Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,456 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 204 447 19 = 428 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 344 791 22 = 769 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 646 1,492 36 = 1,456 97% 4.6
All 5,279 11,121 377 = 10,744 95% 4.4
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour 835 99% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Priced Tuesday Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour 363 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips 211 87% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Catamaran Adventure Cruises 47 100% 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Wonderfully helpful crew
Tue, Aug 18, 09   11:00 AM Harmonyjo Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Thanks so much for the great outing. We really appreciated the crew's willingness to answer all our questions and educate the sightseers on protecting our local wildlife treasures. Good job!
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: 5
A great adventure!
Sun, Aug 16, 09   1:00 PM judithtate Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The talk by the naturalist was very helpful. The staff was friendly and helpful. We saw several sightings of blue whale and saw one of them surface repeatedly--it was spectacular! The dolphins were fun as the moms and babies lept out of the water together around the boat. We would do it again!
Rating: 1
Clemente boat
Tue, Aug 11, 09   5:30 PM jennifer89 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
the captain was rude and did not care about you

And you experiene. This should have been family oriented and it was

Not. I will never go back to

Dana warf and will give horrible reviews to everyone!!!!!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the ride
Tue, Aug 11, 09   1:00 PM kberdinner Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't get to see whales, but we saw a pod of dolphins that you won't see in captivity. It was exciting and the ride on the ocean was fun. It's always a blessing to see the creatures that God designed with such perfection!

Karen Berdinner
Rating: 5
The whale was awesome!
Tue, Aug 11, 09   11:00 AM momy02 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
About the time we should have turned back to return to the harbor a whale was spotted! Thank goodness the pilot let us watch the whale for a while. He moved the boat closer and even phoned a marine biologist to check on the whale's behavior. We had a great time.
Rating: 5
A Great Experience
Mon, Aug 10, 09   1:00 PM Annereid Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We loved the whale watching cruise. We saw a huge pod of dolphins. They swam along side the boat for about 10 minutes. Then we saw an 80 foot blue whale. What a sight! The captain was great - gave us tons of educational information. The boat is sparkling clean. Couldn't have been happier.
Rating: 4
Fun close to shore bottom fishing
Thu, Aug 6, 09   5:30 PM selloutrr Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the crew was friendly and more then willing to assist with any needs. I'm glad i chose a night trip mostly because of the number of people that can fit on a boat it can get very full, shoulder to shoulder full! the weather was a bit windy when i went causing the temp. to drop and the fish to not eat. I did catch one fish! But hey it's not called catching it's called fishing! i was just as happy to be out on the water watching the sun set and losing bait to a family of pesky seals. I would recommend going! The rates are very reasonable and it's fishing!
Rating: 1
Disapointed participant
Thu, Aug 6, 09   1:00 PM Doris1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The day was very nice with a medium breeze that made it very comfortable. When we departed the seas were a bit choppy and as we went further out it became stronger. One of the children of a larger group was on the bow and threw up his breakfast. Bad enough but the crew after some time came forward briefly looked at it and then proceeded to throw a small bar towel over it . This did not cover the mess and for the next hour and a half everyone was forced to observe this and worse yet smell it. This ruined the entire cruise for many and made many of the passengers get very queezy. I would suggest that perhaps your company should invest in a bucket to clean up such accidents or at least inform your customers what they should do if they start to feel badly. This was absolutely the worst sailing experience I have had and I would not recommend your trip to anyone

Ron and Doris Cormack
Rating: 5
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Aug 4, 09   5:00 PM JAndreassi Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I booked this adventure fully realizing that guarantees are not possible when it comes to wild nature! The evening cruise was great, weather was perfect! There was plenty of room to watch from any angle and walk about the boat. And then we spotted dolphins! I would have been happy with that but we kept going out with reports of whales just ahead! And we saw! Whales, spouts, birds, dolphin,and seals(or sea lions)! I honestly believe our Captain was more excited with all we saw than some of the passengers.

I was amazed with the whole trip.....and would hope that everyone could experience the nature that we did!
Rating: 5
Couldn't Have Asked For a Better Time
Fri, Jul 31, 09   1:00 PM chuckmartine Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I went on a three day mini vacation to Laguna for our ten year anniversary. We scheduled the Whale watching for our last day. This two hour trip ended our vacation as it started {Completely Awesome}. We were fortunate to have a great Captain and extremely fortunate to see 4 blues and 2 Fin whales, not to mention the huge school of common Dolphin that were very playful. We spoke with others on board and found out that some had ventured out numerous times but never saw any whales, which is why we considered ourselves extremely fortunate to witness these gigantic mammals. It was the perfect whale watching trip to end a perfect 3 day vacation. Thank you Dana Wharf.
Rating: 5
Highly Recomended!
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 26, 09   5:00 PM heater Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time! I have never seen so many dolphins in one place! Our captain really made an effort to find some dolphins and whales. Very nice and professional. I didn't even get sea sick!
Rating: 3
Crew member was drinking and smoking
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Sun, Jul 26, 09   5:00 PM johngetz1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain did a good job but the two deck hands weren't with the program. One was busy spending time with his girlfriend and the other was drinking beer and smoking. We had to ask him to remove himself and his smoke from the passenger area. If the deck hands had spent more time looking for whales, we might have seen one.
Rating: 2
Mediocre Effort
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Thu, Jul 23, 09   5:30 PM pkwatts Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
There are several dolphin and whale watching cruises around. Haven't tried them, but I imagine they're probably better than Dana Wharf. Although the cruise was cheap, I wasn't particularly impressed by the knowledge of the crew, the organization of the enterprise (use a lot of inexpensive, young labor), or what we saw that evening -- the captain spent way too much time with a small pod of dolphins instead of at least trying to make a decent effort to find other marine mammals (i.e., whales). They would have been a bit more interesting. When I do this again, I'll use another company that goes out on the 5-hour cruises. It's more expensive, but you pay for what you get.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour
Tue, Jul 21, 09   5:00 PM vstuart84 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The whale watching adventure was a huge success - we saw dolphins, sea lions, a sun fish and yes, a whale. I especially appreciated the captain's knowledge of the sea life. I will recommend this to my friends. Thank you for such a great time.