Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,370 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 179 417 6 = 411 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 330 778 11 = 767 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 616 1,402 32 = 1,370 97% 4.6
All 5,013 10,516 358 = 10,158 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 778 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 318 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 217 92% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 57 100% 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: 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.
Rating: 4
We had a great time!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 28, 11   2:00 PM steveluci Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I went with my wife and two boys, ages 9 and 12. We found the boat clean, on time and the crew very helpful. we went on a Tuesday afternoon 1/2 priced whale watching tour, but did not see any whales, but were not disappointed. We saw plenty of dolphins which were very cool to experience. They seemed to want to entertain us and did a great job. The boat was out to sea for about 2 hours which seemed to be the right amount of time to spend on the water.
Rating: 5
Better than I thought it would be
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jun 28, 11   2:00 PM parkersteel Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I am a local and have seen thousands of dolphins in my lifetime, so I figured that the trip would be fairly disappointing if we didn't see any whales - I was wrong! We saw hundreds of dolphins, and they really put a show on for us. The boat itself was quite nice; clean, large enough to easily accommodate the entire passenger load, and with a decent snack bar. 2-hours was long enough to get well outside the harbor and enjoy the sites. Everyone in my group had a great time, and I would highly recommend this activity! Especially on Tuesdays, when it is half priced :)