This group of 6 very nice people adopted the orphan (me). It was so wonderful getting to know them and hearing stories about the rest of their traveling buddies who skipped this trip. We had lots of time to talk.... being early in the whale season, the whales hadn't started moving deeper into the bay, so we had long boat rides each day out to the spot where the ocean meets the bay. It was here that we found most of our whales. .