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₱4,241.94
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2–3 hours
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6+ hours
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₱5,938.72
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3–4 hours
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  • Schyler B
    Arlington, VA4 contributions
    We had a very knowledgeable tour guide, Zay, who knew a lot about the area and sea life there. The boat ride was safe and comfortable and we got to see 3 different whales and lots of dolphins :) strongly recommend!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Jim F
    St. Catharines, Canada5 contributions
    Outstanding experience. Happy we signed up. Our guide, Flo, was terrific, friendly and knowledgeable. Fun to see the coast on ebikes. Highly recommend.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Madelyne M
    13 contributions
    Really some incredibly beautiful views down the 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, and Monterrey Bay. I think time management at each stop could be improved. Instead of the tour guide saying, “you have 20 minutes at this stop” say “it is now 1:20pm, you have 20 minutes at this stop, be back at 1:40pm, back at 1:40pm everybody.”
    It is much easier to remember the “back on the bus” time than what time you got off the bus and try to factor in the math as you get distracted and excited about the views and exploration.
    Less time at the shops in Carmel and more time at Monterrey and Pebble Beach.
    Otherwise, absolutely stunning stops and would recommend to anyone.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Kenneth J
    1 contribution
    The tour operator was very knowledgeable about what we were seeing, and explained the environmental and historical background. Very interesting!
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Sophie G
    9 contributions
    Our whale watching experience with Discovery Whale Watching was amazing! We got to see humpback whales, different kinds of dolphins and sealions. Captain Rod, Isaiah and Danny were experienced and knew exactly where they needed to be, for us to see all we could see. Isaiah was a fantastic naturalist, answering questions we had and giving us answers to questions we didn’t know we needed to have. It is clear he is passionate about these amazing creatures and even shared his photos of the trip which were much better than our own. They also gave good recommendations for those that might be sea sick. Would definitely recommend it!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Jocelyn A
    4 contributions
    This is the second time we did whale watching with Discovery Whale and as expected it was a great experience! We did the sunset schedule this time and within an hour of our trip we already saw a whale. Luckily this time, we saw the whale breech. It was an amazing experience! Will do it again!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Jessica T
    1 contribution
    We were able to cover quite a bit of ground quickly and learn some new facts about Monterey!
    The ocean drive was beautiful - the GPS was a little slow so we used our own to return to base
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • Sally p
    Harpenden, UK5 contributions
    You'll be very lucky if you get George as your driver for this trip - his commentary was fabulous and we learnt so much - he's also an excellent driver. This is a great wasy to spend a day, the coastline is rugged and dramatic and the stops were all great. We enjoyed seeing Monterey and Carmel too, very different to San Francisco! Would highly recommend.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Cherise C
    4 contributions
    This was one of the most breathtaking and relaxing tours I have ever experienced. Ben was my point of contact and helped me arrange all of the details of my tour, over the phone, prior to my trip. He was professional, knowledgeable and very funny! They made a point to include everything that I wanted and also provided suggestions. Carlos picked me up from San Jose Airport and we visited several areas including Santa Cruz, Monterey ,17 Mile Big Sur Drive, the Redwoods it was all gorgeous! Carlos was professional, courteous and very sweet. They arranged a tour with a schedule but with flexibility for me to stay at whichever site that I wanted for as long as I wanted. I had lunch at the Pebble Beach Golf Course. Carlos is very knowledgeable about the area, stopped for pictures along the way and provided detailed information about all the points of interest. After the tour I stayed in Carmel for 3 days and Carlos arranged for Henry to pick me up from the hotel and take me back to San Jose airport with a special surprise! Henry was also amazing. It was just the break that I need to feel rejuvenated after a difficult season in my life. Thank you so much for everything!
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • diezy2018
    Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
    Took a bit to understand at first, but then worked well. Lots of information and thoughts for ideal stops for great views, hideaways and pictures!
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Janis R
    Orange County, CA334 contributions
    Fun for one adult and 12 year son to see more of Monterey. I think a lot of the reviews are unfair. We walked in, because I was not sure if the weather would be clear, with no reservation. So they only car available was the upgraded 4 seater, which sits higher. Realistically, you could rent a convertible for two days for nearly the same cost ($165) but miss out on the fun experience (he even got to hold onto the wheel with me for a bit). The guided tour is very informative and we enjoyed some spectacular scenery. The shocks are non-existent, so wear a sports bra! I simply pulled over to let people pass, not because I had to, but because I didn’t want to feel rushed or hold others up. Also, the 4 seater does not require helmets…not sure why. The reservationist and guy that handed us over to the car were friendly and informative.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • 473ANNIE
    Fresno14 contributions
    The Day trip began at 11am, Parking by the Monterey Bay Marina we purchased a day pass for our car for $8. and were chauffeured from there by Motor Coach to the Carmel Valley. Where Row upon row of Winery Tasting Rooms lined the streets. The Weather was pleasant with a nice breeze. The good news is there are 2 options, you could explore on foot at your leisure OR be driven around by a Huge Vintage John Deere Tractor pulling a long trailer with padded seats lining both sides. Everyone opted for the Tractor ride and each couple took turns sitting in the "shotgun" seat right behind the driver, a colorful character whom we all affectionately called "Cowboy." We were given Wood tokens to use in exchange for tastings at the wineries of our choice. And a red ticket good for a bottle of wine of our choice. We did our first tasting of about 5 different wines and then ventured off on the Tractor. We returned to Our Hosts Tasting room For Lunch at 1:30 having pre-ordered what we wanted from an array of Sandwiches, Soups or Salad. They were Very delicious, we also ordered a Charcuterie Board of meats, Crackers and Cheeses. It was wise to have something in our stomach before we ventured out around the area again for more tastings. Everyone in our group were pleasant and interesting people. Some had come as far as Arkansas to be there. In the end we were all deposited back at the Marina where we started the day. Hugs and Smiles as we parted from the new friends we had made.
    Written 30 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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