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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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Awesome Voyage!

Monterey Bay Whale Watch is as good as it gets! On the 9am whale watch today Naturalist Joe and his... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Great trip, lovely staff, exceptional adventure.

Out just before the Humpback whales move on for their winter migration. Saw 19 humpbacks, seals and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Prunedale, California
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84 Fisherman's Wharf #1
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84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-4658

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Reviewed 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience - saw about 30 humpback whales, including interaction with sealions, some porpoises and a sea otter. One of the whales dived within 10 feet of the back of the boat! We saw whales breaching (coming vertically out of the water), as well as...More

1  Thank DartfordOrn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took the 3 hour tour last week and both of us enjoyed it greatly. The crew was great. The weather was cold, encountered some rain but even more humpback wales than we anticipated. Downside: (1) My wife bought our tickets while...More

Thank dbfan122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the 8hrs tour. Good: great value for money. The long tour, that no other company offers, increase dramatically the chances to see lot of whales. Bad: commentary was very basic, just some fun fact about whales that you can read on Wikipedia. Duration:...More

Thank pino78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip down the California coast wouldn’t be complete without seeing whales. While you’ll likely be able to see whales during your trip from afar, there’s nothing that matches seeing them up close and personal beside a boat. Choosing a whale watching tour can be...More

Thank JetlagJerry_Dot_Com
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose the main marker of a good whale watching trip is if you actually see a whale. No fear - we saw plenty. The crew were very knowledgeable and they got close to the whales without feeling like we were disturbing them. However, I...More

2  Thank hettyhammonds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ticket cost 49 dollar. The cruise takes about 3 hours in the wind so even in the nicest worm day you can freez!! You barely see any whales and if you see any it is so far a way and you see either their head...More

1  Thank שרון פ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The is the best whale-watching trip I have ever experienced. I took two other trips on the east coast and saw little to nothing. However, this trip was filled with great sightings of Humpback Whales. We witnessed a pod of whales swimming with sea lions...More

Thank Ralph L
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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
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
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

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