Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,410 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
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Rating
Last 3 months 172 405 9 = 396 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 375 890 17 = 873 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 624 1,444 34 = 1,410 97% 4.6
All 5,151 10,851 364 = 10,487 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 819 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 355 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 189 88% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Captain was fabulous
Tue, Jul 16, 13   12:00 PM JanT13 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
My 7 year old granddaughter and went out on a 12:00 PM sail. The previous sail had seen two blue whales that were familiar to the Captain and crew. The Captain took us to the location where he thought we'd get to see two other whales heading south. They did not show, BUT we got to see a whale new to the area thanks to the Captain's determination. The information about the whale was very informative. Getting to see the largest mammal on earth is something we will never forget!
Rating: 4
Beautiful day in July,1 whale and tons of dolpins!
Sat, Jul 13, 13   10:00 AM chersmith77 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
We only got to see 1 whale and we weren't able to get too close to it because every time it popped up, our boat was too far away. So that was a little dissapointing, but at least we got to see one from far away. The coolest thing were the dolphins!! The first hour we didn't see any and then suddenly there were dozens of them surrounding our boat and so close you could almost reach and touch them! It was awesome! They were very playful and surrounded our boat for a good 20 min or so. Made the whole trip worthwhile!! Found coupons on the internet for $25/ea. Great deal!! If boat leaves at 10:00am, get there at 8:00 and eat at Proud Mary's overlooking the harbor. Nice place.
Rating: 5
Awesome time!
Thu, Jul 11, 13   12:00 PM Sharrison75 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The captain was very informative. We saw a bunch of whales and dolphins, too. Captain was even familiar with the whales (he had named them) and, for example, drove the boat out to the whale that tends to show it's tail. Had a great time. Also loved that the boat only had 25 people, so it wasn't super crowded. I'd recommend it to locals or tourists!
Rating: 5
Breathtaking animals and Enthusiastic Captain
Tue, Jul 9, 13   5:00 PM haneyeric Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Our whale watching trip was highlighted by excellent commentary from a knowledgeable passionate captain and included time with entertaining and majestic animals of the sea.

Our only regret is not bringing our wallets to indulge on the on board food and beverages.
Rating: 5
Best whale watching trip I've taken in OC
Sat, Jul 6, 13   12:00 PM Hhenretig Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
Very informative! The staff was so knowledgable and we were able to get right up to a Blue whale and saw lots of dolphins and other sea animals.
Rating: 5
Awesome trip
Sat, Jul 6, 13   10:00 AM egayov Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
This fishing trip is awesome, way better than I expected. Staffs are very helpful, they take care of everything for you even if you are newbie like us. You don't need to worry about hook on the bottom, tangle with other, they will handle it for you. Excellent experience.
Rating: 5
Great trip! Great Group!
Thu, Jul 4, 13   12:00 PM igilgoff Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf is amazing! The captains are so informative. The crew is so friendly. And the whales of Southern California are incredible. Blue whales and dolphins this trip!
Rating: 4
First time fishing in a long time, had fun.
Wed, Jul 3, 13   5:30 PM AllenRenning Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
Caught a coupler of keepers, Weather was perfect, had a good time.
Rating: 3
Fun event that was not well handled
Wed, Jul 3, 13   10:00 AM jpwildcat Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I thought the boat was great and the crew interaction was marginal based on the fact that they canceled a boat trip and combined two trips into one. This caused a lot bigger crowd and very little interaction with the crew as they hung at the back of the boat while we were forced to stay at the front because the Capt only rotated once which caused us to be away from the bait and crew for basically the whole trip. Will look at another boat company potentially for our next outing as this one was not good for the experience or value that what we got during the day. It was my sons first experience and he is not jumping up and down to go again when the little interaction he had with the crew consisted of them cutting his tangled line and than left me to re hook and sinker the line as the crew member went to the next person without a helping hand. I have gone on Seaforth in San Diego and had a better day with less fish caught just based on the fun crew on the boat. It is a service industry and I do expect some service for the money spent.
Rating: 5
A MOST MEMORABLE DATE!
Tue, Jul 2, 13   12:00 PM mariamorales Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
MY HUSBAND AND I WERE ON A DATE. WE CHOSE YOUR WHALE WATCHING CRUISE BECAUSE OF THE REVIEWS OF NOT DISAPPOINTING YOUR PASSENGERS IN SEEING WHALES. WELL, YOU DID NOT DISAPPOINT!! IT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL DAY FOR US TO SEE A MOST WONDERFUL WHALE SO CLOSE TO THE MARINA. WE HAD NEVER SEEN A WHALE IN ITS' OWN HABITAT. AND TO SHARE THIS EXPERIENCE WITH EACH OTHER LEFT US WITH A MOST REMARKABLE FEELING OF LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. YOUR CREW WAS ALSO VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND KIND. THANK YOU FOR A MOST MEMORABLE DATE.

SINCERELY,

THE MORALES'
Rating: 5
Had a great time!
Fri, Jun 28, 13   6:30 AM rdovala Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
We have used Zerve several times during the past fishing season. We have never been disappointed with their service. Thanks again for an enjoyable time.
Rating: 5
Great Trip With Lots of Dolphins
Fri, Jun 21, 13   2:00 PM mystique Male 50-59 Local Individual
This company in Dana Warf is great. They brought us out onto the water and we saw hundreds of dolphins. The ride was smooth and the crew was professional. I highly recommend them.
Rating: 5
Lots of Dolphins
Fri, Jun 21, 13   2:00 PM dmiller453 Female 60-69 Local Other
I went on this trip wanting to see dolphins, and I did. There were so many playful dolphins around the boat. There was one whale sighting. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
An amazing encounter with our local marine life
Tue, Jun 18, 13   2:00 PM MoiraNiblo Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
Everything about our two hour whale-watching was wonderful. No, we didn't see any whales, but we did see a huge pod of common dolphins. Amazing. And the expertise and enthusiasm of our guide made our encounter with these marvelous sea creatures so memorable. I can hardly wait to go on this trip again. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Best experiance ever
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jun 16, 13   2:00 PM Lankeysue Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I have been on several whale watching trips this was by far the best ever!