Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,626 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 292 714 9 = 705 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 381 919 12 = 907 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 723 1,668 42 = 1,626 97% 4.6
All 5,710 12,128 397 = 11,731 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 886 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 407 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 88% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 105 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event) 0 0% 0.0
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises 0 0% 0.0
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Best Ever
Tue, Apr 12  2:00 PM Retired2 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have been on several whale watches on both coasts but never had an experience like with Dana Wharf Whale Watching. Saw whale and a pod of dolphins that surrounded the boat. The crew was excellent and made the trip enjoyable for all on board. They are true best tour group I have ever experienced
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip
Tue, Apr 12  2:00 PM courtport Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I've been on a whale watching tour before seeing only distant spouts so my expectations weren't very high. This trip was filled with marine life: sea lions, whales, dolphins, even a jellyfish. I don't know if we got really lucky or if that was a typical trip but I was very impressed. We saw a couple whales very close up and then went to another location where we were surrounded by dolphins! The crew were great with their informational announcements and knowing where to go to see the most. I will definitely be back!
Rating: 5
Can't wait to go again!
Sun, Apr 10  2:00 PM osuchick_77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see a ton of whales on our trip BUT the boat ride alone was awesome! We had never been on the ocean and it was so much fun! I stayed right at the front of the boat. It wasn't crowded, you had plenty of space! I know the Captain kinda struggled our day to see the whales, it was not the greatest of weather, so may have had to do with them not coming to the surface! However, we did get to see a few and it was amazing! The view from the boat was absolutely stunning! The crew was great, you must have cash on the boat though, just FYI. Our experience was a fantastic one and we are taking our whole family when we go back in June! They gave away half price coupons when you leave the tour and if you buy a DVD, you get a free ticket for your next trip. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Try to plan your trips in the mornings, that's when they supposedly surface the most. We went at 2pm. Also, if you get motion sickness easy, take something before getting on the boat. Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic trip! Loved every fun minute!
Rating: 5
beautiful saturday afternoon!
Sat, Apr 9  2:00 PM smcgrath04 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I took my boyfriend for his first time whale watching. I already knew from word of mouth and my own experience (fishing and whale watching) that Dana Wharf was the company to give my boyfriend a great first time experience. They never pack the boat with people, so you get to roam around comfortably. They allow you to bring your own small lunch, or they offer a small menu of food and drinks! You never know what you will see or witness when you leave the dock which is what makes this 2 hour adventure exciting. We saw lots of dolphins! FYI Pay attention while you leave the dock because there is a few seals that are hanging out in the water and the dock. Especially the one seal that just wants his picture taken and sits in the cutest pose! We spotted and followed a young adult male hump back. He was a little shy, but the captain did a great job acting with urgency for us be able to capture every moment. Honestly.. if you are looking for something to do alone, first date or want a family day make it out to the ocean and see all kinds of wildlife.. Never know what you will see!! Just do it with Dana Wharf!
Rating: 4
Four hours and lots of marine mammals
Sat, Apr 9  8:00 AM cbheath Female 60-69 Local Other
The captain and crew are devoted to finding as good a variety as possible of marine mammals for all to see. The 2-hour trips are a bit short unless you get lucky and the whales are close to the harbor, so our 4-hour trip was really nice that way. The catamaran is a nice boat and quite stable, but viewing was difficult unless you were right along railing on the bow. It would be nice if crew could encourage tall people to step back and let shorter folks in front.

The narrative by skipper was good, but we were disappointed that the naturalist we were assured would be on board wasn't there. The price was a very good value.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 9  8:00 AM Dkliewer Female 40-49 Local Other
I almost did not go on this trip. I was not feeling well (migraine and vertigo) but had already purchased the tickets for my daughters birthday. I sucked it up and went anyway. How bad could it get anyway? I am so glad I did. It was an amazing trip. We saw gray whales, fin whale, seals, dolphins and hump back whales. The crew was very informative and nice. The catamaran was nice and clean. We met some very nice people and had a great time! Highly recommended!
Rating: 4
Good trip
Sat, Apr 9  8:00 AM SuzjoYoung Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
It's hard to see when everyone crowds up front.
Rating: 5
Wonderful day with my family!!!
Sat, Apr 9  8:00 AM Lafinrsm Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
My son just completed nine years with United States Marine Corps and this was his first birthday home in those nine years . We wanted a special day for the family to share and this trip was the perfect venue. Thank you for making a special day even more special.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are so happy to hear you guys had a great time on our boat! Hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 5
The Best time ever....
Sat, Apr 9  8:00 AM cindyjett12 Female 50-59 Local Unspecified
We saw gray whales, fin whales and humpback whales. I booked the next 4 hour tour on April 30
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 9  8:00 AM ange5299 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
this is my second time out, I Love it! look forward to many more!
Rating: 4
Wed, Apr 6  12:00 PM andrayiu Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Is fun to watch on a boat
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Wed, Apr 6  10:00 AM Silverbarb Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Wonderful morning with the grandchildren searching for and seeing whales, dolphins and seals
Rating: 4
Whale Watching
Tue, Apr 5  5:00 PM Kbailey26 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was really fun. It was amazing seeing all these whales just off the coast.
Rating: 5
Fun times
Tue, Apr 5  12:00 PM GroovyGrams Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Very informative and fun trip. I highly recommend this to anyone, with kids or not.
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 5  10:00 AM NancyFred Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Had a fabulous time. Learned a huge amount of info on ocean life in area. Saw two Fin whales and numerous sea lions. Day was picture perfect! Had 2 friends out from Illinois - had a trip of a lifetime !!! Both entertaining and informative. Highly recommend!!

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