My family spent a week in Southern California and this was the favorite part of our trip. I would give this 6 stars if I could! We took a Thursday morning cruise and saw tons of dolphins. The underwater viewing pods are really neat. You can see and hear the dolphins swimming underwater along the bow of the boat. We also saw a giant humpback whale swimming up north. The trip is also very educational because Captain Dave has a naturalist on board to give you information on the animals you see. I definitely recommend the morning trip because there are fewer boats on the water then.