I'm an aussie born, living on the northern beaches of Sydney, the surf lifestyle is what i live for. I went on this Oz Whale Watching as an anniversary present for the parent-in-laws - 6 of us went.
here is how our trip went:
1. we were provided a great lunch as soon as we hopped on the boat- pasta, chicken, salad, sausages, potatoes
2. 5mins later, not having digested, we were brought out into the ROUGH seas
3. needless to say 70% of the tourists onboard started throwing up lunch - no one could sit on the top outside deck because the sea currents (and captians driving) were so appaling.
4. there was no going back, we all had to endure the 3.5hrs of the tour
5. the elderly were lying all over the floor, kids were crying, kids were throwing up, the bins were filling up of vomit bags, its smelt of vomit, you heard everyone throwing up.
6. we saw one (1) little spurt from a whale that was 200m in the distance for 2mins before it went away. THATS IT. of course thier standard answer to no whales is : "you cant predict the whales in the wild" ..."sorry i couldnt make the wild whales perform today"
7. the boat was not at risk of going under, however it was not big or sturdy enough to combad the open ocean currents.
WHEN YOU HAVE OVER HALF THE BOAT THOWING THEIR GUTS UP I THINK IT IS AN IDEA TO AKNOWLEDGE THIS AND TURN THE BOAT AROUND!
as the boat came back onto the harbour...all i saw was everyone pushing to get off the boat, with their heads down, looking for a place to sit down and rest!
worst experience i have ever had - not to mention rough seas, the sickness on baord was never acknowledged by the captian nor crew. You could tell they thought it was "normal"
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