Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 207 468 10 = 458 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 299 677 13 = 664 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 526 1,214 32 = 1,182 96% 4.6
All 4,345 8,999 323 = 8,676 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale Watching in Gray Whale Season 359 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale Watch 334 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 289 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 156 85% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 40 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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: 4
Overall enjoyable
Thu, Aug 6, 09   10:00 AM walborns Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We all had an enjoyable time on the trip. Our only compliant was that it was a little bit crowded.
Rating: 5
Excellent adventure
Sat, Aug 1, 09   1:00 PM denarobertso Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The ride and tour were excellent. We saw a variety of wildlife including sea lions, dolphins and blue whales. The whale watching was the most spectacular I have ever seen. The naturalist giving the tour was also very good and informative.
Rating: 5
Good trip
Thu, Jul 30, 09   6:30 AM dpavoni5278 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time-- caught lots of bass. One sheephead and a couple of rockfish to keep. I highly recommend.
Rating: 5
A Fun Trip
Wed, Jul 29, 09   10:00 AM bcar92 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We live in Dana Point, but our friends came down from Colorado to join us. There were 4 adults and 5 children. Everyone had a great time and all the kids caught fish! The crew is very helpful and will do whatever they can to make your fishing trip experience enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Fun trip
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:30 PM BobHoward Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
Well organized, enjoyable venture. Fishing slow (that's fishing), but weather outstanding. Deck hands good. Captain worked to find fish. Take pleanty of sinkers and hooks. I took my grandson (13). He caught one fish and had fun. On 1/2 price night, get there early as it gets busy if you need to rent rods. Zerve people very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5
Fun
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:30 PM beachcad Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Just do it
Rating: 4
Good time
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:00 PM stubb00 Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
We had a good time. Saw a lot of dolphins which was cool but no whales, but overall had a good time.
Rating: 4
a fine outing
Tue, Jul 28, 09   6:30 AM magick Male 60-69 Unspecified Group of Friends
the crew were friendly @ helpful
Rating: 5
Great trip, great value and excellent service
Tue, Jul 28, 09   6:30 AM gude805 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Great trip, I'm booking another trip for next week, this time on the 3/4 day
Rating: 4
Great Experience!
Tue, Jul 21, 09   1:00 PM denisemlr Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I loved seeing so many dolphins. It was truly magical. I just wish I could have seen a blue whale...or any sort of whale really.
Rating: 5
Awesome coastal tour and we SAW a blue whale!
Mon, Jul 20, 09   5:00 PM deneenbrown Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a great experience. Our boat captain was very knowledgable about the local marine life we saw and told us about them as we went along. We had common dolphins swimming around our boat and playing in our wake, and then we went on to see some bigger dolphins (Risso) that looked more like small whales. The best part was that we ended up finding the blue whale they'd seen earlier that day! This has to be one of the best boat cruise deals around!
Rating: 2
too crowded
Sun, Jul 19, 09   6:30 AM thegrau Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This operation books too many people to make it truely enjoyable. The boat was elbow to elbow from bow to stern. but as they say, the worst day of fishing is better than the best day of work and we did catch some fish and the deckhands were helpful. I'm sure I will go again, but never again on the weekend unless they limit their load.
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.
Rating: 4
Great day of fishing!
Fri, Jul 10, 09   12:00 PM Sarge7 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
The captain and deck hands did a great job of taking care of us from start to finish. There was a wide variety of snacks and drinks available at reasonable prices. The deck hands were patient and very helpful throughout the afternoon. The live sardines were quite large and difficult to deal with. We did not get hardly any bites with that bait. Smaller sardines or maybe even anchovies would have helped us get more bites. We waited an extra hour to be first in line for the boat to get a good spot. Then we had to rotate around twice during the trip and lost our preferred spots. We would have preferred not to have to rotate since we waited extra to get our preferred spot on the rail. Overall we had a great time and would do it again.
Rating: 2
Small boat....not much help....overcrowded
Tue, Jul 7, 09   10:00 AM SoCalGirly Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was not a great experience. There were too many people on the boat. It was shoulder to shoulder. There was not much help from the deck hands if any. Someone stole my fish out of my bag. The boat was small. The cook was the nicest employee and was really helpful. Other than him, it was not a good trip.