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Sanctuary Cruises

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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
+1 831-350-4090
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Perfect day on Monterey Bay!

We booked Sanctuary on the recommendation of another friend. The morning was enjoyable from start... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Kathleen R
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California
Great show

Been on the boat many times, never the same. It's always exciting. Captain Mike knows where the... read more

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123kbaty
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San Jose, California
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Explore Monterey Bay year-round with a marine biologist aboard Santuary, a beautiful boat that is only booked to 80% of her capacity for a more personalized passenger experience. We run longer trips with fewer passengers. We really care about the environment and run 100% local biodiesel. Knowledgeable, warm owner/operators engage and enchant. Responsible captains who don't crowd the animals but ease into the area, which often results in fantastic sightings. We have a great device for avoiding seasickness. Located in Moss Landing at the heart of the Monterey Bay & beginning of the submarine canyon for awesome sightings. We are the boat the locals prefer and the National Marine Sanctuary recommends.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 01:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked Sanctuary on the recommendation of another friend. The morning was enjoyable from start to finish! We saw humpbacks, Risso dolphins, sea otters and more. Thanks to Captain Mike and our guide whose name I can't remember for providing us with a great memory!

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Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed yesterday

Been on the boat many times, never the same. It's always exciting. Captain Mike knows where the whales are and he seems to know if certain whale are going to perform

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Thank 123kbaty
Reviewed yesterday

We had a very pleasant time. The crew were friendly and informative. The facilities on the boat were clean and comfortable.

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Thank momgrandy
Reviewed yesterday

This was the perfect size boat and had the best crew. Captain Mike did an amazing job positioning the boat for spectacular views and Chase was full of great info and did a wonderful job taking care of those who couldn't handle the choppy waters....More

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Thank nat754
Reviewed yesterday

We went in Aug 2017 when they were reporting probably the best season in many many years, we were not disappointed, we say humpbacks, greys and orca's. The humpbacks were breaching, lunge feeding and tail slapping, we ended up staying for about an extra hour...More

Thank Sc_uk01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw somewhere between 12-15 humpback whales, sea lions, jellyfish and a sun fish. I was hoping we'd get to see other types of whales based on the description so that was a bit disappointing. But it was a great trip, good weather, friendly staff and...More

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Thank Mamta B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have lived in PG almost a year and finally went on a whale watching trip. Awesome, totally awesome!! Friends had told us that Sanctuary Cruises were the best so that is the one we chose for our excursion. Great experience! Tour guide was extremely...More

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Thank beth_wnky
Reviewed 2 days ago

The day was beautiful. The bay was beautiful. The sea life wondrous -- whales, sea lions, sea otters, mola mola, jellies! The crew was very attentive and knowledgeable. We are so lucky to live in paradise!

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Thank jancS95BT
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is always a questions like "Will we get to see anything?" On our trip we were not disappointed with many right there up close, plus lots of other birds and animals too. The boat captain and the guide did a fantastic job, with lots...More

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Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this company via Giancarlo and the beautiful pictures he has taken of the whales in Monterey/Carmel. This tour did not disappoint. We were able to see many humpbacks. One came very close to the boat which was very exciting. I liked that they...More

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Stephanie G
26 July 2017|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
We made reservations a week before. They were booked up the morning of our adventure.
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mgsom
27 May 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Reviewed this property |
I concur with previous response. Additionally there is seating for about 5 people at the bow of the boat which is where we sat for the duration of cruise.
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jocat94
6 May 2017|
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Response from sxghosh | Reviewed this property |
My advice is to call them rather than go through the website. Plus save $5 on each ticket (service charges for doing it online!)
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