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Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises

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First time for me watching whales! Good company with friends and the excellent crew! If you're luck... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
lorenzoscotton
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Menlo Park, California
Great Whale Watching Trip

We went whale watching on the Stagnaro boat last week. We had a great time! The captain and crew... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Ylochner
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Paradise, California
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The Stagnaro family has been serving the Santa Cruz area for over a century, ever since Italian patriarch Cottardo Stagnaro settled in Santa Cruz in 1879. This historical landmark business is still leading the way in ocean fun on the Monterey Bay...more
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1718 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3002
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+1 831-427-0230
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First time for me watching whales! Good company with friends and the excellent crew! If you're luck you could see sharks!

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Thank lorenzoscotton
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went whale watching on the Stagnaro boat last week. We had a great time! The captain and crew were knowledgeable about the bay and the wildlife. We spotted 7 different humpback whales, otters, sea lions and a great white shark. I would definitely go...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just had a wonderful day whale watching. the weather was warm and sunny, the ship was in excellent condition, and the crew were the best. We saw about 6 or 7 different whales with one young whale (30 feet long) doing all the tricks that...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had blast always catch good fishing always impressed by the friendly and helpful crew. It’s so fun !

Thank rustywaters318
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went up to Ano Nuevo and caught nice rock fish and lings. Extra special- on the way in we stoprd to see Humpback whales bubble feed. Best whale trip ever/ thanks to Captain, Joey and Astin.

Thank kevco3
Reviewed 5 days ago

My son and daughter and I all caught 2 ling cod each in addition to filling our bags with different kinds of rock cod, No waves and it was a great day to go fishing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain and the deck hands were great. They were always around to help in any way. The captain always tried to find the perfect spot for us to fish. Next trip I will do the full day. Half day is fun but I think I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome trip. Around 3 hours, we saw a lot whale, a huge group dolphins. And a couple other creatures. Amazing for kids. My kids are super happy with this trip.

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Thank Sam S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain and crew did a good job informing us of safety rules and what to expect to see on tour. We saw several whales and several white sharks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some luck, with great weather and a pod of Orcas, but the crew were knowledgeable and interesting and got us where we needed to be to see great whales - a few humpbacks, the Orcas and a glimpse of a blue whale on...More

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Keyssandi
27 June 2018|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
During July and August, Whale Watching trips run daily out of the Santa Cruz Harbor. Call 831-427-0230 for info and reservations (open 9-4 daily) or purchase tickets online. Jenny
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Victoria J
7 April 2018|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Call our Santa Cruz ticket office for more information. Open 9-4 daily, Pacific Standard Time. Phone 831-427-0230 Jenny Stagnaro Charters/Santa Cruz Whale Watching
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tonysimpson955
15 August 2016|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Adults are $48.95 and Kids (age 4-13) are $34.95
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