Monterey Bay: Whale Watching Tour


Embark on a whale-watching tour in Monterey Bay. Join a marine biologist or naturalist and learn more about the whales and other marine species in the area.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    3 hour


  • Highlights
    • See whales in their natural habitat
    • Explore Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
    • Admire some of the most incredible animals on earth
  • Full description
    Discover a variety of whale species in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on this cruise from Monterey. Uncover one of the world’s best locations for whale watching due to its deep submarine canyon close to shore. With whales spotted almost every day, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
    Set sail from the Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Catch a glimpse of the hundreds of Californian Sea Lions inside the harbor as the boat leaves the dock. Take advantage of the view and snap a photo to capture the memory.

    Pass the historic Cannery Row as you leave the harbor and enter the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Search for feeding humpback whales, a variety of dolphin species, porpoises, blue whales, and fin...  more
  • Includes
    • 3 or 4-hour whale-watching cruise (depending on the option booked)
      Biologist guide
      Hot beverages
  • Exclude
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off