My two kids (11 and 13) and I had an incredible experience on the 12-seater FAST CAT boat. Wow. I wasn't expecting much because I've whale-watched before with little success, and I even commented that even without seeing anything, it was fun just to be on a zippy boat. Moments later, we encountered a huge pod of dolphins that hung out with us, and we could take turns to lay on our bellies and put our hands in the water. It was a great perspective and fun experience! Our skipper seemed quite intent on finding the whales though...and we did: 2 humpbacks and 1 blue whale. It was an AMAZING experience, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone. Very cool. Another reviewer said it felt like the skipper went the extra mile ... it felt that way to me, too. I hope to be back next time I visit Los Angeles.