We called with short notice inquiring about a private tour. Everyone we spoke with was extremely accommodating and they made it happen in less than 24 hours. The crew on Dolphin Safari was great - the trip was educational, exciting and memorable! We understood there were no guarantees for sightings of any kind, but were pleasantly surprised to experience a large humpback whale. A very large tour boat with a bunch of people on board rolled in to see the whale and then rolled back out after just a couple of minutes. Perhaps because we were on a smaller boat, the whale hung around us for a while and we got to see the whale surface multiple times, roll and expose its flippers, and at one point it seemed curious enough that it swam right under the boat. Our crew was respectful of the whale, while at the same time providing us ample opportunity to experience its behavior. I can't emphasize enough that the private tour on a smaller boat was worth every penny. If you can't afford that route, I would still recommend this company as every aspect of their service - and respect for the animals - was top notch. I give them my highest recommendation.