Linda Reedy Nguyen’s Event Journal

Whale fluke 920
Saturday February 5, 2011 / 10:00am
Whale Watching Trips
2 tickets
Three-Hour Tour

How was your experience?

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Overall we were satisfied with the excursion. We picked a beautiful, sunny day. We got there a bit early and got great seats on the boat, in the back. We brought enough layers to stay warm. We really enjoyed the schools of dolphins and we did actually get to see a whale. Everything was great, except.....the constant cigarette smoking from the captain. The smoke blew right into our faces no matter where we moved during the ENTIRE trip! A few of the passengers commented on the disgusting smell and said it was hard to enjoy the trip due to being suffocated by the smoke. I went into the galley to ask one of the staffers to ask whomever was smoking to please refrain while on the trip since it's making people sick, including myself and a pregnant lady who was also on the ship. The lady working in the galley was very rude and told me, and another passenger who was complaining of the smoke as well, that we would have to deal with it since it's the captain who is smoking. I immediately told her I was VERY disappointed and thought she could at least be somewhat accommodating, we did pay for this excursion! Due to the cigarette smoking and the rudeness of the female staffer, I have decided I would not purchase tickets on this particular excursion again or recommend it to anyone I know.