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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

Highlights
  • 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
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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
US$48.00
Overview
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.

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1 - 5 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Highly recommend! Great experience!

We went on the 9am whale watch on 9/20. We saw mother and baby humpbacks feeding alongside sea lions. All told we saw at least 20 humpback whales. Also saw otters, seals, sea lions, birds. The crew was great - knowledgeable and friendly. The smaller...More

Thank Angellocks84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended

Went on a morning trip on Labor Day weekend. Saw about a dozen humpback whales, a few hundred common dolphins, a few sea lions and a couple of sea otters. The crew seemed a little disappointed that the whales were not more active, which leads...More

1  Thank vja3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic!

A fantastic trip. Countless humpback whales breaching - what a marvellous sight! All sorts of dolphins too. And an Albatross. Very friendly and knowledgeable crew. Also, it was a small boat so everyone could get an uninterrupted view of the marine and birdlife.

1  Thank LondonEjn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great crew and whale watch

Highly recommend this fun activity. Crew is friendly and very knowledgeable. Great viewing hump backs and dolphins.

Thank Cathy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience

This trip was fantastic!! We saw humpback whales up close including whales jumping out of the water. We also saw sea lions and sea otters! The marine biologist’s knowledge was excellent and all the staff were friendly. Free tea and coffee on board too. A...More

1  Thank beccy113456
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Mari B
13 August 2018|
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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.
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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.
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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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