Our family of 5, w/children aged 5, 9, & 12, set sail for whales in mid-June w/Sanctuary Cruises. It was a fantastic experience. We chose them for the smaller tour sizes, personal service and sea knowledge. Marine biologist Doris and Captain Mike sure delivered! From pre-trip planning to avoiding seasickness, their website holds a plethera of information. On board, Doris and Mike do a great job teaching about the fascinating creatures of the ocean. We spied sea otters, pelicans, egg yolk jellies, crill and quite a few humpbacks! Once we reached the whales, we so appreciated all the time spent watching them. We saw splashing, breaching, and lunge feeding. After we left the humpbacks, we spied a pod of orcas. Awesome to see them in the wild. Curious by nature, one even swam directly underneath our boat. Amazing memories! Our children especially enjoyed Doris' hands on show & tell items. We had a whale of a time w/Sanctuary Cruises!