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Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises

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1718 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3002
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Great time and lots of fish!!

The captain and crew did another fantastic job getting us all some fish. Conditions were a bit... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
dbelangernv
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Henderson, Nevada
First time deep sea fishing!

Great day! Ready to do a full day trip! Wish there could have been more fish but it was still fun... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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The Stagnaro family has been serving the Santa Cruz area for over a century, ever since Italian patriarch Cottardo Stagnaro settled in Santa Cruz in 1879. This historical landmark business is still leading the way in ocean fun on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There is something for everyone: Whale Watching, Scenic Bay Cruises, Fishing Trips and Private Parties for any occasion. Whichever your choice, today's fourth generation Stagnaro Charter Boats will surely make your trip fun and memorable.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“humpback whales” (60 reviews)
“great trip” (49 reviews)
“cod” (17 reviews)
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1718 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3002
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The captain and crew did another fantastic job getting us all some fish. Conditions were a bit rough but they kept our lines clear and got us our limits..Great job guys, I had an awesome time!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great day! Ready to do a full day trip! Wish there could have been more fish but it was still fun. Hope to do a return trip in the future.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an overcast chilly ride to see the whales. The folks running the ship that day were so personable and so informative. I really felt they knew a lot about the area and its history. It was amazing to me how they seemed so...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a perfect cruise and day! We, 4 adults and 2 kids, were enjoying watching a whale and four white jaws.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip, very polite, adjuvant and knowledgeable guides! Would defintely do it again. Be Aware, it can get very chilly on the sea!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an awesome experience!!! We had some great sightings the day we went. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable, the boat was nice and clean! Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun, informative, refreshing, EXCITING time! The staff is courteous, friendly and know their business pretty well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience. Worth the price! A must do when visiting the San Francisco / Bay Area. Saw whales, dolphins, otters, etc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well run excursion. The naturalists are knowledgeable and accessible. The captain knows where to go to maximise the experience. A well run operation . . .and right here in Santa Cruz. Thumbs up!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip! Our naturalist, Maureen, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw at least 2 dozen humpback whales, several sea lions and a great white shark!

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Victoria J
April 7, 2018|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Call our Santa Cruz ticket office for more information. Open 9-4 daily, Pacific Standard Time. Phone 831-427-0230 Jenny Stagnaro Charters/Santa Cruz Whale Watching
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tonysimpson955
August 14, 2016|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Adults are $48.95 and Kids (age 4-13) are $34.95
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tonysimpson955
August 14, 2016|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Adults are $48.95 and Kids (age 4-13) are $34.95 each for whale watching - 3-4 hour trip. Fishing trips range for $40 - $100 depending onthe trip you choose. Fishing equipment and California license is extra.
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