Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,419 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 175 413 10 = 403 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 373 883 18 = 865 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 623 1,450 31 = 1,419 97% 4.6
All 5,158 10,867 365 = 10,502 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 821 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 361 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 190 87% 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great Experience
Sat, Mar 5, 11   8:00 AM rubix777 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Although we did not see any whales at the 8am boat ride, the captain did take us to the area where there were more than a hundred dolphins swimming and jumping out of the water. Not seeing any whales wasn't a deal breaker for us because we got the tickets at a bargain price, so you can't complain for not seeing any whales. The captain was determined to find some whales on the 8am ride and even took us farther than he normally would go for these tours, but no whales. The environment is very friendly and everyone on board were mostly younger families bringing their kids. I would definitely go again at the discounted price--in case we don't see any whales again.
Rating: 4
Good Trip
Sun, Dec 23, 07   12:00 PM rubheremu Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Not a lot of action but a good trip!
Rating: 5
Awesome Blue Whale sightings
Mon, Aug 12, 13   12:00 PM rswoan Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We saw 6 whales and had common dolphins ride the bow. Just awesome!
Rating: 5
Worth it!
Tue, Nov 24, 09   3:30 PM rsweeney Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Though we didn't see any whales, we did see lots of other marine wildlife. Definitely worth the trip!
Rating: 5
Thu, Nov 4, 10   10:00 AM rswanson11 Male 60-69 Local Individual
Great fishing on the ocean with professional staff, great bait. All good.
Rating: 5
Thank you for the awesome time!
Sat, Feb 14  11:00 AM rsuarezjr Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a blast. Thank you so much for the great experience. The boat captain was knowledgeable and was very imfomative. The bartender was extremely nice and was even trying to be helpful with my unruly childs mild meltdown. The weather was great and couldn't have asked for a better experience. .. except for maybe more whales. But I realize that that is under nature's control. Thank you again and I will highly recpmmend you to all of my friends!
Rating: 5
Awesome Overall
Fri, Jul 4, 08   1:00 PM rstreed Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The boat was extremely clean and fast! It was a blast. The only downsides were that the cabin smelled of sewage and the man at the snack bar wasn't super friendly. Overall, it was a great experience. We saw many dolphins and even a few blue whales!
Rating: 3
it was ok, didnt see to much.
Sat, Mar 6, 10   12:00 PM Rsteckler Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
it was ok, didnt see to much. the weather was bad so possible that was the reason why we didnt see very much.
Rating: 4
Great Boat Ride
Thu, Apr 9  2:00 PM rspadaro815 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was a good day for a boat ride; saw one whale and her calf and lots of dolphins. Only bad thing I can say is that the 2:00 trip actually left at 2:15 and we were back at the dock a few minutes before 4:00. It wasn't a two hour trip.
Rating: 3
Fri, Aug 8, 08   12:00 PM rsmelcer Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Dear Dana Wharf Sportfishing,

I missed that the 12am i thought is was booking was actually 12pm. So I showed up at midnight and nobody was there.

It was totally my mistake but I think it would be appropriate for Dana Wharf Sportfishing to give a small discount on another trip when it is missed by a passenger. I know there are costs for fuel and labor that must be accounted for but there is also a profit on services not rendered. This would allow Dana Wharf Sportfishing to offer a small discount to encourage patrons like me to go on another trip and not just leave disappointed after having to incur the expense of the trip (even though it was my fault) its just good business to have happy customers.

I drove all the way from Moreno Valley before I realized the mistake. It would be great if you could send an email a couple hours before departure so this would not happen.

Thank You.

Rodger Smelcer
Rating: 4
Whale watching Experience
Sat, Jul 10, 10   12:00 PM Rshreeves Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Hadn't been out on the ocean on a boat in along time. Thought it would be fun. Saw in The OC Register paper about the the sightings of Blue Whales, and pictures. Thought I would take my husband for his birthday out to see if we could see any. None on our trip however, it was enjoyable and saw hundreds of little black and white dolphins, a sunfish, and seal lions. Crew was great. We'll probably go again.
Rating: 5
Fabulous !
Sun, Aug 24, 14   10:00 AM Rshatzkin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Terrific staff, clean boat , just the right number of people on the trip so there was plenty of room to see
Rating: 5
Amazing trip. Would like to do again.
Fri, Jul 27, 12   2:00 PM rshack38 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bring a jacket. We went in July and it was alittle cool.
Rating: 4
loads of dolphin, no whales :-(
Tue, May 29, 12   5:00 PM rschalk Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat ride was fun with loads of expectation of seeing a whale. We saw a very large pod of dolphin which we stayed with for a very long time. Long enough for it to get a little boring. After that, the captain announced that we would go and look for a whale. For the rest of the trip we saw the ocean and the coast. Although we weren't guaranteed to see a whale, it was disappointing. We do understand that there couldn't be a guarantee of seeing a whale because they are wild creatures, after all. The boat ride was very pleasant and the crew members friendly and helpful.
Rating: 4
It was fun!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Fri, Jun 15, 12   5:00 PM rrussell569 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
It was really fun. I enjoyed it when the crew members talked to us and told us about all the dolphins we were seeing. Having them share their knowledge really made the trip more meaningful. The kids enjoyed it. It would have been better if we would have seen a whale, but I guess it wasn't meant to be. Next time. It was a nice bonus to receive a 50% voucher to come again. We may definitely use it in the near future since we are local.