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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

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Monterey, United States
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

From $75.00 / person

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more

Safety measures
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

66 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940, USA

Parking Address: 250 Figueroa Street Monterey CA 93940 Once parked, please walk down the tourist pier to our office.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Warm layers are recommended
  • Sun protection, camera, binoculars, water, and snacks are recommended
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If prone to motionsickness, please take precautionary measures and we also sell motion sickness remedies in the shop
  • DUE TO THE COVID19 SITUATION-All guests and crew are required to wear PPE/Masks in order to board the trip and throughout the entirety of the tour
  • We have limited capacity on our tours to ensure guests can maintain at least a 6 foot distance at all times
  • Increased cleaning/sanitiation procedures have been implemented in order to ensure the safety of all guests on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discovery Whale Watch
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Please bring warm clothing, woolly hats and gloves - just in case you need them, as I was frozen to my bones by the time we got off." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Just book it already!
Melissa_C
, Oct 2021
If you are on the fence, book this tour! We saw 7 humpbacks including 2 calfs feeding with sea lions. They came up within feet of the boat. It was worth every penny.
star-4
Awesome views!
jdellepiane7
, Oct 2021
Staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Great time! They answered questions and it was wonderful!! Will definitely be back and highly recommend
star-5
Watch the Whales play
Victoria_W
, Oct 2021
Being so close to the Whales was unbelievable and exciting. It was a beautiful sunny Oct day and the whales put on a wonderful show. It was well worth the price which was very reasonable
star-5
Don’t hesitate. Take the tour. You won’t regret it.
Arthur_C
, Oct 2021
Tour guide was outstanding. Very knowledgeable with extreme passionate about his job and nature in general.
star-5
Lots of fun and saw whales
Sharon_F
, Oct 2021
Great day with Capt Ron and Eric. We saw a few whales and a couple types of dolphin. So worth it to see whales up close and in their natural habitat. Clean, safe and roomy craft. Definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
Awesome way to spend the morning.
Rachel_L
, Oct 2021
Awesome tour! So much life and surprising animals! We had a blast. They offered some tea that was perfect on a cold morning. Definitely wear warm clothes and prepare for motion sickness. We took some dramamin the night before and morning of. This made us feel so much more comfortable!
star-5
Whales and seals and otters, oh my!
Rochelle_O
, Oct 2021
This was a delightful experience and allowed us to see relatively closely about 8 different humpback whales, a few groups of sea lions, and a lone otter in the harbor. The water gets pretty rocky for landlubbers so heed their advice and grab something for nausea ahead of time. I did end up sick (and wasn't the only one) but the deckhand and naturalist were gracious and helpful! The deckhand offered the best tip - stand up when able to help equalize things. It really helps!
star-5
Fantastic experiences
lorenalopez526
, Sep 2021
Crew was welcoming, very knowledgeable and funny. Thank you for a lovely experience. The check in was also very easy. They were very kind to check in on us (they didn’t leave without us)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Five Stars!!
Rita_G
, Sep 2021
Very knowledgeable & entertaining staff! We saw LOTS of whales and other sea life. Memorable trip; great way to spend our 1st wedding anniversary.
star-5
First ever ocean boat experience
Lois_O
, Sep 2021
Amazing tour! We saw dolphins immediately! Then we saw sea lions and humpback whales feeding together out in the open ocean… beyond incredible experience! Everything we could have hoped for on the first ocean boating excursion that my kids experienced.

Product code: 53254P1

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