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Rating: 4.9  111 rating points
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Last 6 months 33 93 0 = 93 100% 4.9
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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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 2
So, So
Wed, May 16, 12   2:00 PM kperez2140 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We didnt particularly like this tour for two main reasons. First, the cruise catered to the local Ritz, that had a group of 10 or so. The crew brought out loads of free food and drinks to them, while the rest were sitting around them. Secondly, we first saw a group of dolphins and spent about 45 min around them. After about 15 min we were ready to see whales but we continued to follow. Finally for the last hour we looked for whales and did not see any. It was VERY uneventful. When we got off, I asked if we get to come back and see whales or get a partial refund. The crew said no, because we did see some kind of marine life. For us, it was a waste of time and money.
Rating: 5
Best Ever
Fri, May 4, 12   12:00 PM micbenson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We knew that we were a little late for whale watching as most had migrated north, but our crew spotted a mama gray whale and her baby. We had dolphins racing our catamaran. The ride alone is worth the trip, it is thrilling and so much fun - catamarans are the best! I would do this trip again and again, maybe a bit earlier. The crew was wonderful! Thank you for a great ride!
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
Amazing
Wed, May 2, 12   12:00 PM curlyjenny77 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a great time! Highlyrecommend!
Rating: 5
Great experience.
Sun, Mar 11, 12   1:30 PM PeterBond Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We didn't see a whale, but lots of dolphin. Overall a great day out on the water. We will do it again.
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
Excellent trip
Wed, Nov 23, 11   12:00 PM wjjump Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw no whales, but saw 100's of dolphins
Rating: 5
Awesome ride!
Thu, Nov 17, 11   12:00 PM rajajoya Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Even though we just saw a glimpse of 2 whales, we saw a lot of Dolphins and they really entertained us. The captain went out of his way (extra 30 mins) to look for signs of other whales. It was a cloudy and chilly day, but we really enjoyed a lot!!
Rating: 4
Fun but missed the whales :-(
Mon, Nov 14, 11   12:00 PM pdlarson Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Had a good time, boat was clean and appears well maintained, crew was friendly and knowledgable. Saw Sea Lions and at least two types of dolphins but no whales in mid-November. We will be back!
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.