Yes it is long and you may need some seasickness tablets, but they even have those on board.
We didn't meet Raja, but his brother was great. The staff are by no means lazy. Ok it is a package and you get what you are given, people were trying to order tea etc, but with 37 people on board you can't start doing that. You are given plenty, to start with tea and ginger biscuits, then shortly after leaving (1 to 1 and a half hours to get to the whales) a lovely platter of fruit and a bottle of water and on the way back, omelette, eggs and bread plus cake and juice. The only time the staff sat still was when they knew the whales were near and they all came upstairs to look out for them.
We were told we needed patience, which I am glad about because I don't have much!
We both get very sea sick so took our tablets beforehand and although there is quite a swell we enjoyed the trip tremendously.
I would have liked closer photos but to be honest I think it is best to stay that bit further away, we went past all the other boats surrounding one whale!we left the other boats behind and didn't get back until well after the others.
We saw water being blown from a whales blow hole at about 1km. We saw 4 whales at a bit of a distance, shut the engines down and just sat and watched. Amazing.
As we left a whale popped up about 50 meters from the boat, it was lovely us all being silent and just hearing the whales.
There were hundreds of dolphins and flying fish and we even saw 2 sea turtles.
These guys are very experienced and know what they are doing they never speed or anything it is a very un rushed trip with no sense of urgency or of a hunt. I suppose there is always more to be learnt, but seeing as Raja is away at the moment researching the whales, then he is willing to learn and improve.
All in all a fantastic trip.
Thank you to Raja and the whales.
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