Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,457 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 108 224 8 = 216 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 324 710 27 = 683 95% 4.5
Last 12 months 657 1,495 38 = 1,457 96% 4.5
All 5,339 11,232 385 = 10,847 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 834 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 349 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 221 86% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 53 100% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
No whales but still fun
Tue, May 4, 10   5:00 PM sac53282 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't see any whales (which we were warned we might not because it was in between seasons) but we did see a ton of dolphins and it was a really nice day on the water.
Rating: 4
Sun, Mar 14, 10   1:00 PM SABRINA74 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Whale watching was a little disappointing, as the whales we saw were far away, but we did see a whale rolling over, a fin in the air, and many spouts of water. However, the 20-30 dolphins we saw swimming next to the boat made it worth it!!
Rating: 5
everything was there!
Tue, Feb 3, 09   2:00 PM sabineb Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
That day was wonderful. We saw grey whales (maybe not as close as we were hoping for, but still nice), then on the way back, we were kind of disappointed because that was all, but it turned out that a family of dolphins were passing by. The boat then stop and even turned around so could have a better look. The dolphins were swimming so close to the boat even going under it, it was fabulous. And then we saw sea lions (not seals!!!), that was great too. And we can't forget the pelicans flying so close to us just above the boat, delightful.

And of course the weather was wonderful too, calm sea and blue sky, what else can you ask for!

Thanks for the great experience!
Rating: 5
Loved it!!
Tue, Aug 18, 09   1:00 PM r_laura_11 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed the whale watching trip. The boat was nice, stafff was very attentive and the sights were great. Even though we only saw one blue whale, we saw a bunch of dolphins and for us that was very entertaining. $40 for two adults is a great price (we went on a Tuesday) and 2 hours was the perfect amount of time. All in all, a great outing we will definetly do again.
Rating: 2
not recommend.
Sun, Sep 12, 10   12:45 PM ryuzookazaki Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
First, there is no way to cancel and not to get refund for it. There is no other sports fishing like this other than Dana Wharf. Second, the boat was staying same place even there were no fish to catch. I never seen other place like this. So that people get bored for not catching any fish. Dana Wharf, they have to do something better than that. I would not go there any more.
Rating: 4
Great Time
Sat, May 28, 11   12:00 PM ryp2006 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We drove down from Los Angeles to enjoy the harbor for the day. I enjoy whales and dolphins, but since you aren't always guaranteed to see whales don't be disappointed. We saw a ton of dolphins and the crew was very knowledgable about marine life. We enjoyed ourselves and will most likely do it again later in the summer.
Rating: 3
Slow Fishing and Crowded
Sun, Apr 18, 10   12:45 PM rynousa Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Fishing was slow and lots of people on the boat. Too many kids. Parents just let their kids run wild. I have done this trip many times in the past with great success, but this time was probably the worst.
Rating: 4
Fun Fishing but overcrowded boat
Sun, Aug 3, 08   12:00 PM rynousa Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The fishing was pretty good and the staff was great but there were just too many people on the but. I have taken this trip two other times with not nearly as many people and it was much better.
Rating: 5
Amazing sights
Tue, Aug 21, 12   5:00 PM ryeb1978 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Loved seeing the whales and dolphins up close. Such a great time in a beautiful setting.
Rating: 4
Twilight fishing was a treat!
Sat, Jul 26, 14   5:30 PM Ryanthomas Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Twilight fishing was a enjoyable experience for my family. Weather was perfect, sunset was great, and watching the dolphins and coastline was impressive. Fishing was not that hot but we had a great time anyway!
Rating: 4
A nice trip
Sat, Jan 15, 11   10:00 AM RyanSh Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
The crew are friendly,willing to help when you need. The burger is great.
Rating: 5
Fun for the family
Wed, Aug 29, 12   2:00 PM ryanoakes Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would highly recommend this trip. We had 3 kids (7,5,3), who thoroughly enjoyed watching the dolphins, whales, and sea lions (NOT seals). The youngest 2 got pretty tired and fell asleep for the last 30 minutes. The guides were great and entertaining. They have restrooms on the boat, as well as drinks, chips, and hot dogs / grilled cheese if you are hungry.
Rating: 5
Fun fishing at Dana Wharf!
Thu, Mar 5  10:00 AM ryancowan Male 40-49 Local Individual
I always have a fun time fishing on any of the Dana Wharf fishing boats. All of the crews and captains are excellent. The cook on this specific boat (Clemente) made me one of the best breakfast Burritos I have hade anywhere.
Rating: 5
Great time.
Sat, Sep 22, 12   12:00 PM Ryan9sm Male 30-39 Local Other
Trip was good and everyone on the boat crew was helpful. Will recommend to all. Should give military discounts.
Rating: 3
Great Trip / No Whales
Tue, Feb 14, 12   4:00 PM rwarri01 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
This is the 4th time on the same whale watching ship and I have still yet to see even one whale. It seems a bit pricey for those odds. Also, we were freezing cold even with gloves and jackets and hats on. The crew was great and you can't beat the scenery, but we want to see whales!