Avila Beach Whale Watching, Avila Beach

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Speed Boats Tour · Dolphin / Whale Watching
A small family-run business, Avila Beach Whale Watching offers powerboat and sailing trips on the waters of San Luis Obispo Bay. You can join any tour to experience the wildlife and see the local beauty with family and friends. The company's boats work well for small groups--with just 6 passengers on each tour, you are definitely going to enjoy an intimate trip that is both educational and eco friendly. You can also contact the operator for custom tours, which may be available even during the winter months. Add Avila Beach Whale Watching and other attractions to your Avila Beach trip itinerary using our Avila Beach trip planning app.
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  • We took the coastal tour because the ocean was too rough for whale watching. The tour did not disappoint! Captain Mark is a great guide and he knows so much about the local area and wildlife. Our.....  more »
  • Me and my grandson had a great time. Mark was very knowledgeable and took time to make sure we got some good California Grey Whale viewing. I liked how he was genuinely excited and in awe of the...  more »
  • Very disappointed. He's okay with taking money for providing absolutely nothing. I made an honest mistake. I meant to book 3/13 but somehow booked 3/3 which happened to be the next day. I didn't look at the confirmation because I wasn't thinking I needed to for a few days and I was really busy at the moment with something else. The morning of 3/3 (today) I received an email that they are leaving without me. I panicked. I then looked at my confirmation email and realized what I had done. I emailed back and called and left a message apologizing and hoping we could still book for 3/13 since we will be driving 4 1/2 hours to spend the weekend in the area. He did return my call and in a nutshell said I cost him 3 people that he had to turn away and he would be losing out on 2 spots if he booked me for 3/13. He said he couldn't even offer a discount because that's a lot of loss for him. I get it. Hes a small boat and has to make a living. But to offer nothing and to just take $170 without anything just is so wrong. I didn't cancel or purposely no-show. I made an honest mistake. I will never use this company nor would I recommend doing business someone like this
  • Excellent experience. Got to see whales and dolphins. Captain Mark was a great host. Would definitely recommend using. Thanks again.

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