This was a great adventure for the whole family (teen and her friends included!). The tour guide was fantastic and told stories that I have never heard before and sparked everyone's interest. It was not so scary that young kids could not attend,but did have scattered moments where you can clearly scare yourself and laugh at each other. The entire tour made you stop and respect those who served and we all came home and looked up additional info the guide shared with us. WIth the small group sizes it really has a personal feel to it. I would definitely do it again. It's cold on board in December so dress accordingly in winter!