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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Father's Day Gift
Sun, Jul 12, 09   12:45 PM Necalli Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I thought this would be a great Father's Day present for my fiance. My daughter had a great time playing with the live bait and a little fishing. My fiance and I caught some fish and we all enjoyed the weather.
Rating: 4
I would definitely recommend this trip
Tue, Jul 14, 09   10:00 AM amiecrosby Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Overall our family very much enjoyed our fishing trip. Everyone caught a fish and the kids had so much fun! The only thing I would change is maybe going on a day that is not so busy because I can't even count how much time my husband spent un-tangleing and redoing lines because the people are just too close together. Also there is not enough seating!! After a long week of vacationing and walking, the last thing we wanted to do was stand for 5 hours. The guys helping on the boat were over the top great with making sure that everyone had what they needed and were there most of the time when you needed help. We will definitely try another trip again in the future. Thanks!
Rating: 4
Memories
Tue, Jul 14, 09   10:00 AM johnscammon Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My great grandson (age 10) and I caught a lot of fish (although they were all too small to keep) and we had fun. It will be a day to be remembered by both of us. Good trip for a first timer.
Rating: 5
Best value for our summer vacation memories!
Tue, Jul 14, 09   11:00 AM jeffreyhayne Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This activity was not only the best value for a day trip, but was also the most memorable. We didn't get to see any whales, but the amount of dolphins we encountered was unreal! Our daughters(ages 5 and 8) were so excited. They were able to see the details in the dolphins faces and even named one "Flipper" since it kept doing flips in front of the boat. We LOVED it!
Rating: 4
Fun Trip for the Money but crowded
Tue, Jul 14, 09   12:00 PM janahayden Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my 6 year old son on the half day trip. Overall we had a great bonding experience, and that is what matters. We went on the half day so it was only $19.50 each. Very reasonable. The boat was very crowded. If you go get there early and rush on to the boat so you can get a seat on the back. The crew was nice. We caught a few fish which was exciting for a 6 year old, but nothing big enough to keep.We only purchased 1 rod and reel with our tickets, but they gave us 2 which was neat to. My son had a hamburger on the boat for $5.50 so it was reasonable too.The strangest part was when we arrived to check in. It was a little confusing as to which line was the check in and which was for purchasing. So everyone was standing in line and the lady that worked there started literally yelling at everyone to back out the door and form a line. It was kind of strange because we had all just arrived and she was borderline manic. There was no need for it and just made everyone more confused. I think it kind of started the trip out in a somber mood for all the visitors. Most people are on vacation trying to enjoy themselves and the lady just started spazzing out. Anyways as for the parking we had no problem finding it. There were spots open everywhere. Overall fun for a dad and 6 year old, and the price was great.
Rating: 3
Whale watch cruise...?
Tue, Jul 14, 09   1:00 PM fredrobirds Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Nice boat ride,nice day.No whales! ( They'd only spotted 3 in the last 4 months) Saw the "Regulars",sea lions and dolphins...pretty nothing trip.Probably should be advertised as a peaceful 2 hr. ocean cruise.
Rating: 3
Trip was OK
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 14, 09   5:00 PM Mashel612 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The waters were very choppy so my son became seasick. I would have liked to see a more wide array of snacks served, only chips and warm soda was available. Maybe some hotdogs and cold drinks. We only saw dolphins and sea lions, unfortunately no whales....It was an OK trip no recommended for anyone that might get seasick...
Rating: 4
Fun Time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 14, 09   5:00 PM mkreinik Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
My adult daughter & I were on a mini vacation & always wanted to go whale watching. This gave us an opportunity to be together and have fun even though we saw no whales. The dolphin pods were saw were beautiful, and the relationship the adults had with their young reminded us of our closeness and love.
Rating: 4
Nice trip to see marine mammals on the ocean
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 14, 09   5:00 PM bamurray1950 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We didn't see blue whales, but that's really a function of the whales, not of the boat operator. We saw several groups of dolphins. Boat was great and clean, commentary was useful, overall an enjoyable evening.
Rating: 4
Easy way to purchase tix for my kids and guests
Tue, Jul 14, 09   5:30 PM DawnBoysFish Female 40-49 Local Other
I highly recommend this service.
Rating: 2
Sum Fun is NO Fun!
Wed, Jul 15, 09   10:00 AM rr2132 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Honestly, I would have to say that the 1/2 day trip on the SUM FUN was NO FUN! I go out quite a bit but mainly out of San Diego. This was my first trip out of Dana. Maybe I have been spoiled by the excellent service recieved from Point Loma, and H&M Landing, but the boat "SUM FUN" out of Dana was terrible. The deck hands were awful, sure I cought fish, but again the service from the hands was horrible. I would not reccomend this trip at all. The main problem was the crew, they were not good at all.
Rating: 5
Magical Trip!
Thu, Jul 16, 09   1:00 PM heatherparto Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The whale watching trip was wonderful! We had the chance to view 4 blue whales in a relatively close distance from the boat. The boat and guides were very knowledgable and friendly. Everybody on board appeared to be having a wonderful time. I would recommend this experience to anyone/everyone!!!! Great fun for all ages.
Rating: 4
Fun but no sightings
Fri, Jul 17, 09   1:00 PM sjones30943 Female 40-49 Local Individual
The ride was nice, and the boat was comfortable enough. Unfortunately, the day I went, there were no sightings of whales or dolphins. They did give out vouchers for 1/2 off tickets to come back and try again which I thought was appropriate. I plan on doing just that!
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sat, Jul 18, 09   11:00 AM melisaganzon Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Trip was great. Strongly recommend this one if you want to go whale watching. They do everything they can to ensure everyone gets to see what they came for. Staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Thanks! Melisa
Rating: 4
Twilight Fishing highly reco. but not w/Dana Wharf
Sat, Jul 18, 09   5:30 PM mooyeado Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Twilight fishing is great, however, I will not bring friends again to Dana Wharf. This was like my sixth time of bringing friends (in groups) and all but one time I and they came home with nothing. I had 5 people with me this time, and when everyone was catching fish they decided to move to another spot because most were smaller. I had 4 other people that were gonna come but couldn't make it--thank God. Well, we didn't get anymore bites the rest of the night--even after 2 more moves. We should have stayed where we were catching fish. I know you can't catch fish every time, but this isn't the first trip that we were catching fish and they decided to move. Aside from occassionally using the benefits of Kids Club, I probably wont use Dana Wharf again. I've had sucky experiences with about 30 different friends I've taken to Dana Wharf, including a bunch of friends for my brother's bachelor party night. Tooo disappointing.