Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,305 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 143 312 7 = 305 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 354 792 17 = 775 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 586 1,339 34 = 1,305 97% 4.6
All 4,492 9,323 330 = 8,993 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 499 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 335 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 200 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 31 100% 4.7
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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Really fantastic 2 hours!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM kathyshannon Female 50-59 Local Other
The boat was great and the Captain seemed very nice. Michelle Anderson and her group made this an unforgettable journey. Dolphins stayed with us all day and we saw two blue whales. The only thing I would have wished is for the Captain to have been able to shut off the engine when we were so close to the whales. But, no complaints. I look forward to going again!
Rating: 5
Spiritual Celebration
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM LeslieMurray Female 50-59 Local Other
I loved going with Michelle Anderson's group to celebrate the Equinox. Our trip was so beautiful and gentle and joy filled watching all the dolphins and whales. It was quite a gift! The captain was wonderful and sensitive to our group.
Rating: 5
Dolphin Dan was awesome!!
Fri, Sep 23, 11   2:00 PM Heather6 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Great time out on the water.... Highly Recommend!!
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Experience
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM artmal1x Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
This was by far the best trip of whale watching I had been on. We spotted three whales that gave us a great show and the boat Captain & Crew were outstanding in spooting and information.
Rating: 5
Something for Everyone--Great Experience
Tue, Sep 20, 11   12:00 PM Revenant222 Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
My wife and I, along with our 18 month old son went blue whale watching last week. Overall we were extremely impressed. We went on a Tuesday, on one of the half-price tours. We were happy with the accessibility of the location. Specifically it was easy to locate off the freeway, free parking was available right near the check-in location, and the relevant dock was within 100 ft. of check-in. Very low stress, which made it easier to manage our very active son. The crew was helpful and the captain's instructions informative as the boat headed out (about 5 minutes after the hour--we had some late arrivals who held things up). As we left the harbor we ran through a (in my opinion) fairly large group of dolphins, which surrounded the boat and were very visually entertaining. My son particularly liked this portion of the experience, as the dolphins were close enough that he could get a good look at them. He called out ever time he saw them for the rest of the two hours, which was fairly often. We saw 3-4 blue whales, which seemed to be taking turns coming up and showing off for the boat. Had a number of good fluke (tail) shots as they dove down, and once the whale surfaced quite close to the boat--it was amazing! Overall a fun experience. Two hours was a bit long for our son, but he did quite well and enjoyed the dolphins immensely, and my wife and I had fun watching the whales as well. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Outstanding blue whale watch
Mon, Sep 19, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
This trip encountered more blue whales, at least 12 different whales, close to shore than I have ever witnessed The captain did a particulary good job of getting close good looks of several selected whales. One whale showed us a fluke up dive every time it went on a deep dive. I saw more blues in Santa Barbara Channel about 4 years ago but that was much further out from shore and a much longer whale watch.
Rating: 4
fun evening
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 18, 11   5:00 PM sm0918 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
just a laid back fun time
Rating: 5
It was a first father and son fishing trip.
Sun, Sep 18, 11   12:45 PM gramos6791 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The boat was nice and the crew was excellent. We did not catch many fish(3) but it was worth the money. We will be going again. We went on the Sunday afternoon 1/2 day as one child is free with each adult paying.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience...amazing whale sightings!
Sun, Sep 18, 11   12:00 PM mjurasek Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We decided to try out this trip based on the high number of recent whale sightings and the good reveiws. We had an AWESOME time! The captian was wonderful and even took us out looking for a pod of Orca's that had recently been sighted. We were able to find them and saw them blow their spouts but they never resurfaced. That was ok though because we headed back in and were able to see the most wonderful Blue Whales. We sat for a long time and watched a pair of them surface, dive down and surface again. They were so close to the boat you could almost touch them! My son is visually impaired and can't see things at a distance but was so excited that he could see the whales. It was a really neat experience and something I would definitely recommend! We plan to go again :)
Rating: 5
Best whale watching trip ever!!!
Sat, Sep 17, 11   2:00 PM a0948201 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Great boat and crew--not overcrowded. Saw three blue whales and more dolphins than we could count. Very informative captain and crew. Highly recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Awesome
Sat, Sep 17, 11   6:30 AM BethRaybould Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
This was my first time fishing without my dad. My son and I had an amazing time, the crew was great they taught us everything and was happy to help. I would highly recommend Dana dwarf
Rating: 5
A great time to be had...
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Individual
I LOVED my whale watch adventure! The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly! I HIGHLY recommend to anyone who wants to explore our Southern California coast wildlife, that they sign up for a cruise at Dana Wharf!
Rating: 5
Great trip as always
Wed, Sep 14, 11   10:00 AM markld Male 50-59 Local Individual
Been using Dana Wharf for 20 years, always consistently good in finding the fish. The crews are extremely helpful. Reccommend this to any traveler or local person(s) intersted in a great deep sea fishing trip.
Rating: 5
A great deal for having a great time.
Tue, Sep 13, 11   12:00 PM DYNAZOR Male 60-69 Local Individual
This is the second time I took this trip in about the last 4 weeks or so. The blue whale watching discounted tour is batting two-for-two for me now. Lots of dolphins and blue whales seen again. And for a retired guy like me who really just likes to be out on the ocean on a nice boat, the whales and dolphins are a bonus. Plus the 2-hour duration for this trip allows you to get free parking in the public parking lot, which has a 4-hour time limit (but don't say it too loud lest the town council get some big ideas about raising revenues).
Rating: 4
Good trip with girl friend and grandkids.
Fri, Sep 9, 11   12:00 PM capt46 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Saw lots of dolphin but no whales, still had good time. Nice catamaran, crew and satisfactory chow!