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Whale Watching, Monterey: 7 reviews and 5 photos
We had such an outstanding trip with the Monterey Bay Whale Watch! Our trip lasted for 3 hours and the boat ride alone was fun, not to mention the whale! And did we see whales! Besure to read about our experience in the next tip. We could not decide whether to take this trip or the trip offered by their next door neighbor. We took the BEST one. We were out for 3 hours, they were out for 2 and a half. We saw whales up close in our last half hour, the other tour was back at the dock. We had an actual marine biologist aboard; they had a marine naturalist aboard. The Monterey Bay Watch group has determined that 3 hours is better than less time as it give them more opportunity to find and observe the whales. They guaranteed whales. If you did not see any, then your next trip is free so that you have a second chance at spotting whales. They do not, of course, guarantee how close you will get to the whales. With gray whales it is rare that you get the close up view that we did on our outing. Because of the different seasons, and the different whales that are in the area, schedules vary. In the summer when the humpback and blue whales are in the area you may choose from a 3 to 4 hour tour or a 4 to 5 tour.
Address: 84 Fisherman’s Warf, Monterey, CA 93940
Directions: In Fisherman’s Warf . Walk down the warf almost to the end. Turn right and you will see the Monterey Bay Whale Watch Center.
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