I've read all of the reviews, and actually there is probably a grain of truth in the bad ones. I found it interesting that the were ZERO four star reviews. Well, I'm giving him four stars. To me, a five star rating suggests that there is almost no room for improvement and that the experience was almost perfect. Hard to imagine that here. However, it was a good tour, especially for the money, and we're glad we went. DLH gave us a good two hour tour which was very entertaining and informative. Yes, he did pontificate on the government and private industry screwing up the environment, apparently with a profit motive in mind. It was actually pretty interesting and we just listened to what he had to say and didn't particularly engage him on this.
There has been much talk about the boat. The boat was solid and the engine was OK, at least the day we went out. The boards holding the seats sagged a little bit, but the seats themselves were fine. They are of a pretty stock variety virtually identical to the one I have on my boat, only these swivel.
DLH brought his five dogs with him on this trip. They were well behaved and we rather enjoyed them. I could easily see where someone might see this as a negative.
He can be a little curt/abrasive. I guess this is just who he is and I didn't let it bother me. He seemed very knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour and we felt we got our money's worth. Speaking of money, his published price for a two hour tour is $20, $10 for seniors. This would have meant our cost would be $30 for two hours work. I would have been embarrassed to pay that. We gave him $50 and he seemed satisfied.
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