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 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: 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.
Rating: 4
a little disappointing this year
Wed, Mar 25, 09   12:00 PM rritchie Female 50-59 Local Other
it was a beautiful day on the ocean. the crew was nice and tried to find a whale for us to see. but, no luck. we got whale checks just the same and will try again next year. i enjoy whale watching but was sorry we had no luck. though, like i said, it was a nice day at sea with my friend.
Rating: 5
Wed, Feb 27, 08   12:00 PM rritchie Female 50-59 Local Other
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: 5
Awesome trip
Tue, Oct 13  12:00 PM royroyroy Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Dozens of short finned pilot whales, too many to count and a great narrative. Thanks!
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
Tue, Jul 7  12:00 PM Roxannhodges Unspecified 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my Son for a surprise for his 10th birthday! He had the most amazing time as he loves the ocean and all its creatures! We saw blue whales and dolphins he hasn't stopped talking about it! The crew was great too!
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!