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Rating: 4.8  94 rating points
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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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Great time!
Fri, Jul 10, 09   1:00 PM tshadof Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, we did see two species of dolphins and some sea lions. It was a great time!
Rating: 4
Very nice and must do thing!!!
Tue, Jul 7, 09   1:00 PM Meetshems Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I am local to Dana Point area and have been thinking about visiting the whale watch cruise for quite sometime, until recently. My in-laws were visiting us from abroad and I decided this trip would be cool one. Yes in deed, it turned out to be very nice trip after all. Since we went on weekday, there wasn't much crowd in the boat(at 15-20). The captain took us to the area where whale sightings have been reported that day. On the way there, we saw thousands of dolphins and its really cool to watch them show-off their skills in front of the crusie. Captain was very well knowledgeble on the whale location and was quick in turning the boat around to get closer to the whales. We spotted about 6 whales that dy in a span 0f 45 minutes. Great time and very relaxed atmosphere. Will surely take my brother and family from the east coase, again in August.
Rating: 3
Just okay for our group.
Fri, Jun 19, 09   1:00 PM conniedow Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We're pretty seasoned whale watchers (B.C., Mass., Alaska . . . ) and didn't have our expectations met. There was no narration at any point on the trip out to see the whales. We did see some blue whales, but went out so far to see them that we had very little time to spend watching them. There was narration during the watch part, but only one little bit on the way back when we came across some sea lions sleeping on a buoy. Would have been nice to know as we went along where we were geographically (Newport Beach, Malibu?).
Rating: 4
Fun but a bit disappointing
Fri, May 8, 09   1:00 PM KarenBonecki Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The reason I say disappointing is - the ad reads blue whale season begins in May. One of the first things the captain announced was, blue whale season begins in late May/early June. Perhaps you should change the dates to reflect this more accurately. The catamaran ride was great though.
Rating: 4
good time
Sat, Mar 21, 09   1:00 PM paul354 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The crew was very friendly The marine biologist was knowledgable and very friendly. Even though we did not see any whales the trip was fun.
Rating: 5
Wow! What a Show!
Sat, Mar 7, 09   10:00 AM geraldkatz Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I received this trip as a birthday gift. I had been whale watching in different places 3 times before, and had never seen a whale, so I was hoping to see one this time. The captain, crew and naturalist were fabulous, very interested in our comfort and questions. They had charts and books onboard to further educate us. We had plenty of room to sit and see. All at once, there was a Gray Whale, a juvenile male, going the wrong direction! He was friendly to us and let us get closer, showed us his fluke and flipper and he lounged in the sea. He stayed near the boat for quite awhile. "Happy Birthday!" the naturalist said to me. On the way back dolphins played in the wake of the boat, we saw a Sun fish, and two other whales. Also sea lions, pelicans and all kinds of other birds. One lady took beautiful pictures and emailed them to us. This is a birthday I'll never forget!
Rating: 4
I really enjoyed my whale watching trip.
Sun, Mar 1, 09   1:00 PM marilynreinh Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat was great.
Rating: 5
Excellent!!
Sun, Mar 1, 09   1:00 PM Byrne711 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The crew was extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the sealife. We saw literally hundreds of dolphins that were swimming at our feet (we were on the bow) for over 20 minutes. It was wonderful. We did not see any whales and found out later in the day, that all other boats out of Dana Point did not see any whales either. It was well worth it and we will be back again soon. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Rejuvination for your soul
Sat, Feb 28, 09   1:00 PM karenguthrie Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat is large, clean, stable and almost new. The staff was frienly, helpful, and knowledgable. They found a huge pod of dolphins that came right up to the boat, a Mola Mola the size of a small dining table and I saw a whale breech in the distance. That combined with great weather made this a spectacular experience. Remember your jacket no matter how warm it is (it was over 80 at the dock but downright cold at full speed). I had a jacket but those in shorts and tank tops were covered in goose bumps unless they sought the shelter of the indoor area. Wear good walking shoes because you will want to stand on the front or rear deck to be sure to see everything. Hats and sunglasses are a good thing and sunscreen might be good too even at this time of year. I would happily go again and soon!
Rating: 5
dolphins galore!!!!
Sun, Feb 15, 09   1:00 PM karyn1020 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
we had a great time......everyone was friendly & the boat was very clean.................as far as wildlife.................dolphins scored big....they were fantastic......in fact the cruise should of been called the dolphin expedition with whales :):) we did see (kind of) 3 maybe 4 whales....we only saw their water spout up & a bit of their back side but if we werent looking we wouldnt of thought it was a whale.....but we understand whales can be elusive at times - this is not alaska, canada, or norway............we also saw some weird upside down stingray fish which was cool.....even though the whales were shy the dolphins totally made up for it................we had a blast & the catamaran was a nice choice for site seeing.................thank you!!!!!