Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  240 rating points
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Last 6 months 28 74 0 = 74 100% 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
Wonderful
Sun, Feb 15, 09   1:00 PM jelangford Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Loved this trip, website was very nice to use for booking, boat left on time and was very stable and comfortable on the water. Staff was diligent in maximizing the experience and very knowledgable about the marine life. They were really very pleasant and we would recommend the trip and take another one ourselves. Thanks very much!
Rating: 4
Worth the cash...
Sat, Feb 21, 09   1:00 PM orvis1 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My wife and daughter went on this tour and honestly didn't think they would see a whale, but surprise they did. They also saw dolphins and sea lions the tour was extended because the whale was spotted on the way back in. Nice to see them not being clock watchers! The space and comfort were worth spending the extra money to go on the smaller group boat.
Rating: 5
YOU GUY'S ARE GREAT!!!!!!!
Sun, Feb 22, 09   1:00 PM rob51ram Male 50-59 Local Individual
THIS WAS MY SECOND TRIP WITH YOU GUY'S, AND I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. THE CREW WAS FRIENDLEY, MORGAN WAS VERY INFORMATIVE ABOUT THE SEA LIFE. YOU DO A GREAT JOB. NO WHALES THIS TRIP. BUT, IT'S STILL A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A COUPLE OF HOURS AND BREATH THE SEA AIR. THANKS BOB RAMEY :)
Rating: 4
No whales sighted
Sun, Feb 22, 09   1:00 PM karenconlon Female 50-59 Local Individual
Unfortunately, on the whale watching trip, there were no whales sighted. It was disappointing but the crew was fantastic. Upbeat attitudes, good knowledge and always checking to make sure the passengers were ok.
Rating: 4
disappointed that we did not see whales
Sat, Feb 28, 09   1:00 PM tbruce Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We were thrilled with the all the dolphins but disappointed with the fact that we did not see any whales when we went at the height of whale season.
Rating: 4
Friendly staff and well run boat
Sat, Feb 28, 09   1:00 PM miketu Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We had a good time and I would recommend this trip. The staff on board are very friendly. The guide was very enthusiastic and clearly enjoys her job. We saw a lot of dolphins up close and some other assorted marine and aviary life. A few glimpses of grey whales from a distance, but the crew tried hard, it just wasn't our day I suppose. Mostly an older crowd on our trip; it was low key and not crowded. The boat is clean and in good condition. Its only 10 minutes from the St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel where we stayed. I would go again. The staff at the check-in desk at the Dana Wharf store are less friendly. Parking in the Dana Wharf lot is also tight, so give yourself extra time to find a place to park.
Rating: 5
Absolutely amazing!
Sat, Feb 28, 09   1:00 PM mrsk10 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I drove from Fort Irwin (near Barstow) to Dana Point for this tour, and it was so much more amazing than we thought it was going to be (and we were expecting a lot!) The tour guides knew so much and made us all feel really comfortable. We saw lots of dolphins, seals, and had about 4 whale sightings (even though I missed it every time!) Some ppl on the back of the boat saw a gray whale actually come up and out of the water, and we saw a really weird sun fish that was totally unexpected. The coolest thing was they weren't worried about time limits. We came back half and hour late because we were spotting so many "possible" whale sightings that they were hanging around the area long enough for us all to get a good look. The boat was nice and wasn't too crowded. I would definately go back on this tour over and over!
Rating: 5
Rejuvination for your soul
Sat, Feb 28, 09   1:00 PM karenguthrie Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat is large, clean, stable and almost new. The staff was frienly, helpful, and knowledgable. They found a huge pod of dolphins that came right up to the boat, a Mola Mola the size of a small dining table and I saw a whale breech in the distance. That combined with great weather made this a spectacular experience. Remember your jacket no matter how warm it is (it was over 80 at the dock but downright cold at full speed). I had a jacket but those in shorts and tank tops were covered in goose bumps unless they sought the shelter of the indoor area. Wear good walking shoes because you will want to stand on the front or rear deck to be sure to see everything. Hats and sunglasses are a good thing and sunscreen might be good too even at this time of year. I would happily go again and soon!
Rating: 5
Excellent!!
Sun, Mar 1, 09   1:00 PM Byrne711 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The crew was extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the sealife. We saw literally hundreds of dolphins that were swimming at our feet (we were on the bow) for over 20 minutes. It was wonderful. We did not see any whales and found out later in the day, that all other boats out of Dana Point did not see any whales either. It was well worth it and we will be back again soon. Thank you!
Rating: 4
I really enjoyed my whale watching trip.
Sun, Mar 1, 09   1:00 PM marilynreinh Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The boat was great.