Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  152 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 7 19 0 = 19 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 22 58 0 = 58 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 56 152 0 = 152 100% 4.9
All 691 1,722 18 = 1,704 99% 4.7
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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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Outstanding blue whale watch
Mon, Sep 19, 11   12:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Unspecified
This trip encountered more blue whales, at least 12 different whales, close to shore than I have ever witnessed The captain did a particulary good job of getting close good looks of several selected whales. One whale showed us a fluke up dive every time it went on a deep dive. I saw more blues in Santa Barbara Channel about 4 years ago but that was much further out from shore and a much longer whale watch.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience...amazing whale sightings!
Sun, Sep 18, 11   12:00 PM mjurasek Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
We decided to try out this trip based on the high number of recent whale sightings and the good reveiws. We had an AWESOME time! The captian was wonderful and even took us out looking for a pod of Orca's that had recently been sighted. We were able to find them and saw them blow their spouts but they never resurfaced. That was ok though because we headed back in and were able to see the most wonderful Blue Whales. We sat for a long time and watched a pair of them surface, dive down and surface again. They were so close to the boat you could almost touch them! My son is visually impaired and can't see things at a distance but was so excited that he could see the whales. It was a really neat experience and something I would definitely recommend! We plan to go again :)
Rating: 5
Best whale watching trip ever!!!
Sat, Sep 17, 11   2:00 PM a0948201 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Great boat and crew--not overcrowded. Saw three blue whales and more dolphins than we could count. Very informative captain and crew. Highly recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
A great time to be had...
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM snebh4 Female 50-59 Local Individual
I LOVED my whale watch adventure! The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly! I HIGHLY recommend to anyone who wants to explore our Southern California coast wildlife, that they sign up for a cruise at Dana Wharf!
Rating: 4
Good trip with girl friend and grandkids.
Fri, Sep 9, 11   12:00 PM capt46 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Saw lots of dolphin but no whales, still had good time. Nice catamaran, crew and satisfactory chow!
Rating: 5
A good watch.
Wed, Sep 7, 11   2:00 PM Toyookaed Male 70+ Local Individual
Only one blue whale but got some good looks.
Rating: 5
Mon, Sep 5, 11   2:00 PM Bolide031 Female 30-39 Local Other
My Dad and I enjoyed our whale watching trip. The staff was wonderful and full of knowledge.
Rating: 5
two thumbs up
Mon, Sep 5, 11   2:00 PM jessaarthur Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Great time amazing boat crew. A must do
Rating: 5
Good trip
Mon, Sep 5, 11   12:00 PM ca555555 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We did not see any whales but we saw a lot of dolphins, they were playing right next to the boat. Boat was clean and the staff was professional.
Rating: 5
We saw two blue whales and a pod of dolphin
Sun, Sep 4, 11   2:00 PM bradhalderma Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We had a brisk boat ride out as the captain wanted to catch up to the two whales seen earlier headed up the coast. Ocean swells of about 6 feet and 20 mph made for a fun ride for all as we bounced over the waves at the bow of the boat. What a thrill to see those two enormously beatiful creatures gliding accross the surface. Four or five breaths and a deep dive of approximately nine minutes each. We stayed with the whales for about five cycles. The footprint left on the surface demonstated the power these mamals possess. Rizo dolphins rarely allow boats to approach but they did not seem to mind us as we were able to stay with the pod on the surface during the nine minute intervals. So our trip was not dull waiting for the whales to surface and put on their short but spectacular show. We loved it.