At the last minute our out of town visitors decided to go whale watching. After being disappointed with Newport Beach in the past, we decided to try Capt. Dave's. Space was available on the smaller boat, which get you closer to the water and the sea life. Shortly after leaving the harbor we spotted a large pod of dolphins! After spending enough time with them Capt. Peter asked if we should go find the Blue Whale. Off we went, slowly. We had engine trouble. If the first mate couldn't fix it we would have had to go back. After 15 minutes or so, skill was on our side. Capt. Peter said he would make our 2-1/2 trip into a 3 hour trip to make up the delay. We had a blue whale blow 75 feet or so from the boat! You could hear him! Amazing!! We tried to follow but either the whale was too fast or the boat was too slow and we watched the blue get further and further away. Our 11:30 trip was back at the dock at 2:10. Capt. Peter did not honor his word. We had a wonderful time on the water but were surprised at being shorted on the time. The treat given to us at the dock at the end of the cruise was a nice touch.
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