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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

  • 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
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
From US$51.00
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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
From US$51.00
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.
Reviews (64)
1 - 5 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Finally saw whales on a whale watching tour!

This tour was excellent. We took the Sunset tour. We say multiple whales and dolphins. The staff was very good at estimating where and when they would come up again so that we all were watching in the right place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsG2008
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Great guides. We had an awesome time although the weather was not nice. We saw dolphins and whales. Looking forward to come back in the summer,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bcaser1
Reviewed 20 November 2018
Nice boat trip and we did see whales

Spotting a whale is probably close to the top of many lists. I was not disappointed - I don't think - we did see several whales - but they are at a fair distance. Perhaps I was living in dreamland when I thought I'd be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Trottingon
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Nature at its best

Got on the boat with resavations about seeing any whales but after about 20 minutes we saw our first hump back whale to say we saw a few I'd say we saw at least 20 the crew were fantastic and the young woman telling us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Frank T
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile
A great tour, excellent staff and lots of whales

A really good day 10/27 with Andrew, Isaac and Captain JJ. Crew were great and I’d definitely recommend !!! Lots of whales, Rissos Dolphins, Sea Otters and Seals.

Thank 375saras
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25 February 2019|
Response from Frank T | Reviewed this property |
We went in Oct 2018 and I am sure they did do an afternoon trip well worth the money be aware I think there are more than two tour boats as for the Sept trip you should be OK you see different types of wildlife at... More
Mari B
13 August 2018|
Response from 085darrent | 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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