Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,365 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 227 533 8 = 525 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 310 730 11 = 719 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 618 1,397 32 = 1,365 97% 4.6
All 4,959 10,390 355 = 10,035 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 780 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 207 91% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
One of a kind experiance
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM JMarinoff Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Went for our anniversery. It helped me rememmber how beautiful our everyday surrounding really are. I saw my hometown through the eyes of a tourist.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable trip seeing whales and sea lions
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM ElaineObee Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a very enjoyable trip with an attentive crew.
Rating: 5
Exciting, informative, & a whole lot of fun.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM PaulineYeage Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain and staff were excellent. They knew where the whales were and followed them with great precision.

It was unbelivealbe to my wife and myself how they could predict where and when they would surface. My wife got a great picture of the whales tail. A unusual and unique experience.
Rating: 5
Best chance to see whales
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM coloradodavi Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our captain and his spotter took us to the path of 3 whales migrating to Baja within 20 minutes of the start of the trip. Great job!
Rating: 5
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   10:00 AM kellyhoward Female 40-49 Local Other
It was a great trip, the captain really stayed with the whales,. The crew was great also, I have already passed the word to all of my friends and framily....
Rating: 5
So glad we went with Dana Wharf!
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM bbarmore Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My two sons and I live in in Carlsbad and were hosting relatives from Texas. We picked Dana Wharf for a whale watching trip even though we could have gone to Oceanside Harbor or San Diego. It was a great choice. The boat was clean, the crew friendly and knowledgable, and best of all we not only saw whales, but hundreds of dolphins swimming with the boat. I don't know how rare that is, but it was magical. Didn't know if we could match the experience my relatives had when they were in Hawaii, but they were all smiles. Great day and a great family memory.
Rating: 3
Mon, Jan 16, 12   12:00 PM sobczak Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Sorry but We both came down with the Flu and could not make it. We are sure going to try again when We feel better.
Rating: 3
good time
Sun, Jan 15, 12   2:00 PM lexkears Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
we had a nice time but didn't see any whales... lots of dolphins though.
Rating: 5
Would go again at twice the price!
Sun, Jan 15, 12   12:00 PM Misty_Rose Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Awe inspiring! Breathtaking! I smiled the whole time. I was happy just seeing all the dolphins play but to actually spot a whale and see it's tail while hearing a live informative narrative was awesome. I was there with my niece because it was on our bucket list but I would highly recommend it for a date. There's food, a bar and even the NFL on the tv during the trip and it's the smoothest ride.
Rating: 4
Surely get fish. It was delicious.
Sun, Jan 15, 12   10:00 AM Mitsunori Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Scenery is good. And fish we could get. Very enjoyable. Beautiful birds are waiting. Thank you very much!
Rating: 3
Nowhere to sit or get out of the sun...
Sun, Jan 15, 12   10:00 AM vibesguy Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Crew was great, had a good time, but the boat has no seats to rest on and its a long trip... Also, there is no indoor galley so you can't get out of the sun on a hot day.
Rating: 5
Try it. You will love it.
Sat, Jan 14, 12   2:00 PM sandc2 Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
In addition to the beauty of the ocean and the ocean mammals, the captain and his commentary were impressive and entertaining. His knowledge of the mammals and the sea is extraordinary. Our little group highly recommends this experience and Dana Wharf Whale Watching.
Rating: 5
Exciting Trip
Sat, Jan 14, 12   10:00 AM jsolson Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
We often take visitors to special things in the area, and whale watching is one of the true highlights. This trip we found and followed a grey whale for about 20 minutes, getting his rhythm, seeing the deep dive with tail flop a number of times. Really exciting. I love it because this is where the whales live; it's not SeaWorld. The boat trip up and down the coast is also very beautiful. I'll be back, alone or with visitors, many times again.
Rating: 4
Great trip, crew really knew what they were doing
Fri, Jan 13, 12   2:00 PM MRHoffman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew tried very hard to find whales and did find one. However they found 50 dolphins that wanted to run with the boat. Very cool.
Rating: 5
Don't miss this great adventure!
Thu, Jan 12, 12   12:00 PM linda1101 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This excursion was WONDERFUL! The captain of the boat worked hard to find us Whales and was very knowledgeable and educational. He maintained a respectable, yet close, distance to the animals. The trip was 2 hours and we were all really sorry to see it end. This is an inexpensive and wonderful way to spend an afternoon and is definitely something I will do again.