Thanks for your input. I am curious about the "different times" and "different tour companies". We are one of the only tour companies which actually, where possible, picks up our guests along the way from Long Beach into Los Angeles. Although that convenience is popular, it does involve some juggling of pick-up times. The base tour usually starts at 8:30AM. From your comments, I presume we picked up your party at the cruise ship terminal. I am glad we were able to accommodate your early return without short-changing the other guests. Your "good job considering" comment does minimize the 100 plus miles, dozens of attractions which were, in your words "accomplished". Yes...in 100 plus miles, there is "a lot of driving by stuff". Glad our driver/guide was able to do that driving for you and get you back to your ship in time. We hope to have an opportunity to server you again.