Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  53 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% 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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Wonderfully helpful crew
Tue, Aug 18, 09   11:00 AM Harmonyjo Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Thanks so much for the great outing. We really appreciated the crew's willingness to answer all our questions and educate the sightseers on protecting our local wildlife treasures. Good job!
Rating: 5
A great adventure!
Sun, Aug 16, 09   1:00 PM judithtate Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The talk by the naturalist was very helpful. The staff was friendly and helpful. We saw several sightings of blue whale and saw one of them surface repeatedly--it was spectacular! The dolphins were fun as the moms and babies lept out of the water together around the boat. We would do it again!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the ride
Tue, Aug 11, 09   1:00 PM kberdinner Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didn't get to see whales, but we saw a pod of dolphins that you won't see in captivity. It was exciting and the ride on the ocean was fun. It's always a blessing to see the creatures that God designed with such perfection!

Karen Berdinner
Rating: 5
The whale was awesome!
Tue, Aug 11, 09   11:00 AM momy02 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
About the time we should have turned back to return to the harbor a whale was spotted! Thank goodness the pilot let us watch the whale for a while. He moved the boat closer and even phoned a marine biologist to check on the whale's behavior. We had a great time.
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.