My family and I with two young teens had a fabulous morning with Claude and the seals. After our onshore safety briefing, we climbed into the boat and set off to the peninsula to find the seals. Everything about the boat ride was exhilarating and fun. Once at the seals, we hopped in and had the best 20 mins of fun with the little guys. They are very inquisitive and love to get close to you, nipping your fins and swimming through your legs. It's lovely to dive down slightly as they follow you. Claude had our safety in mind the whole time and spread himself between the 2 families onniur boat well. My kids loved it, and as relatively confident swimmers, they needed no aides. However, they were available if needed. I had two reservations beforehand. 1) Sharks - needn't have worried. The whole whoke bay are totally on that, and they have lots of things in place to warn water-users if they are spotted. 2) Being bitten by a seal - Claude says they are like puppies, if you offer them a digit, they'll probably have a playful nip, but he showed us how to protect our fingers when swimming and despite my children's flailing arms, they didn't even get close to nipping us. I guess they learn that plastic fins are good to go; human flesh, not so much. These concerns put to sleep we had a blast. The time went super quick, and we hopped back on the boat for the famous beach landing. It's really fast and fun. You really do have to hold on. We'd all do it again in a heartbeat. Including my husband who watched from the boat, as he is, in his own words, "a coward." He said it looked fun and would rather have been in the water than the boat. I'm not sure I'd take younger kids, esp if they aren't confident swimmers. It is open sea after all, but it's an absolute must for any family holiday. Book it, whatever the season. Oh and as a bonus you get to download any pictures and videos your guide takes on his Go-Pro, for free! You won't regret it!