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Monterey: Whale Watching Cruise

Monterey: Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: Sea Goddess Whale Watching

From US$ 65 per person

Experience humpback, killer, gray, and blue whales on this Monterey Bay whale-watching tour from Moss Landing. See dolphins and other native California species alongside a marine biologist.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Make memories to last a lifetime on a whale-watching cruise from Moss Landing
  • Search for killer, blue, and minke whales in the National Marine Sanctuary
  • Cruise through Monterey Bay, one of the world's top whale-watching destinations
  • Learn more about the area and its wildlife from your marine biologist guide
  • Witness friendly dolphins, sea otters, and sealions in their natural habitat
Full description

Get up close and personal with some of California's marine life on this whale-watching cruise in Monterey Bay, departing from Moss Landing. See humpback, orca, gray, and blue whales, and get the chance to spot a friendly dolphin.

Start your cruise in the quaint fishing village of Moss Landing. From here, depart from the harbor and listen to your marine biologist guide talk about the local area and its abundance of sea creatures.

In the harbor, you can spot the beloved Monterey Bay sea otter and numerous species of seabirds as you listen to the sealions' bark.

Continue into the open waters of Monterey Bay, one of the top whale-watching destinations in the world. The bay's unique ocean floor allows for frequent upwellings of food, meaning you can see both resident and migrating whales year-round.

Learn more about the area from your naturalist guide and spot whales including humpback whales, gray whales, killer whales, blue whales, sharks, and other sea life such as mola mola, sea turtles, and jellyfish.

Finish your cruise with a relaxed ride back to the port in Moss Landing and get one last glimpse of the wildlife of Monterey Bay.

  • Whale-watching tour
  • Marine biologist guide
  • Whale or dolphin sighting guarantee

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    • This tour takes place rain or shine unless canceled by the captain due to high winds or other bad weather conditions
    • You will need to walk down an unsteady dock and climb stairs in order to board the boat
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    4.8 /5

    based on 22 reviews

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    Great experience saw lots of whales and seal lions … daughters were very sea sick and they usually aren’t , so something to keep in mind … the staff on board were excellent, kept us informed of where to view and even came to speak to passengers on board to see if anyone had any questions. Definitely worth the money for the experience

    September 28, 2022

    A great trip where we saw whales and seals. It was overwhelming how close they swam past the boat. Interesting info about the whales was in English and sometimes hard to hear due to the quality of the speakers. We were rather few people on board, which was very pleasant.

    September 21, 2022

    The tour was great. We saw seals, dolphins, whales and even a sunfish. The crew was very attentive that we sighted animals. On the way back the captain turned off to show us the sunfish. They also saw whales again and drove more slowly. VIP seats were great and worth the price at USD 20.00 per person. Better view and fewer people. Highly recommended

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    September 9, 2022

    Product ID: 427745