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Monterey Bay Whale Watch Monterey

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Monterey Bay Whale Watch
84 Fishermans Wharf 1
Monterey
CA
93940
Tel: 831-375-4658

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Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the Bay. Monterey is the best place in the nation to view a variety of marine mammals and seabirds. The Monterey Submarine Canyon approaches close to the shore, allowing deep water species of whales, dolphins, and seabirds to occur near the coast. Shallow water species, such as the gray whale, are found very close to shore in the narrow shelf region. Depending on the season, whales and dolphins that are frequently observed include Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Risso's Dolphins, Northern Right Whale Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Killer Whales, and Dall's Porpoise. We occasionally spot Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Harbor Porpoise, Bottlenose Dolphins, and Beaked Whales.
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    August 31 2014: Despite the fact that I got sea-sick it was a great experience. The staff was wonderful, friendly and helpful-greatly appreciate the concern. Captain Nancy did a great job going the distance to get us out to make sure we saw the whales and dolphins. I also appreciated that she let us know as soon as there was a sighting and actually turned the boat for better seeing. Everyone oooh and ahhed there were so many sightings. Several times we saw a group of them lunge feeding-that is an incredible site! and it was amazing to watch...Read More

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    There are lots of whales in the Bay, but just to be on the safe side, ask your guide how often they've been seeing them. Naturalist was pleasant and very knowledgeable. The tour at 5:30pm is great if you also want to catch a sunset in the sea.

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    We sat in the front of the boat alone the whole time and the staff came up to talk with us. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun! Well worth the $40!

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    We went on Sunday early morning trip on November 9th and we had a nice experience. We saw killer whales, humpback whales and dolphins. It was little cold so layer up as much as possible. two of us had sea sickness, so take proper measures. Overall the the captain and tour guides are very good and very helping through out the trip. All of us had a very nice time.

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    We went on a morning trip in november 2013 and I believe, we'd only been sailing for about 5 minutes when we saw the first couple of dolphins. Out in the horizon we could see the blows of some whales and we got so excited. Little did we know, that 20 minutes from now we would be surrounded by sea lions and humpbacks. They were literally everywhere. The staff on board The Sea Wolf ll knew exactly what they were talking about. We got so many informations on the bay and on the wildlife. It was obvious that they know the whales and their behaviour...Read More

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by Sa Sa

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August 31 2014: Despite the fact that I got sea-sick it was a great experience. The staff was wonderful, friendly and helpful-greatly appreciate the concern. Captain Nancy did a great job going the distance to get us out to make sure we saw the whales and dolphins. I also appreciated that she let us know as soon as there was a sighting and actually turned the boat for better seeing. Everyone oooh and ahhed there were so many sightings. Several times we saw a group of them lunge feeding-that is an incredible site! and it was amazing to watch a large group of the common dolphins cruising right along beside the boat! Other dolphins also swam near.

by Daniela Forgillo

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We went on a morning trip in november 2013 and I believe, we'd only been sailing for about 5 minutes when we saw the first couple of dolphins. Out in the horizon we could see the blows of some whales and we got so excited. Little did we know, that 20 minutes from now we would be surrounded by sea lions and humpbacks. They were literally everywhere. The staff on board The Sea Wolf ll knew exactly what they were talking about. We got so many informations on the bay and on the wildlife. It was obvious that they know the whales and their behaviour as the they could e.g. predict their breaching.

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