Whale Watching in Monterey

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by MsMaryMack on October 4, 2003

Have you ever heard a whale breathe? Have you ever looked a whale in the eye? Going on a whale watching excursion is something that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime.

While in Monterey, do not pass up the opportunity to go whale watching. Whale sightings are so frequent in the bay area that some trips even guarantee that you will get your money back if you don't see one. Monterey Bay Whale Watch has a marine biologist on all trips to tell you what you are seeing.

It takes a good hour from the coast to get to the basin where whales hang out. Bring snacks and something to drink. Also, it is very chilly on the water, no matter how warm it is on land, so bring a warm jacket. Finally, don't forget your camera and film!

Many of the whale watching tours can be found on Fisherman's Wharf. The tours are available year-round but make reservations if you are in Monterey during the busy season (summer).

Monterey Bay Whale Watch
84 Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, California, 93940
(831) 375-4658


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