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Whale Watching
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Whale Watching Tours in Monterey Bay: Wildlife, Ecology, & Coastal Scenery

Humpback whales. Blue whales. Gray whales. Orcas. The nutrient-rich waters of Monterey Bay make it a favorite destination for the world's largest animals, who arrive in droves to feed, socialize, and play. Head out to sea on a comfortable two to three-hour cruise with a marine biologist/naturalist to as a guide to the unique local wildlife and coastal environment. Along with several species of whales, you may see dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, otters, pelicans, sharks, and even sea turtles. Whale watching tours in Monterey Bay are available all year long, seven days per week (weather permitting).



  • Sunset Cruises
  • Charter Trips
  • Private Events


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Coastal Scenery
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Naturalist Guide


  • What should I wear/bring On the tour?

    Comfort is key when you go whale watching in Monterey, CA. Dress in warm layers, including long pants and a warm, windproof jacket. Temperatures are usually lower on sea than on land. Shoes should have flat soles and closed toes, and you may also want to wear a sun hat or warm cap. Bring sunglasses, sun block, and chapstick, and make sure that your camera has a charged battery and plenty of space in its memory.
  • Do I need to book tours in advance?

    Advance reservations are highly recommended, especially during weekends and the summer months. Tickets for whale watching tours in Monterey Bay can be purchased in advance online or over the phone; please contact our front desk for help with arranging your local tours and adventurs.

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