Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,336 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 94 205 9 = 196 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 284 620 21 = 599 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 619 1,373 37 = 1,336 96% 4.5
All 4,681 9,734 347 = 9,387 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 727 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 317 98% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 198 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 94 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Relaxing Ride - lots of dolphins, 1 whale
Sat, Jun 11, 11   2:00 PM cathycares Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Nice boat and staff, comfortable ride although it was an overcast day. We observed several groups of common dolphins - they came up to boat in groups and jumped etc. They were fun to watch. Towards the end of the ride we had a blue whale in the distance. The boat chased after the whale and we saw a small part of the whale several times. Too bad it didn't come fully to the surface as it looked huge! I would recommend the tour!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed Whale Watching Adventure
Sat, Jun 11, 11   12:00 PM MarcRayC Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Even though we didn't see any whales, I still thoroughly enjoyed ALL the dolphins we were able to see. I can't remember his name, but the gentleman who told us all about what we were seeing was very nice and engaging. Would do it again
Rating: 4
Good time!
Fri, Jun 10, 11   10:00 AM randallandwe Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
the boat crew was great! organized from the time we checked in, the crew were helpful with lines, poles, bait. it was great to have live bait. some of the 'regulars' were nice and friendly, too, but as we were first timers to this type of fishing, the regulars grabbed the best places to fish on the boat and not until the very end, my kids were given the opportunity to fish off the back of the boat. my 11 year old son was extremely disappointed he was the only one in our group who didn't even have a hook up. it was a nice boat ride, as we saw seals and flocks of pelicans.
Rating: 5
A great evening "out"....
Tue, Jun 7, 11   5:00 PM SArellanes Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We did not see whales the Tuesday we went but did see lots of dolphin, sea lion pups, etc. It was a great value. Educational, fun, relaxing, refreshing. In future, we will be taking all our out-of-town visitors!
Rating: 2
your supposed to see whales, but you probably wont
Tue, Jun 7, 11   5:00 PM alaynaappel Female Under 20 Local Couple on a Date
it was blue whale season and i was really hoping to see a blue whale! i mean that was the whole reason I bought the tickets for my boyfriend and I.. But we didn't get to se a blue whale. We didn't see any whales AT ALL! Just some dolphins, which was cool, but we only saw them for about 20 minutes of the 2 hour long "whale watching tour". It wasn't worth it. All they gave us for not seeing any whales was a 10% of coupon for next time. But I will not be going back...
Rating: 5
Great Experience!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 7, 11   2:00 PM quattlebum1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very informative guide! My son was repeating what he had learned on the tour. The staff were all very kind. The boat was large and beautiful.
Rating: 4
I would recommend
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, Jun 6, 11   5:00 PM ellenbob Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family of 15 enjoyed the trip. (Ages 10 to 70) We saw no whales unfortunateley but several dolphins. the crew was very nice.
Rating: 5
Such a great, informative and memorable experience
Mon, May 30, 11   2:00 PM LexiCf11 Female 20-29 Local Other
Had a wonderful time relaxing and watching whales and dolphins. Loved it!
Rating: 4
Keep their promise
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Mon, May 30, 11   12:00 PM KatjaHaus Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Due to the weather , our trip had to be rescheduled and we received a phone message and e-mail. Unfortunately we did not see dolphins or whales on our trip this time, but did receive our "whale checks" to come back for another try. The crew was very nice and we still enjoyed our trip out to sea.
Rating: 2
The boat is not safe for children. No seats
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, May 28, 11   5:00 PM ADELABUSAMRA Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat ride was too expensive for what we got. an old boat, no seats to accommodate the passengers. The sea was very rough, many of the passengers scared and crying, no word from the captain or the staff. I will not take my family on this boat again as it is not safe for children.
Rating: 4
Great Time
Sat, May 28, 11   12:00 PM ryp2006 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We drove down from Los Angeles to enjoy the harbor for the day. I enjoy whales and dolphins, but since you aren't always guaranteed to see whales don't be disappointed. We saw a ton of dolphins and the crew was very knowledgable about marine life. We enjoyed ourselves and will most likely do it again later in the summer.
Rating: 4
evening outing to search for whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, May 27, 11   5:00 PM Kellie_Chest Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a beautiful evening. I and my daughter and her husband went out in search of whales-hopefully blues. Saw tons of dolphins, two pods heading toward one another and meeting. Fabulous to watch them cavort together and beside the boat. They are so curious and interactive. They swim sideways so that they can eyeball the humans in the boat! Delightful. No whales that evening but....you can't orchestrate nature!
Rating: 5
Wonderful!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, May 26, 11   5:00 PM brockert Female 60-69 Unspecified Family Without Children
Wonderful! Didn't see any whales, but saw lots of dolphins and sea birds.
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   2:00 PM lindalee49 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Didn't see any whales this trip, but did see some dolphins toward the end of the trip. Because we didn't see much, we got our tickets back to go another time. Thought it was great that they were that concerned that we saw more than a few dolphins! The boat is roomy with lots of opportunities to see what's out there. All in all, can't wait to go again!
Rating: 5
My 7 year old loved this activity!!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, May 24, 11   12:00 PM 1yculp1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was initially concerned about a 2-hour catamaran ride. My 7 year old son loved it! I was the one popping pepto pills. The Captain was fantastic - my son followed him around asking questions and getting snacks the entire trip. We spent a week in San Diego - we did the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, Balboa Park, and the 2 things my son asked to return for were to hang out on the beach and go on the boat again. We didn't get to see any whales, but we saw Bottlenose dolphins, Common dolphins, and Sea Lions. I will definitely be booking again with Dana's Wharf! The Captain and his crewman were enthusiastic, patient, and welcoming!