Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,454 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 107 221 8 = 213 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 323 707 27 = 680 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 656 1,492 38 = 1,454 96% 4.5
All 5,337 11,226 385 = 10,841 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 831 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 349 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 221 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 7  2:00 PM Skweiher Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
It was a great trip we had a group of 11, 4 of which were kids. We saw a blue whale about 30 ft out from the boat. We saw a bunch of spouts from multiple whales, we boated through a TON of dolphins a lot were mom & calf combos, & on the way in saw a maulki whale right next to the boat also. The staff was incredibly nice & courteous. One of the staff guys played a ukelale as entertainment which was so fun. We had a few get sea sick even after taking the pills purchased in the gift shop. Over all we had a great trip, awesome memories and pictures. Next trip out we want to try a fishing trip with them.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 7  12:00 PM Roxannhodges Unspecified 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my Son for a surprise for his 10th birthday! He had the most amazing time as he loves the ocean and all its creatures! We saw blue whales and dolphins he hasn't stopped talking about it! The crew was great too!
Rating: 4
Fun, Great Trip... would do it again!
Mon, Jul 6  6:30 AM cowz22 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
There were about 25 people on the boat, the majority of which were new to fishing. We felt the crew could have done a better job informing the people what was going to happen and what was expected when people start catching fish - this would have prevented many tangles and confusion and a few lost fish.

Having said that, the trip was fun and we'd do it again for sure. We hit some hot spots and almost everyone caught fish, so the captain was spot on for targeting the bonita and yellowfin. Recommended for sure!
Rating: 4
Great family fun
Sun, Jul 5  10:00 AM Jeffdclark Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family (Me, wife and 3 daughters 14,16,17) was visiting from Arizona and booked a half day trip. I was unsure how my daughters would like fishing but to my surprise they had a great time. The clean boat Reel Fun and her captain and crew were very helpful getting us familiar with tying hooks and dealing with live bait and giving pointers on catching the big ones. Loved the fact that we did not have far to go to the kelp beds and we were fishing 30 minutes after leaving the harbor. Our catch was over 15 fish and the crew even cleaned and filleted for us!
Rating: 5
Outstanding fishing trip
Sat, Jul 4  5:30 PM Bdesirey Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great job by crew and captain. Very enjoyable loads of fun/fish/fireworks!
Rating: 4
Fun, fair viewing policy
Fri, Jul 3  5:00 PM jeffguy Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The cruise was fun. Dolphins seen clearly, a couple of whale blowhole spouts, and the rare glimpse of a Minke whale breaching a few times. The cruise has a policy of a good viewing or you ride again for free. THIS constituted as not a good viewing, so I can only imagine what a good day is like! We took the evening cruise, maybe better during the day? Was a good time regardless
Rating: 5
Great Crew and a Good Time
Fri, Jul 3  6:30 AM jmdesigns Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my son to for his first fishing trip and the crew of Reel Fun got us on some fish and made the day a success! We had a great time and my son is already asking when we are going back. Andrew was one of the deck hands and he was quick to help (as was the entire crew) when we needed and setup (hook and weight) or we needed some assistance taking a fish off the hook.
Rating: 3
No whales, only dolphins but pleasant excursion.
Tue, Jun 30  2:00 PM Dgmattson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Weather became overcast, windy, light rain so no whales. Disappointed but not company' s fault. Thought we would be on catamaran but we're on a large boat also used for fishing.
Rating: 5
Great family experience!!!
Fri, Jun 26  12:00 PM angelcolon1 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The crew was very helpful getting our gear set-up. The kids had a blast. We are definitely coming back again.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend!!!!
Wed, Jun 24  2:00 PM Missvp Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This is such a great activity for all ages!! We went with our 11 year old son and had a blast!! There were all ages on the boat, from children to grandparents, all laughing and acting like children every time we saw Dolphins and Whales.

The staff at Dana Wharf were very professional and fun and we had an AMAZING TIME!!!!
Rating: 5
Great experience for the whole family!
Sun, Jun 21  5:00 PM Chrishannah Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Two kids ages 7 and 11 had a great time as well as both of us parents and two friends that came along. Glad we came!
Rating: 5
Great Fathers Day outing
Sun, Jun 21  5:00 PM Bspeak Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We took 3 generations (ages 2 to 64) for the 2 hour evening whale watching adventure. Saw LOTS of whales, dolphins, and sea birds. Our 6 year old was really engaged in the whole event. Her comment: "Grandma, this is even better than a documentary!!" The 2 and 4 year olds enjoyed going up and down the stairs into the galley area, and loved watching the dolphins. They had trouble seeing the whales, as they were farther away and by the time someone spotted one and pointed it out, it had gone back underwater again. The older generations had as much fun watching the kids as we did watching the sea creatures. The captain was great with the commentary, very knowledgeable and interesting. Altogether a 5 star experience. Highly recommend it!
Rating: 5
Family fun
Sun, Jun 21  12:45 PM Jessicaaaaaa Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
3 kids under 7 and we had a blast. Came home exhausted and happy. Great Father's Day.
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure!
Sun, Jun 21  10:00 AM daphnac Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I wrote a complete review on yelp. we had a great time, customer service was exceptional. crew members were available at beck and call to help bait hook or untangle weights, etc. couldn't be more happy with the staff. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Deck Hands are best around...
Sat, Jun 20  6:30 AM marcorlouis Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have been coming out to Dana Wharf since I was a little kid, brought my 6 year old son out (1st timer) out with my Dad for Fathers Day weekend and we had a blast. The young deck hand guy and the main deck hand were awesome. Every time we needed help they were there immediately, so polite, cool and professional. Best eggs sandwiches in town as well! Thanks again guys! See you next summer.