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
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 Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Saw some whales
Fri, Jan 8  2:00 PM Lisaferrell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I were on the last boat of the day. The boat trip before ours came back a little late. The reason they were late is they found some whales and wanted the guests to enjoy the view. So know going in you will get the same treatment! It took some time for the crew to spot a whale but once they did it was exciting. We saw whales, sea lions and two different types of dolphins. The crew was friendly and took the time to educate the guests on the different animal life we were seeing. We enjoyed the trip and would definitely do it again.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
So glad to hear you had a great experience on our trip. Thank you for the great review, cant wait to see you again!
Rating: 3
Rough ride, no whales
Thu, Jan 7  12:00 PM Fdgonynor Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took a whale watching trip on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Buying tickets online through the Zerve website, you do not get to talk to the Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching employees directly until you are fully committed to going on the trip. When we were standing in line to go on the boat the Naturalist and then the Captain talked about what a rough ride it was going to be which was very unsettling. The ride was indeed very rough, unlike any other boat ride I have ever taken, and I have been whale watching in Iceland! In addition to the roller coaster feel of the trip, it started raining and then sleeting on us which was cold and unpleasant. We did not see any whales or dolphins, and we were given a rain check to come back at a later date, but I question whether or not the boat should have taken out any tourists on a day when the sea was that rough and the weather was that bad. If I were to go again I would call the company directly to talk about sea conditions and weather before booking a trip. The employees were all very nice and considerate, but it was an unpleasant experience for me overall.
Rating: 4
Magical!
Sun, Jan 3  10:00 AM Hollymtodd Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We only saw one whale (a gray whale), but you really only need one. It was absolutely breathtaking and magical to witness this animal on its southern migration.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are so happy you got to see a whale on your trip! We should be seeing a lot more on their northern migration. Thanks for the great review and hopefully we will see you again soon!
Rating: 5
So much fun!
Thu, Dec 31, 15   10:00 AM philfoxrose Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
So much fun! Kids enjoyed it as much as adults. The naturalist was super-helpful and engaging.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are happy you had a great time. Thanks for the good review.
Rating: 4
Great time!
Thu, Dec 31, 15   10:00 AM hawkeyemike Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time. Saw approximately 3-4 different whales in addition to sea lions and dolphins. The staff was excellent at pointing things out and explaining things. Enjoyed the experience!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review We look forward to seeing you again!
Rating: 5
great
Wed, Dec 30, 15   2:00 PM hagerstromrd Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
real great
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review!
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching trip for the 2nd year!
Wed, Dec 30, 15   2:00 PM urluvd3 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw dozens of dolphins, but the hope for seeing a whale seemed to be over as the time was winding down. When it seemed like we were to need to start heading back, the ship suddenly turns to the north and goes full power for about 10 minutes as we search for a Gray Whale that had been spotted. We found it and hung around for about 15 minutes, even though our time limit was way over. This about says it all. The crew was committed to getting those aboard to see a whale if at all possible. Thanks to the crew and Dana Wharf.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are very happy you were able to see a whale! Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 4
Fun and knowleadgable crew
Tue, Dec 29, 15   12:00 PM Danguiano Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great trip. The captain gives a thorough explanation of the whales and dolphins that could be seen. Unfortunately we only got to see the back of one whale.
Rating: 3
Gorgeous day
Tue, Dec 29, 15   12:00 PM Nicholace Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were second group to go - first group saw dolphins but they were disappointed they did not see any whales. Our captain "ran" to see a whale after an hour on the water - we saw the spout and that was it. Kids were totally disappointed. It would have been better to see dolphins jumping than a spray of water....Strangely, the captain said it was one of the best trips since we got to "see" a whale. I don;t think I would go again....boat trip was nice since weather was perfect.
Rating: 5
Great Staff
Tue, Dec 29, 15   12:00 PM karen0130 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The staff and captain are very knowledgeable and friendly. The boat was great!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Happy to hear you had a good time! Thanks for the great review, hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience -- exceeded expectations!
Sun, Dec 27, 15   12:00 PM Julsielm Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was so friendly and went out of their way to make our trip as fun and informative as possible. The boat was clean, comfortable, and easy to move around to see the whale(s) from different vantage points. Our kids had a great time too!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review.
Rating: 5
Great time had on whale-watch
Tue, Dec 15, 15   10:00 AM chaddscott Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My wife and I had a fantastic time on our whale watch with the Dana Wharf group. The on-board naturalist and staff were very helpful and attentive answering our questions and helping to make the most of our experience.
Rating: 5
Good times
Tue, Dec 8, 15   10:00 AM Hallboy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went out on the early trip.The crew was great, they worked hard to find the whales. We saw 2 Gray whales and followed them for a while. Then we looked for dolphins, and they found us a large school that we stayed with for awhile.. Very informative and friendly crew.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Dec 7, 15   2:00 PM Sharonsh Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I took the 2 hour boat ride and loved it. We did not see any whales or dolphins but we did see sea lions. We were very pleased to receive a voucher for another trip at another date. We are from Texas and not likely to get back soon, but when we do return we will definitely try again to see whales. The boat ride alone was worth going. Thank you.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are happy to hear you had a good time on the boat regardless. Hopefully we see you again soon. Thanks for a positive review!
Rating: 5
Amazing day and spectacular views
Sun, Dec 6, 15   10:00 AM Hbertsch Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were lucky enough to spot a Humpback Whale. No grey whales yet but seeing this one was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The captain and mate were so full of stories and energy, they made it so much fun. We followed dolphin pods and got a great view of the sea lions too.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the positive review. So glad to hear you had a great time.