‘Wow, I can’t stop thinking about what a wonderful time my husband and I had today out on the water with Blue Ocean Whale Watch!!! (2/21/2011) We were lucky enough to follow a mom and calf pair (early for this time of year). Kept them in sight for the better part of an hour or so.
Even though it was a chilly February day, we were able to stay cozy and warm inside Blue Ocean’s spacious main cabin. And with those large, clear windows you could see all the action. There were lots of wonderful jellies in the water – two different types. We saw sea lions, lots of otters, and several types of sea birds.
This boat handles like a dream – steady, sure, and very, very quiet. What they say on their website about the quiet engines is true! This is the first time I have ever been whale watching that I didn’t have to yell to be heard over the sound of the engines.
There is plenty of room to move about on this boat, including lots of room on the bow and at the side rails. You don’t have to climb over anyone to see the action, and you could go a long time without running into the same person twice. There is a wonderful section for kids a half-deck below the main cabin – lots of games, and ocean related activity sheets for them. The snack bar is stocked with soups, candy, chips, along with a nice assortment of nuts and they simply ask you to pay what you think you should – “The Karma System” was what the sign said. The “head” is actually a real bathroom – comfortable and private.
Captain Jim and Kate, the naturalist, are the owners of this boat/business. They could not have been nicer or more genuine if they tried. It was an absolutely wonderful experience and I highly recommend this whale watch company.’