Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,373 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 88 203 3 = 200 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 223 484 14 = 470 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 625 1,411 38 = 1,373 96% 4.5
All 5,421 11,419 388 = 11,031 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 744 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 314 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 87 100% 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
Barely out of harbor and sightings begin
Mon, Apr 22, 13   12:00 PM MaryAnnFlatt Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We had family in from out of the country and they had been wanting to do this for some time. We had checked out many different companies before we settled on Dana Wharf. The reviews we read sold us on them. We had a doubter amongst our group that had already prepared himself to not seeing anything that day. As the boat exited the harbor on it's last turn passing the sea lions, a shout was heard of a sighting at 10 o'clock (meaning direction it was seen). We all turned in that direction to see a second sighting. The captain announced it was a mother and her young calf. We followed her a bit but gave her plenty of room so as not to scare or annoy them. We later came across another mother and her calf not too far away. The crew was friendly and the boat clean.

We definitely will be recommending Dana Wharf Whale Watching cruises. My husband and I are already looking forward to our next cruise later this summer to see the blue whales migration.
Rating: 5
Fun Had By All
Sun, Apr 21, 13   10:00 AM Jpshannon Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a great trip! I went because of my parents, and I'm glad I did. We all had a great time. The crew was awesome. The captain was very knowledgeable, and kept the trip fun and interesting. Iwill certainly recomend it to all my friends
Rating: 3
it was a nice boat ride
Sat, Apr 20, 13   2:00 PM 438garner Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The boat was well maintained and clean and appeared to be a sturdy vessel. The captain was interactive and cordial with the group on the boat. However, he couldn't find much for us to look at. So I would not call my experience a whale watching tour but more a nice 2 hour boat ride.
Rating: 5
Loved it, Could of stayed out there all day!!!!
Sat, Apr 20, 13   12:00 PM JILLAARTS Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Loved the whole experience!! the captain was cool and informative!!
Rating: 5
BEST DAY EVER
Fri, Apr 5, 13   2:00 PM Karencausey Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Our Captain was super nice, knowledgeable, and personable. His respect of the ocean and oceanlife was so appreciated and inspiring!

We followed two whales' journey and played with so many dolphin!!!!

Truly one of the best days ever in the heart of God's creations!
Rating: 1
Fishing sucked.
Fri, Apr 5, 13   10:00 AM ORVILLE97 Male 40-49 Unspecified Family Without Children
There were four people in our group and two of us caught fish, 1 each both small mackerel. According to the fish counts that we could see online it looked like they were averaging 384 fish per day for the prior 5 days and on 4/5 38 fish and then a full boat load of people we couldn't have been more then 4 miles at the most from the port and we don't even catch an average of 1 fish per person. I realized that is why it's called fishing and not catching but to only catch 10 percent of what they had been averaging the prior 5 days.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Fri, Mar 29, 13   2:00 PM Richter09 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Captain was great. Extremely knowledgable and friendly - great trip and sensitive to the 3 whales we saw. 5 stars
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the whole trip.
Fri, Mar 29, 13   10:00 AM Jayne509 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Not only did we have a great time seeing all the dolphins and the fin whale, but the captain of the boat was very knowledgeable about all the sea life and provided and detailed explanation of what we were seeing. All of us had a great time.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Thu, Mar 28, 13   10:00 AM robertfishn Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend this company to others for whale watching. The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the whales. It certainly helped that we saw whales within 20' of the boat but beyond that I felt it was a great crew that would make the most of every trip out.
Rating: 5
Fun time with the kids....good value
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 26, 13   12:00 PM keefer68 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The 1/2 price whale watch was well worth the money. We did see a pod of 6 whales, some dolphins, and seals. The boat was in good condition and staff was friendly and informative.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 26, 13   10:00 AM AnneMSabala Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The trip was great. The captain really made a point of trying to see as much as possible. The crew was great too. Two hours was the perfect amount of time.
Rating: 5
Incrdible Sights
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 26, 13   10:00 AM chuckcan68 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw Fin Whales, Grey Whales, Dolphins, and Sea Lions!!! To top off the whole trip, we saw a whale breach and another whale's fluke as we were returning to the harbor.

I would reccommend this to anyone.
Rating: 5
Fun and Educational!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 26, 13   10:00 AM isisfan Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time, despite the fog and cool weather. This was a fun and educational tour, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Rating: 5
Great reliable and memorable family fun!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Mar 26, 13   10:00 AM Ateamx4 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This was a great memorable family adventure. This is for the kids and the adults too. The staff at Dana Wharf Sport Fishing & Whale Watching are very professional and knowledgable. Without a doubt' I would (and have) recommended them to many family and friends. I wish we could have seen more whales, but we have no control over nature. We look forward to another adventure with Dana Wharf.
Rating: 5
Dolphin megapod
Mon, Mar 25, 13   2:00 PM Gqmarch Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
There were a couple of groups of grey whales that were being shy and elusive but we saw a megapod of common dolphins that was at least 1000 strong. We also saw a more rare type of dolphin though i can't remember the name. The crew was friendly, very knowledgeable, and helpful. And the ship and ride were comfortable.