Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,373 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 207 491 8 = 483 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 311 735 11 = 724 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 619 1,405 32 = 1,373 97% 4.6
All 4,972 10,425 355 = 10,070 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 788 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 312 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 63 100% 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
MY SON HAD FUN ANC CAUGHT HIS FIRST BARRACUDA
Sun, Jul 17, 11   12:45 PM TomEhinger23 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
WE HAD A GOOD TIME. WISH WE CAUGHT MORE FISH. THE DECKHANDS WERE A GREAT HELP. THE ONLY NEGATIVE THING I CAN SAY IS THE TRIP ENDED EARLY. WE LEFT THE DOCK AT 12;45 PM AND BACK AT THE DOCK AT 5;00 PM. I THOUGHT THE TRIP WAS FROM 12;30 TO 5;45 PM. OTHERWISE IT WAS A FUN EXPERIENCE FOR MY SON. WE WILL PROBABLY GO AGAIN.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Ocean Adventure
Sat, Jul 16, 11   12:00 PM koffeekathy Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What an amazing two hours. Nothing disappointing about it whatsoever. And Captain Larry is the best-knowledgeable, friendly, charismatic, and nice looking to boot!
Rating: 5
Worth every penny and then some!
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM LisaMalmquis Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We looked at numerous tour options and by luck found the Tuesday night 1/2 price option. We went and although we did not see any whales, we did see bottlenose and common dolphins and had a delightful boat ride. Would attend again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 5
FUN!
Tue, Jul 12, 11   5:00 PM lorihuhn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a very nice time. We saw many dolphins. I wish we could have seen a blue whale that would have been amazing..
Rating: 5
great two hours on the water
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 12, 11   10:00 AM evansvstar Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw three differant species. Common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and blue whale.
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Mon, Jul 11, 11   5:30 PM pjstokman Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I totally enjoyed the trip. The captain and crew were professional and very helpful. While the bite was off, the crew worked hard to try to find the fish and we had a great time anyway. I would highly recommend this trip. It is an excellent value for the money.
Rating: 4
Getting Children Hooked
Sun, Jul 10, 11   12:45 PM stone_hinge Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
For this month’s Father Daughter day, my princess asked to go fishing in the ocean. I have gone out of Dana Warf many times so naturally I went to their website to get more information. They had an offer that was perfect for us. She was free and her pole rental was free. There was a clinic before the trip for the kids to show them how to tie on their hooks and how to properly bait the hook. She was ready to go.

Since this was her first trip into the ocean I did not have a lot of expectations for a good time. Sea sickness, boredom and disinterest were my concerns. She loved the boat ride comparing it to a ride. As far as the other two concerns that was a non-issue almost from the first cast. Fishing was horrible because of the sudden water temperature drop but she didn’t care. She landed two fish and has her own “One that got away” story. She was very upset when the captain told us to pull in our lines because we had to head back. The crew was even impressed that she liked getting her own bait since a majority of the other kids (mostly boys) wouldn’t.

It was a great bonding day which was the true goal. She is already planning our next fishing trip. By the way she read that you have sleep over trips. I wonder how her Hello Kitty sleeping bag will fit in with the rest of the fishermen’s gear. We will have to see…..

Thanks for a great day filled with memories.

R. Stone

Alta Loma, CA
Rating: 5
Never a disappointing experience!
Sat, Jul 9, 11   2:00 PM sjtracey Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We've been out whale watching with Dana Wharf many times, and have never been disappointed. Even on cruises when we haven't seen any whales, the crew does its very best to make it an enjoyable trip, and will seek out (enormous!) pods of dolphin or other sea life to share with the visitors. On our most recent trip this weekend, though, we saw more blue whales than we could keep track of. Through the entire two hours, Captain Larry shared all kinds of interesting facts and information about them as well. It was a trip that we'll never forget!
Rating: 3
Just okay
Thu, Jul 7, 11   2:00 PM jt8869 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Did not see any whales or dolphins so a little disappointed.
Rating: 4
Nice, roomy boat with accommodating crew.
Wed, Jul 6, 11   12:00 PM Meyersdg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Nice, short trip, just enough for small kids, especially if there are not many whales to find. A little expensive for what you get, however. Coupons don't save much.
Rating: 3
Just OK
Tue, Jul 5, 11   5:00 PM craigwilsey Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was very boring. The boat was crowded and there was no place to sit. Brought along 2 elderly family and was told they could go down below and sit inside where you could not see anything. The crew gave very little narration over the 2 hrs. Saw no whales or any sea life whatsoever. Crew gave very little narration. Since they found no whales on the tour they did hand out free ticket to come again but most people commented they probably wouldn't use it. For 1/2 price it is an ok value for someone who wants to get out on the water on a slow moving vessel but I would not pay full price.
Rating: 5
Awesome
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 3, 11   5:00 PM Kconverse Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Although we did not see any whales, we saw dolphins and other marine wildlife. The crew were very courteous and enthusiastic. I would recommend this tour with friends and family.
Rating: 5
Great family fishing trip
Sun, Jul 3, 11   12:45 PM CliftonClark Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The crew was helpful. The captain helped my 8 year old fly catch a couple of bass and it made his day. We went home with 9 fish and we all had a great time on the Reel Fun! We had seven people aged 8, 11, 23, 25, 27, 47, and 49.
Rating: 4
Good trip for a fishing experience for the value.
Wed, Jun 29, 11   5:30 PM aaparo Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What was supposed to be a five hour excursion turned into four hours of choppy waters and people getting sick all over the boat. My son caught a good sized barracuda, and was thrilled. Thought it was a good experience for the money. The Dana Wharf shop made it easy to get fishing equipment and license in one convenient place. Would definitely recommend the trip, and would love to do it again!
Rating: 5
Seeing a whale is the icing on the cake!
Tue, Jun 28, 11   5:00 PM sschaney Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are from the East Coast and simply enjoyed viewing the scenery from the water. The cliffs and the homes were magnificent. The crew was friendly and the boat was perfect for its purpose. Passing the pelicans and having a couple fly along side was cool to witness. Seeing the sealions on the buoy was entertaining as well. Spotting the spray of the blue whale off in the distance was awesome. Getting closer and closer to it was exhilerating. We did not see a Pacific Life commercial, but it was spectacular nonetheless.