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Randy's Fishing Trips and Whale Watching Trips

66 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA
800 251-7440 or (831) 372-7440
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Ranked #24 of 58 activities in Monterey
Type: Tours
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We purchased a Travelzoo deal to go whale watching. We saw lots of whales, sea lions and birds after about a 45 minute ride out into the bay. It really was an amazing experience. The staff, while friendly and professional, does not offer much commentary. They basically just spot whales and direct you where to look. I personally would have... More

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have been on several chartered fishing trips and I don't think we've ever been treated with more professionalism. The deck hand was fantastic. He checked on us, helped us at every turn, and cleaned the fish like a pro. Of course when you're fishing you must listen to the people who live and fish in the area you're in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Someone else described this as a taxi to go see whales... which it kind of was... but that's really all I wanted! I wanted to be out on the water, see the animals, and not have a running commentary on it. I went on the Cubasco which was a very clean and sturdy vessel. The trip was no nonsense, we... More

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Turlock, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went on afternoon fishing trip yesterday after buying Travelzoo voucher for my bf's bday. We had an awesome time! The 22 people on our boat caught the limit of fish! Our deckhand Monty was amazing, so friendly and helpful! Be sure to tip him! We also saw several whales breaching as a bonus. Take something for seasickness, or you might... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We bought a groupon and decided to try it out. Positively, we saw lots of whales and seals! The captain did a great job of turning the boat around and placing us for great viewing. Overall I was disappointed because I wanted to learn more about the whales we were seeing. I asked the deckhand he answered my question but... More

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

As the planner for our family reunions, I try really hard to choose the best of the best when organizing events. After speaking to several people over the phone about fishing, I chose "Randy's Fishing Trips" to schedule for the 8 guys in our group to fish with. The gentleman on the phone was the friendliest guy I spoke with... More

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Tuolumne City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

we have gone out with Randy's Whale watching for years not only because they are cheaper but because the have the cleanest boats and the friendlies people to travel with, every time we go with them we see whales we have fun and they take care of us and make our trip enjoyable

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We booked the all day fishing and crabbing trip. They ask you to be there at 6am, although they don't actually leave until about 7am. We arrived at 6am and were able to avoid the lines to register but we had about an hour or so of standing around time. We fished for sand dabs and the crabbing portion was... More

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San Jose, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Went on whale watch trip. Small, charming, old boat, friendly staff. Trip was sold out, but not crowded. Plenty of space for viewing wild life. Unfortunately, only sighted one whale (spout only) and a couple pods of dolphins. Rough waters. All the boat tours experienced the same thing that day and all boats cut trip short due to conditions. You... More

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have tried several fishing boats at the northern and southern California. Randy's was the worst by far. The rod for rental was very old and difficult to use. The deckhand was so rude- I have never seen a deckhand like that! He was extremely inpatient, never keen to help, often yelled at customers for not properly handling the reel.... More

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