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Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises

#3 of 34 Tours in Santa Cruz Features Animals
1718 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3002
+1 831-427-0230
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Whale of a time

Well organised at harbour, knowledgable on board biologist and enthusiastic skipper plus plenty of... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
23RandS23
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Mold, Wales, United Kingdom
Best Girls Trip

The boat was a little crowded and the male passengers very needy! My friend and I watched how to... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Tonja W
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The Stagnaro family has been serving the Santa Cruz area for over a century, ever since Italian patriarch Cottardo Stagnaro settled in Santa Cruz in 1879. This historical landmark business is still leading the way in ocean fun on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There is something for everyone: Whale Watching, Scenic Bay Cruises, Fishing Trips and Private Parties for any occasion. Whichever your choice, today's fourth generation Stagnaro Charter Boats will surely make your trip fun and memorable.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1718 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3002
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+1 831-427-0230

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well organised at harbour, knowledgable on board biologist and enthusiastic skipper plus plenty of time watching whales do what whales do.... slapping, breaching and 'showing off'. Awesome afternoon😁

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The boat was a little crowded and the male passengers very needy! My friend and I watched how to take a fish off the hook-great big sharp spines, and we left the crew alone. We followed directions and caught 15 rock fish between us. Go,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a fabulous outing! As soon as we sighted the whales, our captain kept Velocity within their vicinity for the remaining two hours or so of our trip. We were thrilled to have several Humpbacks, and at least four Blue whales consistently near us,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Been out many times and certain captains do a much better job putting us on the fish. We seemed to stay on the same location for long periods of time with no results. Most people caught only 3 fish.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the cod trip w Capt Chris. We caught our limit and loved every moment of our trip. We saw whales, learned all about cod and the politics of special fishing rocks in the bay. It was an unforgettable day. Thanks for the great...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What an incredible experience!! Gabe, Jenny, and Dale did a wonderful job! We saw humpbacks, blue whales, and a fin whale - plus two adorable harbor seals. Jenny is an honest-to-goodness real-deal marine biologist and clearly knows her stuff. Gabe absolutely knew where the whales...More

Thank Shadowe10
Reviewed 5 days ago

The trip was exactly what we were looking for. Easy to find, great and informative crew, comfortable ride and yes we saw plenty of whales.

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Thank Mark g
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolute top tier operation.Beautiful, Clean, modern, and fast vessel with plenty of room . Professional crew knows how to find whales and makes sure all aboard have an enjoyable cruise.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Thank you for this unforgettable experience. Loved every minute of it! From the booking, to the staff, to the ride and the food. All of it was spectacular! Can't wait to come back for the dolphin experience.

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Thank AguirreFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great! We had an amazing time. New experiences and my daughter loved it. We plan to return to redo our trip being the first time I was unaware of the motion sickness that came over me 45 min after the boat left the...More

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tonysimpson955
15 August 2016|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Adults are $48.95 and Kids (age 4-13) are $34.95
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tonysimpson955
15 August 2016|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Adults are $48.95 and Kids (age 4-13) are $34.95 each for whale watching - 3-4 hour trip. Fishing trips range for $40 - $100 depending onthe trip you choose. Fishing equipment and California license is extra.
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GrammieChris
26 May 2016|
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Response from gladysc215 | Reviewed this property |
There were several young children on my trip and they were not a problem. You can walk around, sit inside or outside. You can bring your own snacks or buy them on the boat. The boat goes out only once a day do you get the... More
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