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Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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Address: 84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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THE Whale watch company to go with whenever you're in Monterey!

I, and friends, have gone out with Monterey BAY Whale watch company for years. Great captains, naturalists, and they will find the whales and dolphins for you to experience if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Monterey, California

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Monterey, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I, and friends, have gone out with Monterey BAY Whale watch company for years. Great captains, naturalists, and they will find the whales and dolphins for you to experience if they are out there! There are certain times of the years when the Orcas are most notably around the bay so plan accordingly (April-May due to Gray whale mom/calf northern... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I made this one of the few absolute 'must-sees' on our trip to California, we had Captain Scott and Wil who were exceptionally knowledgable, enthusiastic and experienced. What an amazing trip. It was pretty rough but fortunately for me, that wasn't an issue and even those who did generally suffer from seas-sickness were so busy watching all... More 

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only saw humpback whales when we went, we were really hoping to see a blue whale or an orca, but unfortunately they were nowhere to be found that day.. Brian the marine biologist and a redheaded man who was, i think the assistant, were very knowledgeable, funny and just an overall nice guys. I have never ever experienced motion/seasickness... More 

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New York
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been whale watching many times and always brought bad luck to the boat as I rarely saw anything! This time was totally different. We were lucky with the weather (it wasn't warm but not too choppy either) and we were lucky with our animals. We saw lots of seals, humpbacks and grey whales feeding, lots of pacific white-sided... More 

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Minot
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My two teenage children and I went out on a 3 hour tour. We had an excellent time! Joe was our biologist/tour guide. He was friendly, funny and knowledgable. The other boat mates were nice as well. It was a lovely experience to be out on the water in the presence of such magnificent sea creatures. While we were out... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wear layers, keep small kids at home and be prepared to spend 4 hours on boat. Fabulous tour with a personal guide telling you all things whale. A mini oceanography course! We did see WHALES, three types - blue whale, fin whale, and many humpbacks. It is a rough ride even on a calm day but best place to stand... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great trip. We did see some gray whales and humpbacks as well as some dolphins. Joe was our biologist and he was very informative and personable. He shared lots of great info and went around boat talking with passengers. He was also great with the kids. I did use a scopolamine patch and pretreated my son with... More 

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Seaside, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going out on Monterey Bay from Salmon fishing to Whale watching. The last time I was ou Salmon fishing I saw so many whales and they were feeding. Swimming in circles and then jumping out of the water to swallow the fish they had gathered. What an amazing site. If you get a chance it is a wonderful... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First I recommend dress warm or at least bring a coat in this month it gets chilly for those who are not use to it. Wind makes it colder but those willing to can be with a sweater. I did plus I had gloves and ski cap lol. Now as for the tour they did not disappoint! I saw couple... More 

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Pullman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew and captain did an amazing job; we saw a humpback whale pushing her baby along, gray whales mating and so many dolphins and sea otters. It was truly amazing. The crew was attentive and the captain was a master at finding the sea life. We saw more than we ever thought we would. I only wish I had... More 

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