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3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

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3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

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

Overview

Look for whales during a boat tour from Monterey, the premier destination in northern California for winter whale watching. Learn about the majestic animals from a marine biologist or naturalist guide who shares detailed commentary about the whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and natural history of the region.
  • Half-day Monterey Bay whale-watching tour
  • Learn about whale behavior and conservation from the naturalist guide
  • Get the chance to view humpback whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals, and other Pacific Ocean wildlife
  • Experience Monterey from the water
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

66 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940, USA

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

Departure Time

10:00 AM
  • 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
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 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.

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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 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California?
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 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California.

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Excellent
SLT
, Mar 2021
We had a “whale of a time!” Great guide, very knowledgeable and we saw a humpback whale! and Risso’s dolphins! Excellent adventure!
star-5
Great tour!
Terrell_S
, Mar 2021
Lots of wildlife. Saw the albino dolphin. Saw a group of about 100 dolphins. Humpback whales we’re putting on a show. Great crew too.
star-1
Didn’t get to ho
Katina_A
, Feb 2021
My trip was cancelled last minute They said it was due to weather conditions but it seemed like a nice day Kids were very disappointed
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Hello, we are very sorry that your trip got cancelled. We want each & every person to get to experience their trip. Conditions can deteriorate quickly in Monterey Bay & turn into unsafe conditions. The Captain would not cancel the trip unless it was a safety issue to go out. Often times, the water seems nice right out front of the marina, but conditons change quickly as you get out to sea. We always offer the chance to rebook or receive a refund when these circumstances arise.
star-5
A great experience
Shaun_S
, Feb 2021
A well-run professional outfit. Knowledgeable about all the marine life within the Monterey Bay. All the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and check in was quick and easy. We plan to attend another tour with them when we visit the Monterey Bay area next year.
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January 30, 2021
Karyn_G
, Jan 2021
It was a great trip. We saw Orca whales and a baby grey whale. The crew was very friendly. My only complaint is that a videographer that was in the boat was pushing adults and a child out of the way to get his footage. I made a comment to him and an older lady also said something.
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Bryna_M
, Jan 2021
Such a great trip! We saw whales and other ocean life and the marine biologist was very informative. The crew was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
star-5
Amazing
Roberta_W
, Mar 2020
The crew was friendly. They worked hard to find whales and sea lions of different varieties. It was a awesome experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Whale watch
EdgarDarron_G
, Feb 2020
Absolutely FANTASTIC Tour. We saw hundreds (maybe thousands) of dolphins. In all we saw 5 species of whales
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful experience. Saw about 5 grey...
Nicole L
, Mar 2018
Wonderful experience. Saw about 5 grey south bound whales- and pretty close up. The naturalist talked sometimes over the speaker, but many times would have side conversations with other people. Wish he could've educated us some more. Very friendly guy though. The captain was pretty nice and really wanted us to have the best experience as well. Would do this again. Wish there was more seating as well.

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