Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,374 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 89 204 3 = 201 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 224 485 14 = 471 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 626 1,412 38 = 1,374 96% 4.5
All 5,422 11,420 388 = 11,032 95% 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 745 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 314 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 228 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 87 100% 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 Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Wonderful Trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Aug 26, 10   5:00 PM THillary Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful trip. Didn't see any whales the first day so we got free 'reschedule' tickets and we went out the next day. Saw hundreds of dolphins and had a wonderful boat ride. Excellent value for the money and very friendly and professional staff. Highly recommend a trip.
Rating: 5
We had the most wonderful whale and dolphin tour !
Tue, Feb 2  10:00 AM Thierine Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were Lucky with the weather (sunny and almost no Wind) and with three grey whales, one of which was breaching 20 times and we had three dolphins swimming alongside our boat for while. It was a great experience for all of us. We highly recommend this tour.
 
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Rating: 5
Every thing was Great!
Fri, Mar 13, 09   12:00 PM thestangers Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a good time on the trip, seen one Whale. The guides did a good job of following the whale and telling us information about the Whales. Would recomend the trip.
Rating: 5
Awesome, highly recommended experience
Tue, Oct 29, 13   12:00 PM Therese7215 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The captain was very knowledgable about the ocean and marine life. He showed us a few dolphins and then found us a mega pod of dolphins. He gave us info about dolphins and other marine life. He also showed us a group of CA sea lions and told us about them. We had a nice, relaxing time out on the ocean. The crew was also very nice.
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Sep 19, 12   5:00 PM thepup3 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was fantastic. Although we didn't get to see any whales we were able to seals and several dolphins. It was a lot of fun and a great experience.
Rating: 4
Clean Boat, Friendly Staff and tons of Dolphins!
Sat, Apr 10, 10   4:00 PM theperazas Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Would book another excursion with them again.
Rating: 5
This is the place to go to have some fun.
Sat, Mar 14, 15   8:00 AM theolassig Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
Great boat, captain and crew. Kept us well informed and did a great job for us.
Rating: 5
Great time to see Marine life
Wed, Aug 14, 13   12:00 PM theohiogirls Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Now is the perfect time to see whales, dolphin, and sea lions off the California coast. The Dana Wharf Catamaran Whale Watching Cruise truly exceeded our expectations of providing a spacious boat, a friendly crew, and numerous encounters with marine life. The 2 hour cruise was sufficient to see everything we wanted, plus some we hadn't expected. I'd recommend the excursion to any age group.
Rating: 5
So fun! Great date night!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 23, 10   5:00 PM themonts0723 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We didn't see any whales, but a lot of dolphins and some sea lions! The crew was so friendly too! We want to do this again!
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sun, Oct 21, 07   10:00 AM thelax449 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Had a blast. The crew was very helpful and really cool guys and the galley cook made amazing breakfast burritos. Overall one of the better fishing days I have had even though I didn't manage to catch much!
Rating: 5
Relaxing and stimulating
Sun, Dec 29, 13   12:00 PM ThelaM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Appreciated the consideration given the whale so it wouldn't be hemmed in. Captain's narration was educational and informative.
Rating: 4
Great!
Sat, Mar 9, 13   8:00 AM TheHMP Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Fun trip.
Rating: 2
too crowded
Sun, Jul 19, 09   6:30 AM thegrau Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This operation books too many people to make it truely enjoyable. The boat was elbow to elbow from bow to stern. but as they say, the worst day of fishing is better than the best day of work and we did catch some fish and the deckhands were helpful. I'm sure I will go again, but never again on the weekend unless they limit their load.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience with passionate crew
Tue, Apr 22, 14   12:00 PM thefoxes Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
You could tell that the captain was a little concerned whether or not we'd find some whales at the beginning of our trip. It was getting towards the end whale migration. The crew was glued to their binoculars. When we stumbled upon a mother and her calf the crew was thrilled and high fiving each other. The whales put on quite a show for us. The mother breached twice, including once simultaneously with her calf. While other boats in the area pulled in for a few minutes, our captain stayed with the whales for a long time, keeping a respectful distance. He was clearly passionate about these animals, providing lots of information about them with no script. It was a highly memorable trip.
Rating: 5
Best 2 Hours on the water ever!
Tue, Aug 17, 10   5:00 PM theelledges Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Thank you Captain and crew of the Dana Pride. You were awesome!

I have lived here for over 35 years and have never done a "Whale Watch". In part; I get sea sick and the other being skeptical of others having respect of sea life.

My niece and her husband came from Philadelphia for vacation. I wanted to plan something so they could enjoy the Pacific Ocean.

Booked 8 tickets--half price--what a deal! My family is still talking about it two weeks later. From the west coast to the east coast.

Saw a school of dolphins with babies. They followed the boat as if they were playing for attention. Water was calm, sky blue, no wind. Like they came just to see us. The Captain's narration made us feel secure in that they were enjoying this as much as we were.

Then on to the search for the Blue Whale. Not one Blue Whale--but 5. Yes I said 5. There were others on the boat that said they had been on other Whale watches and had never seen a whale. Not this time!. Not only was it exciting and enjoyable to see these massive creatures of the sea, I felt appreciative of the Captain and crew's respect for these creatures and our ocean.

Best 2 hours on the ocean I have ever had. Too much fun to get sea sick.