Listen I'm not the fond on public pools and real that's what this comes down to the difference being it's cramp and over crowded and I've seen puddles bigger than most of the pools. With that said the 1.5 hour boat ride there was stellar saw sea lions, lots of gray whales, otters and so on. The walk to the hot springs is through the Forrest on a board walk and there are a lot of stairs I was told return trip over 1600 I would believe it. So if your going for the trip and the scenery you won't be disappointed if its the springs I would say yes you will. Book through Jamie's Whaling excellent company.
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