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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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So fun!

Such a fun experience. We were able to bring our dog along so of course it is something that was on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mallory J
via mobile
Whales and Dolphins and Birds, Oh My!

I've been on 3 of their tours and each one has been exciting and informative. We have seen whales... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kathy M
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84 Fisherman's Wharf #1
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-4658

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a fun experience. We were able to bring our dog along so of course it is something that was on our "must do" list. Everyone was very friendly and inviting and boarding the boat was very quick and easy. The tour was unbelievable and...More

Thank Mallory J
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been on 3 of their tours and each one has been exciting and informative. We have seen whales, dolphins, birds, seals and other wildlife. The boat captains are excellent at finding wildlife and the naturalists are so informative on different species etc.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a cold, foggy, rough trip out on the Blackfish but it was worth it to see around 15 humpback whales close up. Also saw 3 different species of dolphins, sea lions, seals and sea otters. Greg, the marine biologist on board kept us...More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 5 days ago

The trip far exceeded my expectations as we not only saw dolphins and humpbacked whales but also a blue whale. The guide was always on hand to answer questions and was very entertaining. He made the whole trip enjoyable, which is no mean feat when...More

Thank Lizzie W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked online about one year ago and received notification of the date of the reservation that the trip was canceled due to rough ocean, there was a small craft advisory. The email cancellation said that if we book with them another time, they will...More

1  Thank ItsMeandSon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my husband and my first time whale watching. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales all we saw were a lot of dolphins. But, it was still nice to me, I enjoyed the trip very much. Unfortunately my husband got a little seasick because...More

Thank Loris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a tremendous whale watch. We've been on other whale watches before, and this was far better. Everyone was nice and knowledgeable. We saw over 100 animals while on our trip, including a blue whale. Someone needed medical attention toward the end of our...More

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you take one of these tours, you never know what will happen. There are almost always whales in the Monterey Bay area, but the variety and number are not constant. Well, on Monday, June 5 the great people of Monterey Bay Whale Watch found...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend Monterey Bay Whale Watch! We saw more than 20 whales which was such an incredible experience. Crew is really knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Boat is clean and spacious. Their tours are 4+ hours, which are far longer than most of the others, which...More

Thank GMM0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the night before and went for the four hour trip. It was very good. Excellent marine scientist om board who gave a very commentary detailing what we were seeing and what the animals were doing. We saw 15 humpbacks, many many dolphins, a massive...More

Thank simonpmoore
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Is there any difference between the companys? Which one can be recommended?
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
Are there any whales in August?
18 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
My wife and I are 0 for 3 in spotting whales on whale-watching trips elsewhere and will be in the area the last week in June and don't want to be disappointed again. I know there are no guarantees, but is that a time where you might expect much success?
31 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