The crew was top notch and very passionate about there job. knowledgeable ,seem very concerned about the guests experience. Did not get within 100 yards of the whales ,but that is the rules. I guess we ,me are so use to SeaWorld I wanted the whales to come right up beside the boat so I could pet them and then take of and do a double flip. What was interesting is that we sailed to right in front of our hotel about half mile out.4 Four Seasons ,were my wife enjoying a Cabana and almost same view with the exception of a few breach's a couple yards out, so well worth the price and the information. But its a roll of the dice of how close you will get to whales. If want to get real close, rent a paddle board and or kayak . But could have risks and a lot of paddling . I thought the nicest thing about the trip was when crew lowered microphone into water and told about the whale songs.