Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,410 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
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)
% Positive Average
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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great trip
Sun, Mar 4, 12   10:00 AM lrae5081 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Very organized and easy tour to book. We didn't see any whales, but still saw plenty of dolphins and their babies as they played all around the boat for as long as we stayed in the area. The boat was not crowded at all, even though we went during the Whale Festival, so everybody had a good view. The captain narrated the trip and his commentary was very informative and interesting. The crew and staff at the storefront were very pleasant and accommodating as well. We are planning to go back sometime to go fishing with this group.
Rating: 5
Great Show of Dolphins but no Sign of Whales
Sun, Mar 4, 12   8:00 AM chica2you Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The boat crew was courteous and we left and arrived back on time. The bathrooms and boat were clean. Our voyage wasn't overcrowded so we had room to move in case our side of the boat was missing the action. The dolphins we saw up close and personal and stayed with them for a substantial amount of time. The only let down: We didn't see whales or any clues they were nearby.
Rating: 4
i will do this again
Sun, Mar 4, 12   6:30 AM Cinjim91 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
For me and my wife really catching a fish would have just been a bonus. We got to see a seal, dolphins. pelicans, which I mite say were a little anoying. But without them it would take away from the experience. Just being on the on the ocean was fun for us. The captian got the anchor stuck and watching the crew try and correct that, was interesting. As for the crew of the boat I dont believe I have seen a more nice and helpful group in a long while. Especially for california. Im from ohio, and that kind of politeness and service is what you see on fishing tours on Lake Erie not off the cost of California. For this reason my wife and I will go back. we got to see some people catch some fish, and that was exciting. Being on the ocean was as equally exciting. my wife liked the kelp she said it was pretty. It was just a fun 5 hrs and I plan to go back in the near future. I will be going on the longer trip though this time. The couple we went with said they go to 100+ft and that is were the wife and I want to go next. So we are looking at the 3/4 day trip.next. andyways this was an enjoyable experience for us we are older couple but had a blast. coodoos to the captian and the crew. we will see you next time... Jim Baker
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Sat, Mar 3, 12   10:00 AM yodonaldson Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Enjoyed the cruise. Boat was nice, not overly crowded. Crew was pleasant and mingled, sharing information about the dolphins.

The captain knew exactly where to go for us to see a huge group of several hundred dolphins. Great knowledge of the waters & the wildlife.
Rating: 5
Great Educational Get Away!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 28, 12   2:00 PM Morrismom5 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took the 2 o'clock excursion to look for whales and dolphins. The view from the boat was phenomenal. The boat crew was very good at giving us information about the dolphins and the whales. We only saw a few whales but we saw lots of dolphins. We also got some really good pictures. I would recommend bringing binoculars to get the best view of the whales. The boat is very comfortable and a good size.
Rating: 5
Saw whales
Sun, Feb 26, 12   4:00 PM wyackle Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
When you take trips like this you never know for sure if you will actually see marine life. I've been on the trip twice now and have had the pleasure of seeing whales, dolphins and sea otters each time. The crew is very knowledgable and friendly. This makes a great date as well. You have time to converse in the galley and also see some great views.
Rating: 5
Great Guide - Fun Day with the kids
Thu, Feb 23, 12   12:00 PM Melymell Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had an excellent day whale watching. The Captain was super informative and we spent about an hour following one Grey Whale up the coast. It was awesome!
Rating: 5
Exciting and Fun
Wed, Feb 22, 12   2:00 PM thecha Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time, enjoying the fantastic weather and scenery. We saw sealions and dolphins and finally some whales. The crew went out of their way to try to ensure we saw some whales and actually over ran the sailing time to do so. Very friendly and informative staff.
Rating: 5
Never disappointed with Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Wed, Feb 22, 12   2:00 PM jennygarden Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Spent last Wed (2/21) on the afternoon whale watch with my son and his friend. The crew was TIRELESS in their efforts to find whales, going over the allotted time by almost 45 minutes. Thanks to their patience & know-how, we saw four fin whales--GLORIOUS! That's on top of seeing a pod of dolphins, which are always amazing to see. We go on about two whale watches a year, and we are always so happy with DWS; they also happen to make the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the galley!
Rating: 5
Perfect day. Great dolphin and whale experience!!
Wed, Feb 22, 12   12:00 PM lkubin Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Perfect length of tour. Perfect amount of passengers on ship. I have been on other trips that lasted way too long and had way too many people on the boat. We had a great time!!!
Rating: 4
Nice 2 hour tour
Sun, Feb 19, 12   2:00 PM hongdu Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Decent family activity for two hours. Was able to see fin whales at close distance.
Rating: 4
Great Crew Aboard the SUM FUN
Sun, Feb 19, 12   6:30 AM GOOSEJARVIS Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Cold waters and Cold Air made fishing a little slow but the CPT and crew kept us jumping until we did get on some. Great Trip and the food from the Galley was GREAT....
Rating: 5
It was fun!!
Sat, Feb 18, 12   12:00 PM kimberlytyhu Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We went to go whale watching for my grandaughters birthday. We did not see a whale but enjoyed the boat ride and

and while heading back into the harbor we were surrounded by a couple hundred dolphins the captain cruised around and the dolphins played right next to our boat it was fun. Since we did not see a whale we were offered a whale check to go out again for free. The crew was great as well. What else could we ask for!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
Wonderful time!
Wed, Feb 8, 12   12:00 PM cweikle Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was my third time out with these guys and I’m pleased every time. The crew is very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw only two whales, but plenty of dolphins. I will definitely return on my next trip to California!
Rating: 5
The Best 1/2 Day Boat, Despite Low Fish Count
Sun, Feb 5, 12   10:00 AM jsrusso Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I The water was cold so the fishing was slow. We still had a great time because of the boat hands. They were very helpful to me and my kids.