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Sea Spirit Ocean Safari

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Since 1996 we’ve been providing charters out of Santa Cruz and exploring the Monterey Bay. Our customers realize pretty quickly that here in the Monterey Bay, our waters offer the nature viewer one of the widest ranges of marine life viewing of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
135 5th Ave, Dock T-13, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4701
+1 831-336-2244
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing trip with Seaspirit - they are very friendly, helpful, can’t do more to help you and are clearly very knowledgable. We saw several whales, seals, sea otters and sea lions - just fantastic! We wouldn’t hesitate to call...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank recameron
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I signed up for the Mid Day Safari. This was my first whale watching trip and also a bucket list item. I was wasn't sure how many whales we would see as we were somewhat between migrations but it was a successful voyage. Our naturalist...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JenneFromTheBlock
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We are from France and never saw whales before. The Sea Spirit is a nice vessel with friendly and professional staff. They were looking for whales in all directions when they suddenly spot a humpback whale with his baby waving next to the boat. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johndeuff
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This ocean safari was a gift to my daughter boyfriend who just graduated from the DLI in Monterey. I found it on Groupon and she and I decided to surprise him. We were all surprised. The boat is a perfect size and we had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy M
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Sea Spirit Ocean Safari is a recently new addition to the whale watching community. I usually work on one of the other boats, but wanted to check them out. The vessel has viewing path all the way around the boat house. Plenty of bench seating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DeanaByTheSea
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

From the time I booked our reservations to the time I left the ship after the cruise was over staff was friendly, helpful, informative, attentive and professional all at the same time. We learned about Monterey Bay, migrating mammals of all kinds and more. Captain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We saw several humpbacks, some right next to the boat.the captain knew right where to find them. There was plenty of room for everyone to get a view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gone2bigsur
Reviewed September 28, 2018

I was soooo looking forward to this trip in Santa Cruz was only staying there to do a trip like this! I received a call saying that my trip wasn't full enough so it would be cancelled and refunded. I had an email to say...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KatieC0llins
RainaS94, Owner at Sea Spirit Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hello there. Please provide your booking number, date of your scheduled trip along with your phone number. The fact that you are from the UK has no barring on whether or not you would get a refund and be able to talk to me.We do...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Booked this trio a few months ago! Only staying in Santa Cruz one night so was really looking forward to it. On the day 5 hours before trip I got an email saying the safari had been cancelled due to low numbers (wouldn't this be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank arrong1988
RainaS94, Owner at Sea Spirit Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Hello Aaron. I'm sorry that we had to cancel your trip. You booked this trip September 2nd which was 10 days prior to the event. I called you 2 times along with a text and email 24 hours prior to trip. It wasn’t until the...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

The tour was excellent.They have a $25.00 Tuesday special.We saw whales,Sunfish,otter,and a Great white shark.The captain extended the tour by a little bit so we could take it all in.The crew was fabulous.Would do it over and over again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard M
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