Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,726 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 305 738 10 = 728 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 441 1,060 16 = 1,044 99% 4.6
Last 12 months 767 1,769 43 = 1,726 97% 4.6
All 5,787 12,304 401 = 11,903 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 937 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 424 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 236 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 129 100% 4.9 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Twilight fishing
Fri, May 27  5:30 PM Jstevegriff Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Good price. Good service. Fishing sucked that day and.day before
Rating: 2
No whales
Fri, May 27  12:00 PM kimberly1207 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Dolphins only
Rating: 3
Wish there was more staff interaction
Thu, May 26  5:30 PM socalcrrvs Female 30-39 Local Other
After hearing about fishing trips like this from some of my friends, I was expecting more (or at least some) interaction with the staff on the boat. They told me about the captain saying funny things and telling us what he was doing and how captains look for fish and things like that and that the staff would come around and help me since I'd never been fishing before. But none of that happened. I didn't know anything about fishing so that would have been helpful. First I looked around for someone to teach me how to tie my hook on and couldn't find anyone. I didn't know how to put the bait on the hook so it went flying off the hook when I cast - which I didn't know how to do either until I finally asked the guy next to me to show me and he did. He was actually the most informative person on the boat for me. I wasn't even sure who was staff and who was not aside from the cook & the captain (someone did welcome me on the boat but I didn't remember what he looked like). Only 1 guy on the boat caught 1 fish & no one else did so that was a bummer but it wasn't the boat's fault. Everyone was polite and friendly, I just wish there was some interaction from the captain and/or staff for us first timers.
Rating: 5
Thu, May 26  2:00 PM Swiese1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I didn't really expect to see marine life but was pleasantly surprised. Dolphins in multitudes, and the whale was right next to our boat. Even the boat ride was great fun.
Rating: 5
Birthday fun
Thu, May 26  12:00 PM jpass38 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We saw Common Dolphins, sea lions and Humpback whales. Good time!
Rating: 1
Bad weather, no fish
Wed, May 25  5:30 PM Boomeris1337 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The boat was tossing everyone around. Hard to stand still. We did more driving around looking for a "good spot" than we actually did fishing and there was only 1 keeper fish caught. Was not fun.
Rating: 4
Great tour for the money
Wed, May 25  2:00 PM Monkadelic Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I tried to book tickets the day before, so was unable to use the Groupon discount. And at the end they hand out half off coupons. So plan ahead, I was probably the only one who paid full price. Anyway, you will see a ton of dolphins, but by law they can only get withing 100 yards of any whale. So even though we found some, they were hard to see. Bring binoculars!!!
Rating: 5
Tue, May 24  5:00 PM Mvromero Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw whales, dolphins, and sea lions. We will never forget this incredible tour!!!!
Rating: 5
Whale of a day!
Tue, May 24  2:00 PM Koalagirlccs Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was great weather, we went on the 2:00 trip on May 24, 2016. Took my cousin and her friend, and they loved it, we stood at the bow of the boat the whole time. This was their first time, my 3rd or 4th, and I have never been disappointed with Dana Wharf. We saw the whale several times, think it was a humpback, we saw him blowing his top and waving his tale. We saw a little stingray, and common dolphins who love to swim with the ship, they are so cute and full of life. We also saw a couple of sea lions, swam right by us in the harbor, while we were waiting, and saw a few out in open water. So cool, and worth the price just for the boat ride, but seeing a whale in person is so much better than seeing them on TV or video, it's very exciting for everyone.
Rating: 5
Birthday Fishing Trip Success!
Sun, May 22  12:45 PM JohnnyPuente Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Had a Fantastic time; the Captain and ship hands we awesome! First time on a fishing trip (Wife surprised me for my Birthday), share fond memories with my children, 2 Best friends and my Father in law. GOOD TIMES!

This is a memory my boys are going to bring up years from now, "hey DAD, remember when we went fishing on the boat ! " Will definitely be going again!
Rating: 4
Cool thing to try
Sun, May 22  12:45 PM BIGDEETEE40 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The trip was cool. I got seasick but not their fault. Crew was excellent and very helpful and knowledgable. The only complaint was there were to many people on the trip and not enough room to fish for me. Overall a good experience.
Rating: 5
Unforgettable Adventure
Sun, May 22  10:00 AM Tnjazmyn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We were graced with the presence of hundreds of common dolphins and a close up experience with a humpback. We've been on several whale watching excursions and this trip was right up there with the best. I have to also throw in the Bloody Mary was scrummy! We will definitely take this trip again.
Rating: 5
Great expedition
Sun, May 22  10:00 AM tammybates Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The captain of the boat was knowledgable about the whales and had a good sense of where to look for them. The other employees were very nice and took the time to answer our questions. We saw one whale that surfaced around our boat 10 - 15 times and many dolphins. It was a nice outing.
Rating: 4
What an experience!
Sat, May 21  2:00 PM CoachPolly Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
I thought it was a great experience and totally worth the money to see the Dolphins and Whales in their natural habitat instead of a tank!

On my trip we got to see two Blue Whales diving deep to feed and hundreds of Common Dolphin swim around the boat.

We might of not seen a lot of the Whales but what we saw still was amazing and I would totally take the trip again!!

It's a must do :)
Rating: 5
Amazing experience with Dana Wharf!
Sat, May 21  12:00 PM Julianasod Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My fiance and I went out on the Dana Wharf around noon and we saw a lot of Dolphins and also a Humpback Whale jump out of the water near our boat. It was an unforgettable and amazing experience.