Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  105 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 19 53 0 = 53 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 31 87 0 = 87 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 37 105 0 = 105 100% 4.9
All 741 1,862 18 = 1,844 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
No whales, but...
Sun, Apr 12, 09   1:00 PM muddyh20 Female 60-69 Combination Couple on a Date
the pod of dolphins we encountered was a lot of fun. I would suggest that the crew prohibit cigar smoking on the cruise. A few people got a little 'green' - not from the cruise, but from the inconsiderate passenger smoking a nasty cigar.
Rating: 5
Great whale tour
Sat, Sep 21, 13   2:00 PM msusicky Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw 6 whales, it was amazing.
Rating: 4
An excellent high seas adventure...
Mon, Sep 7, 09   1:00 PM msummers Male 40-49 Combination Couple on a Date
This is a really great trip. I would have given 5 stars but it was lacking in the Marine Expert department but otherwise a great trip.

As advertised we were supposed to get a 20 minute presentation and video on Blue Whale research as well as have a marine biologist on board to educate on Blue Whales and marine life as well as interact with our guests. They had some information boards present and a friendly bartender / crew but no presentation and no interaction. At least not for us and we didn't seek it out.

The highlights...other than the beautiful weather we had. This is NOT a fishing charter boat used for whale watching durring its off time, it was a VERY VERY clean boat, comfortable galley, nice wide open bow, smooth ride, and very stable when stopped to watch the whales. The boat was not crowded. We had a small group of no more than 20 people on board so everyone had a good view. Once we spotted a whale we got a bit of interesting information about the whales and then the chase began. The whale would surface off in the distance and we woulld give chase. We did this about 4 or 5 times before our time was up and we had to return to port.

All in all, we had a great time and would definatly do it again. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
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!
Rating: 5
Excellent family activity
Sun, Jun 24, 12   2:00 PM msimental1 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Kids will love seeing the dolphins.
Rating: 5
Amazing Encounters
Sat, Mar 19, 11   2:30 PM msharon Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enjoyable,felt comfortable,crew very knowledgable and informative
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience
Fri, Jul 19, 13   12:00 PM msadam Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was on of the highlights of our trip. We saw so many whales and got as close as you would ever want to be.

The Captain was a wealth of knowledge and his insight and commentary made it an experience rather than an event. Don't miss it, but take sea sick pills if you get sick as there were at least 12 people who got sea sick and missed everything :(
Rating: 5
Absolutely amazing!
Sat, Feb 28, 09   1:00 PM mrsk10 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I drove from Fort Irwin (near Barstow) to Dana Point for this tour, and it was so much more amazing than we thought it was going to be (and we were expecting a lot!) The tour guides knew so much and made us all feel really comfortable. We saw lots of dolphins, seals, and had about 4 whale sightings (even though I missed it every time!) Some ppl on the back of the boat saw a gray whale actually come up and out of the water, and we saw a really weird sun fish that was totally unexpected. The coolest thing was they weren't worried about time limits. We came back half and hour late because we were spotting so many "possible" whale sightings that they were hanging around the area long enough for us all to get a good look. The boat was nice and wasn't too crowded. I would definately go back on this tour over and over!
Rating: 5
Sun, Aug 7, 11   12:00 PM mrsjackson13 Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
Rating: 4
nice time
Sat, Aug 17, 13   12:00 PM mrpatton Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
we enjoyed the whale watching trip, nice boat, good time