Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,311 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 207 482 8 = 474 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 280 643 14 = 629 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 602 1,344 33 = 1,311 97% 4.5
All 4,911 10,266 355 = 9,911 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 740 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 202 90% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 51 100% 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 2
Bad luck? or Bad Service?
Sun, Sep 4, 11   5:30 PM jcrangel087 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I usually fish at Pierlanding in Long Beach. Ready to try something new at Dana. We were told the water temperature had gone down and that fish weren't biting. They were right! However, we my group noticed that the squid had "run-out" really fast. We then began fishing with half-dead anchovies. I also noticed that the person next to me had landed a rare Swell Shark. He was calling for the net and the deckhand said it wasn't necessary. He lost the shark and missed a great picture opportunity. The shark stayed around and was eventually caught by another fisherperson. Deckhand folks quickly went for the net and the shark was carefully caught and released. Probably not going back.
Rating: 5
Awesome experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 4, 11   5:00 PM minnmegan Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We had a great time. Wasn't sure if we would actually see any whales but we did. We followed a mom and her baby around for a while. The captain did a great job of finding the whales. It was also very educational, we learned a lot about the blue whales.
Rating: 5
Worth Every Penny
Sun, Sep 4, 11   4:00 PM drelyn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, seven year old son, and I all enjoyed the catamaran tour. It was fantastic. They don't over-sell so there was plenty of room to move around the boat and get good views of the ocean and the animals. We saw dolphins and whales on our trip. The crew was friendly and really knew where to look and how to approach the animals once they found them. It was an amazing experience I absolutely recommend it to everyone of all ages... except for people who get sea-sick. Not that the boat was too bumpy, it was a fairly smooth ride, but one person on our boat found out that even a smooth lull was too much and she had a miserable time, so please avoid it if you get sea-sick. If not for yourself then for your fellow passengers.
Rating: 5
We saw two blue whales and a pod of dolphin
Sun, Sep 4, 11   2:00 PM bradhalderma Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a brisk boat ride out as the captain wanted to catch up to the two whales seen earlier headed up the coast. Ocean swells of about 6 feet and 20 mph made for a fun ride for all as we bounced over the waves at the bow of the boat. What a thrill to see those two enormously beatiful creatures gliding accross the surface. Four or five breaths and a deep dive of approximately nine minutes each. We stayed with the whales for about five cycles. The footprint left on the surface demonstated the power these mamals possess. Rizo dolphins rarely allow boats to approach but they did not seem to mind us as we were able to stay with the pod on the surface during the nine minute intervals. So our trip was not dull waiting for the whales to surface and put on their short but spectacular show. We loved it.
Rating: 4
Entertaining two hours
Sun, Sep 4, 11   12:00 PM oconnortrip Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the Noon Whale Watching tour on the catamaran. The boat was clean and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The captain worked diligently to find whales. We had several great whale sightings that were quite impressive. We also really enjoyed the dolphin pod that we encountered. It was helpful that we did not have a full cruise. It would have been pretty crowded with a full boat. The view from the front of the boat was great and we all enjoyed ourselves. Our trip was pretty choppy, so if you have any problems with motion sickness, you need to prepare for that.

The parking lot has a four hour maximum and they do have attendants patrolling the lot, so plan your trip so you fit into that time frame. The company doesn't provide permits for the two hour tours. We almost ran out of time because we had brunch before the tour.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sat, Sep 3, 11   5:00 PM icemanwill Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I had a great time on this tour. We stayed at the bow of the ship (Dana Pride) and were able to catch several sightings of Blue Whales and pods of Common Dolphin. The onboard naturalist did an excellent job of describing what to look for, and in describing the animals themselves. The crew took their time and made sure we had memorable experience. Highly recommended!
Rating: 2
Fished for birds not fish.
Sat, Sep 3, 11   12:00 PM Zootropic Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Drove 3 hrs to fish at this location and want to say I'm very disappointed. 90% of the boat did not catch a thing. Out of 38 anglers only 2 caught fish and at best barely legal sand bass. We parked directly on top of a reef swamped by kelp at which point one person caught a small tiny kelp fish that was released. Personally caught 5 birds. Pelicans, seagulls, and cormorants which r dumber than fish. Really waste of time and money. Would NOT recommend this trip. Boat was sun fun. Not even a mention of getting money back. Captain could care less. The deckhands were useful with reeling in birds and releasing em back to get hooked again.
Rating: 5
Great intro. to deep sea fishing!
Sat, Sep 3, 11   10:00 AM maldwir Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I like the fact that there are experienced fishermen on board to help people out. Ducks kept getting my bait and the deck hands came to untangle them. They also helped out if someone's line got caught or tangled with someone else's line.They even fillet your fish for you for $1!
Rating: 3
Good trip
Sat, Sep 3, 11   6:30 AM MikeZenns Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The overall trip was good. The Hands where helpful. Trip was smooth and eventful. Come time to leave I ask the deck hand where are the numbers on the sacks. He said I took them off. I asked him how am I suppose to find these 3 bags. Number 10,20 and,39. He replied oh I know where they are. So I said can you get them for me, and he said sure. Then he says I can't find them how many fish are you missing? To which I replied 3. He said someone must have taken them. No kidding I replied. I have been on trips in Oceanside, San Diego and other places too. And they all make sure this doesn't happen. So good trip poor deck hand. I will probably stick to what I am use to in the future. It's ok for catch and release but that wasn't want I was looking for in this trip. Also the other two guys that I was picking up the fish for were not to happy either. I still tipped him 5 dollars.
Rating: 4
Large waves
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Sep 2, 11   5:00 PM Jewlkin Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went during a time when there was warnings for high waves. Was kind of like being on a rollercoaster for 2 hours. I wish we would have seen dolphins, but the whales were very fun to watch.
Rating: 5
Fabulous afternoon searching for Blue whales
Thu, Sep 1, 11   2:00 PM nhguthrie Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Our friendly and knowledgeable crew took us out from the Harbor and carefully told us what to expect as we all searched the waters. Then came the star of the afternoon allowing us to enjoy the magnificent Blue whale who surfaced and presented his tail fluke three times. In between the whale's dives to feed, our catamaran Captain found two pods of the Common dolphin for us to follow and enjoy while chatting about other marine life in the area! I was an elated grandma to share this perfect afternoon with my 14 year old grandson and daughter. Ordering my tickets online through Zerve was very user friendly and easy. Thank you!
Rating: 2
The trip went to the Birds
Thu, Sep 1, 11   10:00 AM Yaronlohr Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We were attacked by birds the whole trip. I caught 6 birds 1 fish. The trip was unorganized and the crew had no idea what to do about the birds that were attacking the boat 24/7
Rating: 4
Twilight Fishing Was a BLAST!
Wed, Aug 31, 11   5:30 PM eacrawfo Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We enjoyed the twilight fishing with the gang at the Dana Warf Sport Fishing! We had a great time. The crew did a great job of helping us out with the "fish on" and addressing the needs with our tackle. We will be back!
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Wed, Aug 31, 11   10:00 AM smadere Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Crew nd staff extremely helpful,great time.
Rating: 5
Great Whale Trip for the money!
Tue, Aug 30, 11   5:00 PM Joycehultin Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a wonderful experience.The captain did a great job of geting our boat close to the whales.It was fun and

for the money a great experience!