Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,324 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 211 490 8 = 482 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 287 660 14 = 646 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 607 1,357 33 = 1,324 97% 4.5
All 4,918 10,283 355 = 9,928 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 749 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 322 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 202 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM John_Susan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We are from Indiana on a business / vacation and saw the add in the hotel fliers. The catamaran was very clean and manned by a very friendly and knowledgeable crew. The most rememberable part of the adventure was the sight of the Blue Whale. If we are ever able to get back to California we will diffenatly make anouther booking. Thank you very much in helping book the adventure.
Rating: 5
A great time to be had...
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Individual
I LOVED my whale watch adventure! The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly!

I HIGHLY recommend to anyone who wants to explore our Southern California coast wildlife, that they sign up for a cruise at Dana Wharf!
Rating: 5
Great trip as always
Wed, Sep 14, 11   10:00 AM markld Male 50-59 Local Individual
Been using Dana Wharf for 20 years, always consistently good in finding the fish. The crews are extremely helpful. Reccommend this to any traveler or local person(s) intersted in a great deep sea fishing trip.
Rating: 4
Amazing, wonderful things to see.
Tue, Sep 13, 11   5:00 PM JAJacobs4JC Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was my wife and I on our honeymoon. We had a blast. Saw everything they said we would see. Technology and communication with other ships to make that happen I'm sure. No matter though, I don't like to take chances so I don't see why they should either. The one thing that did disapoint was at the end of our trip my wife and I were very cold so we went down to get coffee but they had already poured it out. He didn't offer to make more and we weren't even in port yet. I would have expected better costomer service in that regard. Other than that......,. Perfect!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the whale watching trip very much
Tue, Sep 13, 11   5:00 PM debchuck Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I had a great time. We saw a blue whale surface atleast 3 times and even got to see its fluke come out of the water. Then the captain went out to "play" with the dolphins. They swam all around the boat and leaped out of the water. On our way back into the harbor we spotted sea lions on the bell buoy near the breakwater. They were barking away.The trip ended with a gorgeous sunset!
Rating: 5
Whale of a Time!
Tue, Sep 13, 11   5:00 PM dblackman Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Dana Pride crew was great -- we went at 5pm for a sunset cruise. Captain stayed with the blue whale we saw for about a half hour, and then we went to "play with the dolphins". Very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
A great deal for having a great time.
Tue, Sep 13, 11   12:00 PM DYNAZOR Male 60-69 Local Individual
This is the second time I took this trip in about the last 4 weeks or so. The blue whale watching discounted tour is batting two-for-two for me now. Lots of dolphins and blue whales seen again. And for a retired guy like me who really just likes to be out on the ocean on a nice boat, the whales and dolphins are a bonus.

Plus the 2-hour duration for this trip allows you to get free parking in the public parking lot, which has a 4-hour time limit (but don't say it too loud lest the town council get some big ideas about raising revenues).
Rating: 4
enjoyed the evening
Sun, Sep 11, 11   12:45 PM vfrpapa Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
good crew
Rating: 4
Great fun
Fri, Sep 9, 11   2:00 PM Ianwhite Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
If you enjoy a short exhilerating boatride then this is for you. Dolphins are almost guaranteed which is fantastic anyway and to see whales would be the icing on the cake.
Rating: 4
Good trip with girl friend and grandkids.
Fri, Sep 9, 11   12:00 PM capt46 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Saw lots of dolphin but no whales, still had good time. Nice catamaran, crew and satisfactory chow!
Rating: 5
Fantastic !
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Sep 8, 11   2:00 PM BarbaraBryan Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I went with my son who was visiting from England & we had THE best time ! The boat was immaculate, the crew were so friendly & informative. We saw so many dolphin & them were thrilled to see 2 huge blue whales which we followed just yards from the boat. The crew member on the speaker had so much information & interesting facts about the whales. It was one of the best trips I've ever done & I would, and will, recommend to anyone. Can't wait to take my grandkids!
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Sep 7, 11   5:00 PM jenlealay Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My family and I went on the evening boat ride and we loved it. We could not say if good things about the tour. The captain and his mates were awesome. We saw hundreds of dolphin and 5 whale. We also saw many sea lions. We have been on many boat tours and this one has been by far the BEST!! The boat was very comfortable and the staff were great. They knew the every move of the whale and could tell us when we could get the best view of the fluke. It was awesome. You will not be disappointed!!
Rating: 5
A good watch.
Wed, Sep 7, 11   2:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Individual
Only one blue whale but got some good looks.
Rating: 4
Blue Whales not best seen from a Boat
Tue, Sep 6, 11   5:00 PM sannis Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
While the boat ride was pleasent and the crew very good and the Tuesday 50% off deal is great, trying to see Blue Whales from a boat is not the best. No fault to the crew, Blue Whales basically stay below the surface and when they come up it is just for a little while and all you can see is a small part of their hump where the spout is. They do not breach like the other whales and if you see their tail consider yourself extremely lucky. Simply put, if you really want to see a Blue Whale get in a small sightseeing plane or helicopter that will take you out for approx $125/pp and you will be able to see the whole whale from the air.

The pods of dolphins that you usually see are the highlight of the trip. Glad I went and experienced it but also glad I only paid 50% of regular price. Next time I take to the air!
Rating: 5
The pilot provide great information
Tue, Sep 6, 11   2:00 PM sooner1134 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
the crew was very helpful and friendly and we SAW WHALES