I do have to give Captain Bill DeLuna kudos for taking us. I advised him ahead of time of their history with autism, and that I had no idea how the boys would react, Nick had severe sensory issues, and his communication could still be hampered at times. Cameron had similar concerns, but no lack of communication. The Captain had no problems telling them what was permitted and what was not. He went through the safety drill and rules. Then the fun commenced.
We saw several dolphins, and we hoped for a whale or two. The boys were thrilled to climb all over the boat and watch the sails go up and down. They even had to dodge the sails a few times. No one had to yell, "Man overboard," so I was happy.
I was totally surprised that Nick and Cam took so easily to the ocean. They felt at ease and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Incredible!