We were staying in one of the Phoenix resorts, the tour company picked us up on time. We had several drivers/guides during the day. All of them are very nice. Special thanks to Richard- wealth of knowledge!
The tour was very informative and not too tiring even though it took over 12 hours. Tip:If you are going to the canyon in the fall or winter, bring warm clothes. It was 80 degrees in Phoenix and 40 in the Canyon +we had a bit of snow in the afternoon.
When you are going on a whale watching cruise you have to understand it's not a circus and the whale will not appear and jump in front of you when you want it to.
you have to be patient and most of the time rewarded for your patience. I went on the cruise end of April- that's the end of the whale season in Hawaii, we still managed to see a couple of whales. The guys on the boat told us about the whales and the history of whaling in Hawaii, there was a bar on the boat to buy drinks. There was a bit of miscommunication regarding the location of the boat. On the confirmation they had something different from actual location and we almost missed our boat. The good thing I called to reconfirm the departure time too since I was booked for 7:30 am and the cruise was cancelled and moved to 9:30 am.I would not recommend this activity for people with young children.If you are going, having binoculars would be a good idea
The food and service was excellent, the show was fine, I am sure they tried their best.
Unfortunately I was too tired and did not stay till the very end. The alcoholic drinks seemed to be strong- some people got sick- probably mixed too much on empty stomach. It is a very big gathering- hundreds of people, so if you are OK to be in a large crowd of people, you'll be fine.
Very interesting and entertaining, our driver/guide Garfield is the best. The tour can be enjoyed by any age group 8+, I would say. Lot's of stuff to see and learn, impossible to do it yourselves without a good guide.
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