Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,376 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 214 500 8 = 492 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 312 736 11 = 725 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 621 1,408 32 = 1,376 97% 4.6
All 4,966 10,407 355 = 10,052 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 788 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 204 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 63 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable
Tue, May 5, 09   1:00 PM hawkeyedc Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was a great two hour cruise with a great crew. The crew worked very hard at finding marine mammals to view. We found a large group of dolphins that were a great joy to view.
Rating: 4
Always a pleasure
Sat, May 2, 09   5:30 PM xsiveguy Male Unspecified Local Family With Children
It's always a pleasure to go out on the Twighlight trip with Dana Wharf Sportfishing. 4 hours is a perfect amount of time with children and/or folks trying out fishing for the first time. It's short enough that if it's not working out or you're getting seasick you'll be back soon enough but it's long enough to get some real fishing done. I've done this trip several times now (I think that this was my fourth) and for the first time my son fished the entire time instead of playing with the bait fish in the bait tank for the last part of the trip. He was a fisherman instead of a fisherman's son. We'll be thinking about a longer trip now but will still go out on this once in a while with newbies. The crew is great. The galley is great. You don't have to get up early in the morning to go. I recommend it.
Rating: 5
Five Stars
Thu, Apr 30, 09   10:00 AM CTunnell Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We all had a great time and would love to go back for more. Since we went April 30th we did not expect to see any whales. It was a beautiful day on a very nice boat with nice staff and they did diligently try to find whales for us. The staff was very nice and accommodating to peoples needs.
Rating: 5
Awesome marine biologist on board
Sun, Apr 26, 09   1:00 PM Frostbite Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 2 groups of dolphins on our trip, bottle nose dolphins that weren't as playful, and common dolphins that were more into the bow ridin :)

The marine biologist on our boat was very friendly and knowledgeable, answered all our questions.

I know the group tried to find some whales, but we were out of luck. Still, very enjoyable trip and would highly recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
Very Friendly and Competent Crew
Sun, Apr 26, 09   6:30 AM annmorris Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Many in our group were very inexperienced. The deck hands were so VERY patient and friendly. They repeatedly untangled our lines with a smile. They took the time out to explain things. Although we didn't catch any fish, we had a very good time. I believe that we owe this in great part to your crew. I am not very good with names but I believe that the lead deckhand was named Mike(?)...short brown hair, raised in San Clemente, tatoo on his calf....friend and warm personality.

I would recommend your fishing outfit to my friends.
Rating: 4
Great crew--family enjoyed the day
Sat, Apr 25, 09   6:30 AM jmdowning Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The weather wasn't great, but the crew was. They moved around to increase our odds of catching. They were great with our children. We will be back!
Rating: 4
Fun Day!
Wed, Apr 22, 09   2:00 PM jordanlove23 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
We had a fun time on the boat my 3 year old had a blast, I just wished we would have seen whales. We did see a lot of dolphins which left us happy. Maybe next time, I would definately try it again.
Rating: 2
Could have been better
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM catman1499 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went on the 1/2 day fishing trip with my family. Bought 5 tickets for us. Me and my wife just helped the kids for the most part. Our kids couldn't even fish without getting pushed out of the way by other fisherman. Way overbooked. I expected it to be crowded considering it was half price tuesday, but it was a little ridiculous. Fishing was pretty good and nice fishing crew, but too many people.
Rating: 5
Fun with friends and family...
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM whiteboy Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had an excellent time on the water. The captain and the whole crew were friendly and helpful to everybody. Our 1/2 day fishing experience included catching sculpin, rock fish, macerrel, a variety of bass, one guy caught an eel, I myself caught a crab. So all-n-all our friends and family would highly recommend this activity to anyone who wants to have a great time for a good price!!!
Rating: 3
We did not see whales but enjoyed the dolphins.
Mon, Apr 20, 09   10:00 AM cjdunn Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was ok . . . didn't see any whales.
Rating: 1
Sun, Apr 19, 09   12:45 PM alcanfam Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
3rd time fishing w/ dana wharf. 3rd time no fish caught.i normally catch fish on others (newport landing) i guess you get what you pay for.thanks for sitting in spots w/ no fish. thank you, very disappointed fisherman. .my children were unable to use that experienced reel. you really expect a first timmer to use it. ya right.thanks for a great 5 hour cruise.never again.paul alcantar
Rating: 3
Nice boat ride
Sun, Apr 19, 09   12:00 PM ahallgren Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the boat ride. The staff was great, attentive. We thought the cost of the activity was reasonable but were dissapointed that we didn't see any whales or dolphins. So it was basically just a ride out on the ocean. We did get rain check or "whale" check tickets to use at another time but that's hard when you have guests visiting from out of town. We will try using the tickets next year and maybe try to go out in March instead of April.
Rating: 5
Great Crew
Sat, Apr 18, 09   6:30 AM asakai Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My son was celebrating his 12th b-day and as a tradition he chooses what he would like to do on his b-day with me (dad). He always chooses fishing. The weather was wonderful, but the fish weren't biting but the crew and captain were excellent and my son and I had a great time. It's all about building memories and our experience with Dana Sportfishing has always given us good ones even when the fish don't bite.
Rating: 5
Beautiful experience!
Fri, Apr 17, 09   12:00 PM trishkeenan Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We really had a great time! The ocean was calm and the sky was blue.

Since we only got to see just a few dolphins, seal and otters (and unfortunately no whales), the crew extended their 'whale check' so all of us received a return trip..... we would be back regardless. The crew was great (and provided a lot of interesting fish facts to the guests) .... the boat was pristine (even the bathrooms).

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!
Rating: 5
Thu, Apr 16, 09   2:00 PM keeokeeo Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I've lived in California all my life until 1993 then moved to Oklahoma. Took some friends and 2 teenage kids and all of us enjoyed this very much. We saw female Humpback whale with Calf. Plus we saw Sea Lions.

Was a great adventure and next time we return to California, we will sure go again.

Also have told friends and relatives about your tours.

Thank you for the wonderful time.

Stephanie Carroll