What a wonderful trip! It seems as if we couldn't have gotten any closer to the whales without actually touching them! We saw otter, sea lions, whales, and many birds. Many opportunities for amazing photography of whales (flukes, breaches, and general frolicking). Great guide with a lot of experience understanding and working with whales/sea life. It was approximately 3 hours, which, prior to going, I thought might be too long. In actuality, it was perfect! A lot of fun, and good energy! The shape of the bay, as our guide described, lends itself to really great whale viewing. Overall great experience.