Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,314 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 208 485 8 = 477 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 281 646 14 = 632 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 603 1,347 33 = 1,314 97% 4.5
All 4,912 10,269 355 = 9,914 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 740 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Worth the money
Thu, Jul 24, 14   6:00 PM joaquin_soli Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This experience is definitely worth the money. You get to see dolphins up close and lots of them.
Rating: 5
Amazing whale sighting
Sun, Aug 19, 12   2:00 PM joanpash Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
Catamaran much better than small boat! Very knowledgeable crew...clean, food and drinks, suitable for all ages! Had a great time..highly recommend!
Rating: 5
We were much more than satisfied.
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:30 AM JOANNERHART Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have been on 5 cruise ships and a lot of adventures. This was by far the best one we have taken, We look forward to returning every year to enjoy this adventure. We were excited about the trip but seeing a whale within 15 minutes a large male and following it for an hour plus end up in the middle of over 100 dolphins all around us. We took plenty of great pictures. We also were up close to a number of sea lions. An unforgettable adventure!
Rating: 5
Meeting Our Big Water Neighbors
Tue, Jan 20  12:00 PM joannawb Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The trip on the Dana Pride from Dana Wharf was two hours of excitement and pleasure. We saw a pod of four whales that we followed for a long time, watching them surface and showing us their backs and tails and sometimes a snout or two. At one point we had pods on both sides of the boat. Dolphins surfed in our wake, and the Captain was alert to do some rapid U-turns so we could watch them play. The Captain also displayed his love of his work, his environment, his knowledge of the animals that he passed along to his passengers. Many of the gray whale facts were very surprising, and reminded me of elephant characteristics that I do know something about. I didn't know that dolphins "see" things via echo-location, similar to sonogram operations in medicine.

Loved this whole trip in every way. What a great bargain, too!
Rating: 5
Great trip
Wed, Jul 30, 14   5:00 PM joannaturpin Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Loved our tour! The captain was very informative and seemed just as excited as we were to see a blue whale. Would definitely do this again.
Rating: 5
Great adventure!
Thu, Feb 7, 13   12:00 PM joann3671 Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended!
Wed, Feb 24, 10   2:00 PM joaniesav Female 40-49 Local Other
My mom and I went on this trip and it was amazing! We had a great captain that found one whale which we watched for awhile. He then found a pod with hundreds of dolphins which swam alongside the boat. We stayed there for awhile while they kept us thoroughly entertained! I would and have recommended this trip to all my friends and family.
Rating: 4
Well done
Sat, Sep 25, 10   12:00 PM joanhg1 Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Boat was clean

Commentary excellent and stated honestly that the whales had taken off

Family enjoyed the trip.

Gave good help getting on and off the boat for seniors
Rating: 4
You need to understand the ticketing
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Nov 24, 09   1:00 PM joaneasley Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our boat ride was great. We didn't see whales, but we spent time with two large, playful pods of dolphins. They put on an amazing show, even purposely swimming right under our boat.

My one frustration happened when I tried to order tickets. When I first tried to order in mid-November, Zerve gave me a choice between the next two Tuesdays -- Nov 17 or Nov 24. I wanted Tuesday, Nov 24 because it was my daughter's birthday.

Up until Nov 17th, every time I tried to order tickets for the following Tue the 24th, I would get an error message. I only wanted 2 tickets, but the computer wouldn't accept an order for less than 6. However, on Wed Nov 18th, I was able to order two tickets for the 24th without a problem. So if that happens to you, wait to order your tickets until there is no other trip scheduled before the one you want to take. Other than that quirk, the trip was fine.
Rating: 5
The "Best" day of whaling watching yet!!!
Tue, Aug 21, 12   5:00 PM joakden Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Excellent day on the water as the whales were waiting. And of course the crew, and boat were also excellent. This is our 3rd time and we've never been disappointed.
Rating: 5
Sun, Apr 5, 09   1:00 PM jnunley Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Rating: 5
A great way to showcase SoCal natural wonders!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 1, 11   5:00 PM JMurphCA Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
My wife, my parents, and I chose a Friday evening trip and couldn't have planned a better activity. We were fortunate enough to see and follow a Blue Whale! My parents were visiting from the midwest and this was a once in a lifetime experience that they will never forget. The crew was great and the boat wasn't too crowded- everyone had a chance to move into position to see the whale. We all highly recommend this experience.
Rating: 4
Nice Time
Mon, Mar 10, 08   2:00 PM jmurdochiv Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Staff was very nice, Took us way out of the way, and out a little longer to show us some very cool dolphin. Would do it again in a heart beat.
Rating: 4
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Feb 9, 10   10:00 AM jmotyka Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoyable. Did not see any whales, saw dolphins and sea lions. Got a "whale check" to come back for free. Too bad we live out of country, but will try to get back one day, since there is no expiry date on the whale checks.
Rating: 4
Great knowledge of whale's behaviour
Sun, Jan 12, 14   12:00 PM jmok007 Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
More than 5 whale sightings and 3 tail showings in a 2 hour trip. ended with dolphins dancing around our boat and sighting of a sunfish. Very good trip with kudos to the knowledge of the captain in predicting whale behaviors. However, not recommended for kids under 4 as they are unlikely to experience anything.