Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  87 rating points
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Last 3 months 12 34 0 = 34 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 14 40 0 = 40 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 31 87 0 = 87 100% 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: 5
One of our best family days ever! Forever memory!
Sun, Oct 9, 11   2:00 PM Santrach Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
An amazing family adventure we will always remember! I wish I could upload a couple photos, we saw so much sea life and I learned a lot of new facts about whales and dolphins. There was so much whale and dolphin activity on our trip, we felt so lucky!! We will sail again with you. My 5th & 4th graders think October is the best month because we were so lucky with what we saw, looks like we have a new October tradition in our family!!
Rating: 5
Awesome adventure!
Fri, Sep 30, 11   2:00 PM JameyLee Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The afternoon was wonderful aborad the Ocean Adventure. Because it was apretty windy day, no whales were in sight but we did see hundreds ot dolphins and that was a lot of fun especially swiming along side of us. I would recommend this excursion to everyone. The crew was great too. Thanks for the great time!
Rating: 4
Fun experience
Sat, Sep 24, 11   12:00 PM kcampmail Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw two different types of dolphins and a blue whale. The captain was very knowledgeable and gave us great information about each type of animal that we encountered (habits, natural predators, size, diet, travel range, etc). The boat is very clean and the crew was friendly. Parking appeared to be plentiful and was free.

We had a fun trip!
Rating: 5
Had a good time
Wed, Sep 21, 11   2:00 PM pat169401 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife didn't think we'd be lucky and see any whales. She was very impressed when we tracked next to two pair of blue whales. The crew was very informative and professional. We saw several groups of dolphins and some squid also. We would do the trip again and highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
very good trip, worth the money.
Sat, Sep 17, 11   12:00 PM RonaldWolf Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
very interesting alot of marine life to see.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the water!
Thu, Sep 15, 11   2:00 PM nettebini Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
As a certified "whale geek," I've been on a lot of whale watching cruises with a variety of companies. My afternoon on the water with Dana Wharf Whale Watching definitely ranks near the top of all my experiences. The crew was helpful, informative and courteous. We learned about the area, the animals and more. The boat was fantastic. Clean, stable, well appointed. There was plenty of room for everyone to have a great view. Oh, and the view? We were treated to great looks at blue whales, common dolphins and California sea lions. Not to mention the beauty of the California coastline.

We had a fantastic time. We'd recommend Dana Wharf Whale Watching to anyone looking for a good, safe wildlife viewing adventure. We'll definitely be back next time we're in Southern California!
Rating: 5
Wow
Wed, Sep 14, 11   12:00 PM John_Susan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We are from Indiana on a business / vacation and saw the add in the hotel fliers. The catamaran was very clean and manned by a very friendly and knowledgeable crew. The most rememberable part of the adventure was the sight of the Blue Whale. If we are ever able to get back to California we will diffenatly make anouther booking. Thank you very much in helping book the adventure.
Rating: 5
Worth Every Penny
Sun, Sep 4, 11   4:00 PM drelyn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, seven year old son, and I all enjoyed the catamaran tour. It was fantastic. They don't over-sell so there was plenty of room to move around the boat and get good views of the ocean and the animals. We saw dolphins and whales on our trip. The crew was friendly and really knew where to look and how to approach the animals once they found them. It was an amazing experience I absolutely recommend it to everyone of all ages... except for people who get sea-sick. Not that the boat was too bumpy, it was a fairly smooth ride, but one person on our boat found out that even a smooth lull was too much and she had a miserable time, so please avoid it if you get sea-sick. If not for yourself then for your fellow passengers.
Rating: 4
Entertaining two hours
Sun, Sep 4, 11   12:00 PM oconnortrip Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the Noon Whale Watching tour on the catamaran. The boat was clean and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The captain worked diligently to find whales. We had several great whale sightings that were quite impressive. We also really enjoyed the dolphin pod that we encountered. It was helpful that we did not have a full cruise. It would have been pretty crowded with a full boat. The view from the front of the boat was great and we all enjoyed ourselves. Our trip was pretty choppy, so if you have any problems with motion sickness, you need to prepare for that.

The parking lot has a four hour maximum and they do have attendants patrolling the lot, so plan your trip so you fit into that time frame. The company doesn't provide permits for the two hour tours. We almost ran out of time because we had brunch before the tour.
Rating: 4
Great Adventure!
Sat, Aug 27, 11   12:00 PM msluciak Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the boat ride and getting to see all the Wild Life. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommended this activity!