Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,719 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 300 729 9 = 720 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 435 1,051 12 = 1,039 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 759 1,758 39 = 1,719 97% 4.6
All 5,777 12,287 397 = 11,890 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 931 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 418 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 241 89% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 1
Wasn't pleased.
Sun, Jul 12, 15   6:30 AM LuisVerdugo Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Went on the half day that was supposed to leave at 630 but didn't until almost 8 and then started coming back at 11. So half day was really 3 hours. The captain kept putting us on unproductive spots and couldn't set the anchor correctly so we had to reposition the boat a few times. The deck hands were ride and one of them I saw being a jerk to a customer. I will not be using this company again.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Day Whale and Dolphin Watching
Sat, Jul 11, 15   2:00 PM Langholz Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The boat was clean and the crew was very nice. We did see some whales and dolphins on the trip. This outfit was about $20 less than the others. I can't rate the others since I went on this one but I would certainly use this outfit again.
Rating: 5
Amazing trip!
Sat, Jul 11, 15   10:00 AM chrisfleming Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We got to see dolphin pods and blue whales! It was a magnificent experience and the staff was informative, accommodating, and friendly. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Thoroughly Enjoyed
Fri, Jul 10, 15   5:00 PM RockinRy Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Really enjoyed we saw whales from the 5 minute mark all the way till the end. The dolphins were magnificent as well. My daughter in from Arizona really enjoyed it and we both really liked the hosts knowledge and excitement.
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Wed, Jul 8, 15   12:00 PM Lorijeanwagn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had an amazing experience. Multiple dolphin and whales!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are so glad you had such a great experience! Thank you for the review!
Rating: 4
Fun, Great Trip... would do it again!
Mon, Jul 6, 15   6:30 AM cowz22 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
There were about 25 people on the boat, the majority of which were new to fishing. We felt the crew could have done a better job informing the people what was going to happen and what was expected when people start catching fish - this would have prevented many tangles and confusion and a few lost fish.

Having said that, the trip was fun and we'd do it again for sure. We hit some hot spots and almost everyone caught fish, so the captain was spot on for targeting the bonita and yellowfin. Recommended for sure!
Rating: 5
Amazing
Sun, Jul 5, 15   10:00 AM michcote Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We spent 7 days in the area visiting family and feel this was the highlight of the trip. The crew was super attentive and encouraging. The option to get food and drink on board was very much appreciated (the burger was really good), and the captain brought us to a great fishing spot where everyone was catching. Incredible experience.
Rating: 4
Fun, fair viewing policy
Fri, Jul 3, 15   5:00 PM jeffguy Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The cruise was fun. Dolphins seen clearly, a couple of whale blowhole spouts, and the rare glimpse of a Minke whale breaching a few times. The cruise has a policy of a good viewing or you ride again for free. THIS constituted as not a good viewing, so I can only imagine what a good day is like! We took the evening cruise, maybe better during the day? Was a good time regardless
Rating: 5
Great Crew and a Good Time
Fri, Jul 3, 15   6:30 AM jmdesigns Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my son to for his first fishing trip and the crew of Reel Fun got us on some fish and made the day a success! We had a great time and my son is already asking when we are going back. Andrew was one of the deck hands and he was quick to help (as was the entire crew) when we needed and setup (hook and weight) or we needed some assistance taking a fish off the hook.
Rating: 3
Bad day of fishing
Sat, Jun 27, 15   5:30 PM jason818 Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Fishing sucked. Caught a few mackerels.
Rating: 5
Very unique experience. Loved the Dolphins!
Sat, Jun 27, 15   2:00 PM Beckywallin Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
the Dolphins were fantastic! Beautiful views of the Southern California coastline!
Rating: 5
Great family experience!!!
Fri, Jun 26, 15   12:00 PM angelcolon1 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The crew was very helpful getting our gear set-up. The kids had a blast. We are definitely coming back again.
Rating: 5
Great time for a great cost
Fri, Jun 19, 15   10:00 AM benoitpat Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What a tremendous value for a fun trip on the ocean. We seen 1 humpback whale and several dolphins on our trip. Catamaran was a nice boat and the staff were very attentive and friendly.
Rating: 5
Owesome
Tue, Jun 16, 15   2:00 PM HYEUNGJIN Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We saw a lot of times watch walse..
Rating: 5
Swedish friends loved it!
Mon, Jun 15, 15   12:00 PM mynard Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had family from Sweden visiting last week and they wanted to go whale watching. I recommended Dana Wharf because I had used them a number of times. They were absolutely thrilled!!! Said it was the highlight of their trip and they could go home now and feel they had not missed a thing. They said it was worth four times what they paid. They not only got to see a female whale with her calf but also thousands of dolphins. My brother-in-law (from N. Carolina) also went with them and he was as excited as they. They were very impressed with all the information that was given by the "captain". They told me that they have many friends in Sweden who come to S. Cal and they are going to tell all of them to go whale watching on this boat.