Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

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Monterey & Carmel, USA

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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


Embark on a 4-hour whale watching tour. All trips are narrated by a naturalist or marine biologist guide, who will also spend one on one time with guests while on deck. Professional photographers are often sent to capture the spectacular sights seen from on board and are available to offer tips for your own photography.


  • Family friendly
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide



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Average 4.89 out of 5 stars based on 91 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Awesome day seeing beautiful whales and so much more!
Alice R, Oct 2022 Verified
We had an amazing morning with this crew! Andrew was awesome. He kept us up on everything around us and gave us so much knowledge on the whales and a whole lot of other sea creatures. We were so impressed. Our captain was amazing and took us to the perfect spots so we were able to see as many whales as possible. What a great trip!!!
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
gannonc23, Dec 2021 Verified
Back on November 12th (2021), I went on a 4 hour tour with Discovery Whale Watch with my brother and friend and it was a great day! The crew was great. Our captain was great! The deckhand, George, was friendly, accommodating, and enthusiastic. Our naturalist, Amanda, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate! She answered all our questions and chatted with us! As a wildlife tour guide myself, I could see the lengths the crew went to to allow us all to have a fun, informative and meaningful excursion. They also provided me with my favorite wildlife encounter of recent years... Offshore orcas! They knew where to go and how to get us into the right position for a great sighting! It was simply magical! We also saw harbor porpoises, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, and several humpback whales! Thank you Discovery Whale Watch!
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
Tatiana_G, Dec 2021 Verified
My boyfriend and I went for our first time whale watching and we had a great time! The staff on board were kind and very knowledgeable which made the experience even better! We will absolutely book another whale watching tour and I have already recommended Discovery Whale Watching Tour to a friend who has booked! You guys are great and do such an amazing job!
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
392MichaelB, Dec 2021 Verified
The tour guide was a marine biologist and very informative. We followed 4 humpbacks for an hour, saw 2 large dolphin pods, otters, and, of course sea lions and seals. Cold at sea in December so dress warm. Bring gloves.
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
680cadec, Dec 2021 Verified
Discovery Whale Watch has an experienced staff that is committed to making sure everyone aboard is comfortable and getting a great view of the marine life. We had an amazing naturalist in Amanda who did an excellent job interpreting the wildlife and the ecology of the Monterey Bay. Both her and our deckhand George were personable and always considerate of those on the boat. Our Capitan Rod was great too; always making sure we were in pursuit of marine life and getting the best view.The wildlife was a dream come true: We saw 80-100 offshore orcas, humpback whales, harbor porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, and more.I highly recommend a whale watching trip through Discovery Whale Watch!
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
ying_l, Dec 2021 Verified
Exciting tour, excellent and experienced guide and crew, definite worth the fee, highly recommended.
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
Lisa_G, Nov 2021 Verified
Fantastic!! These guys know where to find the whales and what a spectacular view it was! Highly recommend and would definitely do again!
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
Alexa_P, Nov 2021 Verified
Had a great time! The tour guides were amazing and knew so much about the bay’s ecosystem. Would absolutely recommend!
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
rubengV2669BZ, Nov 2021 Verified
Best part of our trip ! Our crew was knowledgeable and very engaging throughout the trip we saw lots of whales ,sea lions and dolphins ! We will be doing this again
Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
Scott_H, Nov 2021 Verified
Learned so much about the area, and saw more than we thought we would. Friendly staff. Such a great trip!!

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