Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,308 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 141 306 7 = 299 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 352 786 17 = 769 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 587 1,342 34 = 1,308 97% 4.6
All 4,490 9,317 330 = 8,987 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 496 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 344 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 240 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 197 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 4.7
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Pure Surgar Loves Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Wed, Aug 11, 10   12:00 PM karenkyle22 Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
I am in the Pure surgar fishing crew i know all four of us love Dana Wharf Sportfishing, the deckhands are helpful, the fishing is usely good, and the boats are keep in good condition
Rating: 4
Very Fun Until they moved the boat
Sat, Aug 7, 10   5:30 PM Radhi96 Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
The trip was very fun. The crew was frendly te captain knew all the good pots and the fishing was great until they moved the boat from the kelt beds. everyone was pulling up nice fish in the kelt beds but the captain moved the boat and everyone got angry and didnt catch a fish. but other than that the trip was very fun and was the perfect lenght.
Rating: 5
had a whale of a time
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 3, 10   2:00 PM MaryHardy Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great weather, calm seas and saw our 1st whale less than 15 minutes out to sea. Followed that whale and saw him surface, heard him exhale, saw the blowhole and saw him breach and dive deep several times. I loved the blue glow of the water when the whale was swimming just below the surface. It was an awesome experience. I would highly recommend it, expecially on 1/2 price Tuesdays. I think the check in process needs to be a bit more organized. The sign at the door asked that you wait there for the next agent and people were just walking by us and going up to the counter. The people working in the shop and on the boat were friendly and informative.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 3, 10   10:00 AM jbaglin Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
We sighted 5 Blue Whales on this trip. We even saw a tail flip twice. Would recommend this to anyone. The 1/2 price Tuesday made it even more spectacular
Rating: 5
Great Morning, Friendly helpful crew
Sat, Jul 31, 10   6:30 AM Toussi Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Even though we caught a few too small to keep, it was still a pleasant trip
Rating: 5
whale watching cruise - amazing!!!!
Sun, Jul 25, 10   12:00 PM momoshita Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
first of all larry and sean were terrific...so informative and we saw things that rarely had been seen so we were lucky for sure! whales, dolphins, sea lions...the works! we loved it and so did our friends....absolutely wonderful!! great job guys!!! :-) monique djerf and family
Rating: 5
Girls Weekend
Sat, Jul 24, 10   2:00 PM Lisanorby Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I am from Laguna Niguel and had my friends in from Chicago and Detroit. We did the Whale Watching Cruise and saw an 80' blue whale, the smallest whale (can't remember the name), sea lions and schools of dolphins. It was a fabulous day and the crew was wonderful.
Rating: 5
Take this trip!
Mon, Jul 19, 10   5:30 PM papdfns Male 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We have not done the twilight trip in years. However, because of time constraints, we reluctantly booked the twilight trip instead of a morning or afternoon trip. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The boat was uncrowded, the crew was helpful, and we caught fish from almost immediately and kept on catching until it was time to leave. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
lots of calicos on light gear
Sun, Jul 11, 10   10:00 AM yellowcurry Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
I went out on the Reel Fun 1/2 day boat. I caught about 45 calico bass and 10 mackeral. My friend also caught about 25 fish. we caught all our fish by just flylining an anchovie in front of the kelp and getting bit every 5 sec. Id reccomend a pole with a spinning reel with 15 lb test. dont fish bottom cuz u will be doing a lot of waiting. also i dont reccommend renting poles cuz everybody who did was a newbie and didnt catch anything but mackeral and an occasional sand bass. Definetely reccomend 1/2 day boat.
Rating: 3
A different experience
Sat, Jul 10, 10   6:30 AM Jarvisboys Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Dana Wharf fishing has always provided my two young boys and I with the great experiences. That is, up until now. We have been on 4 different trips. Clemente Awesome! Our first three excursions were on the "Clemente." The captain of the Clemente will not hesitate to trolley around to find the best area if one location isn't getting anything. With his recommendations on bait for the best bite, to how deep to drop your line, you are constantly being assisted either by the Captain himself or his crew. Sum Fun....Not so fun! On my last outing, I put together a 12 person party on the "Sum Fun." We got to our first location, and that's where we stayed the whole day. We were accompanied by 3 or 4 sea lions that continuously robbed us of bait and catch. Also the fish were not really biting in that location. I was expecting the captain to pull up anchor and get us to a better local, but it never happened. It's a good thing I had bought Hot Dogs and Hamburgers for our Bar-B-Que after. I completely understand that you don't always catch the fish you want, however, it would have nice if they could have at least looked for a bettter local. Bottom line, if you get on the Clemente you'll surely enjoy it. If you end up on the "Sum Fun," You could be headed for disappointment.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable experience,fun to be with three friends,
Thu, Jul 8, 10   10:00 AM Nishimura Male Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We are four friends from Boston. All of us are 15. My grandmother dropped us off and picked us up. We didn't need licenses. We all caught something. The boat crew treated us well and we all had a good time.
Rating: 3
June Whale Watching
Tue, Jun 29, 10   5:00 PM koswalt Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The crew was extremely nice and helpful. I didn't know there were no seats on the main level and my husband was in a wheelchair so we couldn't go above or below where the seats were which meant standing for 2 hours solid. Not easy with a bad back. We only saw a few dolphins which was nobody's fault. I doubt I will do it again.
Rating: 4
Great experience
Sat, Jun 26, 10   10:00 AM zhangh95 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
it is a great experience and we saw dolphins and whales, the guide is very kind and shared with us lot of interesting experience and knowledge, definitely worth going!
Rating: 4
magical time with dolphins
Sun, Jun 20, 10   12:00 PM DStroebel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We did not see any whales today but what a time we had with a pod of dolphins! There were hundreds of them surrounding us, playing with the wake of our boat and a couple of smaller boats that were nearby . They were moving so fast under and around our vessel. It was so much fun to watch. I'lll never forget that great feeling!
Rating: 5
Awesome employees, Awesome Food!
Sat, Jun 19, 10   10:00 AM Frankie81 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was my first time fishing & I think I'm "hooked". The employees were very helpful and always available to answer any questions. Burgers were SO good! We did the 10am-3pm fishing trip...I would recommend sun screen. Already planning the next trip.