ABSOLUTELY loved this company! I took the adventure with some experience behind me. Met the guide on the Green Pier and he walked us through town and stopped along the way to give us some history on Catalina. Met at their place (short easy walk) and got some quick instruction, signed our lives away, put on our life jackets and were in the water within 15 minutes. We happened to get Teri as our guide (LOVE her!!!) and we all noticed quite a few dolphins in the water that morning. She had us get in the kayaks quickly and head on out away from shore to see if we could get close...and we did! We did not disturb the dolphins (there must have been hundreds!) but came within 15 - 20 feet of them. I was hoping they'd be more curious and come visit but they didn't. The water was clear and smooth except for the occasional boat wake. The kayaks they give you are ocean kayaks; pretty hard to tip over. Had a lovely break on Frog Rock with some wonderful homemade (by a local bakery) chocolate chip/oatmeal cookies. Got to know a few of our fellow kayakers better and really enjoyed the trip.
Tip for So Cal locals: If you don't already know, Catalina Express gives you a free ride on your birthday! Worth the trip!!