Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,340 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 146 349 5 = 344 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 230 528 11 = 517 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 614 1,374 34 = 1,340 97% 4.5
All 4,834 10,098 352 = 9,746 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 751 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 210 91% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 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: 4
Fun Activity
Sat, Mar 5, 11   11:00 AM ngaudion Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I booked an 11 am trip on March 5 during the Whale Watching Festival for my husband, myself and our 24 year old son. The weather was great, cool but sunny. The number of people on the trip seemed just right. The captain found a school of dolphins that played with the boat, great for photos. He did find a whale about an hour plus into the trip. That was terrific and again a great photo-op. The captain seemed to have a good knowledge of the marine life in the area and shared that with the guests. We all enjoyed the trip.
Rating: 5
Killer Whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 3, 12   2:00 PM nfred1950 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Our first whale watching trip and boy did we get lucky. A rare appearance this far south was a family of Orca whales.
Rating: 5
Worth every cent
Sun, Mar 16, 08   4:00 PM newton Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Original trip cut short due to weather, But worth the charge, a whale check was given and used the next day, and the trip was Fantastic, professional fun Crew

PS- The Staff at the office is also wonderful.
Rating: 5
WOW. We can't wait to go out again.
Sun, Apr 27, 14   2:00 PM Newellmom Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We have been on close to a dozen boat "rides" and this is one of the best. We have already told some of our friends about the trip and can't wait to go out again.
Rating: 5
Best two hours of the week!!!
Fri, Apr 2, 10   10:00 AM nevadabill Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great company! Clean boat, great crew, free four hour parking, and we got lucky and saw 2 CA grey whales together. Lots of dolphins too ! It was relaxing and the crew was GREAT from check in to docking after the cruise. 04/02/2010. Will do this again next trip to CA. Great for kids, our 6 year old daughter can't wait to go back. The access from the freeway to the dock is easy too.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the water!
Thu, Sep 15, 11   2:00 PM nettebini Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
As a certified "whale geek," I've been on a lot of whale watching cruises with a variety of companies. My afternoon on the water with Dana Wharf Whale Watching definitely ranks near the top of all my experiences. The crew was helpful, informative and courteous. We learned about the area, the animals and more. The boat was fantastic. Clean, stable, well appointed. There was plenty of room for everyone to have a great view. Oh, and the view? We were treated to great looks at blue whales, common dolphins and California sea lions. Not to mention the beauty of the California coastline.

We had a fantastic time. We'd recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching to anyone looking for a good, safe wildlife viewing adventure. We'll definitely be back next time we're in Southern California!
Rating: 5
Fabulous Fishing Trip!
Fri, Aug 9, 13   10:00 AM netsclark Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
I had a wonderful day.
Rating: 4
Hundreds of dolphins - 6 grey whales
Tue, Mar 25, 08   4:00 PM Nelnard99 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Wednesday, March 25th, 4pm cruise

Didn't look good when we left port last Wednesday...but we ran into a HUGE pod of common dolphins. There were several hundred of them. On our way back to port we saw six grey whales and the ship captain let us stay out later than our designated time so that everyone would have a good chance of getting a picture.

THANKS Dana wharf whale watching crew!!
Rating: 3
Only small fish were caught, no keepers
Tue, Aug 18, 09   5:30 PM Neitzelfam Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was a bit disappointed in this fishing trip. We have went fishing several times on the Oregon Coast and have caught big fish one right after the other but California fishing was not too good to us Idahoans. Our kids caught a few small fish but we didn't get to keep any of them and that was such a disappointment because we were ready to fry up some fish. Oh well, maybe next time.

The Neitzel Family,

Meridian, Idaho
Rating: 4
Whale Festival Dana Point
Sun, Mar 3, 13   8:00 AM neilwesley Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I saw the Ad on an EMail from Fast Trax. Loked like a good activity. I bought (2) tickets on line. Nice and Easy. It turned out to be a beautiful day. We saw the first grey whale for the festival thi syear as well as many many dolphins, seals and more. The (2) hour ride was almost too fast. As we were on the 8:00 A.M. tour, afterwards we spent the rest of the day enjoying the activities in the area and then taking a romantic trip up the coast to Laguna Beach. We will do again!
Rating: 5
Great value and they deliver what they promise!
Sat, Mar 10, 12   12:00 PM NeenaGriffin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Clean boats-plenty of viewing room / knowledgeable staff- we had a great time!
Rating: 5
Great for locals and visitors!
Fri, Jul 12, 13   2:00 PM Needell Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Our family from NYC came for a visit and chose to go whale watching over a trip to Sea World. We were all thrilled! We had an incredible time! The captain and crew were teriffic and really engaging. Not only did we all learn a lot, we were lucky enough to observe Blue Whales (up-close) and Common Dolphins in their natural environment. Captivating. Seriously.

The crew was tracking several whales at the same time and extended our cruise by at least 15 minutes (at no charge) so we could all observe a bit longer. I would definitely do it again and highly recommend to locals and visitors.
Rating: 5
we got lucky!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 24, 12   12:00 PM nedaagah Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was amazing to see the ocean life. We saw 5 whales, dolphins, and seals.
Rating: 4
Mother Nature keeps us waiting...
Sat, Mar 15, 14   4:30 PM Neche48 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I loved that getting our tickets was so simple. Everyone was nice. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see any whales but we did have a lovely afternoon out and we have a "whale check" to return for another adventure. You can't beat this policy! You cannot predict Mother Nature so just enjoy the ride and maybe you'll get lucky.
Rating: 5
Father's Day Gift
Sun, Jul 12, 09   12:45 PM Necalli Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I thought this would be a great Father's Day present for my fiance. My daughter had a great time playing with the live bait and a little fishing. My fiance and I caught some fish and we all enjoyed the weather.