Chris' Whale Watching Tours

Old Monterey Business District

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In a Nutshell

During warmer months, Monterey Bay fills with several species of whale, along with dolphins, porpoises, and other wild creatures

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Reservation required by phone; same-day reservations accepted if available. Online reservations not accepted. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Not valid on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays. Must arrive at least 30 minutes before departure time; recommended to print the voucher for faster boarding. Not wheelchair accessible. Not valid for women who are pregnant and children 2 and younger. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $25.99 for one admission to a three-hour whale-watching cruise, valid Monday–Friday (up to $37 value)

Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. Due to unpredictable weather, Chris’ Whale Watching Tours advises passengers to dress warmly and in layers.

Chris’ Whale Watching Tours

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is home to 27 species of marine mammals, more than 100 species of marine birds, and 345 species of fish, as well as the leatherback turtle. Captain Chris Arcoleo, Sr. and his fellow skippers introduce visitors to this wildlife menagerie during three-hour narrated tours of the sanctuary. Collectively, the skippers captain three different vessels equipped with all of the standard safety features, as well as sonar, radar, and eco-friendly twin engines. This technology—plus the captains' vast experience—gives groups unforgettable glimpses of the area's marine life, including the possibility of an up-close encounter with gray or humpback whales. Passengers should also keep their eyes peeled for Pacific white-sided dolphins, California sea lions, otters, harbor seals, and pirate ghosts.

Customer Reviews

what an amazing experience!
Jill B. · 2 days ago
Wonderful people running this. Great experience and informative. Seeing the whales were awesome
Stacy R. · 3 days ago
It was a memorable experience with family and friends. The captain and his staff did a great job in making the trip a safe, educating, and interesting. we as a crew, we're lucky to witness a feeding frenzy from a school of fish. Thus we had the opportunity to see the following: many Gray, and humpback whales, dolphins, an and sea lions. It was great!
Rosalina A. · 7 days ago
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    Old Monterey Business District

    48 Fishermans Wharf

    #1

    Monterey, CA 93940

    +18313755951

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