Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,430 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 170 404 8 = 396 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 377 897 16 = 881 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 630 1,463 33 = 1,430 97% 4.6
All 5,149 10,850 363 = 10,487 96% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 828 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 361 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 194 89% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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
Always enjoy the whale-watching trip
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM joeldonnelly Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
We usually try to take a whale-watching trip whenever we visit the area, usually once or twice a year. We don't always see whales, but are never disappointed. We saw gray whales this trip. The dolphins are always around and very entertaining. Also, if the weather is good (and it usually is) the trip on the water and the fabulous view of the coastline make the trip worthwhile. The crew is always friendly and very informative.
Rating: 5
Best $ spent on our trip!!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 24, 12   12:00 PM Sal665 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I live in a beautiful Victoria, BC which has it's own fleet of whale watching boats/etc. -- but to be out on the sunny coast of southern California in a lovely boat with a great crew was fantastic. I, my sister, niece and two cousins from the East Coast had a fabulous time as we watched two greys and tons of dolphins play and feed in the blue water during the very relaxing 2 hours on the Dana Wharf boat. The crew is well informed, friendly and reliable -- very organized and professional. If you don't take the time to go out with the Dana Wharf crew, you've missed a wonderful time!
Rating: 4
Whales but no whales?
Sat, Jan 21, 12   2:00 PM rafiki_22 Female 40-49 Combination Other
As an advise, I really recommend if you don't like ocean, or you know you can have nausea, please don't go on board. Vomit is not something very cool, if you trow in the ocean, its ok, but inside the boat, not very cool. So, please, think about that and think there's other people with you in the boat. We were not able to see any whale, the weather conditions were not good, ocean very rough and many white waves. Basically it was a nice round trip in a boat for a couple of hours. They give us passes to go see the whales again sometime in the future. I love ocean, I didn't care much about not seeing whales, also because I live in the area, I can basically go anytime. It's just a matter of luck.
Rating: 1
In 4 words: avoid like the plague
Sat, Jan 21, 12   10:00 AM mvillablanca Male 40-49 Local Other
This was basically a boat ride close to the coast. Not even a remote sight of a whale took place. End of January is supposed to be a good time for watching whales but no cigar.

I saw a lot of dolphins though but the ride is for watching whales, not dolphins.

The company tried to make up for the lack of whales by offering a a 50% coupon on the next ride. LOL. Do they really think people are that stupid?
Rating: 5
The Best!
Fri, Jan 20, 12   2:00 PM moonmarshall Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was my 3rd excursion with these guys and we saw a whale!! Even if we hadn't, it would have been a great day just to be out on the water. The captain stayed with the whale for about an hour of the excursion so there was plenty of opportunity for all to take photos or videos. We've had the same captain every time and he's great! The crew is nice and the boat is clean. We won't go out with any other excursion company. These guys are the best.
Rating: 2
Not one keeper caught!
Fri, Jan 20, 12   10:00 AM GrantLoel Male 40-49 Local Individual
Not one keeper caught! It was just a boat ride!
Rating: 4
Tried to provide us a successful whale watch
Thu, Jan 19, 12   12:00 PM kkriege Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Whales must have been at lunch as we saw just small parts of 5 far off and no dolphins. Boat before us got treated to a pod of orcas!
Rating: 5
Awesome tour guide
Wed, Jan 18, 12   2:00 PM gsweitzer Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was soo cool to see all the dolphins, jumping. Was impressed that we saw 4 whales, even though they didn't give us the tail! It was a great time for a great price!
Rating: 4
great customer service
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   2:00 PM Stephdenny Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
quick and easy
Rating: 5
Fun whale watching time
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 17, 12   12:00 PM debra7446 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the whale watching tour was fun and informative. we saw a whale and followed throughout the tour. Snacks, food and drinks are available for purchase at a reasonable price. the crew were all very knowledgeable and friendly
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
Great
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....