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Discovery Whale Watch

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Open today: 07:00 - 17:00
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“smaller boat”(21 reviews)
“humpback whales”(24 reviews)
Whether as an individual, family, group charter, corporate event, or just plain fun – there is something for everyone. A day from which wonderful memories and tales are made! Our daily fishing trips depart from Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
66 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-372-7440
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on the half day whale watching tour which left at 9am. The crew were welcoming and accommodating, providing useful information along the tour. Hot drinks were free on deck, as well as other snacks and drinks. We saw so many humpback whales! As well...More

Thank gaiaelena2000
Reviewed yesterday

We had a fantastic experience during a morning whale watch trip. The crew was professional and genuine, in good spirits. Motion sickness tablets were available free of charge, as well as hot drinks before and after the trip. I believe there were drinks available on...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were so happy to see so many humpback whales! Also saw an ocean sunfish. Brit was a great narrator and everyone was very friendly.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Little boat, few people, very kind and knowledgeable crew!We saw a lot of whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals, pelicans...Recommended!

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Thank nicolaric
Reviewed 3 days ago

August 2018 Great trip, great crew and views of loads of wildlife - humpbacks, fin whales even a brief glimpse of a blue whale.Otters, Sealions, jelly fish, albatross etc etc Great boat - big enough to be stable and comfortable and so that everyone gets...More

1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Decent afternoon tour on a smaller sized boat. Not sure the actual boat was that comfortable as there were not enough seats, had to sit around the edge, but we went to see whales and that's what we saw, plenty of them, feeding, breaching and...More

Thank MJPR
Reviewed 4 days ago

I chose this company as the boats are smaller than other trips doing the same thing and I was very happy I did. The guides were excellent and clearly passionate about whales and sealife in Monterey. We were very lucky to see many whales very...More

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1  Thank Julia O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great trip, loads of Humpbacks, fin whales and a brief glimpse of a blue whale. Seals, albatross, otters, jellyfish etc etc Great crew, really good service comfortable boat with a great view for everyone on board. If you are in the area take this trip.

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Thank jasonbed4d
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Discovery staff greeted us nicely, were efficient and when on the boat, knowledgable and friendly. Amazing creatures to see and we saw plenty. A bucket list experience for sure. What was amusing was some people seemed to be surprised it was choppy. Several youngsters were...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved everything about our whale watching experience with Discovery Whale Watch! We were shocked at how many whales we saw! Loved it!

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Suzanne O
9 April 2018|
Response from Poh K | Reviewed this property |
I am not the best person to answer your question because this is my first time to do whale watching . You may google it. sorry. All I know is USD 48 dollars for four hours trip gives you more time so eventually increase the... More
26 February 2018|
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Response from Paul H H |
Whale watching is pretty much year round anymore.. I would prefer to whale watch in Maui in February. The fishing would be good as well in May. Just remember weather is pretty much cool so you may need a light coat or... More
18 November 2017|
Response from DiscoveryWhaleW... W | Property representative |
the 25th we have a 2:30PM trip it comes back after sunset! should be nice.