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Chris' Fishing Trips & Whale Watching

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#6 of 22 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Monterey Features Animals
48 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-5951
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Great Time

Chris's whale watching was awesome! We saw dolphins and humpback whales. They take video each trip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Florence, Italy
via mobile
Humpback Whales!!

We had a fantastic time on our 3 hour whale watching tour! We saw sea lions, sea otters, dolphins... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tammy C
Frederick, Maryland
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We offer full service guided Family Friendly Fishing & Whale Watching tours year around in the third largest deep submarine canyon in the world. Our skippers are known for their ability to find Gray whales, Killer wWhales, Dolphins, Turtles, Porpoises and more! We also offer Burials at Sea.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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48 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-5951

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chris's whale watching was awesome! We saw dolphins and humpback whales. They take video each trip so you can also see what the other groups saw on their trip. Only recommendation is to dress warm!

Thank K T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time on our 3 hour whale watching tour! We saw sea lions, sea otters, dolphins and multiple humpback whales. The weather was sunny but a little cold, and the sea was a little rough. We took natural dramamine and did just...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is fishing for experienced fishermen who want to rough it out and are able to DIY. For tourists or people with less fishing experience, it's quite a wild ride but no less fun (with conditions). Our family of 4 (incl 2 boys ages 10&14)...More

Thank to_calvary
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great whale watching tour! The sea was a little rough when we went out, so many were sea sick (including myself) - BE SURE TO TAKE SOME ANTI-NAUSEA medicine before you go, in case the water is rough. We did see whales...More

Thank heathermcalister2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We definitely got lucky with both the weather (dry / cloudy) and the sea (pretty calm) and clearly they know their water and they just head straight to where they think the whales are....and we got to see ....dolphin (or was it a porpoise...?) fins.....and...More

Thank dwill112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third whale watching trip, and one thing we can say right off the bat; it's different all the time. This time the boat was relatively small, with (not enough) seating on deck (luckily, due to the weather many stayed inside anyways). It...More

Thank Jozef v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonable, small amount of people with us. Saw about 30 humpbacks. Others on board said they also used this whale watching tour, and they live in Monterey. Guide was very knowledgeable. Also they have been in business since 1949. Would use them again. Inside or...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Childhood memories are powerful reminders to "KISS", aka Keep It Sweetly Simple! (My version, and I'm sticking to it!) Over the past 60+ years, many family and friends fishing adventures with Chris's Fishing Trips and Whale Watching have been conducted! Today, I took my 90-year-old...More

Thank pennijohnson
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Check-in was easy we roamed around while we waited. Loading up was easy the trip out was amazing. We saw otters & sea lions on the way. The whales were there and to me barely noticeable but it was nice being on the ocean again.

Thank dodger71
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Really good tour, got to see many humpback whales (May 17th) partner was unfortunately very sea sick so missed out. Needs speakers inside the boat as you can't here the tour guides when inside and not enough room for everyone to be outside. Overall really...More

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Abby W
Any chance you can handle a person with ambulation issues, especially stairs?
September 28, 2015|
Response from TCinPhx |
We were just there yesterday (8/27). The boat leaves from the main wharf/pier and there is no elevator from the top/main area down to the next level where you get onto the boat. The only way down that we saw was to use the... More
How long are the whale watching tours??
September 27, 2015|
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
3 hrs. 1 hour to get to area. Hour to watch. 1 hour to get back.
Merrily S
Anyone ever brought a baby on board? We're traveling with our 9 month old. We use a carrier, not a stroller. Is this an ok excursion for us?
July 29, 2015|
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Response from Orpah H | Reviewed this property |
If the boat is full then there isn't much room for a stroller. There was an adult man that got sick and hurled over the boat and then there was a dog that went and got sick as well. If the whether is good then the boat... More