Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,310 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 147 315 14 = 301 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 300 649 21 = 628 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 605 1,344 34 = 1,310 97% 4.5
All 4,651 9,666 344 = 9,322 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 682 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 316 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 14 100% 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
Great trip
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Thu, Aug 7, 08   1:00 PM mhieda Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Catamaran was super ... naturalist was very informative ... we were blessed with dolphin and whale sightings. We will do this again!!!
Rating: 5
Perfect
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Tue, Aug 5, 08   1:00 PM le92530 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
perfect way to spend an afternoon! Staff was just as excited as everyone else on the boat when we saw a humpback whale. Boat was clean and comfortable. Thank You!
Rating: 4
Fun Fishing but overcrowded boat
Sun, Aug 3, 08   12:00 PM rynousa Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The fishing was pretty good and the staff was great but there were just too many people on the but. I have taken this trip two other times with not nearly as many people and it was much better.
Rating: 3
It was ok
Sat, Aug 2, 08   5:00 PM tuobaxuan Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The trip was fun at first, saw pods of dolphins and sea lions, but there was no Whale. It was altogether an alright trip, but I would explore other similar tours if another occasion arise for whale watching.
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Wed, Jul 30, 08   11:00 AM pfellerssc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great trip. No whales on our tour but we saw many, many dolphin and sea lions. It was a fun trip and one we would definitely do again and maybe next time we would see the whales. They saw them on several tours the day before so we were just not as lucky. It's worth taking the chance and hoping to see them because it was so much fun just seeing the other sea life.
Rating: 4
Nice Day Out On The Water
Sun, Jul 27, 08   12:00 PM gcram399 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have fished similar boats out of Virginia Beach and Long Island NY on the east coast many times. The biggest difference from the Dana Point boats compared to the Long island/ Virginia Beach Boats is that they are alot narrower and lack outside seating for the passengers for an enjoyable ride out to and back from the fishing spots. Standing body to body for 5 straight hours can really put a damper on an otherwise perfect day. One other thing that is different is that the Dana Point Boats allow people to bring their own gear. When everyone uses different weight sinkers there are quite a lot of lines getting tangled. New York and Virginia boats provide the same tackle for everyone with the 1/2 day package. It makes for more time fishing and less time untangling lines. Virgina Beach and Long Island 1/2 day trips cost less than $30.00 per person. Our trip for the 2 of us with tackle rental and a one day non resident fishing license cost 3 times that amount. We did catch 4 nice sand bass and most of the other fishermen caught nice fish also. Very nice scenic trip. The boat mates were excellent. and right there when you needed them. The galley food was fresh and had a good taste. We enjoyed it and will do it again.
Rating: 4
Good family trip
Tue, Jul 15, 08   10:00 AM enylund Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
I would do it again
Rating: 5
fun
Sun, Jul 13, 08   6:30 AM Scottt Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
fun
Rating: 5
Awesome trip -- HIGHLY recommended
Sat, Jul 12, 08   4:30 PM chorpie1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We (my wife and I) have been on numerous Whale Watching trips aboard the Dana Pride and each one has been a thoroughly satisfying and wonderful experience. Excellent captain, crew and vessle -- top flight all the way. We've taken family and friends along and have never been disappointed. In fact, our granddaughter will be visting us from Omaha next week and is very excited about going out with us, especially after hearing about our most recent trip where we encountered mega-pods of dolphin and a blue whale. I've also been on several fishing charters out of Dana Wharf and would rate these excellent as well.
Rating: 5
I had a very enjoyable outing with my brother
Tue, Jul 8, 08   12:00 PM localsonly69 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to spend quality time with my older brother. This 1/2 day Dana Wharf experience was perfect and Zerve made it very convenient and seamless, just pick, click, print & go! My brother (as always) kept bragging how he was going to win the jackpot and how he never gets skunked, well a small child with some assistance from the very capable, ever-present deck-hands, landed the jackpot winning halibut. My big brother had to wait until the final hour of our adventure to keep his skunkless streak alive, finally bagging a keeper. My brother and I have decided to make this a monthly event. Those of you reading this, put down the remote, take the game controller away from your children, log onto Dana wharf fishing, find the time and length of day that suits you, book it through Zerve and enjoy each other in a natural setting, I did!!!
Rating: 5
Excellent boat, crew, experience
Catamaran Adventure Cruises
Sun, Jul 6, 08   1:00 PM mpnally Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Seeing two mature blue whales up fairly close and tracking them for an hour was a great experience. Seeing a school of nursing dolphins on the way out was a bonus. Paying $20 extra per person for the 1pm cruise gets you a trip on their brand new catamaran which is fast, quiet and clean with no diesel or exhaust fumes. The crew was polite, friendly and knowledgeable. If you have a little luck with the whales as we did, it's hard to see how you could not enjoy this trip.
Rating: 3
Skunked
Thu, Jul 3, 08   6:30 AM rjgharrison Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
6:30 half day trip-Full boat, decent crew and good intentions. Just no luck. 3-4 keepers for entire boat of about 30 anglers. I caught a small white bass but had to throw it back. Crew threw out lures and hooked a bunch of barracuda near the kelp beds to keep it interesting but just no luck. I will definitely give it another chance.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Sat, Jun 28, 08   5:00 PM CXNDSUZ Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Great experience. Crew very good. Wanted to ensure that we all had a good experience and never felt rushed (stayed out longer than we should) following Whales. Would recommend to others and take the trip again
Rating: 5
Beautiful and fun evening out on the ocean!!
Sat, Jun 28, 08   5:00 PM julia1212 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
This is the 3rd or 4th time I have taken one of these cruises. ALWAYS a good time, knowledgeable captains and crew, clean boats and good times!! We saw dolphins, and the captain made sure we got to see blue whales--in fact kept us out a little long just to follow them. Can't wait to do it again!!
Rating: 3
OK, but crew could have been more attentive
Fri, Jun 27, 08   12:00 PM CleteHyman Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We went on an afternoon half day boat. The day started off rocky as there was inadequate parking for their customers. The boat was about 15 minutes late. The Captain didn’t spend too much time finding a good fishing spot, but the fish were almost all undersized. There was a young man about 12 on the boat that was obviously a relative of the Captain or a crew member. He was allowed to fish however and wherever he wanted and tangled several other anglers. And when he did get tangled, he would cut the other person’s line. The crew members said nothing to him, but then they were too busy fishing themselves. The Captain never required a rotation of rail positions so you were stuck in the same spot the whole trip. I may go back to Dana Wharf, but it will not be on the half day boat.