. He did put us in several dolphin pods with many baby dolphins to watch. Sunfish, anchovies, sunshine and good smooth ride still made it a good day to be on the water. and they made a good grilled cheese sandwich too!
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable
Tue, Sep 7, 10   5:00 PM CSWant Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Great boat ride. Crew made an effort to make the trip enjoyable eventhough we didn't see any whales. They went out of the way to stay with a large pod of dolphins eventhough we got back late. Wonderful time on the water! Would go again.
Rating: 4
Great trip!
Mon, Sep 6, 10   2:00 PM lpozarich Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Mostly I just love being out on the water. This particular day we were lucky enough to see hundreds of dolphins. The crew is great at providing info and commentary. Enjoyed it immensely.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Sun, Sep 5, 10   2:00 PM jules5153 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I would highly recommend the Catamaran Adventure Cruise. The crew were friendly, courteous and very informative. We didn't get to see any Blue Whales, but the two huge pods of dolphins more than made up for it. Awesome trip!
Rating: 4
We had a fun day trip.
Wed, Sep 1, 10   2:00 PM phdougfam Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We appreciated the friendly service and the on-time departure and arrivals.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Trip
Thu, Aug 26, 10   5:00 PM THillary Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful trip. Didn't see any whales the first day so we got free 'reschedule' tickets and we went out the next day. Saw hundreds of dolphins and had a wonderful boat ride. Excellent value for the money and very friendly and professional staff. Highly recommend a trip.
Rating: 5
It was more than worth the trip!
Sun, Aug 22, 10   5:00 PM RCRich Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The boat was clean and not crowded. The crew was very nice and knowledgeable about whales in the area. The weather was beautiful and we had a wonderful time. We have already recommended this trip to several friends. Thank you to the crew for such a great trip and we will be back.
Rating: 4
no fish
Sat, Aug 21, 10   6:30 AM connieyoung Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
there were not many fish caught base they said on weather what was caught was very small
Rating: 3
huge fish
Sat, Aug 21, 10   6:30 AM noltedumas Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
It started out slow but they found the fish . every body caought fish . I caught a monster!
Rating: 5
Best Fun Ever and We Saw Some Whales
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM samanthafitt Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We booked very last minute after seeing four dolphins at the beach on the Monday. I googled Dana Wharf whilst at the beach and found this website. Found the price absolutely fantastic and worth the risk of not seeing any whales. The group consisted of two families with children, one local, the other family from England. We found a pod of 50-60 common dolphins which were absolutely out of this world, the boat followed the pod for about 20 mins so lots of photo opportunities. We then sailed on and found approx 4-5 whales, one really up close and the others good photo opportunities. We had a great time and made memories that will last forever. Highly recommended
Rating: 5
Great day!
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM JulieZ2 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were lucky that the weather was perfect, the sea calm as glass, dolphins by the dozens jumping alongside the boat, several whales of different types surfaced & a couple "fluked". The guides were great spotters.
Rating: 5
Very pleasantly surprised!
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM scoy1977 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I took my 18-yr old sister who was visiting from Michigan on the Blue Whale Watching Cruise. I have never been on one of these before so I really didn't know what to expect, but I must admit that I wasn't expecting much. I was extremely pleased though at the wildlife we were able to see on our 2-hour cruise. We saw seals in harbor and a school of about 50+ dolphins swam around the boat for 15-20 minutes! It was an amazing sight. There were also 4-5 blue whales in the area and the boat captain made the effort to make sure we had an opportunity to see all of them. He even stayed out in the water longer than scheduled to make sure we could see the whale "fluke". In addition, the captain was very informative and engaging and made for a great trip. I highly recommend this to everyone...I will be going again! On a side note, we went on Tuesday which is half-price day. It was an excellent value, but everyone seems to wait until Tuesday to go, so the boat was pretty full. If you can afford to go on another day of the week, I would do so.
Rating: 4
very lucky
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM Fantuzzi Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We very very lucky, we met plenty of dolphins, and whales. The boat driver was great and brought us to the right places !
Rating: 5
Great trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   12:00 PM JeanUpde Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I really thought that whale watching was only in the winter. I figured in August we could see some dolphins maybe, some seals but have a nice cruise. We saw several blue whales -- and far closer than I would have thought. Great day, one of the best of the summer (mid August). It was a great experience. Of course, we hit a great day, but still. Price on Tuesday was quite affordable as well. .
Rating: 5
Awesome Blue Whales
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 17, 10   10:00 AM MarinaTeal Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I am a local, and I don't get out on the water often enough. Here I am, in Southern California, right on the ocean, and I don't take advantage of being here. Well, my whale watch trip was perfect. The weather was great, I didn't even need the jacket I had brought along. The blue whales came in pairs, and so did the fin whales! We were up close and could hear the spouting as well as see them. It was a very enjoyable two hours, the crew were informed and friendly, and the whales put on quite a show.