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This was a great cruise. The crew were very friendly and helpful. We saw a lot of whales and the sailing was wonderful. The ship was kept up very well. It was the best day of our trip. It is worth the price.
Lovely. Great experience, very fun guide, so much better than the noisy motor boats.
Wonderful tour. It was run for so long, were found to whales and dolphins (approx. 6h)
We spent a wonderful day on the water on this beautiful sailboat. Luck was with us that day as we saw 2 humpback whales cavorting along with their dolphin traveling companions. It was quite a show! Then we also managed to see a fin whale! The boat was comfortable and the narrator/guide was a delight--knowledge and humor. Thanks Viator!
This was a fabulous sailing adventure - only saw one blue whale, but it swam next to our boat for more than 20 minutes, feeding, spouting, rolling over, etc. More than exciting! Crew was very knowledgeable as well as courteous and helpful. Great for kids as well as adults.
We unfortunately saw no whales on our trip but it was a very enjoyable cruise none the less. We saw dolphins which were incredible and we get to come back for another tour whenever suits. I'd definitely recommend this. Whale sighting or not :)
We had a wonderful time on the boat. The crew and Al, the "host" were all fantastic! Our original trip date was cancelled and though we had to run for it we were able to make a different cruise and it was wonderful. I would absolutely recommend this trip for someone looking for a little something different. Even had we not seen any whales (which we did) it would have been a wonderful day at sea.
This was an experience my wife and I will never forget. The Ship was amazing, as was the captain and crew. They worked their tails off to get us to the whales. They ran so quietly under sail that a whale swam right under us and surfaced 20 tds ( or less) from us. We are planning another trip to San Diego and have already decided to set sail on the "America" again. Even if we don't see another whale on that trip it will still be well worth it.
It was a wonderful experience to be on an authentic schooner. Without a doubt I would do it again and take our guests out on the trip.
We had a wonderful time, we had a great captain who tried to show us the most whales available.
The only reason this isn't 5 stars is because we didn't see any whales!!! The "pirate" guide was funny and entertaining, especially for the kids. It was so nice to lounge on the deck of a schooner and just enjoy the gorgeous day. My favorite part was when they turned off the engines, and we just sailed on the wind-so quiet and peaceful. We really felt that the captain and crew tried hard to locate sealife, and we're guaranteed a free return visit since we didn't see what we set out to see. To me, that's great customer service!