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Monterey: Monterey Bay Dolphin and Whale Watching Boat Tour

Monterey: Monterey Bay Dolphin and Whale Watching Boat Tour

From US$ 60 per person

Feel the saltwater mist on your face as you sail through Monterey Bay on a dolphin and whale watching boat cruise. See gray whales, killer whales, and dolphins while marveling at the rugged coastline.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Feel the adrenaline rush as a gray whales and killer whales leaps from the water
  • Learn about Monterey Bay's fragile ecosystem, including a nearby kelp forest
  • Spot wildlife such as sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, porpoises, and sharks
  • Marvel at the sandy beaches and rocky ledges of Monterey Bay's shoreline
  • Understand the migration and mating patterns of seasonal humpback whales
Full description

Discover the diverse wildlife of Monterey Bay on a guided dolphin and whale watching boat cruise. Feast your eyes on massive gray whales, watch playful dolphins leap from the water, spot turtles skimming underneath the waves, and learn about the ecological landscape of the bay's oceanic habitat.

Begin your tour by meeting your captain and boarding the boat at the Old Fisherman's Wharf. Sail into Monterey Bay, watching for birds and otters along the wharf's shallow banks. Learn about local efforts to protect what is considered to be one of the most ecologically diverse bays in the area.

As you sail further away from the shoreline, watch for harbor seals, bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales, elephant seals, and even sharks. Catch sight of gray whales leaping alongside the boat and curious killer whales, with their characteristic black and white coloring, swimming nearby.

  • Boat cruise
  • Guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
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We had a nice time!!!

November 29, 2022

Awesome. We were able to see everything. Whales. Dolphins. Otters. Sea lions. Great experience.

November 15, 2022

Would recommend taking this Whale Watching Trip. We saw Orcas, Humpbacks and seals the day we went out. Make sure you dress warm.

October 9, 2022

Product ID: 428742