We have a two part tour, part one being above water to view the sea lions as well as pelagic birds. Part two is downstairs in our underwater viewing area where you will see many fish such as: garibaldi, calico bass, sand bass, opaleye, smelt, perch and more.
Yes, the glass bottom boat is a U.S. Coast Guard Inspected Vessel and our Captains are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard. All kids under 90 pounds are required to wear life jackets during the entirety of the trip, and we have life jackets on board for those over 90 pounds incase of an emergency. We also stay within the breakwall of King Harbor which allows for a very smooth ride and keeps us within minutes from the dock.
We have a moneyback guarantee if you do not see any wildlife. Wildlife does move and while we cannot guarantee you will see everything that you want, we do guarantee you will see at least one of the following: sea lion, garibaldi, calico bass, sand bass, opaleye, perch, smelt and/or pelicans.
We rarely see sharks or dolphins within the harbor, although we occasionally see sting rays, octopus, lobsters and crabs. As for mermaids, we haven't seen one yet but you will get to see plenty of waterman and waterwoman paddling kayaks and SUP's around the harbor.
No, we do not allow fishing on our tours. Check back in the future as we may have private fishing charters available.
No, we keep our customers dry and happy on the trip with the pleasure of enjoying an underwater experience in a safe and dry environment. There is also no swimming allowed within the harbor.
We stay within the King Harbor breakwall, so while we are not in the open ocean with waves and swells, we are in the same water as the Pacific Ocean which connects to the harbor.
Very unlikely! Because our boat stays within the calm waters of the breakwall it does not rock or sway much at all, therefore very few people get seasick. However, please feel free to consult your doctor ahead of time if you easily get motion sickness as we cannot sell any products for this ailment.
Yes it is, although some people have different expectations. The bottom of a boat is any part underwater and if any part of that bottom has a glass window, it is considered a glass bottom boat. Our boat has an underwater viewing area where you will go downstairs and sit on benches and look at out either side of the bottom of the boat which have large 6 foot by 2 foot windows to view the fish. You will not be standing on any glass and you will not be looking down from the top deck. You will get to go downstairs below the water's surface and enjoy the fish as if you were watching a big screen 3D TV!
Our public trips are typically 30-40 minutes. We can take up to 19 passengers on the boat at once but only about 10 will go downstairs at one time; therefore if your trip has 10 or fewer people it may be about 30 minutes but if we have more than 10 passengers, we will view the fish downstairs in 2 separate groups which extends the trip by about 10 minutes.
YES, take as many as you would like, just please be respectful of other guests. Drones are not allowed, however we could allow drones on a private charter.
Yes, we do allow babies on board, although they will have to wear a lifejacket which we provide. Babies will require a child's ticket as they do count towards our limited load of 19 passengers. Keep in mind the stairs to the underwater viewing area are steep and require the use of handrails so having more than one adult is ideal to help with the baby.
Yes, however if your dog seems to be overly hyper or not well trained we will not allow them on board as the boat is small and we do not want to disrupt anyone else's trip.
Dogs cannot go downstairs into the underwater viewing area so please have more than one person in your group so someone can stay upstairs with the dog.
No, however we do our best to accommodate everyone. The dock and door into the boat are narrow, however we often assist passengers out of their wheel chair and onto the boat. The underwater viewing area is down a steep staircase like a ladder, so we are often unable to help everyone down into the underwater viewing area but we do our best to help everyone enjoy and have a good time on the water with us!