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Chris' Fishing Trips & Whale Watching

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Open Now: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great Fishing trip

Limits on Ling Cod and Rock Fish. Captain and deck hand Troy were very helpful. Caught bait fish... read more

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yvonne p
El Sobrante, California
Fantastic trip to see the Humpback Whales

Fantastic trip lasted for just over three hours never thought we would see the whales in their... read more

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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...more
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48 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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Reviewed yesterday

Limits on Ling Cod and Rock Fish. Captain and deck hand Troy were very helpful. Caught bait fish first, then went after Ling, then Rock Fish. Came back in early because we limited. buy or rent everything you need; just bring lunch, drinks and layered...More

Thank yvonne p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic trip lasted for just over three hours never thought we would see the whales in their natural habitat

Thank Coachmike12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing!- our family (children 9 & 13) went with Chris and the team. We saw humpbacks having a feast as well as sea lions. We saw a sun fish and sea otters. The team seemed really knowledgeable and the boat was not too busy so...More

Thank Wenswoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boat was small compared to others in the area which was a bonus as it felt more personal. The skipper was really informative and ensured we had the best view of the feeding Whales and sealions without stressing the animals. A great way to...More

Thank Richie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time whale watching (myself, my husband, and kids ages 14, 12, 9, and 1). We saw a bunch of whales, which was awesome and beautiful. But the boat was incredibly rocky(!), which made it very difficult for myself and my kids...More

Thank Dina F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most fantastic time. We saw lots of hump back whale, sealions and birds. The whales were awesome. We saw them feeding and swimming. They came pretty close to our boat. It was a fantastic trip, not loads of people so everyone got...More

Thank wizard7mel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monterey is a whale Mecca. Just 25-30 min into the bay and here they go. As well as birds and seals. Added dramamine to our breakfast menu.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We were only in Monterey for two days and we just love wildlife. So this area is just perfect for that. Now we have been whale watching twice before, once in Iceland where we seen more tourists puke than wildlife, and second in San Francisco...More

Thank J4kennedy
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We chose Chris' Whale Watching because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed! Have been on a whale watching tour in So Cal and saw dolphins and sea lions, but no whales, so were very disappointed, but with Chris' tour we were delighted....More

Thank Teri22_12
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We had an amazing experience on Chris’s Whale Watching boat. We lost count of the number of whales that we saw. The crew were so knowledgeable and were genuinely thrilled with what was going on around them

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Abby W
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
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
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