This potentially fabulous whale watching trip is spoilt by:
Crew not rotating passengers.
Only half the passengers can be on the top deck at a time and despite three separate whale sightings passengers were not rotated until the boat left to watch shark cage divers and even then some guests were allowed by the crew to continue on the top deck despite others not having had the opportunity.
Incorrect marketing or the crew going "off plan".
Whilst of course weather limitations and natural sightings are subject to nature, almost half of the excursion which is advertised as whale watching was spent stationary next to three shark cage boats watching humans getting in and out of cages and one very brief shark sighting in this setting.
I am not a regular user of trip advisor but wish I had been as I would have seen Sue B's entry of 2 Jan 2013 and avoided the trip. With regards to the reply to this we were indeed asked to sign an indemnity form prior to the trip. In addition the reply states the company is a whale and ecotrip company but the crew are certainly enthusiastic and focused on spending a significant proportion of the trip watching shark cages.
If you want to watch cage diving and whales this might be a good "2 in 1" trip but if you are after just wildlife the avoid.