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Address: 84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
Phone Number:
+1 831-375-4658
07:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00

84 Fisherman's Wharf #1

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Feb 12, 2017 We could not of asked for a better whale watching experience! There are other choices but if you want the best this is the one! The crew was absolutely the best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Rocklin, California

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Feb 12, 2017 We could not of asked for a better whale watching experience! There are other choices but if you want the best this is the one! The crew was absolutely the best - very knowledgeable and made you feel right at home. It was fun and very educational. The water was choppy (rolling pretty good) the day beautiful... More 

1 Thank Kbrat25
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Trip started with a wonderful helpful lady on the phone. Check-in went very smoothly and they showed us where the boat had been and where they had stopped to check out whales. The crew was very informative and look out for the passengers needs as well as ensuring we saw as many whales as we could. Highly recommend this company!

Thank Howard H
Slough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was to be one of the highlights of our trip the USA from the UK in September 2016. It was everything we wanted it to be but the experience for me was brutal due to my unpreparedness. Top Tips: 1..Take warm clothing, the weather was warm when we were there but on this morning it was chilly and when... More 

6 Thank Anil K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are multiple choices in Monterey for whale watching companies, and we chose this one because they stay out until you have sightings. The crew was absolutely great! Each of them very knowledgeable about ALL the wildlife, including which birds to follow toward the whales. We were fortunate enough to see 9 blue whales in one area. They are amazing,... More 

1 Thank tangokilo12
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been waiting for years to go on a whale watching trip. Picked this company as I had been following them on Facebook and Instagram and they seemed to be very professional. My son and I were booked on the 9am trip. We both took sea sickness tablets as the last thing we wanted was to be ill. Didn't take... More 

Thank SparkplugO
South East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very seaworthy boat, knowledgeable and friendly crew. Dolphins, a sea-otter, sea-lions, humpbacks and an orca were seen on two trips with this boat. If you are a serious whale watcher you will know where you want to stand but be prepared for some very excitable shrieking and jumping about and that's just the adults ! Facilities are basic but... More 

1 Thank Olbrit1
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great trip! We booked onto the first boat out of the day, it seemed less crowded. The onboard staff were great, friendly and informative. We were lucky enough to see Blue whales and humpback whales as well as some dolphins. It was pretty special standing at the back of the boat with my daughters searching for whale spouts...and being... More 

2 Thank foxandsot
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We saw 8 whales on a gloomy rough day. The crew were very knowledgable and helpful. The pilot did a great job of maneuvering the boat so that we could view the gray whales and humpback whales that they spotted. The seas got a little rough, but the crew kept things safe and as comfortable as possible. We were on... More 

Thank Thomas B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

On a beautiful October morning we left the dock on a modern, clean vessel. The staff were excellent, knowledgeable and passionate about their work. Within 10 minutes the sea around us was boiling with a 800 Common Dolphin. It was truly fantastic. We steamed out and saw 8 Hump Back Whales, it was such an enjoyable morning and the best... More 

Thank Jill Y
Redcar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Do not confuse this company with the princess Monterey whale watch company. We used both companies in September and saw whales on both trips, from there any similarity between the companies end. The princess company charges extra to go on upper deck, Monterey whale watch does not. The 4 her trip on princess was more like 3 1/2 hrs, they... More 

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