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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

  • Go whale watching from Monterey, a top whale-sighting locale in California
  • Learn about whale behavior and conservation from the naturalist guide
  • Get tips from the crew on taking photos of the marine life
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
From US$48.00
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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
From US$48.00
Take an exciting ocean adventure on this whale-watching cruise from Monterey. You might see gray (most common), humpback, and blue whales as they migrate along the Pacific coast, along with sea lions and dolphins. Hear commentary from your naturalist guide, and get photo ops of the scenery at one of California's premier whale-watching destinations. And because the tour lasts just a half day, you’ll have time left for sightseeing.
What to Expect

Make your own way to Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey to board the boat and meet your guide, a marine biologist or naturalist.

Hear commentary about whale behavior and the natural history of the California coast, as you look for gray whales, which are the most frequently sighted species. If you’re lucky you may see blue whales or humpbacks as well. Any whale-sighting data collected will be used to help track the health of the species’ population.

Learn how to spot whales and dolphins, and get advice on making your best photos and videos of the wildlife. Your cruise returns to shore by 1pm, leaving you ample time for other activities in the afternoon.

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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great Experience

We were fortunate to observe a pair of blue whales, a couple of fin whales (one of which surfaced and “blew” less than 30 feet from the boat!), a mother jump back whale with her calf, several Rizzo dolphins, and two large Mola Mola. The...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
So many animals!

My son and I took the half day whale watch from Monterey in the morning at 9 am. The captain and deckhand were so personable, informative, enthusiastic and safety conscious. The weather was dry, partly cloudy and very windy at the start, but the winds...More

3  Thank kbtkbt
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Very interesting

Great way spend a morning, we saw whales, dolphins, seals and lots of other creatures and the crew were superb - they were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and went out of their way to make sure you got the best pictures you could

1  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile
An amazing time!

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of taking a whale and dolphin watching tour while on a short vacation in Monterey California. There are several different companies to choose from and we picked Discovery based on other reviews I checked. We arrived 30...More

4  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 5 May 2018
May 2, Great Trip

We flipped a coin to decide on Aquarium or Whale Trip. The Whale trip won and we were vey happy with the outcome. I searched the internet for a smaller boat but not an 8 hour trip. Discovery Whale Watching came out looking like the...More

2  Thank Brenda P
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Kids are required to wear a vest when on the deck, but not when they are inside. Optional for adults.
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