We went out knowing that we wouldn't see the whales as the sea was too choppy, but we still had a wonderful time. The couple running this boat are very friendly and we were so pleased that we picked them over some of the larger boats where the decks were too full. There were 5 of us on this trip, so it's like chartering your own boat but considerably cheaper. We had a trip along the base of the cliffs and a quick ride out to see if there were any dolphins but sadly we didn't see any this trip. Not to worry as we hope to go again next year.
I urge anyone to try Ocean Explorer if they want a small, friendly experience. You will not regret it.