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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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
First Time Will Not Be The Last!
Sun, Sep 6, 09   11:00 AM jenpham1985 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The trip was amazing! It was my very first time and I loved the whole experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. We ended up seeing a lot of dolphins and a couple of blue whales. It was a lot of fun and I would definitely go on this trip again!
Rating: 4
An excellent high seas adventure...
Mon, Sep 7, 09   1:00 PM msummers Male 40-49 Combination Couple on a Date
This is a really great trip. I would have given 5 stars but it was lacking in the Marine Expert department but otherwise a great trip. As advertised we were supposed to get a 20 minute presentation and video on Blue Whale research as well as have a marine biologist on board to educate on Blue Whales and marine life as well as interact with our guests. They had some information boards present and a friendly bartender / crew but no presentation and no interaction. At least not for us and we didn't seek it out. The highlights...other than the beautiful weather we had. This is NOT a fishing charter boat used for whale watching durring its off time, it was a VERY VERY clean boat, comfortable galley, nice wide open bow, smooth ride, and very stable when stopped to watch the whales. The boat was not crowded. We had a small group of no more than 20 people on board so everyone had a good view. Once we spotted a whale we got a bit of interesting information about the whales and then the chase began. The whale would surface off in the distance and we woulld give chase. We did this about 4 or 5 times before our time was up and we had to return to port. All in all, we had a great time and would definatly do it again. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Rating: 5
comfortable boat, friendly crew and we saw lots...
Sat, Sep 12, 09   1:00 PM peggyjohnson Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day, nice boat, friendly crew and we saw blue whale, dolphins, and even a hammerhead shark. Great cruise.
Rating: 5
Had a good time
Sat, Sep 12, 09   1:00 PM whale6 Male 50-59 Combination Other
Saw whales and dolphines
Rating: 5
Great fun
Tue, Sep 15, 09   11:00 AM GVermeulen Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We have really enjoyed the trip. We did see whales and dolphins. The captain was very good with providing information. The 11 am trip was not as busy as the later trip. we had enough space to move around so that we could make pictures and videos. I would recommend this trip for other people.
Rating: 5
Everyone LOVED it!
Tue, Sep 15, 09   11:00 AM blittle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My 65 year old dad said it was one of the coolest experiences of his life! His wife agreed. Warning: several of the people in our group who waited til they were on board to take motion sickness medicine were miserably queasy the whole time. The one lady who usually has motion sickness took her medicine an hour before boarding as the directions state & she was fine. So take some over-the-counter motion sickness medicine and you'll be in for the experience of a lifetime. Think you can do without it, and you are gonna ruin a great experience. Sighted: whales, dolphins, sea otters and everyone loved it!
Rating: 5
Excellent Catamaran Adventure Cruises trip
Sun, Sep 20, 09   1:00 PM tierramike Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our 3-generation group (Father, Mother, 2 Daughters and 1 granddaughter) had a terrific time on our whale watching trip on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. The weather was perfect, with warm, sunny sky, very light breeze and light, glassy seas. The boat was nice and roomy, and certainly didn't feel crowded with around 29 pasengers and crew of 4. All of the crew were very friendly and helpful. The marine biologist on board, Morgan Ritchie, and her assistant were very knowledgeable and added a lot to the trip. We even bought one of Morgan's excellent photos on the way in. We saw three different blue whales, which are awesome creatures. We also saw a mola mola (ocean sunfish) near the boat and a large marlin that jumped clear out of the water several times, though it was too far away to photograph. And, of course, we saw common dolphins - hundreds of them! Many of the dolphins were accompanied by their young ones, as they swam right next to the boat and jumped around in large areas near the boat. Almost everywhere we looked, there were dolphins. My old digital camera was way too slow on the shutter speed to get the really good shots of the whales venting upon surfacing or having their tails high in the air as they started deep dives, but my daughter got some really great photos. All-in-all, it was a wonderful trip, and I highly recommend it. We'll be back for grey whale season.
Rating: 4
Had a great time!
Sun, Sep 27, 09   1:00 PM alankilker Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Overall, we were very pleased with the tour. The staff was very friendly, the catamaran very clean/neat, and the adventure very worth while. Luckily, we got to see whales, which was our objective. Nice to have the crew acknowledge my son's 18th birthday as well. I would have liked the marine biologist talk about whales more often, ie give a history of them, where they came from, what they eat, etc. She talked one on one with us, but had to repeat herself many times to other guests the same facts. Also, I think the tour could have been a bit longer. Otherwise, we had a great time... Thank you!
Rating: 5
Great afternoon out
Mon, Sep 28, 09   1:00 PM pkbradbury Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We enjoyed our trip out on the catamaran. There were only a few people on our trip so there was plenty of room to move around and find a good spot to watch for whales, sit or sunbathe! We saw no big whales on this trip, but we did see hundreds of white- sided Dolphins. The Captain maneuvered the boat so the dolphins could ride the bow wave which delights children & adults alike.
Rating: 4
A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL
Thu, Oct 1, 09   1:00 PM jx5niesen Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
WE HAD A GOOD TIME. WAS A SMALL GROUP ON BOARD SO WE WERE ABLE TO SOCIALIZE WITH ALL. HAD A GREAT TIME MEETING THOSE ON BOARD AND HOW FUNNY IT IS THAT WHO EVER YOU MEET YOU USUALLY HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON OR KNOW SOMETHING IN COMMON. AND BEST OF ALL WE DID SEE A WHALE.