Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  51 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 9 23 0 = 23 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 9 23 0 = 23 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 19 51 0 = 51 100% 4.8
All 700 1,745 18 = 1,727 99% 4.7
Rating and reviews for:

Catamaran Adventure Cruises

activity photo

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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
A Great Experience
Mon, Aug 10, 09   1:00 PM Annereid Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We loved the whale watching cruise. We saw a huge pod of dolphins. They swam along side the boat for about 10 minutes. Then we saw an 80 foot blue whale. What a sight! The captain was great - gave us tons of educational information. The boat is sparkling clean. Couldn't have been happier.
Rating: 1
Disapointed participant
Thu, Aug 6, 09   1:00 PM Doris1 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The day was very nice with a medium breeze that made it very comfortable. When we departed the seas were a bit choppy and as we went further out it became stronger. One of the children of a larger group was on the bow and threw up his breakfast. Bad enough but the crew after some time came forward briefly looked at it and then proceeded to throw a small bar towel over it . This did not cover the mess and for the next hour and a half everyone was forced to observe this and worse yet smell it. This ruined the entire cruise for many and made many of the passengers get very queezy. I would suggest that perhaps your company should invest in a bucket to clean up such accidents or at least inform your customers what they should do if they start to feel badly. This was absolutely the worst sailing experience I have had and I would not recommend your trip to anyone

Ron and Doris Cormack
Rating: 5
Couldn't Have Asked For a Better Time
Fri, Jul 31, 09   1:00 PM chuckmartine Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I went on a three day mini vacation to Laguna for our ten year anniversary. We scheduled the Whale watching for our last day. This two hour trip ended our vacation as it started {Completely Awesome}. We were fortunate to have a great Captain and extremely fortunate to see 4 blues and 2 Fin whales, not to mention the huge school of common Dolphin that were very playful. We spoke with others on board and found out that some had ventured out numerous times but never saw any whales, which is why we considered ourselves extremely fortunate to witness these gigantic mammals. It was the perfect whale watching trip to end a perfect 3 day vacation. Thank you Dana Wharf.
Rating: 4
Great Trip Just to Get On The Water
Tue, Jul 21, 09   1:00 PM werknman Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed our trip on the Catamaran. I believe the boat is fairly new and it showed. The guys running the tour were nice and made every effort to make the trip worthwhile. A whale had been spotted in the area, but it did not show itself on our trip. We did see plenty of dolphins, which were quite entertaining. We went with the expectation of only seeing water, so spotting anything was a bonus. We happened to be passing through on half price Tuesday, and it was definitely worth that. I would probably hesitate at the full price, but there are not many opportunities to get on the ocean in central Illinois!
Rating: 4
Great time!
Fri, Jul 10, 09   1:00 PM tshadof Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Although we didn't see any whales, we did see two species of dolphins and some sea lions. It was a great time!
Rating: 4
Very nice and must do thing!!!
Tue, Jul 7, 09   1:00 PM Meetshems Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I am local to Dana Point area and have been thinking about visiting the whale watch cruise for quite sometime, until recently. My in-laws were visiting us from abroad and I decided this trip would be cool one. Yes in deed, it turned out to be very nice trip after all. Since we went on weekday, there wasn't much crowd in the boat(at 15-20). The captain took us to the area where whale sightings have been reported that day. On the way there, we saw thousands of dolphins and its really cool to watch them show-off their skills in front of the crusie. Captain was very well knowledgeble on the whale location and was quick in turning the boat around to get closer to the whales. We spotted about 6 whales that dy in a span 0f 45 minutes.

Great time and very relaxed atmosphere. Will surely take my brother and family from the east coase, again in August.
Rating: 3
Just okay for our group.
Fri, Jun 19, 09   1:00 PM conniedow Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We're pretty seasoned whale watchers (B.C., Mass., Alaska . . . ) and didn't have our expectations met. There was no narration at any point on the trip out to see the whales. We did see some blue whales, but went out so far to see them that we had very little time to spend watching them. There was narration during the watch part, but only one little bit on the way back when we came across some sea lions sleeping on a buoy. Would have been nice to know as we went along where we were geographically (Newport Beach, Malibu?).
Rating: 4
Fun but a bit disappointing
Fri, May 8, 09   1:00 PM KarenBonecki Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The reason I say disappointing is - the ad reads blue whale season begins in May. One of the first things the captain announced was, blue whale season begins in late May/early June. Perhaps you should change the dates to reflect this more accurately.

The catamaran ride was great though.
Rating: 4
good time
Sat, Mar 21, 09   1:00 PM paul354 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The crew was very friendly The marine biologist was knowledgable and very friendly. Even though we did not see any whales the trip was fun.
Rating: 5
Wow! What a Show!
Sat, Mar 7, 09   10:00 AM geraldkatz Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I received this trip as a birthday gift. I had been whale watching in different places 3 times before, and had never seen a whale, so I was hoping to see one this time. The captain, crew and naturalist were fabulous, very interested in our comfort and questions. They had charts and books onboard to further educate us. We had plenty of room to sit and see.

All at once, there was a Gray Whale, a juvenile male, going the wrong direction! He was friendly to us and let us get closer, showed us his fluke and flipper and he lounged in the sea. He stayed near the boat for quite awhile. "Happy Birthday!" the naturalist said to me. On the way back dolphins played in the wake of the boat, we saw a Sun fish, and two other whales. Also sea lions, pelicans and all kinds of other birds. One lady took beautiful pictures and emailed them to us. This is a birthday I'll never forget!