Overall, this was a fun tour to do. The guide tried to make the trip exciting. I would recommend waiting until prime whale watching season. We went a little early in the season, and we still saw a few whales, but the time was mostly spent looking on the water waiting for something to happen.
It was definitely worth it for us not to drive. The road to get there is very dark and curvy. We got to sit back and relax until we reached the top. The sunrise is absolutely beautiful! Make sure to bring warm clothes to wear once you get there because it gets pretty chilly at the top (and we're from Minnesota).