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“Excellent whale watching”

Blue Ocean Whale Watch
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Blue Ocean Whale Watch is owner operated and has the most unique boat on the bay. Our boat, High Spirits, is a 60ft yacht with plenty of space for you inside and out. We have an observation deck up top which provides a 360 degree view of the bay - a perfect vantage point for taking photos. Our tours depart from Moss Landing Harbor, the heart of the Monterey Bay. Moss Landing is the closest port to the beginning of the Monterey Submarine Canyon - a nutrient rich area that attracts a variety of wildlife. Blue Ocean Whale Watch was created in 2011 and is owned and operated by Captain Jim Davis and Captain/Naturalist Kate Cummings. Both Jim and Kate have a deep respect for the ocean and its inhabitants. They also completely love their job which makes a big difference for the customer's experience. We are excellent wildlife spotters, locating anything and everything that might be hanging out in the Monterey Bay that day - from endangered leatherback sea turtles to blue whales. We also guarantee whale sightings; if you don't see a whale, come back for free until you do. Different whales are in the bay year-round, so there is always something amazing to see. We look forward to welcoming you on board!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Exciting, educational, relaxing at times watching the humpbacks travel together. We stayed on the top deck where only 8 passengers were allowed, which was very nice not to be crowded. The captain is great! She knows her stuff.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We received topnotch information and service on the trip. We saw whales lunge feeding and by looking at photos from other days, we can see that every day is different. We plan to return as often as we can.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This trip was amazing! The weather was superb and there were a lot of whales to be seen (among other critters). Too bad they didn't breach; but that's not the fault of the boat/operators. The boat was clean and spacious with plenty of snacks and room to move around. The crew was very friendly. I would totally do this again!!!! I wish I could go every week :)

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

What a beautiful day on the water. With Kate at the wheel, I could feel her determination to find something special. Started with an adorable feeding otter... Then a fin whale... then humpbacks... Then Greys... Then could it be? She did! She found us Orcas!!! It was an incredible journey... Thanks to the crew!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We enjoyed the trip very much and the staff were great! We would definitely go again - thank you for a great time.

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