Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  289 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 23 57 0 = 57 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 29 75 0 = 75 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 109 289 0 = 289 100% 4.8
All 681 1,694 18 = 1,676 98% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
We saw whales!
Wed, Aug 12, 09   1:00 PM phillye Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
A very nice clean boat, with friendly people working. Best part they tried and succeeded to find whales and we were able to get close to 2 blue whales! Great deal for the price.
Rating: 4
Well worth an afternoon
Sat, Aug 8, 09   3:30 PM rabltd Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed our 2 1/2-hour trip. We hoped to see a whale but couldn't find one--it apparently is not the prime season for that. However, we saw hundreds of dolphins, which was a new and exciting experience. There was plenty of room on the boat, and on weekends there is a marine biologist on board to assist in identification of species, to provide useful information and to answer questions. You should note that it's not a particularly smooth trip, though the back of the boat is a little smoother. My wife and I have been on a number of catamarans of this size when snorkeling in the Caribbean and have never gotten seasick. My wife was fairly seasick, as were some other passengers, and I was a bit queazy. Nothing a little Dramamine won't cure, so if you're not a veteran on the seas, take it before you go. It will make the trip more enjoyable and will ensure that you won't miss out on anything. Overall, well worth the time and a good value.
Rating: 5
Truly exciting
Fri, Aug 7, 09   1:00 PM klwilson Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
While we were not lucky enough to actually see a whale on our tour, we did happen upon an amazingly large pod of dolphin and were able to photograph them as they played along side the boat. The Captain and crew were knowledgeable and entertaining, making the trip even more enjoyable.
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
close encounter with dolphins and whales!
Sat, Aug 1, 09   11:00 AM timandsyl Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great boat, great crew, great sights.
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
Blue Whales are amazing!
Tue, Jul 28, 09   1:00 PM pelzfamily Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were fortunate to spot not one but two blue whales. We were able to see them many times and they are massive. This excusion is perfect for the afternoon. We had a great time and the crew was friendly and helpful
Rating: 5
A perfect trip to see marine mammals!
Tue, Jul 28, 09   11:00 AM andydale Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We took my wife's sister and three kids who were visiting from Phoenix. They had never seen dolphins in their natural habitat before. We went on a Tuesday and the tickets were half price. This was an outstanding bargain. Although we saw no whales, the dolphins were just awesome. We were able to get up close to these wonderful creatures by leaning over the bow rail of the boat as they rode along with the wake. The catamaran is great, very smooth and stable, the crew is friendly and professional. Everything about experience was first class and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to spend a couple of hours in the Pacific off beautiful Dana Point! We had such a good time my wife took another niece on the trip the following week.
Rating: 5
Saw Blue Whales
Sun, Jul 19, 09   1:00 PM ware_ed Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Tour was full 2.5 hours, plus, as we saw two blue whales, and several dolphins, the crew went out of their way to treat us to a good show. Thanks.
Rating: 3
Whale watch cruise...?
Tue, Jul 14, 09   1:00 PM fredrobirds Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Nice boat ride,nice day.No whales! ( They'd only spotted 3 in the last 4 months) Saw the "Regulars",sea lions and dolphins...pretty nothing trip.Probably should be advertised as a peaceful 2 hr. ocean cruise.