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Fast Raft

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Fast Raft — Awesome Whale Sightings

This is a great whale watching trip. Beautiful boat, they give you dry coverings to wear... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Becky M
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Whale Watching

We were thrilled to see all of the humpbacks feeding but the best part was seeing the blue whales... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Fast Raft Ocean Safaris are a fun and exciting way to explore the beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary! Our low to the water boat, Ranger is comfortable and highly maneuverable, offering an incredible perspective of ocean wildlife and beautiful coastal...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great whale watching trip. Beautiful boat, they give you dry coverings to wear, educational, and close up sightings. The crew of 2 are friendly, patient, and very knowledgeable. We saw at least 20+ sightings. Ranging from 3 whales feeding with 200 sea...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were thrilled to see all of the humpbacks feeding but the best part was seeing the blue whales! My husband says it was the best part of our trip to Monterey.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic trip sore lots of whales seals birds & sea otters very professional outfit and very informative I would highly recommend fast raft in my opinion the best in Monterey

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I join Kate and Don I see and learn something new. In addition to the Humpbacks feeding, we saw a sea lion boil a couple of times(join Kate and Don to discover what it is). But perhaps the most exciting was to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great afternoon boat trip in Monterey Bay. Only six people plus the captain so no crowds to deal with. Captain was extremely knowledgeable about the local sea life. Dolphins, whales, sea lions were abundant on our afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our whale watching trip with fast raft! Kate and Don were so accommodating to my potential seasickness and gave me so many helpful tips before we took off. We got super close to the whales and the sea lions jumping all around us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our morning out with Fast Raft. Extremely knowledgeable guides and very competent power boaters. Very smooth ride and they really knew what they were doing in regards to piloting the boat and consideration of the marine life. Having seem...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just 6 on a raft The captain, Julia, is very nice and thoughtful. We were very lucky to encounter a lot of whales. It was a wonderful day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After doing a lot of research on the types of trips that go from Monterey, I decided that it was worth spending more than the average both trip. You can go whale watching for $50 and sit along side 100 people on a big boat,...More

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Thank Alex A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fast Raft crew provided an outstanding experience. They were informative, entertaining, and went all out to provide guests every opportunity to see whales and other sea life.

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retiredandhappy43
February 4, 2018|
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Response from ckf722 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the FastRaft people - different whales at different times.
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kha84kathy
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Brian G | Reviewed this property |
I have sat up front and the middle you can use both the bow and stern and weather permitting sit on the sides of the rib. As a photographer the stern is the most comfortable
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jan6464
July 25, 2016|
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Response from scoobydont17 | Reviewed this property |
There is good advice if you go on to the Fastraft website. As ever best plan is work on layers as weather and temperatures can change rapidly. I did it last September and spent most of trip in jeans and tshirt but had... More
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