Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,315 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 181 393 10 = 383 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 368 813 18 = 795 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 596 1,345 30 = 1,315 97% 4.5
All 4,565 9,479 336 = 9,143 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 570 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 231 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 171 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 25 100% 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: 4
Well worth an afternoon
Sat, Aug 8, 09   3:30 PM rabltd Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed our 2 1/2-hour trip. We hoped to see a whale but couldn't find one--it apparently is not the prime season for that. However, we saw hundreds of dolphins, which was a new and exciting experience. There was plenty of room on the boat, and on weekends there is a marine biologist on board to assist in identification of species, to provide useful information and to answer questions. You should note that it's not a particularly smooth trip, though the back of the boat is a little smoother. My wife and I have been on a number of catamarans of this size when snorkeling in the Caribbean and have never gotten seasick. My wife was fairly seasick, as were some other passengers, and I was a bit queazy. Nothing a little Dramamine won't cure, so if you're not a veteran on the seas, take it before you go. It will make the trip more enjoyable and will ensure that you won't miss out on anything. Overall, well worth the time and a good value.
Rating: 4
Out of the office-gone fishing
Thu, Aug 6, 09   10:00 AM jagonzalez Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Using Zerve to book our fishing trip was easy and convenient. Location and parking was easily accessible. Received great service at check-in. The "Boat Crew" provided outstanding service. Cold beer and awesome cheese burgers, sun shining and catching fish, what more can a guy ask for?!
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
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:30 PM beachcad Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Just do it
Rating: 4
Good time
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
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!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
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.