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Chris' Fishing Trips & Whale Watching

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Address: 48 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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+1 831-375-5951
05:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 20:00

We offer full service guided Family Friendly Fishing & Whale Watching...

We offer full service guided Family Friendly Fishing & Whale Watching tours year around in the third largest deep submarine canyon in the world. Our skippers are known for their ability to find Gray whales, Killer wWhales, Dolphins, Turtles, Porpoises and more! We also offer Burials at Sea.

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Magical experience. A tick off your bucket list.

This was a great trip, well organised with knowledgeable staff. I felt very safe with these people on board. When I felt a little sea sick, I was given ginger sweets, which really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gillian p
Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great trip, well organised with knowledgeable staff. I felt very safe with these people on board. When I felt a little sea sick, I was given ginger sweets, which really helped. We saw a whale which jumped, and turned in the air, a real wow factor, which made the trip worthwhile.

Thank gillian p
Seaside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I decided to take a break from my Vacation to go fishing with my son-in-law. i called Chris's to see if they had any opening at the last minute. They allowed us to join them and off we went. the day was a busy one for us as we were pulling fish in left and right, 4 to 5 at... More 

1 Thank tracey592017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks to gps we were running a bit late for our departure. We had called and they actually waited for us. We were able to see several whales. Plus on the way back we encountered a group of dolphins. It was a bit chilly, but that was expected. Very enjoyable trip.

2 Thank Betty N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second fishing trip with Chris's charter fishing. We started out catching bait fish (6 at a time) and then proceeded onto deeper waters (200 ft) for Ling cod, and rock cod. After that we hit the crab pots for some Dungeness crab Great trip, exciting catches and the best crab ever to top off the trip. A... More 

1 Thank Bill B
Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Booked in September as part of our family holidays and all had been really looking forward to this one. I appreciate whales cannot be summoned at th blast of a whistle but we chased one whale from a big distance for 20 minutes only ever seeing the spray of water before conceding it had lost us, then raced ahead to... More 

1 Thank Lowey007
London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went out on our last day in Monterey. It took longer to get into the open ocean compared to a previous trip from Moss Landing. Guide was less talkative and engaging compared to previous whale watches. There were a family of people who got seasick but then sat at the front of the boat on the good seats even though... More 

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San Jose
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We took 7 people whale watching on a delightful November morning. The winds were calm, the sun was out - it was glorious. About 15 minutes out our 19 year old grand daughter was not feeling well, she was soon joined by her mother and her 23 year old brother. Wife had issues after we went outside of the bay.... More 

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were scheduled for Friday at 1:30PM for whale watching. The traffic was herendous so we were running behind. Low and behold we get a call from Chris' Whale watching stating that the boat would sail at 1PM. Needless to say we were pretty upset because we would of been there at 1. We scratched our sailing with no explanation... More 

1 Thank Craig C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Well worth doing, seeing the whales in their natural environment is unforgettable. This company load videos and information of sightings each day so you do feel confident you will get to see the whales. We were lucky enough to see a full breach which is unforgettable. A 3 hour trip is long enough but we all really loved it, saw... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We booked the afternoon trip which as about about 13.30 the tour guide was very knowledgeable we saw humped back whales and pods of dolphins excellent trip a must do if ur visiting Monterey

1 Thank jack b

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