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Rating: 4.8  289 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: 4
Really enjoyed our time on the water
Sat, Aug 27, 11   2:00 PM jphillips37 Female 70+ Combination Family With Children
The whales were closer than I expected. The dolphins were so close to the boat that we could see their energy and playfulness. My nephew had taken the trip a month earlier and described the dolphins activity but until you see it it is hard to believe. The weather was perfect (sun, a light breeze, rolling waves but no whitecaps). We even learned a little about the whales habits and range.
Rating: 5
Fabulous afternoon searching for Blue whales
Thu, Sep 1, 11   2:00 PM nhguthrie Female 70+ Local Family With Children
Our friendly and knowledgeable crew took us out from the Harbor and carefully told us what to expect as we all searched the waters. Then came the star of the afternoon allowing us to enjoy the magnificent Blue whale who surfaced and presented his tail fluke three times. In between the whale's dives to feed, our catamaran Captain found two pods of the Common dolphin for us to follow and enjoy while chatting about other marine life in the area! I was an elated grandma to share this perfect afternoon with my 14 year old grandson and daughter. Ordering my tickets online through Zerve was very user friendly and easy. Thank you!
Rating: 4
Entertaining two hours
Sun, Sep 4, 11   12:00 PM oconnortrip Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the Noon Whale Watching tour on the catamaran. The boat was clean and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The captain worked diligently to find whales. We had several great whale sightings that were quite impressive. We also really enjoyed the dolphin pod that we encountered. It was helpful that we did not have a full cruise. It would have been pretty crowded with a full boat. The view from the front of the boat was great and we all enjoyed ourselves. Our trip was pretty choppy, so if you have any problems with motion sickness, you need to prepare for that. The parking lot has a four hour maximum and they do have attendants patrolling the lot, so plan your trip so you fit into that time frame. The company doesn't provide permits for the two hour tours. We almost ran out of time because we had brunch before the tour.
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.
Rating: 5
Worth Every Penny
Sun, Sep 4, 11   4:00 PM drelyn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, seven year old son, and I all enjoyed the catamaran tour. It was fantastic. They don't over-sell so there was plenty of room to move around the boat and get good views of the ocean and the animals. We saw dolphins and whales on our trip. The crew was friendly and really knew where to look and how to approach the animals once they found them. It was an amazing experience I absolutely recommend it to everyone of all ages... except for people who get sea-sick. Not that the boat was too bumpy, it was a fairly smooth ride, but one person on our boat found out that even a smooth lull was too much and she had a miserable time, so please avoid it if you get sea-sick. If not for yourself then for your fellow passengers.
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
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
Wonderful!
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
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: 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!