This is an ideal way to experience the ocean for the very first time. It is primarily an educational outing, You learn about sea life of all sorts. You see for yourself what the ocean looks & feels like when you are out in it. The crew was very helpful when several people experienced motion sickness. We looked for whales but had no luck on our outing. We did see a porpoise and several different seabirds. My husband, who has sailing & scuba diving experience enjoyed the trip as well. He booked this tour as part of our anniversary vacation in Newport. We had a great time. We recommend this tour as a "must do" for Oregon Coast visitors of all ages. There were snacks & drinks available. The only negative I can think of was that the bathroom was not very accessible, and I recommend supervision for children who need to use it.