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Monterey Bay Whale Watch

#2 of 22 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Monterey Features Animals
84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-4658
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Really good

Booked in advance. Checking was easy and efficient. Whale watching was a success, did see plenty of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jan M
via mobile
If you love whales, do the 8 hour tour!

We have just got back. What a fantastic tour! Sea otters, sea lions and seals in the harbour as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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“blue whale” (63 reviews)
“sea sickness” (66 reviews)
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84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-4658

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked in advance. Checking was easy and efficient. Whale watching was a success, did see plenty of feeding whales many of them from a really close distance. Marine biologist made an excellent job narrating the cruise.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have just got back. What a fantastic tour! Sea otters, sea lions and seals in the harbour as an appetiser. Humpbacks feeding alongside sea lions, and risso's dolphins later on for main. Then, for dessert, blue whales and lots of them! Obviously,each tour is...More

Thank Niall56
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the best morning on this boat whale watching! We saw dolphins and hump back whales. It was fab! The weather was rubbish when we left but brightened up later. The host Joe was great had lots of information and great fun! Loved the...More

Thank MrsDigibit
Reviewed 2 days ago

Within 15 minutes from departure the first humpbacks were spotted and many whales would follow. Very pleasant and relaxed whale watch without surplus prices for higher decks (such as other operators in the area charge)!

Thank SavertFamily
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a birthday treat for my wife and she'd had to wait a long time...it was absolutely worth it! We had the 9am, 4 hour trip on Blackfin, captained by Scott and with a knowledgeable and helpful team, with a special mention for Joe....More

1  Thank John-frae-Banff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really lucky with our boat trip. The water was pretty calm. You need to take quite a few layers - even when it's boiling on land, it can be cold out on the ocean. Our crew were really knowledgeable and our guide was...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great whale watching trip. Take your Dramamine or have your patch....Make sure you have enough Jackets or whatever. It will be cold. If you are prepared, it is an absolutely amazing trip,,,,,

2  Thank Donna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandson and I took a 3-hour trip. Neither of us gets motion sickness. But be sure to take something like Dramamine if you do. And dress in layers. The ocean and the wind can get quite chilly. I was impressed by the fact that...More

Thank Raginggranny
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a four hour trip online for a weekday starting at 8 AM. Check in was fast and we started on time- unlike other whale watching tours we have taken with different companies. The marine biologist guiding the tour was very entertaining, friendly and...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very lucky and managed to see humpback whales, blue whales, dolphins, sunfish and even a blue shark. We had enviable conditions of no wind or fog and glassy seas which made spotting very easy. I can imagine in rougher conditions that it is...More

Thank KJH999
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Kathy M | Reviewed this property |
I also recommend Monterey Bay Whale Watching. They are very knowledgeable. The captains always search for whales and make sure you see a variety of marine life. They have a marine biologist or naturalist on board to give you... More
17 June 2017|
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Response from Ken H | Reviewed this property |
You can call them to see which species are being spotted the week before. Again, there are almost always some species of large whales near the bay. They migrate up & down the coast from the Baja to Alaska, even to Hawaii... More
Eric L
30 March 2017|
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Response from Ken H | Reviewed this property |
Each day can be different. You should be able to do a little research a week or so out to see what species are in the area normally. Again, no guarantees about whales. You will see some marine mammals, but whales are the... More