Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,330 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 136 285 14 = 271 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 304 663 18 = 645 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 614 1,364 34 = 1,330 97% 4.5
All 4,663 9,692 344 = 9,348 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 703 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 204 90% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 11 100% 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: 3
Personally not terribly exciting. Disappointing
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM trish320 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
There is very little seating for those that need it. be prepared to standOur 74 old mother with her freshly healed broken foot looked forward to this adventure.. at this point probably a once in a lifetime thing for her...We went after a few days of rain and wind,The swells were very high, and nowhere for her to sit on the main deck , as there are no seats there( all the seats were taken on the upper deck) sitting down below caused motion sickness within minutes so she had to stand and hold her ground and balance with her feet. she was very sore afterward. the last 15 min as we were heading in we saw 2 whales...quite a ways away. that was it. you had to look hard. they surfaced twice and were gone. the next day we went fishing and we saw dolphins swimming with our boat and sea lions, but mom wasn't with for that trip. personally disappointed on behalf of my mom.I'm glad we took advantage of the 1/2 price Tuesday The crew were looking.. but if they are not to be seen not much they can do about it.They seemed knowledgable and were very pleasant. Everything was very easy. from ordering tickets, directions and getting tickets at the counter in the shop.Parking was free and there was plenty of it
Rating: 4
The boat ride was nice.
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM JoCoupens Female 70+ Combination Family Without Children
Disappointing that we only saw a couple of whales at the very end of the cruise, no dolphin.
Rating: 4
WILL GO AGAIN
Tue, Feb 10, 09   12:00 PM Bellflower Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Have been participating in Dana Wharf whale watches for 20+ years and always take visitors. Not too lucky seeing whales and/or dolphins/porpoises but always a nice 2 hours on the water. Commentary is always good and helpful to "first timers".
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Sun, Feb 8, 09   2:00 PM pete4376 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've been on other whale watching cruises and saw only dolphins and sea lions. This cruise was great as two whales were sighted and surfaced several times. I would recommend anyone wishing to take pictures to have a high speed camera as you will have only seconds to point and shoot. The other option is to have a camcorder where you can catch the whale as it surfaces and clip photos from there. An overall GREAT trip!
Rating: 5
Whale and dolphin watch
Tue, Feb 3, 09   2:00 PM Iselaward Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
Saw only a few whates from afar and a few dolphins but the real treat was the sea lion...wish we had seen more
Rating: 5
Delightful day out
Tue, Feb 3, 09   12:00 PM dubowy Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We appreciated the Tuesday half-price tickets, the on-time departure and return, the enthusiastic welcome, the many dolphins and the lone whale we saw. It was a beautiful sunny day and it was a stable boat with a happy crowd. We didn't eat on board, but others seemed to like their food. Would recommend this to all ages.
Rating: 5
Friendly, fun event
Sun, Feb 1, 09   10:00 AM kevinjonk Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales on this trip, we did see several pods of dolphins. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We arrived early and were able to switch to the first ship out without any problems. The service people were friendly and very helpful.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Sat, Jan 31, 09   10:00 AM jharries Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The whale watching was a great experience, the Dolphins were an additional bonus and were out of this world to watch. Thanks to the crew, they were very helpful.
Rating: 4
Nice boat trip
Fri, Jan 30, 09   12:00 PM GeraldMonk Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did not see any whales, but did see dolphins and sea lions. The day was beautiful and the trip was a fun two hours in spite of the lack of whales.
Rating: 5
Thrilling!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jan 25, 09   10:00 AM utepopp Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, the dolphins made up for it. There were hundreds of them. What a great experience. The marine biologist provided indept information on the various types whales and dolphins, the sea lions and the birds. The rest of the crew was very professional, friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to another tour with you and will recommend you to our friends. Thanks for a grand time! Ute PS. It might not be a bad idea to remind your prospective clients of the possibility of sea sickness.
Rating: 4
enjoying retirement
Tue, Jan 20, 09   2:00 PM maryallsup Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We took advantage of the Tuesday offer and had a fun day together. The tour was well run, clean and not overly crowded.
Rating: 4
Great fun. Recommended
Sat, Jan 17, 09   12:00 PM Brittmiller Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The crew was very friendly. The boat was large and clean with plenty of places to sit and view the water. I would have hoped for a little more information on the marine life via the man on the PA but the relative quiet was nice too. If the boat were smaller, I think it would have been possible to get a little closer to the whales and not disturb them. It was a nice couple hours on the water and the bloody mary was great.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Tue, Jan 13, 09   12:00 PM tclarkca Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We tracked one whale and the crew did a great job at explaining the tendencies of the whale and got us in good position to see it.
Rating: 4
Recommended
Sun, Jan 11, 09   12:00 PM Susanbrambil Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Well, it was a nice boat ride - and narration. Got pretty close to seals and saw dolphins. The captain persisted in looking for whales, but we never saw any - but I liked the fact that he tried.
Rating: 5
Great Trip (Second Time)
Tue, Jan 6, 09   10:00 AM PKalczynski Unspecified 30-39 Local Family Without Children
This is the second time we chose Dana Wharf and, again, we had a great time. Apart from the sea lions and hundreds of common dolphins, we observed a pair of California gray whales swimming South. The crew is very knowledgeable and they are working really diligently to find whales. We went on this trip last January (with kids) and found whales, too. Highly recommended. BTW If you are going on an early (10am) trip bring your coffee. Most coffee shops are closed and the one that is open charges almost $4 for a cup of so-so coffee.