Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,433 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 213 479 19 = 460 94% 4.5
Last 6 months 397 909 25 = 884 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 641 1,472 39 = 1,433 97% 4.6
All 5,231 11,008 377 = 10,631 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 838 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 366 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 182 85% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 4.9 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great second trip
Thu, Feb 20, 14   2:30 PM DICKCHAPMAN Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our second trip in 2 years with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching and this second was even better than the first.- we saw 5 whales and numerous dolphins and sea lions - all in a couple of hours. What makes this company and Jack the skipper in particular, so good is the clear understanding and affinity with the sea creatures that you feel really part of the whole experience. A great trip for all ages , heartilly recommended!
Rating: 5
Great experience.
Tue, Feb 18, 14   12:00 PM dtortora Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was a nice boat ride, very informative and we did get to see grey whales and dolphins!!
Rating: 4
Fun Trip, take it
Tue, Feb 18, 14   12:00 PM solutionssc Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
We only saw two whales, but we did see over a thousand dolphins in the water all at once. Yes, a gigantic pod of dolphins. I have seen many dolphins in my time, but never so manay in one spot. They were swimming and diving all around the boat for 20 minutes. It is a fun ride even if there are no whales.

Constructive criticisim, the guide talked continually. He needs to give it a rest occasionally.
Rating: 5
Tue, Feb 18, 14   12:00 PM ellenfontana Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
This whale watching journey was everything we hoped for! Our Captain was also a Naturalist and really knowledgable about the migrating whale population and surrounding sea mammals. He went way out of his way to track two whales he'd seen on the trip before ours and was able to locate them lolling in the waters about 9 miles down the coast. I thought I knew a lot about whales until I heard his narrative about them and it was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend the Dana Pride Whale watching event. Advice: Dress warmly in layers and, if you're tall, try to let the little people stand in front of you!
Rating: 3
Not What I Hoped For
Mon, Feb 17, 14   2:30 PM krz4kc Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I know it's not possible to guarantee whale sightings, and the captain did follow one whale because that's all that was in the area, but it was very hard to see the whale with all the other people standing by the edge of the boat. Other small boats in the area were spooking that whale so he barely showed, and certainly didn't show his tail. Also, the company switched me to a different time and different boat a few hours before the scheduled trip, after I paid to go out on the better trip, on the Catamaran. That was disappointing. Not sure if I would go with this company for future whale watching trips.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed by all. Captain was very informative.
Sat, Feb 15, 14   12:00 PM amieyoshioka Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The whole crew was helpful. A wonderful experience for our grandchild.
Rating: 4
Fogged out but will return
Fri, Feb 14, 14   12:00 PM jeannieweis1 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The day started sunny and warm. Our grandchildren were so excited about the very good chance of seeing whales. However, a fog bank rolled in and they ended up being so bored they fell asleep! Dana Wharf gave us all free tickets for another day so we'll try again before the season is over. All in all we had a fun boat ride.
Rating: 4
Thu, Feb 13, 14   12:00 PM goodsusan Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Hey we all had a wonderfull time. Giy narateing was so good. Explain all well. It was such a perfect day and we did get to see some tails, yea. No dolphins though which would of been nice. The crew was great. Susan
Rating: 5
Come fishing!
Wed, Feb 12, 14   10:00 AM Gary_Hurd Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
I have fished up and down the California coast for over 50 years. There are a lot of good ports, and a lot of good boats. But none can beat the Dana Wharf for clean boats, good scenery, and friendly, helpful crews.

I fish on the Dana Wharf boats a lot- nearly every week. I hope to meet you when you come out fishing.
Rating: 4
whale watching
Fri, Feb 7, 14   12:00 PM Rossalexande Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
our trip did not see any whales, morning. trip did. the crew took was good and we saw sea lions sleeping on the buoys and dolphins performing around the ship. the dolphins made up for no whales. understand the whale migration is almost over at time of year we went. we would do it again
Rating: 5
Fun and informative
Tue, Feb 4, 14   2:00 PM stevehm Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I were visiting her sister in Orange Co. and she suggested this activity as something new to do while there. While we had seen whales in Hawaii , it was from a distance(hiway overlook), so it was pretty cool being close and on the water with them this time.There were 4 whales total sighted and followed. It's also always fun to have dolphins playing along side the boat. I would recommend for anyone who can handle a few large swells on occasion while on the water.
Rating: 5
Absolutely wonderful day! Crew was great !!
Tue, Feb 4, 14   2:00 PM Terrij11 Female 60-69 Local Individual
Had such a fun time. Saw 4 whales lots of dolphin and met really great people. Any day on the ocean is a great day!
Rating: 5
Highly Informed Tour
Tue, Feb 4, 14   12:00 PM garymolson Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The narration that accompanied our viewing of gray whales was informative and interesting. We saw 5 whales! Great!
Rating: 5
Everything was good. Fishing was ok for winter.
Wed, Jan 29, 14   10:00 AM usmce9 Male 60-69 Local Individual
I was teaching my new son-in-law how to fishing. Crew was very helpful.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jan 28, 14   2:00 PM omlmk1 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was the best whale watching trip I've been on. We did one last year with this company and enjoyed it so I rebooked with them this year. It was really a great trip. We saw whales and then bottle nosed dolphins. The captain sped up the boat so they would follow and jump in the wake, it was really a good time. They are great!