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Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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Monterey, CA, USA
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About Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Monterey Bay Whale Watch is the only whale watch tour that is owned and operated by experienced Marine Biologists! We have been operating for almost 30 years. Nancy Black is the owner of MBWW and has been studying Monterey Bay's marine life for more than 30 years. We have experienced Marine Biologists on every tour who specialize in the marine life we see, natural history of the area, and are passionate about conservation and education. We are also dog friendly! We are located at 84 Fisherman's Wharf #1.
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Nick W wrote a review Jun 11
London, United Kingdom99 contributions68 helpful votes
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Pre-booked online in the UK, as MBWW had a very flexible rebooking policy if we had to postpone due to Covid etc. In the end, all good & we were able to make our booked 9.00am trip in June 2022. Arrived at the jetty, paid, & had a short wait before boarding (we had premium upper deck tickets). On the way out into the bay, saw lots of sea lions, & pods of dolphins around the boat. We soon found a number of humpback whales, which was amazing to see. After a while we moved on, but the fog appeared so it was a while before we saw any more whales. When we did, it was great seeing a breach, & also a lunge feed! The return to dock also saw more humpbacks, dolphins, porpoises, & sea birds. In total, we'd seen 36 humpbacks, over 100 dolphins, some harbour porpoises, & untold sea lions. We really enjoyed our trip, which lasted just under 4 hours (by way of comparison, another company's trip left about 5 minutes before us, but the same boat was already on it's next outbound trip when we were docking back in the harbour). Of course, the nature of whale watching is that you never know what you may see (or when), but overall we had a great time & I'd happily recommend MBWW.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for this great review! We are so happy you were able to make it!
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Mike D wrote a review Jun 6
Phoenix, Arizona8 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a great time on 6/5/2022 on the 3:30 Whale sightseeing cruise on the Monterey Princess. The crew was awesome and very knowledgeable. We got to see Humpback whales and Dolphins along with a bunch of sea lions feeding away. They breeched the water, did tail waves and it was great to see so much sea life. Thank You we would recommend doing this. There weren’t big crowds on the boat at this time so it was easy to move back and forth. We were one of the only ones that tipped so please bring some cash as they work hard and gas isn’t cheap. From Phoenix Arizona.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review!
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jaimin s wrote a review May 2022
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waste of time, just hanging around the one place to other locations, not seeing proper visual whales also congested space issues on boat
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, we are sorry you did not have a good experience with us. We strive to provide exceptional trips for all of our passengers and get great looks at the whales we see. We do not fill our boats to capacity and try to provide the best trip possible while spreading our passengers out and making sure everyone has a good spot on the boat. We encourage you to come back out with us. We would also love to hear more information about the date of your trip and which boat you were on. Please email us at mbww@gowhales.com with the information from your trip.
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Sam B wrote a review May 2022
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Absolutely amazing! We were surrounded by humpbacks and sea lions almost the entire tour. The staff was so nice and really knew their stuff. I am going back to Monteray in August just to go whale watching with them again❤️
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Sam, thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Lawsonio1 wrote a review May 2022
Toulouse, France589 contributions195 helpful votes
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We had an amazing time on the sea wolf 2 (eventually). Our original tour was cancelled 2 days before but as we were travelling to Monterrey from Paris. We missed the email Nevertheless we managed to get on the next day and it was totally worth it. Would recommend even if we had to stay an extra night and adapt our plans a little
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, thank you so much for the review! We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and we hope you will come again!
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