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Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-4658
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Whale watch or vomiting watch?

I have a boat and I never got sea sick. It must be mandatory by the company to strongly advise to... read more

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A TripAdvisor Member
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Great team, great trip!

This was my first whale watching excursion, and I’m glad I went with these guys. Eric and Erica... read more

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84 Fisherman's Wharf #1
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea sickness” (83 reviews)
“humpback whales” (191 reviews)
“blue whale” (71 reviews)
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84 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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+1 831-375-4658
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"these guys"
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"sun fish"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have a boat and I never got sea sick. It must be mandatory by the company to strongly advise to people who want to whale watching to take pills for not vomiting or just be aware of that vomiting is an usual experience. We...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was my first whale watching excursion, and I’m glad I went with these guys. Eric and Erica were so very nice, professional, and knowledgeable. Thank you guys!More

Thank Cali_Doll
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Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, we're very happy that you chose us for your first tour. It's great to see that you had a five-star experience with us and that Eric and Erica provided great service! Thank you for joining us, and we hope you'll sail with us...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful 4 hour trip. We saw : Many groups of humpback whales including breaching and lunge feeding. One whale breached within feet of the boat. Blue whale including a rare look at the blue whale fluke. Fin whale Baird’s Beaked whale (only seen approximately once...More

Thank trew68
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Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It makes us very happy when we hear that our guests have an eventful trip. We appreciate your support and hope that you will join us again soon.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, it was amazing. We saw loads of whales! It was a clear sunny day and so fun to be out on the water. The naturalist guide was great - she didn't talk too much, said just the right thing at the right time. Very...More

3  Thank Neem D
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Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the kind five star review, Neem. We are overjoyed to know that you had such a good time with us on a beautiful day. We appreciate your notes on our guide, and we wish you nothing but the best. Take care!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Several years back I tried to book with this company 3 different times in April and each time our trip was cancelled due to rough waters. This May I tried again and booked a 9am tour. I’m glad I kept trying because this trip was...More

Thank azul_alexis
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Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We can't thank you enough for the great five star review. We are happy to know that you were finally able to get on a tour with us and we hope you may think of us again in the future. Take care!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We joined the 8 hour trip to see the whales. It was really amazing; we saw groups of whales and sea lions hunting on cray fish. Overall we saw more than 30 humpback whales and various blue whales. The group was about15-20 people, so you...More

Thank G B
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Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It makes us very happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with us so much and were able to see so many humpback whales. It means a lot to hear your words, and we hope you may think of us again in the future....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of a 3 week holiday. I had to work hard to persuade the rest of.my family to come as we had an early morning start from Oakland but once they were out there they loved it!! Well worth the...More

1  Thank Amanda R
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Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Amanda, we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to leave a kind review. We are happy that you chose us and that we were the highlight of your vacation. We have noted your comments and wish you all the best. Take care!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My 8-year-old and I had a fantastic time on this whale watching tour. We took Dramamine about an hour before the tour started, and had no issues with seasickness. Our tour guide, Joe, was entertaining, courteous, and informative! We saw humpback and blue whales, sea...More

Thank jl_fr_sd
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Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review. Happy to hear that you and your son had such a good experience with us. It makes us very happy to know that you were able to see such a wide variety of sea life and that you were...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An amazing four hour experience. Humpback whales, sea lions and lots of sea birds. The guides were great and you were free to move around the boat with no extra charge for upper deck. We did the four hour trip and could happily have stayed...More

Thank Nick123568
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Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review, Nick. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your tour so much and that you were able to see a variety of wildlife. We appreciate you choosing us and wish you nothing but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a 4 hour whale watching experience for 2 adults and 2 young children (5 & 6) during our stay. I don’t know how our trip compared to others but it was everything we had hoped for, we saw around 30 different whales across...More

Thank Richard S
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Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Richard, thank you for taking the time to share your awesome review with us! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed our whale watch and that you got to see a lot of whales. Please come again soon!

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sami1966
9 August 2018|
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Response from NYC20th | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I always take meds before I go on any kind of boat or ship - usually Bonine or Dramamine. I took Bonine before the whale watching trip but I was very, very sick from beginning to end. I knew as soon as we pulled out... More
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Nick123568
30 July 2018|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
70-300 - for sure.
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Nick123568
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Good question. Ideally, I would try to bring two camera bodies- one with 24-70mm and the other 200-400mm( those are my lenses). The major problem is that you cannot predict how close the whales can approach. The captain is... More
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