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Address: Harford Pier, Avila Beach, CA
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Captain Lee!!

I have had the pleasure of Whale Watching with Lee more than once. I have always taken children with me who have also enjoyed the experience. Not only does Lee know his stuff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have had the pleasure of Whale Watching with Lee more than once. I have always taken children with me who have also enjoyed the experience. Not only does Lee know his stuff, he goes out of his way to make sure that everyone is comfortable. I have sent many people his way, and I'll do it again, and again.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We really enjoyed our boat trip with Captain Lee this week! He is such a friendly guy and you can tell he really loves what he does. His boat seats up to 6 people so it was our family of 4, plus another couple. He immediately told us that migrating whales were very active by the Pismo Pier the day... More 

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San Luis Obispo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went whale watching with our four year old granddaughter and Captain Lee did not disappoint. We were literally in the middle of a group of whales and seals feeding. The whale would breach and the huge tails would slowly descend, giving us a real sense of how awesome these creatures are. There were birds everywhere also...it was really an... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

A friend arranged this outing for a birthday celebrant. She had previously been on a Seaweed Express outing to see the beach caves/local coastline. The Zodiac boat trip is based out of Port San Luis, Avila Beach area. It is so breathtakingly beautiful out on the water, even when slightly overcast I would not have cared if we saw only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Doing this boat ride was one of the coolest things I have ever done. We just got home from a two week vacation to California, and we both said that out of all the things we did and saw on our big 'ol trip up the coast, a highlight was doing the Seaweed Express. Captain Lee is a true professional,... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Best trip yet with Captain Lee. Been on the boat at least 4 times. This time saw 3 types of whales and a school of dolphins and seals. Great family event.Captain Lee is awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

My husband had called the Seaweed Express to see if he could take us on a boat tour on our last day in Avila Beach. He told us he'd call us in the morning to see how the weather was, as high winds were predicted at noon. He called as promised & was very honest with my husband saying that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Captain Lee ur the man!! The hubby, kids and I had an amazing day beautiful view YOU MUST TRY!!! Even my baby boy had fun! We'll be back!!!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This is a must do. Very exciting out in the waves. A good way to see the coastline. There were lots of otters. Captain Lee was a good tour guide. Our grandkids can't wait to do it again.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I've done a lot of tours over the years but this is one of the best that I've ever been on! Captain Lee by far was one of the finest hosts that I've had the privilege to meet. He sincerely cares about what he does. His passion for marine life their preservation is evident! The whole reason that the tour... More 

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