Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,639 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 300 730 9 = 721 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 388 935 12 = 923 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 730 1,681 42 = 1,639 97% 4.6
All 5,718 12,144 397 = 11,747 96% 4.5
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 890 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 404 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 117 100% 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
Excellent Trip
Wed, Jul 8, 15   12:00 PM Lorijeanwagn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had an amazing experience. Multiple dolphin and whales!
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are so glad you had such a great experience! Thank you for the review!
Rating: 5
Bluefin and mako shark
Wed, Jul 8, 15   6:30 AM EDROBLES Unspecified 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time... Well worth the money. The crew was helpful and cool. My daughter caught a shark and I caught a 37+ pound bluefin tuna.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 7, 15   2:00 PM Skweiher Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
It was a great trip we had a group of 11, 4 of which were kids. We saw a blue whale about 30 ft out from the boat. We saw a bunch of spouts from multiple whales, we boated through a TON of dolphins a lot were mom & calf combos, & on the way in saw a maulki whale right next to the boat also. The staff was incredibly nice & courteous. One of the staff guys played a ukelale as entertainment which was so fun. We had a few get sea sick even after taking the pills purchased in the gift shop. Over all we had a great trip, awesome memories and pictures. Next trip out we want to try a fishing trip with them.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 7, 15   12:00 PM Roxannhodges Unspecified 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my Son for a surprise for his 10th birthday! He had the most amazing time as he loves the ocean and all its creatures! We saw blue whales and dolphins he hasn't stopped talking about it! The crew was great too!
Rating: 5
Great Fun!
Tue, Jul 7, 15   12:00 PM NancyMelende Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Loved this adventure! You could say we were whale chasing as we waited for the sighting of a water spout, heard the "thar she blows" cry and zoomed in that direction to see the beautiful blue whale! Would do this again at the drop of a hat!
Rating: 4
Great time
Mon, Jul 6, 15   2:00 PM leach159 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Seeing four whales and plenty of playful dolphins made the trip worthwhile. One of the whales was a blue whale and one was a humpy. The humpy stayed with us for nearly an hour, coming up about every 5 minutes. Crew was able to explain the whales and dolphins to everyone. We were a rather small group (about 30 people) so everyone was able to see quite well. Would recommend trip.
Rating: 4
Fun, Great Trip... would do it again!
Mon, Jul 6, 15   6:30 AM cowz22 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
There were about 25 people on the boat, the majority of which were new to fishing. We felt the crew could have done a better job informing the people what was going to happen and what was expected when people start catching fish - this would have prevented many tangles and confusion and a few lost fish.

Having said that, the trip was fun and we'd do it again for sure. We hit some hot spots and almost everyone caught fish, so the captain was spot on for targeting the bonita and yellowfin. Recommended for sure!
Rating: 5
Great Time!
Mon, Jul 6, 15   6:30 AM Tzapanta Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I've done a good amount of sportfishing trips and their crew did one of the best jobs I have ever experienced. They were knowledgable, courteous, and very helpful for the skilled and unskilled fishermen.
Rating: 4
No whales but a great time nonetheless
Sun, Jul 5, 15   5:00 PM deckergeoff Male 30-39 Combination Other
great boat and crew. Didn't see any whales but did see hundreds of Dolphins. Would recommend the trip to anyone. Good boat, good crew, good price, and a good time by all!
Rating: 5
Always a great time
Sun, Jul 5, 15   2:00 PM aspcanimals Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
You'll always see something on these tours. Very knowledgeable staff who respect the wildlife in their natural habitat. Every time I go, I learn and see something new!
Rating: 4
Great family fun
Sun, Jul 5, 15   10:00 AM Jeffdclark Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family (Me, wife and 3 daughters 14,16,17) was visiting from Arizona and booked a half day trip. I was unsure how my daughters would like fishing but to my surprise they had a great time. The clean boat Reel Fun and her captain and crew were very helpful getting us familiar with tying hooks and dealing with live bait and giving pointers on catching the big ones. Loved the fact that we did not have far to go to the kelp beds and we were fishing 30 minutes after leaving the harbor. Our catch was over 15 fish and the crew even cleaned and filleted for us!
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 5, 15   10:00 AM michcote Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We spent 7 days in the area visiting family and feel this was the highlight of the trip. The crew was super attentive and encouraging. The option to get food and drink on board was very much appreciated (the burger was really good), and the captain brought us to a great fishing spot where everyone was catching. Incredible experience.
Rating: 5
Outstanding fishing trip
Sat, Jul 4, 15   5:30 PM Bdesirey Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great job by crew and captain. Very enjoyable loads of fun/fish/fireworks!
Rating: 4
Fun, fair viewing policy
Fri, Jul 3, 15   5:00 PM jeffguy Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The cruise was fun. Dolphins seen clearly, a couple of whale blowhole spouts, and the rare glimpse of a Minke whale breaching a few times. The cruise has a policy of a good viewing or you ride again for free. THIS constituted as not a good viewing, so I can only imagine what a good day is like! We took the evening cruise, maybe better during the day? Was a good time regardless
Rating: 5
Great Crew and a Good Time
Fri, Jul 3, 15   6:30 AM jmdesigns Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my son to for his first fishing trip and the crew of Reel Fun got us on some fish and made the day a success! We had a great time and my son is already asking when we are going back. Andrew was one of the deck hands and he was quick to help (as was the entire crew) when we needed and setup (hook and weight) or we needed some assistance taking a fish off the hook.