Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  53 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 2 6 0 = 6 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 5 15 0 = 15 100% 5.0
Last 12 months 19 53 0 = 53 100% 4.9
All 710 1,775 18 = 1,757 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Whale Watching was the highlight of our trip!
Fri, May 4, 12   12:00 PM DennyFay Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were a group composed of three sisters and our husbands' in California for the wedding of our cousin. He recommended an afternoon of whale watching, and we decided to go, even though it was late in the season. To our delight we not only saw dolphins, but a mother whale and her baby. Jr. was quite the showman! His antics had all of us on the catamaran staring with our mouths agape. The youngster provided an outstanding performance that was simply breathtaking. Our pilot kindly extended our cruise in order to allow plenty of time for everyone to be amazed. It was a magical afternoon.. We all decided that this cruise was the highlight of our trip - and that is saying a great deal as the wedding we attended was held at the Chart House in Dana Point, on Saturday, the day of the Flower Moon! Only the sight of one baby whale hamming it up in what was surely pure joy, and who loved showing off could top those two events! None of us will ever forget it.
Rating: 5
Wed, May 2, 12   12:00 PM curlyjenny77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a great time! Highlyrecommend!
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 10, 12   1:30 PM gumball14 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
I was torn between the $32 and $42 whale watch at first...turns out the extra $10 IS THE WAY TO GO, it gets you a much less crowded boat, room to roam, a great ride and the crew was fantastic...we didn't see but one minor whale, however they met their guarantee, and we all got free passes to come back again (no expire date)...real customer service!!
Rating: 5
Beautiful and pleasurable experience
Sat, Mar 3, 12   3:30 PM JuliannSchra Female 60-69 Combination Other
Certainly helped that it was a perfect day weather wise, but had it not been, the entire experience was really great.

Boat was so nice and immaculate, staff was friendly, and we saw a pod of dolphins...amazing. Didn't see a whale, but they actually gave our tickets back to try again! Can't wait to go back.
Rating: 5
Lovely cruise
Sat, Mar 3, 12   11:30 AM tese007 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Even though no whales appeared, the ride was still great. The cruise was not overcrowded. The guide was informative and interesting.
Rating: 5
Winter Solstice trip on Catamaran was spectacular
Thu, Dec 22, 11   2:00 PM mzbadger Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
I go out with a group of 25 to 40 people every few months . on both the Catamaran and regular boat. Every trip

is a little different like the moods of the sea. We almost always have lots of dolphins come to play, sometimes

small pods and sometimes the ocean bubbles with 1000's of dolphins leaping and playing. The common

dolphins always want to hang out with the boat. on the Solstice we saw two whales blow like Old Faithful

and surface like islands rising out of the sea. Then we got "tailed". A bunch of porpoises showed up like they came

for a play date. The captains are all terrific, keeping you well informed and going the extra mile to make sure

you have the best experience possible. It's a great way to spend a few hours on the sea with our ocean

dwelling friends and seeing our beautiful coastline.
Rating: 5
Worth the Money
Fri, Nov 11, 11   12:00 PM Andiefandie Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Purchase of tickets was quick and simple. Location was easy to find, clean, neat docks. Boarding was quick and easy. Blue Whales spotted within ten minutes of heading out to open water. Three quarters of cruise was spent whale watching and managed to see a pod of Risso dolphins too. A clear beautiful day. Informative staff, and most importantly...not too crowded. Plenty of room to move about and get those saught after pictures. The catamaran is a smoother ride however, if you are prone to motion sickness think about taking some Dramamine an hour prior to departure. We had a fabulous time and have already recommended this trip to others.
Rating: 5
Fun and Educational
Fri, Nov 11, 11   12:00 PM grandootie Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We were very fortunate to see two blue whales almost immediately after clearing the jetties. The captain tagged along with them for over an hour, allowing for many sitings. On the way back to the harbor, we came across some Risso's dolphins...a first for me. The crew did a wonderful job making sure everyone knew where to look and when as well as provide lots of interesting facts on what we were seeing. My grandchildren and I had a wonderful time.
Rating: 3
good dolpins not enough whales
Thu, Nov 3, 11   12:00 PM cherieincm Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
was hoping to see a blue whale. fin whales only showed backs no flukes. did have a great experiance with a large pod of dolphins and got great pics.
Rating: 3
Great but wish we were closer
Thu, Nov 3, 11   12:00 PM Pickering1 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
The guys on the boat were great, and very informative. We saw whales at a distance, and dolphins up close. It was a beautiful day, and was enjoyed by all!