Whale Watching In Monterey For Two
Enjoy an Exciting 2˝ to 3 Hour Whale Watching Tour off of the Coast of Monterey
Price for 2 participants
Discover the unforgettable adventure of whale watching on one of Monterey's largest and most elegant vessels!
During this 2½ to 3 hour, fully narrated tour, you have the opportunity to see: Gray Whale Migration (Dec - Apr): A few miles from the coast, the Gray Whale Highway runs along the third deepest submarine canyon in the world. Blue and Humpback Whales (Apr - Nov): Rich feeding areas are home to a variety of summer whales, such as Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), and mighty Blue Whales (the largest animal to inhabit the earth). Dolphins and Porpoises, found year-round looking for food or just playing in the bay. Leatherback Sea Turtles, the largest living turtles weighing 441-1543 lbs; as well as Sea birds, Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Otters and other Marine Life.
You’ll be accompanied by the Captain, crew, and a knowledgeable biologist/naturalist, all with years of experience on the Monterey Bay. Every trip is different, so whether it's your first time or you're a veteran, go out and see what the magical Monterey Bay will reveal!
What to wear
Participation in the trip is limited to adults and children over 4 years of age. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe are not eligible to participate.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER XD-845-001
Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.
I really enjoyed the boat ride since there was room to stand comfortably and the boat went really fast! I enjoyed the facts that the guide shared as well, he seemed very knowledgeable. My only suggestion is that it dragged on a bit at the end and we kept watching the same 2 whales over and over. Perhaps turning around 1/2 an hour earlier would have been perfect. Thanks!
- Sarina - SF, Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We had an enjoyable trip. The boat was large and very clean. The person giving the commentary spoke clearly, the talk was very informative. We learned new facts about the various animals we saw. We recommend this trip to anyone interested in animals inhabiting Monterey Bay.
- Ronald Davis - Monterey, Wednesday, May 08, 2013
After living near the ocean for so many years, my wife and I finally decided to try a whale watching tour. Now I am kicking myself for not doing it sooner. It was an amazing trip. According to the crew it wasn't the greatest day to see anything because of the calm seas, but we did get to see some humpback whales and gray whales. We went out on the Princess Monterey and the crew was great always checking on everyone. Yes we had a few people that didn't have their sea legs. The captain was excellent with the narrative and explaining a lot of facts that most people wouldn't know. Now when friends or family visit we can add one more activity to take them on. Thanks Princess Monterey for a great experience.
- Steve - SF Bay Area, Tuesday, April 09, 2013
What a blast! Good weather, clean boat, thoughtful crew. Kept us informed about what was goin on. I would go again.
- Charlene Hegney - Monterey, Thursday, March 28, 2013
We had such a great trip. We were a little scared that we weren't going to see much wildlife. Then we read they gurantee it by 99% which still made us a little hesitant. We have never been out on the Monterey Bay and we only live 45 minutes away so either way, whatever the outcome we would have been excited. But we got to see a mother and baby humpback whale and they even did tricks in the air and kept putting on a show! We couldn't be happier with our experience. Thank you so much and we will definitely be coming back!
- Vanessa Klauer - Hollister, CA, Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This was a great experiance.The weather was perfect. The marine biologist was very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We saw lots of sea lions and otters. We also saw a herd of about 200 dolphins and about 5 grey whales. Our tour lasted about 3 hours. I would do this again and recommend this to family and friends.
- Kenneth and Judy Liberti - Union City, Ca., Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This was a wonderful experience, from the booking to the disembarking. We went on the 1:30pm tour on August 8, 2010. The gentlemen in the office were very polite and helpful. The woman who guided the tour was very knowledgeable, having done it for 20 years for organizations including the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She gave very clear advice and instructions before we left, and was very clear in helping us spot the whales. The deckhands were friendly, polite and helpful. They continuously circled the deck making sure everyone was safe and happy. We saw many humpback and blue whales. It was exhilarating!
- Cary & Jeanne Brooks - Pollock Pines, CA, Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Rose & I went on the whale watching trip in Monterey on June 22,2010 @ 10 am. We are in our 80's and we had a blast. The narrator was a woman and she was knowledgeable, humorous and a very good hostess. Thanks for a great trip!!
- Nick Dobrow - Rancho Murieta, Friday, June 25, 2010
The experience was great, as was the service. Our names where at the top of the list for starters. We misplaced the tickets the Whale Watching business uses to account for who goes onboard and they were very good about the way they handled it. They simply replaced the tickets no hassles. The tour itself was excellent we saw a huge Sperm Whale, and spent about 30-40 minutes tracking some Grey Whales. The Grey Whales didn't come completely out with the tail like the Sperm Whale did, but was still a great experience. Would do it again, and probably through this company.
- Mitchell & Liana - San Jose, CA, Tuesday, March 23, 2010
My husband and I went on this whale watching trip in Monterey, Ca on April 6th at 10am. I have to say, it was a very fun trip! The captain was very knowledgeable about the different whales and let us know what we might be able to see. He kept in contact with other boats in the area to see if they spotted any whales. We saw three humpback whales and a large school of dolphins, which swam right under the ship. It was so much fun, my husband and I would love to go out again! Highly recommended!!
- Jennifer Anderson - Roseville, CA, Thursday, April 09, 2009
Question: I'd like to know if September(3rd or 4th week) is a good time to go for this activity? Would we be able to see the whales at this time? If not, what month would you suggest this on? Thank you.
Answer: Visit in the winter and spring (December-April) to view gray whales as they migrate from the icy waters of the Bering and Chuckchi seas, to the majestic lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. Visit us in the summer and fall months (April-November) as Monterey Bay becomes the feeding grounds for multiple whale and dolphin species including humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, orcas (killer whales), the mighty blue whale (the largest animal to inhabit the earth), Risso’s dolphins, northern right whale dolphins, and Pacific white-sided dolphins. You’ll also have the opportunity to view California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals, southern sea otters, and seabirds such as loons, grebes, black-footed albatross, shearwaters, pelicans, cormorants, phalaropes, jaegers, gulls, terns, and alcids. And don’t forget about sharks, ocean sun fish, jellyfishes, and even the Leatherback Sea Turtle!
Question: If I purchase the Whale Watching in Monterey For Two, can the certificate be used on any date?
Answer: The Whale Watching In Monterey Experience is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Trips begin at 10:00 AM or 1:30 PM.
Reservations require a minimum 14 day advance notice.
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