Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,318 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 189 412 12 = 400 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 376 826 20 = 806 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 599 1,349 31 = 1,318 97% 4.5
All 4,591 9,537 338 = 9,199 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 603 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 327 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 152 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 19 100% 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Truly wonderful whale watching experience!
Sun, Feb 13, 11   12:30 PM Jenibird Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This is the third Whalewatching adventure i've been on this past month and was by far the BEST! In addition to the excellent weather - we lucked out-- dana wharf's catamaran is a great way to sail! This adventure, being an hour longer than the other tour (which is also great!) gave us more time to get to where we could see the grey whales. The dolphin love swimming in front of the boat and are incredibly fast! I think both tours are excellent but if you can afford the extra expense and extra hour for the catamaran cruise it is quite worthwhile. Hope to go back out again very soon! Thanks!!
Rating: 5
Great afternoon on the water
Sat, Feb 12, 11   2:00 PM kyzcno Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Even though the grey whale eluded us, we were honored with the playful antics of a HUGE group of Common Dolphin! We had a wonderful time!
Rating: 5
Unbelievable Experience
Sat, Feb 12, 11   12:00 PM Gruenewald Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My husband and I took relatives and friends who were visiting us from VA, CT and KS. We had the most exciting ride ever. The day was perfect. We saw whales going south and whales going north which is quite unusual we found out. Some of the whales showed off their tails while other jumped clear out of the water. We saw about 8-10 whale jumps. Then as we were returning, a group (there were so many we could not count them) came along side our boat and put on a show for us . They were swimming with us and jumping up and out of the water. It was more that we ever exxpected and the Captain said it was the best trip of the season. I highly reccomend this trip to everyone of all ages.
Rating: 3
Didn't catch anything but a buzz...
Sat, Feb 5, 11   10:00 AM jisaac1 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was fun for the most part. The crew was cool; however, it would have been nice to real something in.
Rating: 4
loads of fun
Fri, Feb 4, 11   10:00 AM markhall Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
fun to get out on the ocean and hope for fish. The crew was very friendly and help full. Would recomend this for any group of friends for a fun day away from the office.
Rating: 2
The fishing was terrible
Fri, Feb 4, 11   10:00 AM Jstenger Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The fishing was terrible they should have tried to move to different locations
Rating: 4
Good times had by all.
Sat, Jan 29, 11   2:00 PM gett0029 Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The boat ride was excellent. Not too choppy. I have been on smaller boats and felt nautilus. They did everything in their power to find whales, and provided us with info on the species. We saw two whales and some other sea life. Very fun, especially, for the reasonable price. Our group consisted of graduate students from across the country that are currently going to school in California. We found Dana Point to be a beautiful area worth visiting as well.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Jan 29, 11   12:00 PM nan1cy Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Great day. Spotted and followed 3 whales. Also saw a large amount of dolphins,
Rating: 5
Fun and relaxing afternoon
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 25, 11   2:00 PM Smilinmary Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The weather was perfect, the ocean was clear, the captain knowledgeable the only thing missing was a whale! Still, we did see some fantastic dolphins. Fun and relaxing.
Rating: 5
Great fun! Highly recommended!
Sun, Jan 23, 11   2:00 PM ElianaFarias Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
From beginning to end, the customer service was excellent. I was running a few minutes late and they were considerate enough to wait for me just a couple of minutes as I made my way through the parking lot, not only that, but as I literally got onto the boat, I had a customer service representative call me to see if I had been able to make it after all! Now that's service! Our guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and you can tell this is not just a job for him, but his calling in life! I and my friend had a great time, learned a lot, and got to see a fantastic whale and playful dolphins...can't wait to go back again next time!
Rating: 4
good times
Sat, Jan 22, 11   12:00 PM kyoung54 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
saw a whale for about 45 minutes straight
Rating: 4
very good trip
Sat, Jan 22, 11   10:00 AM arussell3 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Great crew, veryyyyy helpful! They start off the trip giving a demo on how to use the rental gear. then they come around and put weights on everyones lines... even if you didnt rent the gear from them. They will untangle anyones lines, help you bring fish in, bait your hooks if you have trouble, etc. very friendly crew and the captain really tries to have everyone catch something, he even stayed out an extra half hour or so on our trip because it was a bad day. Galley had good food at a very reasonable price. Anything you catch they will also fillet and clean for you at the end of the day for $1 if you choose. The fishing was poor that day however. we went in late january and there was about 20-30 fish caught on the whole boat but it was often the same 4-5 people. our group consisted of 5 people and we caught one fish between all of us. But I would definitely recommend the trip, just check the daily fish counts on their website for a good day to go.
Rating: 5
Spectactular experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 18, 11   2:00 PM susanwise Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The Crew were very accomodating and we did see a grey whale and a huge pod of local dolphins. Staff went out of their way for our satisfaction
Rating: 1
DEFINATELY NOT WORTH THE MONEY
Mon, Jan 17, 11   10:00 AM jambini06 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friends and I were VERY disappointed. We fished just off the beach from our condo and I have done better fishing in the small ponds where I live. We really should have been informed of just how bad the fishing was before we purchased tickets. Also noted that they kept very small fish in order to make days count look good. No fish over 18 inches were caught for anyone on our boat. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
Rating: 5
Great experience
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 11, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I've been on the boat many times. People who run it are knowledgeable, good communicators, know where to go to play with our whale and dolsphine friends. They love their work and I never tire of the joy of being out on the water, experiencing the peace and connection with all the elements and the sentient Beings of the sea. Last trip was a rare day when we didn't see any, and it was a great day anyway......and we get a rain check. How good is that!. MzB.