Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 183 400 15 = 385 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 327 716 19 = 697 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 600 1,345 31 = 1,314 97% 4.5
All 4,619 9,602 341 = 9,261 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 648 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 206 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 119 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 16 100% 4.5
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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Very fun trip
Tue, Jan 13, 09   12:00 PM Pelasko Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
-Good job spotting & tracking. -Interesting narrative. -Very good value at 1/2-price Tues. Full price is on the high side. -"Description of Group" (above) doesn't describe us: Couple without children. Thanks for the fun, Phil & Eileen (Seattle)
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sat, May 15, 10   12:00 PM PeggyTormey Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Great trip- we saw a pod of 1000 common dolphins. It was amazing.
Rating: 5
comfortable boat, friendly crew and we saw lots...
Sat, Sep 12, 09   1:00 PM peggyjohnson Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day, nice boat, friendly crew and we saw blue whale, dolphins, and even a hammerhead shark. Great cruise.
Rating: 4
Accommodating crew searched for and found WHALES!!
Wed, Mar 17, 10   2:00 PM PeggyABailey Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thought this was an interesting outing, well worth reduced senior rates. Left on time; returned a little late because the captain kept searching for whales. We saw them, as well as lots of nearby dolphins. Great fresh seafood on the wharf. Nice outing for visitors.
Rating: 4
good trip - highly recommend
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   12:00 PM pearsonc333 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw 5 whales, dolphins, and sea lions. I thought the crew did a nice job. We did "2 for Tuesdays" - a great deal. would go again.
Rating: 5
Loved seeing fin whales!
Fri, Mar 12, 10   12:00 PM pearlwhite1 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Our boat went out at noon on 3/12/10 & we were very lucky to see several fin whales & I was able to snap a photo. One of the crew said the photo only showed about 1/3 of the whale. He estimated that it was probably 75 feet long & weighed 750 tons - Wow - that was a truly awesome adventure. During my previous whale watching event a few years ago, we saw lots of dolphins jumping & swimming alongside our boat, but no whales.
Rating: 5
went with an open mind...not disappointed
Sat, Mar 13, 10   11:00 AM peaceful Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Before I bought tickets i read some reviews. I was a little concerned because a few ratings didn't seem too pleased. I also knew there were no absolute guarantees of seeing any whales. My daughter was home from college on Spring break so we decided to give it a try.We had a WONDERFUL time! Maybe because we went into it not expecting to see whales? We stood outside in the front. ( How anyone could sit inside I'll never know?) Just the ride itself was great but then we came across what seemed like Dolphin heaven. Hundreds, or was it thousands of Dolphins?Seemed like it. I've never seen anything like it. leaping out of the water,swimming along the boat. It was magical. I hated to leave but a whale had been spotted closer to shore so off we went . I still can't believe our luck. We actually found the whale. Everyone on the boat got so quiet,no one spoke a word.....It didn't want to show itself much, Surfaced a few times as we waited hoping it would give us a show. Unfortunately we couldn't wait any longer and had to head back. All in all it was a wonderful and would recommend giving it a try. The best I can say is everyone's experience will be different and you have to find out for yourself.......But you just might get lucky!!
Rating: 4
No Whales, But Really Enjoyable!
Sat, May 31, 08   5:00 PM pdve86 Male 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
Unfortunately , we did not see whales during this trip. At the beginning of the trip we saw a number of sea lions sun-bathing on a buoy close to the dock. After which we briefly saw two bottlenose dolphin. It was only a glimpse though, and they were not very curious or friendly. Most of the trip after this was uneventful. We didn't see anything, but we did enjoy the trip. The boat was really relaxing and calming in the way it rocked back and forth. This downtime made for a romantic time for my girlfriend and I. Towards the end of the trip in the last 30 minutes we did get to see something awesome. A flock of pelicans and a school of 200+ dolphins were working together to snack on a school of bait fish. It was amazing watching these animals work in tandem with each other. These were common dolphins and were friendly to the boat. They raced all alongside of us, in our wake, and played along the bow. It was great watching them leap about. We then headed home. As someone who has never seen dolphins in the wild before, this was a great experience which I'd definitely recommend. We will definitely be coming back in the peak of whale watching season later on in the year.
Rating: 4
Fun but missed the whales :-(
Mon, Nov 14, 11   12:00 PM pdlarson Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Had a good time, boat was clean and appears well maintained, crew was friendly and knowledgable. Saw Sea Lions and at least two types of dolphins but no whales in mid-November. We will be back!
Rating: 5
Great Activity
Mon, Mar 12, 12   12:00 PM pdiddy222 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. The Dana Wharf facility has ample parking, friendly staff and clean boats. The captain's running narrative while we were out in the ocean was entertaining, educational and high energy. We saw at least four whales. Bonus round: a dozen dolphins followed the boat and played in the boat's wake for awhile. The captain glided by the harbour bouy on the return trip and gave us a close look and quick lesson about the seals/sea lion piled up in the float. I would highly recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching trip.
Rating: 5
Great outing!
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM pdejong12 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We just did the 2 hour whale watching cruise and it was amazing! The catamaran gives a smooth ride and the captain is awesome! He really knows the area and the local ocean "residents" and he made sure we saw several blue whales. On the way back to shore he pulled along side a pod of common dolphins and they ended up bow surfing off our boat! Such a thrill to see. Our whole family enjoyed the trip and would gladly do it again. Highly recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Friendly Staff and Deck Hands.
Sun, Aug 3  12:45 PM pcrary1595 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Friendly Fishing Staff, and the fishing was really good. Caught a lot of Fish!
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Mon, May 26, 08   5:00 PM pcpeltonen Male 60-69 Local Other
Shortly after leaving the harbor we entered a "superpod" of common dolphins, estimated at 3,000 to 4,000 strong. We stayed with the pod for the next 45 minutes as they darted and leapt around the boat. It was an amazing sight.
Rating: 2
No Whales
Thu, Dec 11, 08   12:00 PM pcmacbob Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
I enjoyed the trip but only saw Dalphins and I thought that this was a whale watching trip. I did not like the notice that if you did not see any whales or dolphins then you get a free trip. You will always see dolphins in the ocean as I have talked to others that have taken the trip but we wanted to see whales.
Rating: 5
The trip was extremely enjoyable
Tue, Aug 23, 11   5:00 PM pchrystal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The trip was handled with professionalism and enthusiasm. We actally had the opportunity to see two whales and the captain tried very hard to posiiton the vessel so we had photo opportuntiies. I was able to get some excellent photos of the whale and very much enjoyed seeing the dolphins and sea lion.