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Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-4658
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Great Experience

Last minute trip, well worth the time & mine. Saw tons or humpbacks, 3 gray whales, dolphins... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Many Sighting of Whales

Took the 2pm slot as the original 11am booking was cancelled. However, we were pre informed way... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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84 Fisherman's Wharf #1
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last minute trip, well worth the time & mine. Saw tons or humpbacks, 3 gray whales, dolphins, jellies and some assorted birds. Very clean boat with excellent crew, captain, and biologist. Boat fairly stable, made me sleepy, but there is tons of rocking so if...More

Thank TracyEV
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the 2pm slot as the original 11am booking was cancelled. However, we were pre informed way ahead so it has allowed us ample time to rearrange our traveling plan. Thumbs up for it. For the trip, - we have numerous sighting of whales. -...More

Thank clarii2003
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nancy Black is the real deal. We had a once in a lifetime day on the boat in Monterey Bay with Nancy Black and her great crew. We saw, up close, a blue whale, humpbacks and great views of a killer whale. We even saw...More

1  Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally opted for a 3 hour trip but it was cancelled due to low subscription so they kindly offered us a 4 hour trip on the same day at 20% off. The trip was amazing. We got to spend loads of time with humpback...More

Thank luciferm23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent boat with toilets and hot and cold snacks. Excellent commentary by marine biologist who was a real expert. Despite being end of November saw two blue whales, several humpbacks and many dolphins. Rough sea so glad we took seasickness pills!

1  Thank aberdeenjohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw over 15 humpback whales during our whale watch. It was an amazing experience; however, the ship ride was very rocky and I got seasick. If you know you get motion sickness be prepared. Being out on the ocean it got cold so bring...More

Thank Aubrie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 5-hour morning whale watching tour was fantastic! This group provides outstanding commentary and their own excitement and passion for whale watching. On the day of our trip, the crew was astonished to encounter what turned out to be 64 blue whales, an unheard-of number,...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monterey Bay Whale Watch is as good as it gets! On the 9am whale watch today Naturalist Joe and his team made sure that we had a spectacular day - and seeing 25 Blue Whales and 35 Humpback Whales was awesome. I'm a docent at...More

1  Thank FISH16
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Out just before the Humpback whales move on for their winter migration. Saw 19 humpbacks, seals and sea lions, otters, jellies, endless sea birds, and a porpoise. Capt Scott and the Blackfin crew were helpful and full of information both about the boat, the fauna,...More

1  Thank eclecticworldgirl
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Some of my disappointment is my own fault. I had worn a long sleeve shirt and jeans, but no jacket and I didn't bring my binoculars from home. I'm also much more accustomed to river boating without the waves...by the end of the three hours,...More

2  Thank Beth D
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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