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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey - with unbiased reviews

Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

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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 half a day, you have time left for sightseeing.
  • 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
  • Experience a cruise on the Pacific Ocean and the California coast
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 is 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 in early afternoon, leaving you ample time for other activities later in the day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
66 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Warm layers are recommended
  • Sun protection, camera, binoculars, water, and snacks are recommended
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Discovery Whale Watch
Rochester, New York
Beautiful day
The crew on this whale watching trip could not have been more friendly, helpful and informative. It was a small
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Tulare, California
Great Time, Friendly People
Had an awesome time in a Crabs and Dabs fishing trip! Captain kept us on the fish all day, had decent results in
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North Fork, California
Great Whale Watch Experience
We had a fantastic time seeing two different species of whales plus a large pod of dolphins. Our hosts were
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Best whale watch in Monterey Bay!
I am so glad I picked this tour company, I had an amazing experience. At first I was a little overwhelmed by the
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Great experience, loved it!
We had a great time and learned, too. Everyone enjoyed it and wants to go again. We saw whales and dolphins.
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Sand dabs and crab
As always Captain JJ provides an entertaining trip and Andrew the deck hand makes sure everyone is taken care of.
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Frank H
Your booking Error
I specified on 2/13/2020 that this 2/15/2020 tour was to be booked with Princess Whale Watch. When I showed up at
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Ron W
We followed a pod of killer whales for over an hour!
We had a great time. Saw a family of killer whales, and followed it for a long time. Saw many breaches and
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Outstanding trip - great crew
Fantastic trip. Captain Rod was great. Naturalist Pete was fun and super informative; really knows his stuff. Reed
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Amy-Louise E
Great sized group, great guys, loads of info about the animals. The perfect trip. Very, very recommended
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Key Details
  • Old Fisherman's Wharf
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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