We had a fantastic time with Captain Tom. I'd never seen a whale in the wild before until we went out on the Spinner and saw one, then two, and a third humpback breach! We saw many more humpbacks that morning, and loads of spinner dolphins. The spinner dolphins actually approached the boat and jumped and spun in the air all over the place - the babies, too! A friend of ours who was there with us that day got some really nice photos with a good zoom lens with an image stabilizer. For the dolphins, the zoom would have hardly been necessary. Captain Tom was very knowledgable about the whales and dolphins. It was great to have the boat to ourselves - we were able to move to whatever part of the boat offered the best view without worry of blocking anyone's view or vice versa. Tom was also very helpful and flexible in scheduling our trip - we didn't plan it as far ahead as some people might but he was still able to accommodate us.