Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,376 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 214 500 8 = 492 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 312 736 11 = 725 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 621 1,408 32 = 1,376 97% 4.6
All 4,966 10,407 355 = 10,052 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 788 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 321 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 204 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 63 100% 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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Just okay
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 2, 12   2:00 PM KRALICH Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The captain only knew the basics about the whales we were out to find. When we got to a location, he said there were 3 whales in the area but we only followed one that could be identified -- Lefty. It would have been nice to have a naturalist or someone more in the know there to answer questions.
Rating: 5
Priceless Experience
Sun, Sep 2, 12   12:00 PM undwmg Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Besides the great experience on the catamaran and seeing these amazing, beautiful whales I learned a lot too. I cannot recommend this enough, I have shared my pictures and experience with everyone. Am I going again, absolutely!!!!
Rating: 5
a once in a life time trip
Sat, Sep 1, 12   12:00 PM rhiannabaker Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Although the waves were quite high the trip was a once in a life time experince
Rating: 5
The best whale watching I have ever been on.
Fri, Aug 31, 12   12:00 PM ronksaun Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw 6 or 7 whales who entertained us for over an hour.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend Catamaran Adventure
Fri, Aug 31, 12   12:00 PM lindanagy Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
I give the Catamaran Adventure a four Star review, it was excellent from check-in to the end of the trip.

We will do this one again!
Rating: 1
Everything is great except there are no fish.
Fri, Aug 31, 12   10:00 AM ltontz Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Didn't even get one bite. Boat and crew are for the most part ok. But judging by what was caught by all of the fishers on the boat this area is over-fished. Have been out about 6 times over last 15 years and the most I caught was 4 fish on one outing.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 29, 12   5:00 PM alma63131 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, daughter, son-in-law, two-year-old grandson and I took the 5PM tour to see the blue whales and we were not disappointed. I have a fear of water (can't swim) and was afraid to take a smaller boat. The Dana Pride was perfect for me. We got seats on the top deck and saw our first whale within 10 minutes of leaving the dock. The boat was big enough so that I did not feel like I might fall in the water but not so big as to feel crowded.

Our guide/pilot was very knowledgable about the whales and continued to find more for us to see as the time went on. We were a bit late getting back because we followed a pair of whales a little way down the coast so we could get a good view. This also allowed us to experience the sunset.

We would do this trip again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 29, 12   12:00 PM MotuMan Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The Blue Whales were amazing! Now I know why a Blue Whale got it's name. Also saw krill, the whales food.
Rating: 4
Good trip
Tue, Aug 28, 12   2:00 PM BESILVA Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I have been wanting to go whale watching for many years. My son treated us to a whale watching tour out of Newport in July. We enjoyed the boat ride, though we didn't see any whales. When I saw that Dana Wharf offered 1/2 price tours I thought we could try it again and that a different tour company might be luckier. I'm so glad we did. Weather was good and of course the best highlight was we saw whales. We sat on top so we could sit rather than stand since we are older. We were a little disappointed as the pilot always seemed to direct the boat in a position where the view of the whales was good for him, but not for some of us who were on a part of the boat that couldn't see as well. Other people near us had the same complaint. Our view was always blocked by other people gathering on the side of the boat the pilot seemed to favor to face the whales, so we just caught glimpses. But since this trip was already an improvement over the trip out of Newport, it made us happy. I would like to try the catamaran, but not sure how to get reservations on it. When I made this reservations, it wasn't revealed we would not be on the catamaran until after the purchase was completed. I'm hoping to use the 1/2 price coupon that was given to us next year for a trip with our grandkids. The pilot also kept talking about the whales like they were separate whales, but we could tell we were just seeing the same ones multiple times.
Rating: 5
Just fantastic
Sat, Aug 25, 12   2:00 PM hdla50 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We were out of the harbor 15 minutes and saw Blue Whales for the balance of the 2 hours. Just great!
Rating: 5
some of us didn't catch a thing, but had a ball
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM truckinnn Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a group of 13 and most caught something but I did not. Ether way I had fun, the crew was very helpful and and friendly. We will do this again. Thanks Mike Paggen

Also the girl that checked us in was awesome and treated us great
Rating: 5
Excellent fishing opportunity
Fri, Aug 24, 12   10:00 AM runneruf Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Excellent day on the watere when Cory the Captain decided to stop searching for "Dorado,Mahi mahi,dolphin for 90 minutes...It was a great ride but the sea was way to flat to search for kelp patties.....After which we moved closer to shore to catch numerous Calico/Kelp Bass, techinque is much like fishing for yellowtail snapper in the Florida Keys....Rig a sliding egg sinker 1/8 to 1/2 ounce depending on current with a 1 to 1/0 circle hook....Both squid and sardine filets worked well...Place bait as close to kelp as possible as the Calico Bass are extremely territorial and aggressives as the bait drops 4 to 12 feet below the kelp....If using live bait use 3/4 to 1 ounce egg sinker to get the bait quickly to the bottom for halibut and away from birds. Pacific Barracuda, Halibut, a few pelicans, Commorants and losing fish to a pesky sea lion. Birds are definetly a problem when fishing live bait.....Both the mates Chad and Mike are excellent as was the captain in assisting patrons. Other than catching the fish themselves they did everything possible to find fish.......As a bonus the selection of beer was great and I had the best cheeseburger on a fishing boat ever......Fish are fileted on the way in so inner is ready to prepare when you get home or back to your hotel if the chef will cooperate,,,Wish i had taken a full day......As an ex mate of numberous fishing boats in the Florida Keys......These guys get an A++++and I would recommend them highly and hope to be back soon......
Rating: 4
Great staff
Fri, Aug 24, 12   10:00 AM yorkjim Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
but no place to sit for the 5 hour trip other than at the few tables in the food area...good hamburgers on the grill.
Rating: 5
Amazing!! Blue Whales Abound!!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 22, 12   5:00 PM ruckerjill Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a fantastic adventure watching the blue whales and dolphins. The skipper was great and so forthcoming with lots of facts about all of sealife we saw. The crew was very friendly as were the other people on the trip. There were so many blue whales we couldn't even count them all. What a treat for my daughter's 40th birthday!!
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 22, 12   2:00 PM LynnAReed Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My friend and I were overjoyed with the adventure. We saw much more than we expected - many, many blue whales in one area and then later hundreds of dolphins lined up on both sides of our catamaran making sort of v on both sides of the boat - some leading, some following and some criss-crossing and jumping in front of us. They were having as much or more fun than we were. DON'T MISS IT - IT WAS AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME I'LL NEVER FORGET!!! I'm so glad I finally took the time to go and enjoy