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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

  • Go whale watching from Monterey, a top whale-sighting locale in California
  • Learn about whale behavior and conservation from the naturalist guide
  • Get tips from the crew on taking photos of the marine life
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
From US$48.00
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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
From US$48.00
Take an exciting ocean adventure on this whale-watching cruise from Monterey. You might see gray (most common), humpback, and blue whales as they migrate along the Pacific coast, along with sea lions and dolphins. Hear commentary from your naturalist guide, and get photo ops of the scenery at one of California's premier whale-watching destinations. And because the tour lasts just a half day, you’ll have time left for sightseeing.
What to Expect

Make your own way to Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey to board the boat and meet your guide, a marine biologist or naturalist.

Hear commentary about whale behavior and the natural history of the California coast, as you look for gray whales, which are the most frequently sighted species. If you’re lucky you may see blue whales or humpbacks as well. Any whale-sighting data collected will be used to help track the health of the species’ population.

Learn how to spot whales and dolphins, and get advice on making your best photos and videos of the wildlife. Your cruise returns to shore by 1pm, leaving you ample time for other activities in the afternoon.

Reviews (61)
1 - 5 of 55 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nature at its best

Got on the boat with resavations about seeing any whales but after about 20 minutes we saw our first hump back whale to say we saw a few I'd say we saw at least 20 the crew were fantastic and the young woman telling us...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A great tour, excellent staff and lots of whales

A really good day 10/27 with Andrew, Isaac and Captain JJ. Crew were great and I’d definitely recommend !!! Lots of whales, Rissos Dolphins, Sea Otters and Seals.

Thank 375saras
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not A Good Experience

Took this tour on an old fishing boat while visiting Monterey in hopes of seeing whales We did see whales but we were taken out into the ocean with 15 foot swells and at least 3 customers getting sea sick Not a pleasant experience

1  Thank ladybug5
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Worth a visit

This is one of the smaller boats who go out on whale watching tours, the team were excellent, gave great information and because it was smaller plenty room to see. We had a great morning viewing humpbacks beautiful creatures as well as sea lions. Unfortunately...More

2  Thank Tartanangel1
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Amazing Whale Watching in Monterey Bay. CA

One of the most memorable trips of a lifetime, Beautiful sunny, calm day. Water glistening on the wildlife - beautiful. We didn't really have to look for whales. There were many, doing the things you see in the picture books. We went at 9am. No...More

Thank krystynalett
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Mari B
13 August 2018|
Response from Darren T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure how far from where you will be docked but all the whale tours go from The Old Fisherman's Wharf off the pier from 09:00 in the morning.
Eric P
10 August 2018|
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Response from LouInFTW | Reviewed this property |
It’s my understanding that the whales frequent tje bay year-round and that yes, September is particularly good. But I’d also suggest a little research to verify this.
Jessica A
19 July 2018|
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Response from Mike J | Reviewed this property |
We purchased from their website with a coupon code, but whatever way you purchase you should be fine.
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