Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  61 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 1 3 0 = 3 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 1 3 0 = 3 100% 5.0
Last 12 months 23 61 0 = 61 100% 4.8
All 692 1,725 18 = 1,707 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 17, 11   2:00 PM justkiki2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had heard about the whales being sited in and around Dana Point, and had heard good things about Dana Wharf, so we decided to book our trip! I loved the fact that there was a covered/ wind-blocked area to get out of the elements, and a spacious open deck for passengers of all ages! The crew knew exactly where to take us, and were very knowledgeable about the species of marine life around the area. We were not disappointed and had a great time seeing the Blue Whales, several species of dolphin and sea lions basking on a buoy! 2 hours of fun!
Rating: 5
Fri, Aug 12, 11   12:00 PM scharpnick Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This cruise was a lot of fun. We saw dolphins and whales, and we were more than close enough for great photos and videos. Crew was knowledgeable and friendly.
Rating: 5
Must do!
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:00 PM mnichols1976 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went out as a family our last full day in California to try and see the whales. It was my wife and my 8 year old daughter. We had been out there for 11 days and seeing the majestic blue whales was the highlight of our entire vacation. I cannot recommend highly enough taking the time and spending the money to see those animals. The boat itself was very stable, and the Captain and the crewman both were very helpful and knowledgable. We got the pleasure of seeing 3 blue whales, and a group of dolphins. It was a fantastic experience.
Rating: 4
So Glad I Finally Went Whale Watching! GREAT!
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:00 PM vikki01 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I have been wanting to do this for many years and finally had the chance to go,,,,I loved the experience! The boat ride was great, even though I was a bit frightened of getting sea sick. We decided to get some Dramamine just incase and the ride was just fine, it worked ,,lol! Id would suggest this to all , its worth the $ to see at least once. We saw about three differnt whales and lots of dolphins. I would say its a MUST at least once!
Rating: 5
Fri, Jul 29, 11   2:00 PM abold86 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We saw numerous blue whales and even a calf. The crew was extremely knowledgable about the whales and gave us many interesting facts! Would recommend to anyone!
Rating: 5
Fun cruise
Mon, Jul 25, 11   12:00 PM lcantara Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a blast. Lots of dolphins and sea lions, but no whales. We knew it wasn't whale watching season when we booked so were happy with what we did get to see. Captain was so apologetic that we didn't see a whale, he gave us tickets for a return cruise. We were completely satisfied and would recommend this cruise to anyone visiting the area.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jul 23, 11   12:00 PM mgoldb3309 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was the highlight of my family vacation to sothern California! We had a day off from a local theme park and I saw an advertisment for this cruise and convinced my family that we should try it. We had the best time. The crew seemed to know the waters well and were very personable. We were amazed by the hundreds of dolphins we saw and amazed at how close they came to the boat. We also saw several sea lions basking on a buoy near the end of the cruise. The best part was being able to see a pair of blue whales - a mother and her calf. We got close enough to hear them breathing! The crew knew the whales' behavior well enough that they could tell when the whales would come to the surface. One of the crew did say that the combination of beautiful weather, clear water, and the number of animals sighted made this particular trip in the top 5% of the cruises he had been on. We would recommend this cruise to anyone who wants to see the amazing sea life off the coast of California.
Rating: 5
Worth the money and time
Sun, Jul 17, 11   2:00 PM ktdone Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I was nervous going on the cruise in July when the whales aren't migrating, but we still saw 4 different whales several times and that was plenty to make me happy. We saw dolphins and seals too. Well worth the money, and if you have the time I would recommend going on the longer tour. The two hour tour went by really fast, but was still worth the trip down to Dana Point.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Ocean Adventure
Sat, Jul 16, 11   12:00 PM koffeekathy Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What an amazing two hours. Nothing disappointing about it whatsoever. And Captain Larry is the best-knowledgeable, friendly, charismatic, and nice looking to boot!
Rating: 5
Amazing experience!
Thu, Jul 14, 11   2:00 PM jmbanares Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I took my boyfriend out on this trip for his birthday. I've never been on a small boat before. I didn't know I would get so sea sick. However, even though I was dizzy for most of the trip, I don't blame it on the boat or the workers. Even though my head hurt for most of it, this trip was an awesome experience! Many of the reviews I read about this cruise said that they didn't see any whales. But we saw two huge blue whales! We saw a mom and a baby whale swimming next to each other! We even saw one of the whales FLUKE! We also saw a BUNCH of common dolphins! They played with our boat and swam with us. We even saw a tiny, baby dolphin! Seeing the magnificence of God's aquatic creations made the entire trip worth it, even though I got sick! There were only a handful of people on the boat, so it was very comfortable and friendly! I would recommend this to everyone. I would love to go on a trip like this again, but hopefully, I'll find a way to not get sick. :P