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Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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Address: 84 Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831 375 4658
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Description: 84 Fisherman's Wharf #1

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It was a rocky ride through the rain and large swells. A lot of people were getting sick; luckily, I had taken a Dramamine half an hour beforehand. The boat was small and very... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It was a rocky ride through the rain and large swells. A lot of people were getting sick; luckily, I had taken a Dramamine half an hour beforehand. The boat was small and very crowded with no upper deck for passengers. We did see a lot of dolphins, so that was cool. When we finally came upon some whales, we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Weather wise, it wasn't great. Slight drizzle with a bit cold. Considering that my daughter has had some history with sea sickness, I wasn't really sure whether it was a good idea to go out. To my daughter's credit she took a couple of tablets and braved it. Started out slow, with sea lions and otters. However once we were... More 

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was one of my to do things on my bucket list. We booked the trip on their website before we left UK, a good thing to do as a popular attraction. I had built the trip up in my mind that we would see loads of different whales. We were out on the sea for about 3-4 hours on... More 

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Folsom, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We got lucky to see the California grey sham whale, and hundreds and hundreds of dolphins leaping all around us! It was magical! We took the 1.30 pm ride but no one can predict when they show up. winter time is the best chance though as they migrate down south. The crew was very knowledgeable and explained everything!

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

On our one day in Monterey, the guys played golf so my friend and I went whale watching. I booked online with this company because of the Trip Advisor ratings. The staff was very friendly. Even though we went in January and only expected to see gray whales and dolphins, we also saw at least 7 humpbacks as well. We... More 

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Neenah, Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had the most beautiful weather and seas last week and still cannot believe how lucky we were to see a huge pod of long nose common dolphins plus quite a few whales in the distance. The staff were very knowledgeable and very easy to understand. They made it a point to talk to their customers and we learned a... More 

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Ft Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While we did see whale tails (probably 12-15) we were unable to get very close because of all of the other tours out and about. To the defense of Monterey Bay Whale Watch, some other boat cut between us and the pod and the whales vered away from us. The boat was to full for our taste, you could not... More 

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Worthing, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Easy to book, very friendly on checking in, excellent commentary on board. Saw loads of whales and some porpoises. Whales seen vary by season apparently. A fabulous trip.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We saw countless dolphins & 20 -25 whales - gray & humpback! The weather was perfect & the waters calm, we could not have asked for a better day or crew!

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went on a 3-hour boat trip. This is gray whale season and we did see a bunch! We also saw several pods of dolphins - Risso's and common. The crew was pretty good, quite informative, but could have been a bit more friendly. There was a marine biologist on board and she showed us an example of baleen from... More 

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