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Whale Watching in Monterey Bay Area?

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Whale Watching in Monterey Bay Area?

We noticed some whale watching trips advertised in the Monterey Bay Area. Does anyone know if there is a really good chance of seeing a whale in September timeframe? (Sites have said certain whales would be potential then) Thanks.

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1. Re: Whale Watching in Monterey Bay Area?

If you go to the comany's web sites they have kept records of how many and what types of whales are sighted during each month, down to each trip out even. We plan to take a trip since it does seem like there is great chance of sighting whales and other sea life in September. We are used to Orcas up here, but in Monterey Bay there is a bigger variety to be seen.

www.montereybaywhalewatch.com/sighting.htm

montereywhalewatching.com/information/…

seemonterey.com/tourist-activities/enjoying-…

The top two are just 2 of the companies, you can find more thru the Monterey tourist site, just scroll down to the bottom of the page.

A lot of the experts on the Monterey Forum recommend the Monterey Bay Whale Watch out of Moss Bay. When are you going to be there? We will be there Sept 13-16.

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2. Re: Whale Watching in Monterey Bay Area?

We'll be in the area about a week after you will be. I'd seen a couple of the tour operator sites but was curious if the sightings really are probable that time of year (or if much was just advertising hype). Thanks for the links!

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3. Re: Whale Watching in Monterey Bay Area?

We see humpback whales all through September on Monterey Bay.

We are seeing scattered blue whales now. The most exciting whale in the bay this month is the orca - we have a pod that are seen about every 2-3 days this past two weeks.

Try Sanctuary Cruises for a longer trip and guaranteed whale sightings or a free trip.

www.sanctuarycruises.com

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