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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Will do this again! Blue Whales, here we come.
Sat, Mar 7, 09   10:00 AM elindsay Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Absolutely enjoyable day. Of course the boat isn't as smooth as, say, the quick boat that goes over to Catalina, but still pretty great. We took the four-hour trip. There was definitely an hour in there that many of us felt seasick. But I think we've all agreed that this was well worth it. Had two 8-year-olds with us that were absolutely besides themselves with joy. Saw glimpses of gray whales, a rare molo molo (sunfish), and lots of dolphins playing in the boat's waves. The marine biologist on our trip was absolutely excellent. She is so enthusiastic about what she was doing that it was contagious. At the beginning of the trip when the kids were a bit bored she got out special supplies for them to keep them interested and learning. I highly recommend this trip.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Day!
Sat, Mar 7, 09   10:00 AM kellocklar Female 50-59 Local Individual
This is the third whale watching trip I've taken and the best I've been on. The longer trip (4 hours) meant we could go further out (and South) than we could have on a shorter trip. The group was a lot smaller than on the whale-watching boats and the structure of the catamaran means there are many great spots to watch from. The crew was friendly and the naturalist was knowledgable and enthusiastic. I enjoyed it so much that I'll be going back this summer for a blue whale experience!
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a day
Sat, Mar 7, 09   10:00 AM girl4god1984 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw many dolphins, some whales and sea lions as well as many varieties of sea birds. The lunch was great and very relaxed.
Rating: 5
Wow! What a Show!
Sat, Mar 7, 09   10:00 AM geraldkatz Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I received this trip as a birthday gift. I had been whale watching in different places 3 times before, and had never seen a whale, so I was hoping to see one this time. The captain, crew and naturalist were fabulous, very interested in our comfort and questions. They had charts and books onboard to further educate us. We had plenty of room to sit and see.

All at once, there was a Gray Whale, a juvenile male, going the wrong direction! He was friendly to us and let us get closer, showed us his fluke and flipper and he lounged in the sea. He stayed near the boat for quite awhile. "Happy Birthday!" the naturalist said to me. On the way back dolphins played in the wake of the boat, we saw a Sun fish, and two other whales. Also sea lions, pelicans and all kinds of other birds. One lady took beautiful pictures and emailed them to us. This is a birthday I'll never forget!
Rating: 5
It's Great Over and Over Again!
Sun, Mar 8, 09   10:00 AM grecon444 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw a Mega Pod of dolphins and two juevenile grey whales!! We go on a whale watch trip every year. This is the second time on the catamaran, both times we saw whales and dolphins. I will never go back to the "big boat" again. This is well worth it, and to have a naturalist on board who answers questions is so awesome. It's such a more intimate setting and much less of a crowd, so if there is a sighting, EVERYONE can see, there is no fighting to get to the side. The naturalist is there for your convenience, you are not committed to listen in or take part at all, She is just there if you want to ask questions. It really is awesome. Not to mention the crew was so wonderful to us. We had a personal dillema and they were spectacular about it. I just again cannot say enough about this wonderful experience. We will go back every time to this catamaran trip.
Rating: 5
Look no further..!
Sat, Mar 14, 09   10:00 AM beefer4519 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
A little more money (for the Catamaran) but smaller group and clean new boat.

Incredible - 3 whales right out of the harbor..!!

Bree was the Marine Specialist giving play-by-play on what we were seeing and was great.

Seriously, don't burn too much time checking other whale watching tours - just go with these guys on the 4hr trip.
Rating: 5
Great Day!
Sat, Mar 14, 09   10:00 AM SteveWhite Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We had not left the harbor by more then 200 yards when we came upon three gray whales courting and then mating. Truely a once in a life time experience! if that was not enough we then found a large pod of dolphins that entertained us for a good thirty minutes.

We could not have asked for a better trip!
Rating: 5
a wonderful time
Sat, Mar 14, 09   2:00 PM laurie9658 Female 50-59 Local Individual
i will be back again. i would love to go out for 4 hours. i took the 2hr as an intro cruise and i will be back. the catamaran is very smooth and quiet, not crowded which is a plus for a photographer. i loved the wine and beer availabel. Lucky was great!!
Rating: 5
AN Unforgettable Experience
Sat, Mar 14, 09   2:00 PM RBMachine Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Seeing the whales was indescribably stirring. The catamaran crew were great; marine biologist on board very informative and made the experience much more meaningful. Logistics couldn't have been easier or smoother. We had a fantastic time and are looking forward to going again.
Rating: 4
Watched a pod of 3
Sat, Mar 14, 09   2:00 PM srahearn Female 50-59 Local Other
The day was cloudy and cold until we got out on the water, then the sun broke through and it was beautiful. We watched a pod of 3 whales for about 30 minutes or more, then caught some sea lions napping on a buoy. My granddaugher -age 14- absorbed a lot of information from the naturalist and really enjoyed our outing. We will definitely do this again.