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“Fishing trip”

Randy's Fishing Trips and Whale Watching Trips
Reviewed June 20, 2013

I and my two sons had an excellent experience, personnel were courteous and accommodating , caught loads of fish. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Eric H
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Purchased whale watching tickets in December 2012 for a Christmas present for my wife. Drove to Monterey on Jan 25th, stayed the night in hotel and then off to see the whales. Arrived at 9:30 am at Randy's, and was informed that the sea was too rough and they would not be going out. Disappointed we had breakfast on the wharf shopped, did some sightseeing and then decided to stay the night and try again the next day. Now Sunday, wife's birthday, we headed to the wharf once again. Due to lack of passengers we were to go out on another boat. All warmed up and just about to board, then the captain comes up the gangplank and states that the Coast Guard does not recommend we go out due to rough seas. FINALLY on Mar 23rd we made it out to see the whales. The total crew, from office to the boat, was fun, informative and very pleasant. We really got a kick out of the crew's dog who seem to know when we were close to the whales and dolphins, as he would go to the side of the boat and bark just before they would surface. Had a great time and would do it again.

1  Thank Randy6272
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We purchased discounted vouchers from an online site with another family as we thought this would be a good weekend activity. A few highlights:
- The woman who answers the phone when you book your reservation was rude; her negative demeanor was confirmed in person as well
- The lack of an emphasis on training was also worrisome; no life jackets were provided, nor was there a "safety" talk given regarding what to do during an "emergency"
- Understanding that the actual sighting of whales cannot be controlled by this service, I will say that we did have a few sightings (saw the blow holes), a lot of birds, and we were lucky to run into a pod of about 30 something dolphins
- Always be aware that on a boat-type activity, there are those who underestimate how bad seasickness can be and there will puking involved

Overall, I would not recommend this service.

2  Thank darlenetravels
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very cheap (thanks to a 50% discount from TripAdvisor)! The weather was sunny and cool (but not cold), so the experience was terrific. The crew was very helpful and informative (as was their spot on dog, who sensed where the whales were going to surface). The ONLY negative I felt was when I saw some people were puking over the edge of the boat . . . NOT good. But I guess it can't be helped. All in all, it was a wonderful experience.

Thank Jose M
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We actually signed up for Chris' whale tour but there weren't enough passengers so they combined forces. The crew was nothing but polite. They tracked a whale for us that we never did find, but we went to Moss Landing and found a different one. The crew worked hard to find the one we did. We were grateful to have seen the one we did. Good job guys!!! Wed Oct 17, 2012

Thank KarenS245
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