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
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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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
OK, but you had to be in the front of the boat
Sun, Aug 1, 10   2:00 PM rerowe57 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Crew went to a lot of trouble to find us a whale; however, the front of the boat was not big enough for everyone to have a spot at the rail. For those of us on the side or back of the boat there wasn't a whole lot to see since every time a whale was signted, they always turned the boat so that only those in front could really see it. It would have been nice if they occasionally positioned the boat so that others could see the whales better, rather than just those lucky enough to find a place at the front.
Rating: 5
Good captains
Sun, Aug 1, 10   2:00 PM Disturbedgam Male Under 20 Local Family With Children
Good captains on the boat put us right on the whales only problem on Rhenish was that the front was overfilled
Rating: 5
Sun, Aug 1, 10   2:00 PM lbradford008 Female Unspecified Local Family Without Children
The scenario: we were on the afternoon cruise. During the morning cruise, several whales had been spotted and stressed out by the hordes of boats that descended upon them. The captain made a conscious choice to cruise in the opposite direction to avoid further stress to those magnificent creatures. He was fairly certain he'd find other whales; but, then again ... maybe not. He explained it all at the start of the cruise. I totally applauded his decision. And yes!! we did find whales. We and only two other boats. Made for a marvelous trip. Will definitely choose Catamaran Adventures again.
Rating: 5
Fun for kids, no seasickness
Wed, Aug 4, 10   12:00 PM dlavoire Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Easy, short trip for my girls (2 and 4 years old), pretty safe for a boat and short enough that I didn't feel sick until the very end. We saw dolphins, a blue whale and a sun fish. It was pretty expensive for a two hour trip, but I heard Tuesday is half price day. Guide was funny, very knowledgeable and approachable with questions. You get the feeling these people like what they do.
Rating: 5
Wonderful trip
Thu, Aug 5, 10   2:00 PM gogajit Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew made it exciting and interesting from the time of boarding. We followed a tandem pair of whales throughout the trip and played with dolphins. The crew really made sure we had a great experience. The whole family loved it!!
Rating: 5
The Best Whale Cruise in our Lifetime
Sat, Aug 7, 10   12:00 PM evslone Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
At least 8 times previously we have gone on whale watching cruises for Gray Whales. But the Blue Whales were so much more exciting, so much bigger, so much more active in hunting.

A lot of what makes a whale cruise successful is luck. We were lucky, but also our captain scouted out the whales beforehand and the result was a whale experience we will always remember. Awesome wildlife, mere miles off Dana Point.
Rating: 5
A lot of fun
Sun, Aug 8, 10   12:00 PM donlee Male 30-39 Local Individual
I didn't know what to expect but I was very surprised by the trip. Even though there is no guarantee that you'll find a blue whale, the boat captains did a wonderful job scouring every part of the sea to find one.

We ended up finding a lot of common dolphins, a sunfish and a blue whale. It was an informative, fun cruise that I would highly recommend. You come away with a greater sense of sea life and how close they are to Orange County. I'm glad I went on the trip because I came away with some awesome photos and video footage that I will always treasure.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Thu, Aug 12, 10   1:00 PM sonjahric Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a lovely time. Great weather, great boat. Didn't see whales, unfortunately, but saw hundreds, if not thousands, of dolphins (both bottlenose and common) up close. It was AMAZING and well worth the trip, even without the whales.
Rating: 5
LOVED IT! We saw a Blue Whale!
Sat, Aug 14, 10   10:00 AM AgentWiley Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This trip is the best! In a 2 hour tour, we not only saw a superpod of dolphins with their babies, but we also saw a Blue Whale! The crew was eager to cover a lot of ground so the group could get the most out of the day. The catamaran is very comfortable, and allows for a smooth FAST cruise to all of our destinations. They were very lively and interactive. Great trip! We felt bad at the end of the trip though as they passed around a tip jar and we did not have any cash on us. The crew was worth it. Enjoy!
Rating: 5
Great trip Excellent service
Sat, Aug 14, 10   12:00 PM jbaksha Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Crew was great!