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Blue Ocean Whale Watch

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Address: 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone Number: (831) 600-5103
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: High Spirits is the only 60 ft Whale Watching boat with an upper deck for...
High Spirits is the only 60 ft Whale Watching boat with an upper deck for a birds-eye view of the whales and other wildlife encountered on the Monterey Bay.Compare the most of the Whale Watching boats in the area High Spirits is designed as a luxury offshore yacht rather than a fishing vessel therefore offers plenty of indoor space to refuge on those chilly days on the Monterey Bay. You don't have to leave the civilized world behind just because you're on a tour boat. Many things you enjoy on land disappears when you go on a tour with some other boats. But not with us, from 110 AC for charging your camera battery to hot water for washing your hands we offer all the amenities of a comfortable cruise on our vessel. Our flooring is carpeted and our large boarding ladder makes it easy to get on/off to our vessel for everyone. A full galley to cater any special events, an educational and entertaining kids corner, 3 guest cabins for overnight trips and 3 bathrooms are just a few other extras only offered by Blue Ocean Whale Watch.Our Whale Watching trips are fully narrated and 100% of our trips are run by owners.With 49 guest capacity we are not the largest nor the smallest boat on the bay, but we are the only luxury vessel offering Whale Watching tours with a WOW effect. Dignified Burials at Sea (Ash Scattering) ceremonies to fun Birthday parties or for any Special Event we are the experts to turn your daily outing into an unforgettable memory.Come join us and experience our difference.
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Excellent day/trip, going again!!!

Booked this back in November but they needed to cancel because of bad weather, just got around to some free time, it was well worth the wait . Excellent crew, Kate is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Debbie M
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Booked this back in November but they needed to cancel because of bad weather, just got around to some free time, it was well worth the wait . Excellent crew, Kate is very informative and very knowledgeable !! Headed out right on time, the ocean was just a lil choppy, if you do get motion sick they do have white... More 

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Eymet, France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Having read the reviews, we dressed up warmly and joined the boat. Not too far from Monterey and simple to find. Very knowledgable crew, clean boat that felt safe and well maintained. Altogether a great trip. The Captain knew where the Whales were or were likely to be and we followed (not too close) behind a number. Great sights, and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A friend and I took this 4 hour trip at the end of August on a Thursday morning. The action from sea mammals and birds was non-stop. Excellent biologist guides and they take photos that are available online so you don't have to waste time with a camera. There was a whale that was caught in a crab boat line,... More 

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Vail, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Headed out in the am with clear weather and about 30 total passengers. The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. We saw a school of dolphins (about 50) within about 5 minutes then we saw our 1st humpback within 7 minutes...we were stoked! Well it just kept getting better. The highlight was sitting in neutral for about 45 minutes with 6... More 

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Pittsburg, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

If you want to have an awesome time whale watching this is the crew to do it with. Everyone was so nice and helpful. We saw so much when we went out. I spent two days with them and I would definitely go back and do it again.

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Reedsport, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Kate and all of the great crew make this trip wonderful. We went on three trips in one week and each was different and a lot of fun. Even though it's called Blue Ocean Whale Watch it truly is so much more. I can't wait to see how they grow. I plan on going back anytime I'm in the area.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We live on the east coast and own a boat. We see dolphins on a regular basis and an occasional whale in the Atlantic. So going on a Whale and Dolphin Watch was sure to be nice while we were by the Pacific. Holy Mammals were we surprised how AMAZING this trip was. It was less than 15 minutes out... More 

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San Francisco, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
53 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After much review I chose this for our Whale Watching. The people who run it are concerned for everyone and actually take care of you. Come around while the tour is going on checking to see if you are ok or need anything. They really love the job. We saw about 50 whales and about 200 dolphin and also seals... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

As my husband said, on a scale of 1 to 10, a TWENTY! We were constantly seeing whales breathing, fin slapping, diving and breaching. The captain did an excellent job of maneuvering the boat so both sides could see all the action. The naturalist was very informative about what we were seeing, and made sure we were all safe, because... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Can't say enough positive words about the Captain and naturalist on this two-hour tour. First, great care was taken to provide those prone to motion sickness with preventatives, including sea bands for rent -and they work. We saw so many whales -often up to five in a pod, with a couple of pods in view simultaneously. The naturalist was knowledgable... More 

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