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Address: End of Fisherman's Wharf, before Princess Monterey Whale Watching, Monterey, CA

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Nice way to spend an hour

This was a good way to see the some of the bay on a budget, and a decent way to spend just over an hour. You won't see any whales, though it's possible to see dolphins I suppose... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

18 dollars wasted per person, glass bottom boat where you can see nothing through the glass. Poor PA system where you could not hear what the Captain was saying. Save your money !!

Thank MikeWarrender50
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was a good way to see the some of the bay on a budget, and a decent way to spend just over an hour. You won't see any whales, though it's possible to see dolphins I suppose. You will see otters and sea lions. The boat leaves from Fisherman's Wharf and heads over to Cannery Row before heading back.... More 

Thank CamAndPhoebsDad
San Jose, California
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243 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

For $15 you get a lovely little boat ride out around the inner bay kelp beds. Perfect way to see otters up close. When the sea is calm, you can see the kelp and abalone on the bottom. Highly recommend if you are on the wharf to do this activity - only takes about 45 minutes. But - do note... More 

Thank Jules T
Chester, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

In Monterey looking for sea otters and from the shore or Fishermans Wharf Pier it was difficult to see them. Decided to invest $15 each for the Little Mermaid 45 minute tour. Great value not only did we see otters and seals we saw a humpback whale and the skipper followed it for a few minutes. There are other 2... More 

Thank peterschofield37
Boxborough, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Fun way to see the seals and sea otters, not much to see through the glass bottom. A nice short ride on the ocean.

Thank Sue G
San Diego
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

While walking down the wharf we decided to do this excursion. It was $15 per adult and lasts 30 minutes. The tours leave on the hour and on the half. The tour was pretty fun, the boat was sorta old and there was really nothing to see through the "glass bottom." Although we had a fabulous up close and personal... More 

4 Thank Andrealouann
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

If you are looking for a quick and informative boat ride then this could be for you at $15 per adult for a 45 minute trip in and around the harbour. The guide was informative and the glass bottom was a nice touch, dont expect to see much more than sea weed and some small fish through the bottom although... More 

2 Thank GADGET1967
Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We were out paddle boarding at the old coast guard pier today when one of these boats came by and nearly ran us over. Literally all three of us had to paddle out of the way as the boat driver steered straight for us. Upsetting and dangerous. Furthermore there was a gathering of seals in the water and the boat... More 

1 Thank Kari J
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Don't expect to see much more than kelp, sea lions and otters but if you know that going in, this is a relatively cheap way to get to putz around in the bay for a few minutes. Staff was pleasant, a little rehearsed, but that's expected when you repeat the same information 15 times a day. All in all, if... More 

Thank kellyshoe13
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We got to see all the sea lions up close and personal. They swam under the boat and everything. We also got to get awesome views of the sea otters and some with their babies.

Thank Christina C

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