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Sanctuary Cruises

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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
+1 831-350-4090
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Awesome experience!!

We had a wonderful time watching BEAUTIFUL whales as close as can be! The weather was perfect and... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
adriespinosas
Once in a lifetime!

Had a fabulous trip on Saturday afternoon. Saw 2 orcas and 10 to 15 humpback whales--we watched... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarah B
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Explore Monterey Bay year-round with a marine biologist aboard Santuary, a beautiful boat that is only booked to 80% of her capacity for a more personalized passenger experience. We run longer trips with fewer passengers. We really care about the environment and run 100% local biodiesel. Knowledgeable, warm owner/operators engage and enchant. Responsible captains who don't crowd the animals but ease into the area, which often results in fantastic sightings. We have a great device for avoiding seasickness. Located in Moss Landing at the heart of the Monterey Bay & beginning of the submarine canyon for awesome sightings. We are the boat the locals prefer and the National Marine Sanctuary recommends.
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“captain mike” (47 reviews)
“marine biologist” (104 reviews)
“whale watching” (141 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time watching BEAUTIFUL whales as close as can be! The weather was perfect and Doris was an excelent guide and host! Absolutely recomended!!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a fabulous trip on Saturday afternoon. Saw 2 orcas and 10 to 15 humpback whales--we watched them breach in the rays of the sunset... What a privilege! I was hesitant to book a tour in the afternoon, due to others warning of the typically...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour. We started off with a safety overview and were given the opportunity to rent sea sickness wristbands for $7 (highly recommend!). When we got out on the water, our marine biologist Chase pointed out the various marine life we passed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible boat for wale watching!!! Doris is a great guide and a good host as well!!! My family and friends had a great day!!! Everything was perfect!!! Recommended

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Thank negaaguero
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time with Doris and Captain John - they navigated us to see over 30 whale sightings from up to 6 different whales. Also saw sea otters and sea lions. Weather overcast but seas very calm! Would definitely do again!

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Thank Steveburdan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so diaappointed when we woke up to thick fog but our cruise did not disappoint due to the patience, expertise and positivity of the captain and our marine biologist. Saw lots of humpback whales feeding and breaching. Love how environmentally aware tje company...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I appreciated the effort and attentiveness that went into the tour. They really wanted us all to have the full experience and went to great lengths to track down the humpbacks and orcas. The marine biologist on board provided insightful commentary and the captain let...More

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Thank anovesky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Calm water and WHALES! Tha biologist and the captain were very aware of where the whales were and their activities. The marine biologist was very informative about providing whale, marine animals and bird information. This was my second excursion with Sanctuary, I highly recommend Sanctuary...More

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Thank sheriebeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked this cruise in the knowledge that we may not see any whales! Boy were we mistaken! We saw multiple whales!! Both the tour guide, Doris, and the captain of the boat found the whales, stayed with the whales and provided...More

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Thank katyb93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an amazing whale watching trip with Sanctuary Cruises where we had really calm conditions and saw many humpback whales lunge feeding all around the boat. The crew were excellent and we were out for over 4 hours. The boat is small but there...More

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Stephanie G
27 July 2017|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
We made reservations a week before. They were booked up the morning of our adventure.
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mgsom
28 May 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Reviewed this property |
I concur with previous response. Additionally there is seating for about 5 people at the bow of the boat which is where we sat for the duration of cruise.
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jocat94
7 May 2017|
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Response from sxghosh | Reviewed this property |
My advice is to call them rather than go through the website. Plus save $5 on each ticket (service charges for doing it online!)
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