Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,371 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 84 195 3 = 192 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 232 488 19 = 469 96% 4.4
Last 12 months 625 1,412 41 = 1,371 96% 4.5
All 5,414 11,404 388 = 11,016 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 753 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 309 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 225 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 84 100% 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: 5
Whales and Dolphins
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM mbpeterson Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We went out a little farther than usual until they spotted a Blue Whale which we watched for about 30 mins. We also saw Sunfish and Dolphins on the way back in so it was well worth the time and money for this activity. The adventure was scheduled for 2 hrs. but we were gone 3 hrs. because they wanted to make sure we saw a whale. We were on the 5 pm cruise and I recommend that you dress for it with a warm jacket and whatever else you need to remain comfortable since it is cooler out on the water. I had guests from out of the area and they loved this adventure and I highly recommend it for locals or tourists.
Rating: 5
Great fun
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 10, 11   5:00 PM sezhan Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a friend visiting from out of town and I booked an evening blue whale cruise. I had checked reviews of whale-watching cruises in the area, and this Dana Wharf group was the most recommended. The captain did stay out about an hour longer than planned, so be warned--he is determined to find that whale (shades of Moby Dick). He did locate a blue whale and stayed in the area long enough to give us several views. He also spotted a couple of sunfish and a school of dolphins on the return. Ship was clean, mood was convivial. Highly recommend. I want to go again!
Rating: 5
great
Mon, Aug 8, 11   2:00 PM waynejackson Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
great
Rating: 2
Too many people on the same boat
Sun, Aug 7, 11   6:30 AM G_Polizzi Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Too many people on the same boat, the engine on all the time making noise that probably did not help attracting fish, the chances to get anything were really low. I don't think I would repeat his experience.
Rating: 4
Nice boat, but no whales for us!
Thu, Aug 4, 11   2:00 PM NANCYWETMORE Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
There wasn't a whale to be found, saw some dolphins. They gave us a 1/2 off next ticket, which was nice of them.
Rating: 5
We saw whales
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Wed, Aug 3, 11   5:00 PM spenser1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The captain did find whales and stayed on them/it. Unfortunately the whales kept diving and staying under for 10 minutes at a time. We did get fairly close to the whale. Which was difficult for the captain as the whale only took up to 5 breaths before diving down again.
Rating: 5
Spectaular
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   2:00 PM Benattard Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
2nd. yr. on this cruise, & My husband & I love it. The crew is great.

Nest time we do it with the family.

Love it.
Rating: 5
A wonderful time and lots of Whales
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Aug 2, 11   12:00 PM BevGrandia Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I've lived in the Inland Empire all of my life and I've never been Whale Watching. I took my grown daughter and her three sons (my grandsons), ages 3 1/2 months to 14 years. We all had a blast. We all learned a lot about the Whales from the Captain and his helper. The boys didn't know if they would like it or not, they didn't, they loved it. The day we went out was a bit windy and the boat was rocking some. The baby has never felt his stomach feel that way and was laughing so much I had to take a video of it. The Captain went out of his way to find Whales, Dolphins and Sea Lions for all of us. He wanted to make sure we had a memorial time and we did. Everyone from check in to leaving was wonderful. I wasn't sure how the staff would react to an infant and a stroller, but they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Thank You All. B.Grandia
Rating: 3
More smoke than bites.
Sun, Jul 31, 11   5:30 PM michaelseitz Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I generally do not get seasick, but a constant gail of cigarette and cigar smoke took care of that. With a crowd of people in pretty tight quarters, there should be no smoking allowed. I think it will be a long time before I go out again.
Rating: 3
Great Crew, Bad Weather Day, Lots of Fish and Fun
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:45 PM marilyno Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
If you are grandparents along for ride with the grandkids be aware there is no comfortable seat on the boat "Reel Fun" and you are sitting in the sun for 4 hours and hopefully not bad sea conditions. Make sure you bring along your dramamine just in case. Kids had a ball when a large wave came over the front of the boat and they got soaked. For me it was too long, too nauseaus, too hot, and stinky between the poor sardines as bait , squid, frying hamburgers, and no where comfortable to sit. Not good for bad back. Everyone was catching fish and they enjoyed that. Sea was not calm due to storm in the morning and rain.
Rating: 4
very good
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jul 29, 11   5:00 PM beimer3 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Saw several whales and a sun fish. nice
Rating: 5
Saw 3 Blue Whales -- lots of Dolphins, Sea Lions
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 26, 11   12:00 PM SusanWilke Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Grandchildren (boy 10 & girl 12), son, husband (disabled - used a walker) and myself had a FANTASTIC time. Grandchildren and son visiting from Texas -- the catamaran ride, seeing the whales and the dolphins were great. Would recommend this adventure to all age groups and the handicapped.
Rating: 5
Amazing!!!
1/2 Priced Catamaran Adventure Whale Watch Cruises
Tue, Jul 26, 11   10:00 AM LEiselein Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We saw at least five or six blue whales and many many dolphin, plus lots of other marine life. It was unbelievable and we were very lucky and saw the fluke of a huge blue whale when he dove deep. Would pay three or four times as much and be very satisfied.
Rating: 5
Fun cruise
Mon, Jul 25, 11   12:00 PM lcantara Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a blast. Lots of dolphins and sea lions, but no whales. We knew it wasn't whale watching season when we booked so were happy with what we did get to see. Captain was so apologetic that we didn't see a whale, he gave us tickets for a return cruise. We were completely satisfied and would recommend this cruise to anyone visiting the area.
Rating: 4
Dana Wharf Sportfishing Twilight Fishing
Thu, Jul 21, 11   5:30 PM pmlago Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Everything went fine except the catching. Ticket purchase, tackle rental, on-time departure, friendly and helpful staff were all good. Only problem, too few fish. There were fewer than 25 keepers caught by over 40 fishers. To add insult, a girl on the boat next to our pier caught a bass larger than anyone on our boat and her boat never left the dock.