Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  105 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 21 59 0 = 59 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 33 93 0 = 93 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 37 105 0 = 105 100% 4.9
All 741 1,862 18 = 1,844 99% 4.7
Rating and reviews for:

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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A Fantastic Afternoon but All too short
Sat, Oct 3, 09   1:00 PM HMTaylor Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
As Visitors from Scotland watching a Blue whale was just fantastic. The skipper of the boat had to work his socks off to find the whale but the long wait was well worth it, The commentery from the marine biologist was an added feature of the trip.

This was a real highlight of our vacation.

Comfortable boat and good staff.

Well worth the money!!
Rating: 5
Very much enjoyed the cruise
Thu, Oct 8, 09   1:00 PM koach47 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The cruise was everything we had hoped for, except someone forgot to tell the whales of our rondavue point., HA! Never the less, it was very enjoyable, & relaxing.

We intend to book another cruise on our next trip.
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable tour
Fri, Oct 9, 09   1:00 PM lucyham Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Was an enjoyable tour, had great weather,wasn't crowded, saw a lot of dolphins and sea lions but sadly no whales was still a fun afternoon...we will be back next year but earlier in the year..
Rating: 5
GREAT whale watching experience!
Mon, Oct 19, 09   1:00 PM MelanieBolen Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I can't even say how amazing it was to see those beautiful creatures so close! From what I understand, we had a VERY good day... as we saw about 5 blue whales and a pod of dolphins... truly amazing! The guides/captains were really great and showed us all an unforgetable experience!
Rating: 1
Sat, Oct 24, 09   1:00 PM tsharp3 Male 20-29 Local Other
This is one of the worst experiences that I had. The customer service received at this place was by far one of the most horrid situations. I got passed from person to person and each time had to retell a story and then got accused and blamed myself for a mistake on their end that they refused to acknowledge. The sad part is that I had proof in my hands, had an extensive call record with details, but there was still a lack of wanting to even look at this. Bringing a group of eager students from a university, this was an exciting trip and we had to buy tickets ahead of time. Because of mistakes on the company's end, we are now out several hundred dollars and they still refuse to acknowledge their mistake and work with us. Now I'm in the process of trying to work through legal means to get our money back and try to move on from one of the worst situations of customer service and organization that I have ever seen!!!
Rating: 5
This cruise was the best!!!!
Sat, Oct 24, 09   1:00 PM lauriebaba Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
All three of us in my group had never been in a boat on the ocean before so we were concerned with getting motion sickness. I'm afraid of deep water and things popping up in the water. I'll tell you, we didn't even think about those things. The crew on the ship was pleasant and friendly, the trip itself was one of the most exciting things we'ver ever done as a family. We've talked about doing this for years, and years. It was absolutely wonderful!!! My 12 year old granddaughter was thrilled as was my son and I. We made some wonderful memories on this cruise. We saw several whales (2 different kinds) which was rare the Marine Biologist said. We were hoping to see dolphins but we were happy seeing so many whales. We'll be back on this ship in the future. I would highly recommend this organization and it's services.
Rating: 5
Sun, Oct 25, 09   1:00 PM FVERBARG Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
It was fun...
Rating: 5
What a Gorgeous Day
Sun, Nov 8, 09   1:00 PM sofiewann Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
I would highly recommend Catamaran Adventure Cruises. My boyfriend and I went on the 1pm whale watching tour out of Dana Point on Sunday 11/8. The reason I gave this a five star rating despite not encountering any whales or dolphins was the fact it was a gorgeous day on the water. The crew was friendly, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. They gave us all vouchers for 50% off of our next trip because we didn't have any whale or dolphin encounters.
Rating: 5
Excellent Trip
Wed, Nov 11, 09   1:00 PM sallyeastwoo Female Unspecified Combination Family With Children
The catamaran was clean, spacious, new and fast. The crew were warm and welcoming as well as knowledgeable about the whales, dolphins, birds and other wildlife. As we were heading back to port somewhat disappointed that we hadn't seen anything, the captain suddenly noticed two blue whales and we turned back around to follow them. The crew went out of their way to make sure we saw as much as possible, even though we were slightly over our time on the trip. No one cared. We were just thrilled to have seen the whales!

Thoroughly recommended and I would take this trip again.
Rating: 5
Sun, Mar 7, 10   11:30 AM jaytadler Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We chose the catamaran tour because of the limit of 50 people. We did not want to be shoved like sardines into a tour boat. The catamaran was spacious and provided great viewing access for everyone on board. I have used this tour company before and we have ALWAYS seen whales! (maybe just our luck!) One thing that is not mentioned that I wish we had known about was the FREE BREAKFAST that was provided with the FREE LECTURE at 10am. It was very informative and humorous as well. Its well worth the additional money! The reservations were easy to make online and even if you are in a hotel and cant print the e-ticket out, they make it EASY by providing a number you can write down and take with you! The reservations department was well informed and I would certainly do business here again!