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Blue Ocean Whale Watch

#2 of 17 things to do in Moss Landing Features Animals
7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
+1 831-600-5103
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Awesome to have an all female crew. The photographer helped me with my children multiple times and... read more

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We had a great day with Blue Ocean Whale Watch! We took a few groups of friends with 12 of us total... read more

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Blue Ocean Whale Watch is owner operated and has the most unique boat on the bay. Our boat, High Spirits, is a 60ft yacht with plenty of space for you inside and out. We have an observation deck up top which provides a 360 degree view of the bay - a perfect vantage point for taking photos. Our tours depart from Moss Landing Harbor, the heart of the Monterey Bay. Moss Landing is the closest port to the beginning of the Monterey Submarine Canyon - a nutrient rich area that attracts a variety of wildlife. Blue Ocean Whale Watch was created in 2011 and is owned and operated by Captain Jim Davis and Captain/Naturalist Kate Cummings. Both Jim and Kate have a deep respect for the ocean and its inhabitants. They also completely love their job which makes a big difference for the customer's experience. We are excellent wildlife spotters, locating anything and everything that might be hanging out in the Monterey Bay that day - from endangered leatherback sea turtles to blue whales. We also guarantee whale sightings; if you don't see a whale, come back for free until you do. Different whales are in the bay year-round, so there is always something amazing to see. We look forward to welcoming you on board!
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
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Reviewed yesterday

Awesome to have an all female crew. The photographer helped me with my children multiple times and was really caring, considerate, and understanding.

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great day with Blue Ocean Whale Watch! We took a few groups of friends with 12 of us total and we all had a great time, kids loved seeing all the animals and the snacks on the boat :) The entire crew...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I thought for myself and the 2 kids we brought the trip was too long and although it said 3 to 4 hrs, I misunderstood how far out we would go to find the blue whales. The ride produced sea sickness even with all the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Everything about Blue Whale Watch is great. The boat offers views all around from the top deck. Captain Kate will go where the action is and find unique species such as Dahl's porpoise and blue whales. We saw humpbacks breaching and spyhopping. It was a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It didn't take us more than 15 minutes to see the first whales, later a mola mola and dolphins, too. The boat was good and the crew was not only very friendly but also knew a lot about the the animals and their behavior.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spoted scores of Humpback, the crew was great and the boat was not crowded. Would definitely recommend, and will be back in the spring.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

By far the best whale watching on Monterey Bay (and I live in Monterey). The captain and crew go the extra mile ( and expense) to give the visitor the best whale watching experience. A lot of the watchers on this cruise were repeats...an indication...More

Thank JayKayPee
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing Day on the bay. Tons of whales, incredible crew, lots of space on the boat to view activities. Would recommend highly. Super professional! Loved it.

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Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a fair amount of fog; but were able to see many many humpbacks. Mola Molas and lots of jellies were also seen. The naturalists aboard are so knowledgeable. They are always imparting interesting information during the whole trip via loud speakers. Thanks to...More

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Thank dtreid
Reviewed 3 days ago

perfect organized, professional guides, useful information during the trip, snacks on board were very helpful. Perfect

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Jacqueline T
5 July 2017|
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Response from Kate C | Property representative |
Hi Jacquelin, For safety purposes we don't allow children 3 years or younger on the whale watching trips. Hope to see you on a trip soon! Kate
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Mona C
27 August 2015|
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Response from Jim D | Property representative |
Hi Mona, Our boat is 60 ft long and 17 ft wide a very comfortable vessel offers 3 levels for our passengers comfort and viewing. Our September 17th trip will leave the harbor at 10:00a.m. and our tour is 3 hrs long. So we... More
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