Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  105 rating points
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Last 3 months 21 59 0 = 59 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 33 93 0 = 93 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 37 105 0 = 105 100% 4.9
All 741 1,862 18 = 1,844 99% 4.7
Rating and reviews for:

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
Great Trip.
Sun, Jul 29, 12   2:00 PM JillianMyers Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The trip was awsome all around. The guys working on the boat were great and friendly.
Rating: 4
A great time on the ocean
Fri, Jul 27, 12   2:00 PM tepearson Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
This was a great activity for families with kids. Seeing the blue whale was the highlight, and we watched it surface, swim, and dive several times. The one suggestion would be to have the driver not always direct the boat directly 'at' the whale - those of us who were not able to crowd up to the front of the boat had to look around and between everyone up front. Luckily the whale came up on the side of the boat once, allowing us a better look.

Crew was pleasant and helpful.
Rating: 5
Big family with toddlers
Thu, Jul 26, 12   12:00 PM Gerrma Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
Super fun. Great staff on deck. Captain is detailed. Crew staff is accommodating. Spacious even for strollers. Comfortable seating. We got to see dolphins and whales with the captain giving us a description of the species with a historical background. Food concession is reasonable and good for both children and adults. I booked a few days before the actual date and got 40% off. Must see, highly recommended!
Rating: 4
Whale worniaatching in Calif
Sun, Jul 22, 12   12:00 PM nag930 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
When on the whale watching tour from Dana Point CA saw two blue whales and had a great time. The captain was very knowledgeable and informative. Would go again if I had the chance. Kids loved it also.
Rating: 5
More whale sightings than Alaska
Fri, Jul 20, 12   4:00 PM DavisFamily Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Just returned from Alaska cruise and saw more and bigger whales than on all our trip including very expensive cruise excursions. Great boat and crew. Great value and lots of fun.
Rating: 5
"Better than Sea World"
Fri, Jul 20, 12   2:00 PM bartondb Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took our two grandchildren, ages 5 and 6, on the two hour tour. It was outstanding. We had three whale sitings, hundreds of dolphins, a California Sea Lion and jelly fish. Our granddaughter enthusiastically said, "This is better than Sea World!!!" Of course, we agree wholeheartedly. A couple of young passengers were dealing with a little nausea. I think staying in the fresh air helps that.
Rating: 5
AWESOME! WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT!
Mon, Jul 16, 12   2:00 PM JANSHONE Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We went on the catamaran on July 16 at 2:00. We were with our 8 year old grandson who is from Arizona. We saw several pairs of Blue Whales, we saw a Fin Whale and a large school of dolphins. It was spectacular! The crew did a great job explaining everything to us, including the large red spot in the water aka whale poop! It was so interesting! Our grandson had a ball too!
Rating: 5
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Sat, Jul 14, 12   12:00 PM bjnbjn Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
no whales but lots of dolphins up close and my 6 yr. old nephew loved it. for the adults, nice to get out after a long workweek, fresh air, and be out on the water. good variety of food options too. i'd do it again, whales or no whales!
Rating: 5
Best Whale Watching Experiebce EVER!
Fri, Jul 13, 12   2:00 PM deniseanunez Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was my second time in the last 2 months going on the Catamaran. I thought the first times was awesome because we had 300 dolphins racing the boat, saw a menke whale and sea lions, but this second trip was amazing!!!!! We saw several groups of dolphins, but saw 3 humpback whales. We saw a mom and baby together that came right up to the boat! It was AMAZING! I recommend paying the extra money for the Catamaran! Friends have done others and say that they are not worth it, but the two times I have been on the Catamaran, I have had amazing experiences. My 3.5 year old nephew loved it and still asks about the dolphins, sea lions, and whales on the boat.
Rating: 5
Informative, enjoyable adventure
Wed, Jul 11, 12   2:00 PM jprich Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The boat left on time. The weather was fine until the fog set in. The captain was enthusiastic, well informed and made the cruise quite enjoyable. It was fun to see a hugh pod of dolpins. The whale was too far south to get to. July isn't the best time of the year for whale watching. I highly recommend taking a sweatshirt, windbreaker or warm sweater to protect you should the weather get cold, which it did on our trip.