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Fast Raft

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Fast Raft Ocean Safaris are a fun and exciting way to explore the beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary! Our low to the water boat, Ranger is comfortable and highly maneuverable, offering an incredible perspective of ocean wildlife and beautiful coastal...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Kate was a very kind person and fun to be out on the waters with! She knew every species we saw and could tell about them - this was wonderful. I didn't know those things about Otters.. and we saw white, mysterious Dophins because...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a more intimate experience on a faster boat, this trip's for you! You'll spend less time floating around dealing with lots of crowds on a boat and more time actually viewing sea life since the boat can move from place to...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is worth every penny. I appreciate not everyone can afford what is basically a private charter but we had the ability to get to parts of the ocean quick enough to see what you want to see. We manage to follow a pod of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

I have been whale watching on larger boats, but that wasn't as much fun. The raft gets you much closer to the whales and other wildlife. You can see all around. You won't be looking off to starboard and missing something great on the port...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roy A
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was one of the best experiences of my life and it was FastRaft that enabled this to happen. The intimate setting of 6 people and the externally knowledgeable captain was everything and more that you could ask for. We saw whales, dolphins, seals, otters....More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We went out on an afternoon trip. The morning session had been good so they had a good idea where the whales would be. We headed to the area and the whales and sea lions showed up. Kate and Don explained why the whales and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gayle F
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend found this trip and it felt like it would be a bit different from the large scale trips that go out of Monterey. It was worth every penny and I can’t recommend it enough. There were six guests on the rib (4+us) and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LRYellow
Reviewed 9 October 2018

When I research trips on Trip Advisor, I look at what the trip offers and try to weigh out the adventure with the value of the trip. We have relied heavily on others experiences in choosing our trips. We have taken zodiak trips in Alaska...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Kate S, General Manager at Fast Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thanks for letting us know how your tour was. We’re glad you felt safe; that’s our first priority. We always make the effort to get you to the best sightings, which are sometimes toward Monterey or Santa Cruz, or far out in the Bay. Humpbacks...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

As always Capt. Kate provided a great day of whale watching on the Fast Raft. The whales were very cooperative and we all got to see lunge feeding and other behavior.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Kate was a fantastic captain, guide, naturalist. Her enthusiasm was contagious. Had a fabulous experience seeing Breaching pod of Orcas, Breaching and lunging, feeding Humpbacks. Loads of birds and other wildlife. Going in a 6 person vessel with a knowledgable captain is the only was...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Stella S
2 November 2018|
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Response from andyhZ3134PC | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest booking in advance. Payment online is easy. Hope this helps and enjoy the whales!!
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Happy728
24 September 2018|
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Response from jmiller414 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $150 per person.
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Response from allynis | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, however don't confuse this with the cheaper options on the larger boats, this is a small raft, only 6 can go on....you are closer to the action, almost able to touch the water, the connections you get with the... More
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