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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
66 Fishermans Wharf , 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.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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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star-5
Amazing time, we saw lots of wildlife!
Gregg_N
, Mar 2022
Amazing time on our whale watching tour! We saw 5 humpback whales and literally hundreds of dolphins.
star-5
Best family activity
Ammi_A
, Mar 2022
It was an incredible experience. The guys giving the tour were very energetic, And also very knowledgeable. It was raining during our visit just Make sure you take a water jacket with a hoodie. The waves were not to crazy in the boat ride if you sit in the front you can feel them the waves more. Don’t feel discourage if you don’t get a seat in the beginning people move to catch the whales. Overall it was fun.
star-5
Worth the trip!
Renee_R
, Mar 2022
We had a great time on the boat. Nice weather, big waves but the views of the dolphins & whales did not disappoint. The captain went out of his way to make sure we got some great views as he followed the whales.
star-4
Great trip
Kushal_T
, Mar 2022
Tour guide was awesome. The office called for confirmation and Waiting with all the boarding passes as we reached. It is definitely value for money.
star-5
A perfect day
Craig_C
, Mar 2022
Not only was the crew accommodating but Nature gave us her best with gentle seas and lots of whale sightings.
star-5
Super nice view
Ruby_L
, Feb 2022
It was so beautiful being out on the water. We saw whales and dolphins. If you go make sure to take motion sickness pills so that you don’t get sick.
star-5
Small boat experience, great whale watching
Emily_S
, Feb 2022
Fabulous small boat experience! Spent 40 minutes tracking 5 gray whales and we were the only boat in site. Isaiah was wonderful. Highly recommend!
star-5
It was an amazing trip!...
Romina_A
, Jan 2022
It was an amazing trip! We enjoyed watching whales and dolphins, the people in charge of the boat was really friendly. Highly recommended
star-5
Great experience
Janis_L
, Jan 2022
Excellent experience, great and friendly knowledgeable staff. Felt very safe even one day after tsunami warning.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
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!

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