Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  158 rating points
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Last 6 months 22 58 0 = 58 100% 4.8
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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
My brother and sister came from Wisconsin to visit
Sun, Jun 19, 11   12:00 PM DCADONNA Male 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
We had a blast, My sister got a little seasick at the end, but I have my sea legs and would love to go again.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable
Fri, Jun 24, 11   11:00 AM Alexann15 Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
I have been on the whale watching adventure twice. We enjoyed the experience. Certainly wished one could be guaranteed to see a whale on a whale watching trip. It would be nice to have spotters pre-locate whales and or be offered a follow-up trip for a chance to see the whales on another day if you are not lucky enough to see one. The first trip we were on, we say the gray whale and the talk was all about seeing the Blue Whale. We re-booked in June hoping to see what all the talk was about and did not see the great blue whale. Maybe next time. We will try again.
Rating: 5
Great family activity
Sat, Jun 25, 11   12:00 PM rabradford32 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
My husband and I took our 6 year old daughter who had a blast. It was relaxing to be out on the water and the crew was quite personable! Look forward to our next time out.
Rating: 4
Nice boat trip
Sat, Jun 25, 11   6:00 PM Smendonca Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The trip was very nice, we saw a couple of dolphins, many sea lions and had a wonderful view of the immediate coast. I usually get seasick but found the boat to be reasonably stable even when we left the harbor. I also liked that with the online ticket receipt, the company provided useful tips for people not used to boats (what to bring, what not to bring etc.). The only less than positive aspect of the experience had to do with the exchange of the online receipt for tickets. The company's offices at the harbor are not clearly marked and we had no idea we had to exchange the print out of our online receipt for tickets. Fortunately, the people at the boat accepted our print out and did not make us go back to find the office.
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Mon, Jun 27, 11   2:00 PM cdvaughan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The crew were as excited as we were at the whale sighting.
Rating: 5
Smooth ride, great crew
Sun, Jul 3, 11   12:00 PM rohmann Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Being from San Diego, we're used to the idea that Southern Cal whale watching was limited to grey whale migration, so were pleasantly surprised to learn of the blue whales off Dana Point in the summer. The price is reasonable for a two hour ride, the crew knowledgable and congenial, and the catamaran fast and smooth. Though whales had been spotted the day before, we didn't encounter any this trip, but did see three species of dolphin and had a great time. Will definitely do this again.
Rating: 5
Great Wonderful!
Mon, Jul 4, 11   12:00 PM patfin64 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had friends that wanted to see dolphins and we did so! No whales this trip but maybe next time,.
Rating: 4
Nice, roomy boat with accommodating crew.
Wed, Jul 6, 11   12:00 PM Meyersdg Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Nice, short trip, just enough for small kids, especially if there are not many whales to find. A little expensive for what you get, however. Coupons don't save much.
Rating: 3
Just okay
Thu, Jul 7, 11   2:00 PM jt8869 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Did not see any whales or dolphins so a little disappointed.
Rating: 5
Never a disappointing experience!
Sat, Jul 9, 11   2:00 PM sjtracey Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We've been out whale watching with Dana Wharf many times, and have never been disappointed. Even on cruises when we haven't seen any whales, the crew does its very best to make it an enjoyable trip, and will seek out (enormous!) pods of dolphin or other sea life to share with the visitors. On our most recent trip this weekend, though, we saw more blue whales than we could keep track of. Through the entire two hours, Captain Larry shared all kinds of interesting facts and information about them as well. It was a trip that we'll never forget!