This is a small boat, holds about 25 passengers, so you can move all around the boat as the whales swim on all sides of you. When we found a pod of whales, the captain would turn off the motor. There we were in the beautiful bay, with the mountains around us, listening to the whales blow and whistle like trains, and slap their pectorals or breach. Our captain had a sharp eye and spotted birds and wildlife on the beach. He was as enthusiastic as if it was his first trip.
It was glorious.