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: 5
We saw lots of Whales!
Mon, Jul 21, 08   1:30 PM vcalhoun Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My daughter and I came from Texas and this was our first trip into the Pacific, let alone to view whales and other sealife. We were not disappointed! Our guide was informative and enthusiastic. The catamaran was very nice with plenty of room for everyone to see the whales. I was definitely glad we took the time for this excursion.
Rating: 5
had a great time
Fri, Jul 25, 08   1:00 PM djwhitmer Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Fabulous weather, knowledgeable crew, sighting of a blue whale, total efforts to take care of all passengers... all in all... a GREAT excursion.
Rating: 5
Everyone should have this experience at least once
Fri, Jul 25, 08   1:00 PM dkdurian Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Cruising up Dana Point and Laguna Beach to track a wonder of nature, a Blue Whale in all its magnificent "gentle" glory, was just spectacular.

A few dolphins raced along side of the catamaran as the captain brought us about as close as you can get to the biggest creature in the history of the world...
Rating: 5
Sun, Jul 27, 08   1:00 PM ronniedes Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Couldn't have been better. Naturalist was very informative and friendly. We saw sea lions, dolphins, and whales.
Rating: 5
Much better than expected!!!
Tue, Jul 29, 08   1:00 PM marjorie57 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was very impressed with the dedication the skipper and his assistant had to the group. The assistant stayed on deck with us, and explained the type of animals we may be seeing. The skipper and the assistant kept in close contact with each other to ensure that sightings would happen.

We saw 4 blue whales and were able to track them. The assistant told us about the blue whale and answered our questions.

Quite frankly I would have been happy just being on the boat, but the crew went the extra mile to ensure that we had the best experience.
Rating: 5
Great trip!
Wed, Jul 30, 08   11:00 AM pfellerssc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great trip. No whales on our tour but we saw many, many dolphin and sea lions. It was a fun trip and one we would definitely do again and maybe next time we would see the whales. They saw them on several tours the day before so we were just not as lucky. It's worth taking the chance and hoping to see them because it was so much fun just seeing the other sea life.
Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 2, 08   1:00 PM EDHIBSMAN Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
I have been on whale watch rides for decades and never saw a whale close up.

the slow moving blue whale was like a submarine nearby....It was one of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen.

Then the two huge pods of dolphins with babies and different jump styles was also exhilirating.....On the way home as an extra treat we saw this huge "sharkhead" like fish that was sunning itself for quite some time before disappearing...I forgot its name--your guide identified it...

We are now trying to pack in a couple more trips before September to see if we can keep our luck running.

It was an incredibly cool trip rivaling the years of Caribean diving that we have done.

thanks so much.....see you very soon.....Ed and Nora
Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 2, 08   1:00 PM susanmcnally Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Boat was clean, comfortable.

Boat staff were very pleasant, friendly and very informed!!! They were great to spend the afternoon with.

We really enjoyed the trip.

My group consisted of my husband and I, our 21 year old son and our 28 year old niece.

This was a fun way to spend an afternoon and next time we are in California I would like to do this again or try the sportsfishing.

The one thing that I do think could have been better would be the staff at the ticket counter. They oould have been friendlier.
Rating: 5
Tue, Aug 5, 08   1:00 PM le92530 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
perfect way to spend an afternoon! Staff was just as excited as everyone else on the boat when we saw a humpback whale. Boat was clean and comfortable. Thank You!
Rating: 4
We got lucky!
Thu, Aug 7, 08   1:00 PM leopardldy Female 50-59 Local Other
I took my daughter-in-law on the trip for her 30th birthday. It was a perfect day weather-and-sea-wise and we saw hundreds of dolphins as well as one blue whale who kept appearing and disappearing throughout the whole trip. It was a fabulous adventure and we're so lucky to live here in South Orange County where we can do this type of thing, yet had never thought of doing it before. We'll definitely be back.