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Monterey Bay Whale Watch

84 Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940
831 375 4658
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Ranked #9 of 58 activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Description: 84 Fisherman's Wharf #1
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Breukeleveen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful and exiting trip, evenwith some friendly whales, we could almost kiss them! This organization really knows what they are doing and take enough time to enjoy and watch them.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This company is an excellent way to see the whales. The smaller boat helps eliminate dealing with a ton of tourist and the naturalist do a good job of engaging people in the whale sightings and biology behind the sea life.

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Singapore, Singapore
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148 reviews 148 reviews
85 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I really didn't expect to see so many dolphins and whales before the trip (as i've done a whale watch in Boston and not see a single watch). It was an amazing experience seeing 200 over dolphins just swimming in a group - was breathtaking. We saw 2 different species of dolphins that day. After that, were whales and more... More

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Geleen, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We did see a lot of whales and we were very lucky that one of them came up right next to our boat. It was beautiful... And scared me as I thought it could easily tip the boat over :) The staff was very friendly and checked with all the guests if they were having a good time. If some... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There are two main companies that vie for your business on a Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. Essentially both involve a one hour boat ride into the bay to see whatever type of whale is currently active. For us, it was humpbacks. The first company is located directly on the main walkway fo the wharf. It runs a large ship with... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having heard so much about whale watching at Monterey Bay we booked a trip when we arrived [we arrived late and got down to the front around 7-8 pm.] A lot of the tours had sold out for the following day. 3 hour trip = $45 per adult, $35 for children. NO UNDER 5's. I don't know if we were... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Oh my! Our evening whale watching tour was absolutely incredible and we are so thankful that we thought to book in advance. We saw 17 humpback whales and at least 4 of them came within 10ft of the boat which was breathtaking. Our guide and captain were very knowledgable and they were able to explain all of the behaviours clearly.... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Whale watching is a must with this company. The staff are so knowledgable as they are marine biologists that not only do you come away from a 3 hr plus trip having seen Whales. Two types of dolphins, sea lions and sea otters, plus other fish they may point out to you as they find them as the boat travels.... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I read their facebook posts about the number of whales that were being seen on their trips, so I managed to use frequent flyer miles to travel to Monterey for the weekend. I booked three whale watching trips in one day. I could not believe the whale and wildlife activity. The owner was the captain of our boat and her... More

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Leighton Buzzard
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Firstly, regardless of when you go wrap up. we have been whale watching previously and learnt a very valuable lesson, that newbies on the tour had not. Do not just wear a t shirt and shorts, you will be very cold. The boat itself was not the biggest, however it had a toilet on board and you could buy basic... More

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