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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

Monterey, United States
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3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Look for whales as they migrate through the waters of the Pacific Ocean off of California on this half-day whale watching cruise from Monterey. Your naturalist guide shares commentary about the whales and their habitat as you search for gray whales (most common), humpback and blue whales, and other marine life such as dolphins and sea lions during your cruise. Get tips for great photo ops and learn all about the mighty creatures at one of California's most famous whale-watching destinations.
  • Half-day whale watching tour, from Monterey
  • Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, sea lions, and birds during this cruise on the Pacific Ocean
  • Learn about the whales and California's marine life from the guide
  • Set out from Monterey Bay, a premiere whale watching destination

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Fantastic time whale watching!
, Sep 2019
A great half day whale watching. Crew were great, very informative & we got to see humpback whales, dolphins & a shark! Definitely a must if you visit Monterey!
Amazing trip
, Sep 2019
Saw 20-30 humpback whales, lots of dolphins, and more sea lions than you could count. If you are prone to seasickness, take the necessary precautions beforehand.
Great experience, lots of whales
, Aug 2019
We can highly recommend this tour. We saw really a lot of whales and dolphins, seals and sea lions. Even a fin whale. Crew is helpful and knows a lot about sealife. Our tour took over four hours and was a grear experience.
, Aug 2019
I booked the whale watching trip not expecting great things as nature doesn't come to order. However I was totally amazed at the variety of sea life that we witnessed. After being in the boat for about 45 mins, we saw our first whales, it was totally amazing with more to come. We saw about 30 whales in all, as well as seals, dolphins and a sun fish. The crew were excellent very friendly & knowledgeable, over all an amazing morning, highly recommended.
Fantastic experience
, Aug 2019
Well organised friendly and helpful crew. Knowledgeable commentary. And we saw a lots of whales, seals, dolphins, jellyfish and a sunfish. Great half day trip.
Best ever!!!
, Aug 2019
I would recommend Discovery Whale Watch to anyone who wants to have an amazing whale watching experience. First impression on arrival was how clean and organized it was, fast check-in, friendly staff. They divided the group into two so there were maybe 30-35 of us on the vessel so there was plenty of room to maneuver for pictures and just move around. And the most important of all is with a small group it allowed the time we got to spend with our naturalist. When we were out on the water, competitor vessels showed up and holy cow, they were double deckers and people were packed in like sardines and I immediately thought, this cannot be good for the wildlife!!! I was so happy then that we booked with Discovery because our naturalists mingled with us and gave us more personal attention and I think because our vessel was smaller, our captain was able to take us to other sites. Their goal is to provide a whale watching experience and what an awesome experience it was. We saw sea lions and dolphins and large pods of humpbacks, And the humpbacks exhibited what you see on television--verticals, flukes, pectoral fins, breaches, mother and her calf!!! It was just absolutely amazing and the crew were just as thrilled as we were. Our trip ended with a fun ride back to the harbor and our naturalist remembering and wishing me a happy rest of my birthday!!! So if you want a fun and personal whate watching experience, go with Discovery Whale Watch!!!
, Aug 2019
The day started off very misty but as the mist lifted the fun began. We saw such amazing sites with the whales breaching and lunge feeding at the surface. Even Pete our naturalist was amazed by what we witnessed. I would recommend this to anyone but I can’t guarantee the whales
Family whale watching
, Aug 2019
Absolutely fantastic!!! Guys were lovely and attentive, very informative and saw lots of whales, great photos and memories, kids said their best activity in California xx
Great half day watching whales
, Aug 2019
Such a good time - saw so many whales and other sea life - brilliant commentary and to top it all saw a blue whale - just sublime
Best experience of my entire life
, Jul 2019
This was one of the best amazing experience of my entire life.The crew they were amazing,the boat was not crowded and we went into the open sea and saw soo many whales and took so many pictures it’s something I will never forget.Awesome Awesome Awesome 👏

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