Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,348 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 145 350 4 = 346 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 241 559 13 = 546 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 615 1,381 33 = 1,348 97% 4.5
All 4,828 10,088 351 = 9,737 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 752 98% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 325 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 210 91% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 61 100% 4.8 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
LOVE IT.
Wed, Feb 27, 08   12:00 PM rritchie Female 50-59 Local Other
I TRY TO GO EVERY YEAR AND ALWAYS ENJOY IT. THE BOAT RIDE IS ENJOYABLE AND I HAVE NEVER FAILED TO SEE A WHALE THOUGH THIS YEAR IT DID TAKE A WHILE TO FIND ONE. WE FINALLY DID. WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE. THEY ARE A SIGHT TO SEE.
Rating: 5
Excellent Father's day
Sun, Jun 20, 10   10:00 AM Rrene128 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Friendly crew, and excellent burgers (thank you George)! Captain was eager to find us good catches, and did not hesitate to move as often as necessary to do so.

The entire trip was easy and stress free.
Rating: 2
Sum Fun is NO Fun!
Wed, Jul 15, 09   10:00 AM rr2132 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Honestly, I would have to say that the 1/2 day trip on the SUM FUN was NO FUN! I go out quite a bit but mainly out of San Diego. This was my first trip out of Dana. Maybe I have been spoiled by the excellent service recieved from Point Loma, and H&M Landing, but the boat "SUM FUN" out of Dana was terrible. The deck hands were awful, sure I cought fish, but again the service from the hands was horrible. I would not reccomend this trip at all. The main problem was the crew, they were not good at all.
Rating: 4
Request for more advise and information
Sun, Aug 17, 08   6:30 AM roymeddock32 Male 70+ Local Other
This trip was with my son and his son. All were first timers on a commercial sport fishing boat. We rented poles. It seems the most success by others was with spoons or lures. The live anchovies were mainly eaten by the seals and pelicans. A suggestion to those renting equipment that maybe different types of bait (lures,etc.) might increase the catching would be appreciated. After all, persons renting equipment must be novices otherwise they would already have what is needed.

The boat was fine, very clean and the galley and prepared breakfast sandwiches were very good and reasonably priced, which is appreciated. We enjoyed the experience and will do it again. But first I will need to get my own lures etc.

The crew was fine and provided help when asked.
Rating: 4
good value
Tue, Oct 11, 11   12:00 PM royalmom71 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a good value for the whale watching tour. However, we didn't get to see any whales and we were so looking forward to actually seeing the blue whale. We did see dolphins and we did enjoy them. The crew were friendly and apologized for not being able to provide that unique experience of seeing a whale (especially a blue whale) up close; or as close as we can get. That would have been a highlight in my book.

I would book again and use the 1/2 off tickets.
Rating: 4
Endangered Fish caught and filleted
Mon, Aug 17, 09   6:30 AM roxygs Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Someone on our boat caught an endangered species fish and the fish was filleted at the end of the ride.
Rating: 3
Buyer Beware
Tue, Sep 4, 12   5:00 PM roxh59 Female 50-59 Local Other
We purchased whale watching tix as the company guarantees whale sightings or a return ticket free of charge. Most whale watchers are from out-of-town but we're local so we thought we'd take a chance. Of course, the animals are wild and we weren't able to find any even though the crew tried diligently. We ended up seeing only one pod of dolphins so, when we returned, we requested the return tix. We were told no way, because we saw dolphins, and dolphins are whales! Did you know that? If you don't, you're probably smart enough not to be lulled into the gamble in the first place!

As a side note, Zerve couldn't be nicer. I had a problem with the order and they cheerfully fixed it right away.
Rating: 5
Truly a fun day. The crew was excellent
Mon, Dec 24, 07   10:00 AM Roxannaward Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
My 10 year old son is now hooked (pun intended)on fishing and can't wait to go again!
Rating: 5
whale watching
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Jan 5, 10   10:00 AM roxanebeaudr Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Did not see any whales, however, saw a school of rare riso dolphins. Beautiful day to be on the water.
Rating: 5
GREAT EXPERIENCE
Fri, Nov 28, 14   10:00 AM rowlkr Male 50-59 Unspecified Family With Children
Boarded the DANA PRIDE for a two-hour whale-watching excursion. The Captain was informative and friendly as we pulled out of the marina and headed in the general direction of Catalina. He mentioned the locations of the previous three or four days' of whale sightings up and down the coast and that it would take some good luck for us to spot some on our trip; the whales had passed through a couple days before and were moving away. However we spotted two pods of dolphins, one of which was utterly amazing, playing, jumping, "escorting" our vessel. Ooh's and aah's from everyone.
Rating: 3
packed boat
Sat, Aug 2, 08   6:30 AM rowens Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
The boat was over packed I think with around 50 fisherman. The fishing was very poor, but this is not due the the crew tring to find the fish they tried very hard to find the fish moving serveral times. The main issue was the fast moving current and people not following there lines. The breakfast Burrito was very good.
Rating: 5
it was great! Would definitely do again.
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Tue, Apr 19, 11   2:00 PM rowbear19 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
No whales, but literally thousands of dolphins that frolicked around the boat and wake.
Rating: 5
Amazing adventure
Sat, Dec 22, 12   12:00 PM rover2vette Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It was an amazing time! We were on vacation and decided at the last moment to go out whale watching, the sea was calm and the temps no too cold so we booked the noon trip. Boat was clean and well stocked with snacks and refreshments at quite reasonable prices. The crew friendly and knowledgeable. We saw hundreds of dolphins and got up and close to sea lions as well. Unfortunately, we didn't see any greys during the trip, but the captain had received info that there were some headed towards us from up north, but our time had run out. He didn't have to do this, but he told everyone on board that if we had the time he would take us back out, for free, on the 2pm trip and we'd try to get to the group of whales headed our direction. We did get a glimpse of the amazing animals, but were't able to get very close as it was a mother and her calf. She did everything possible to keep us at a good distance from her baby, but was fun and interesting just the same. The captain manuvered the boat to entice the dolphins to play with us and what a show we got! Many of them chased the boat and would leap 15 feet or so out of the water jumping our wake. I would recommend this to everyone!!
Rating: 5
we'll do it again!
1/2 Priced Whale Watch (past event)
Wed, Mar 16, 11   10:00 AM roussel Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
No whales the day we did the whale watching, but plenty of dolphins, a nice crew and the will to do it again as soon as possible!
Rating: 5
Great Family outing
Wed, Apr 8, 09   12:00 PM Roubina Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had a great time on the whale watching trip, however, we did not see any whales or any dolphins. Maybe next season.....But overall great outdoor event with the kids.