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Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises

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Address: 1718 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3002
Phone Number: +1 831-427-0230
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The Stagnaro family has been serving the Santa Cruz area for over a...

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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Great whale watching!

Superb whale watching! Friendly, knowledgable crew. Successful trip seeing blue whales and hump back whales. Amazing. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Superb whale watching! Friendly, knowledgable crew. Successful trip seeing blue whales and hump back whales. Amazing. Would highly recommend.

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San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stagnaro Whale Watching is a fun experience with a fun crew that truly cares about what they are doing.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son and his girlfriend + good old Dad. We saw lots of blue and humpback whales, watched a blue whale surface and poop krill!

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall this was fantastic. The trip is reasonably priced, the boat is large enough to not be crowded shoulder to shoulder, and Maurine the Naturalist is the nicest person in the world. We saw at least 15-20 different whales. Humpback, Blues, and Dohls Porpoise. The experience was not only thrilling but amazing and i will definitely be doing again.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The crew was helpful and informative. The captain kept the boat close to the whales and even kept the sun on the right side so that our pictures were good.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have seen 3 types of whales and some of them only 10 m from the boat. I. Was there with two kids 9 and 10.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two humpbacks frolicking under our boat was both exciting and a bit unsettling- but an absolutely AMAZING experience to view these beings so up close and personal!

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Phoenix, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went on the whale watch with my boyfriend. The tour was fun and exciting and we did see whales, dolphins, and otters. There were plenty of instructions and information by the crew. My boyfriend has trouble walking, so he uses a cane. We made sure we boarded the ship at the front of the line so that he could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We left port (right on time - sign of a well-run operation) on a very foggy morning. It took a little while to see a whale, but the various whale watch outfits communicate with each other and share where they see whales. The captain made every effort to see that we were in the right place. We ended having a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a very good exprience. Saw many different whales, humpbacks and blue ones, and also some porpoises. The crew was very nice and helpfull and the captain and the guide both gave nice and detailed explanations. We came without private means of transportation and arranged by phone to come directy to the boat rather than coming to the office... More 

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