Cut to the chase, when your considering other operators, here’s why we are so glad we booked with Scott: 1) A boat that is easy to get in and out of. There was a nice, level area where we could sit and be comfortable until we slipped into the water and an easy, sturdy ladder to get back in. 2) We had long days to maximize our vacation time, on the boat by 7:30 am and sometimes not back until 4:30 if we were seeing lots of whales, swimming and snorkeling. 3) Lots of knowledge, education and excitement of getting safely close to observe and actually “swim” alongside the whales. 4) Having only 4 vacationers on the boat was fun, a personal experience of making friends for a lifetime plus maximum time in the water 5) Scott even had us bring a memory stick so that we came home with underwater photos of us swimming with the whales.