I took my 4 year old and my sister on a private charter last month on the Fast Cat. It was worth every penny. Captain Dave was very accomodating and tailored the trip to our interests. We spent a long time following dolphin pods which my daughter loved. We saw a humpback whale about 15 feet from the boat - absolutely breathtaking. We also saw a pair of Minke whales at the end of the tour. No issues with ocean sickness at all as the boat has a low center of gravity and is so close to the water. I plan on doing this trip with my family every time we visit California. Just fantastic.
It’s wonderful that you had such an amazing safari out with Captain Dave! Our high-speed Fast Cat is just about as up-close and personal as you can get with the dolphins and whales, and I’m so glad you had the chance to share the sightings with your daughter. I’m sure the dolphins were just as happy to see your daughter as she was to see them – they love children! You are also absolutely right about Fast Cat – its low center of gravity means the boat rolls less than larger vessels, which provides more stability and makes it less likely for motion sickness to be an issue. Thanks for coming out! We’d love to see you on your next visit to California!