Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  125 rating points
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Last 6 months 14 38 0 = 38 100% 4.9
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Catamaran Adventure Cruises

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Join us for an extraordinary whale watching experience aboard the OCean Adventure, an eco-friendly, state-of-the-art catamaran.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A must do family event.
Sun, Oct 23, 11   12:00 PM MarcEmerson Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Amazing sights!
Rating: 5
Delightful and Informative!
Thu, Oct 20, 11   12:00 PM cwilde3 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
The crew was an absolute pleasure... very knowledgeable, entertaining, and professional. A wonderful experience all around!
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, plus lots of animals!
Thu, Oct 20, 11   12:00 PM cakaras Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We were warned that at season end, there might not be whales; and, although we did not see blue whales, we found 2 small minkies which was fantastic. Also there were many herds of dolphins who swam up close/under our boat and demonstrated their perfect synchronized leaping, including mothers and babies. I had been out of Dana Point 2 other times on regular vessels (ie Dana Pride), but this catamaran trip is superior with less people and a smoother ride. You can talk with the crew, see more and it's worth the extra $10 per ticket.
Rating: 3
Bad weather and fog
Mon, Oct 17, 11   12:00 PM DebraKmak Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It is hard to give any kind of a review since the fog and the weather didn't allow us to see any whales. At least we were able to see some dolphins and sea lions which helped. The cruise lines can't be blamed for the weather.
Rating: 5
One of our best family days ever! Forever memory!
Sun, Oct 9, 11   2:00 PM Santrach Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
An amazing family adventure we will always remember! I wish I could upload a couple photos, we saw so much sea life and I learned a lot of new facts about whales and dolphins. There was so much whale and dolphin activity on our trip, we felt so lucky!! We will sail again with you. My 5th & 4th graders think October is the best month because we were so lucky with what we saw, looks like we have a new October tradition in our family!!
Rating: 5
Blue Whales, Fin Whales, and Dolphins... oh my!
Fri, Oct 7, 11   2:00 PM Di1208 Female Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
It was a typical gorgeous day on the water in Orange County.. having rained just 2 days prior, the weather was picture perfect. We boarded the very lovely (and spotless) catamaran and were greeted with smiles and a helping hand. It was a truly amazing day! We saw at least a dozen blue whales, a great handful of fin whales and too many dolphins to even count. I'm not exaggerating whatsoever! The captain exclaimed that it was one of the best days in a long time. We felt so blessed to be on board with a great crew and friendly passengers. The captain constantly kept us updated about sightings and gave great historical information about the wildlife we were encountering. I had my doubts about going on a local, "touristy" activity, but I'm so happy that I chose to celebrate our anniversary on this vessel. It was a fantastic voyage. Kudos for a marvelous day of sight seeing! I can't wait to see our photos!
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience
Sat, Oct 1, 11   2:00 PM aparnadhruv Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We were really eager about the ride on the Ocean Adventures boat and were looking forward to catch a glimpse of at least some dolphins, if not a whale. But it was our luck that a whale decided to surface, not once but 5 times. The whole experience was wonderful and we cherish it forever.
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure!
Fri, Sep 30, 11   2:00 PM JameyLee Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The afternoon was wonderful aborad the Ocean Adventure. Because it was apretty windy day, no whales were in sight but we did see hundreds ot dolphins and that was a lot of fun especially swiming along side of us. I would recommend this excursion to everyone. The crew was great too. Thanks for the great time!
Rating: 5
Had a great time, friendly group
Thu, Sep 29, 11   2:00 PM jitters2 Female 70+ Local Individual
Captain was friendly, knowledgable, and knew right where to take us to get the best view of the whale(s). Had several sitings, one pretty close up. Then seeing all the dolphins was at treat. Smaller group, which gives more opportunity to take pics and interact. Thoroghly recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Sun, Sep 25, 11   12:00 PM Debn99 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We saw a whale. We followed it for about 3 dives. We also saw california black and white dolphins as well as the normal dolphin. The captain was very knowledgable and was enjoyable. The only down side was the know it all next to me that would not shut up and let me enjoy the ocean.