We had 144 people from our destination wedding who went whale-watching together IN 10 DIFFERENT BOATS( we did not want ONE BIG BOAT)!!!! Philipp (the owner) did the MOST AMAZING JOB of getting this to HAPPEN!!! The planning and pulling off the logistics of such an event was an accomplishment that everyone attending truly appreciated. He organized everyone into groups of 14 – 16, had a printed table with our names and boat names laid out, got us on boats, got us off boats, loaded us in the roundtrip bus transportation, and it was a totally phenomenal seamless process.
Every boat had a captain and a marine biologist or naturalist on board. We got great history and progress of whale conservation, migration and tracking. The teams have a lot of knowledge, passion, and love of the whales and the importance of our role in preserving the oceans on which they and we depend.
Our own boat saw over 25 whales breaching, other boats saw babies jumping out. We were able to get up close and personal with sea lions, pods of dolphins swimming with our boat, and humpbacks. Our naturalist Pepe was very knowledgeable while still taking photos the entire time. The captain motored us around arches and sea lions, and we were near whales but not in their habitat; the crew were environmentally aware of the boat's influence on the whale's behavior. The intimate group setting made the sightseeing more enjoyable and gave us the opportunity to see the whales closer but at a safe distance for them than you would on a bigger boat.
The knowledge that was explained to us throughout the time was interesting and educated us on how whales interact and live. The added bonus of getting all the photos taken of the whales during the trip was awesome. The naturalist’s knowledge and our small passenger numbers made this an A+++ trip of a lifetime.