We decided not to take a whale watching excursion. There were many options available. Almost too many to choose from. That means the whale watching that we did was from the cruise line.
One thing you need to know when choosing a whale watching tour is that they might guarantee that you will see a whale. If one person sees a spout of water, the back of the whale break the surface or the fluke break the surface then they have been successful. There is a slightly higher chance of seeing something impressive on a tour. But then again, if you hit it on the wrong day or time you barely see anything.
We saw 4-5 whales. I can't tell you what kind of whales they were because all that we saw were the water spout and part of the back and/or a fluke. It was difficult to tell how far away they were but we guessed half a mile to a mile away.
Whale #2 further away
Then on one buss tour we drove by a bay and someone in the back of the bus yelled, "a whale!" You know that everyone stood out and tried to look out the window. The bus driver calmly said, "Those are refered to as rock whales. Sorry, people but it is not a real whale."
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)