Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,423 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 167 397 8 = 389 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 374 890 16 = 874 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 627 1,456 33 = 1,423 97% 4.6
All 5,146 10,843 363 = 10,480 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 825 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 357 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 194 89% 4.2 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great little Getaway
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Sep 30, 12   2:00 PM Lcrowley3 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
What a great way to get on the water, enjoy the SoCal sun, and experience nature! The staff are friendly and helpful. The boat is just big enough and not crowded. From the time you leave the dock it is a wonderful and relaxing experience. You never lose sight of land even though you go out about a mile. The contrast of open sea ahead and mountains to the rear makes you realize how amazing California is.

As your eyes scan the horizon for the tell-tale "puff" of a whale you note the deep greens and blue of the water. Suddenly there dolphins breaching just ahead! Take some videos with your phone so you can re-live the motion as well as the action.

2 hours is just enough..and if you don't find whales the company gives half off coupons for the next trip you take, and once you've gone out there will definitely be a next trip!

Grab some food at Turk's either before or after your trip. Great bar with food place, lots of atmosphere that will remind you of days past, and delicious food!
Rating: 5
Whale watching trip was great!
Wed, Sep 26, 12   2:00 PM Harryg Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain went out of the standard 7 mile zone to show us the only Blue whale in the area and it was worth it! I have been on whale watching boats on the east coast and Hawaii and this trip was by far the best. I also enjoyed the dolphins cavorting around the boat. I have recommended this trip to others and plan to go another trip when the whales are "in town".
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: 5
Very informative
Mon, Sep 17, 12   12:00 PM DGVincent Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain was very knowledgeable and passed on to us a lot of information about the sealife. It was a smooth ride and was fun when he speeded up to get further out to sea. (8 miles) Weather was beautiful. We only saw dolphins and some sun fish but enjoyed it anyway. It was good customer service to give us 1/2 price passes for the next time we want to go. I greatly recommend this outing.
Rating: 4
No whales, but still enjoyed ourselves
Wed, Sep 12, 12   12:00 PM JBVEGAS Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our first whale watching adventure and we had high hopes to see some blue whales, but unfortunately none were sighted on this trip. It did appear that the staff made every effort to locate them, but no luck. Still, the day was sunny and the staff was friendly. At the end of the trip, our tickets were returned to us so that we could come back at no additional cost and try another whale watching adventure. We look forward to returning. Pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on the ocean.
Rating: 4
Tue, Sep 11, 12   5:00 PM go1bobo Male 70+ Local Family Without Children


Rating: 4
Enjoyable! Definitely will go again!!
Tue, Sep 11, 12   12:00 PM ginger75 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a good time. Did not see whales, but did see a lot of dolphins. Unfortunately the weather was not good - raining lightly - but we enjoyed our trip anyway. Everyone was pleasant and boat was right on time!!
Rating: 3
The birds ruin the experience.
Sun, Sep 9, 12   12:45 PM candykrause Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Three of us did this same activity a couple years ago & it was wonderful. There were so many pelicans etc this time that it wasn't nearly as much fun. We probably won't go again because of this.
Rating: 5
Great Day Great Fun
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM fredgardner Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The trip was great and the weather was perfect. Saw whale spouts and a family of seals. Just really enjoyed ourselves.
Rating: 5
Loved it. Got lots of info too
Tue, Sep 4, 12   10:00 AM maybeb Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Great trip. Can't wait to go again
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: 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: 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
A great time
Sun, Aug 26, 12   12:00 PM CHARLESKAL Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip is highly reccomended and the captain's knowledge was extrordinary on the ecosystem and the animal life.
Rating: 5
Review of Trip
Sat, Aug 25, 12   4:00 PM can1yon Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The captain did a good job of finding the blue whales and bottle nosed dolphins on our trip. We got close enough to get pictures. Amazing creatures!