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Chris' Whale Watching Tours

48 Fishermans Wharf #1, Monterey

Three-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Chris' Whale Watching Tours (Up to 21% Off)

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Cruise participants get a chance to encounter some of Monterey Bay’s famous cetaceans, including bottlenose dolphins and gray whales

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1 ratings1 reviews
March 19, 2020
Lot’s of fun, saw some whales as promised. Affordable and fun for our family.
9 ratings5 reviews
March 16, 2020
Fun trip and crew was helpful the entire time, especially to those who got a little sea sick. We saw lots of dolphins, sea lions and approximately 7 whales during our excursion. Will do again, bringing more friends and family along the next time.
4 ratings4 reviews2 photos
March 15, 2020
What a personal and up close experience. One of the smaller whale watching companies on the wharf and so worth it! On a smaller boat you can get closer. And the captain was a fabulous at navigating the rough ocean. I highly recommend this place and especially with the Groupon! What a great deal!
1 ratings1 reviews
March 15, 2020
It was such fun! We will be back!
1 ratings1 reviews
March 10, 2020
Staff was amazing! So knowledgeable! Had an amazing time!! Would absolutely recommend!
7 ratings6 reviews
March 9, 2020
Had a great time . Seen up to seven whale .🐋🐋🐋🐋🐋🐋🐋
9 ratings2 reviews1 photos
March 7, 2020
This was by far the best whale watching experience I've had. We were able to see hundreds of dolphins and at least 6 different whales so close to us all at once. It was definitely an experience I will remember.
4 ratings2 reviews
March 5, 2020
It was very windy today with over 10' swells, so it is hard to give an accurate review. The Skipper and Mate did a good good of making sure everyone was safe and tried to keep the boat riding the waves as smoothly as could be expected. We did encounter a pod of whales and dolphins and stayed near to them for quite a while. It got so rough that we finally headed in a little early. No one complained. We did stop along the way for him to point out otters, birds and other points of interest in Monterey Bay. The weather made it tough to be out on the water, but they did their best to make the trip as good as they could under the circumstances.
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What You'll Get

  • Duration of trip: Three hours
  • Departure location: 48 Fishermans Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Departure times: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • What’s included: a 3-hour cruise that includes sightseeing in Monterey Bay and where attendees might observe sea creatures such as gray whales or bottlenose dolphins
  • The vessels:
    • 68′ Star of Monterey
    • 57′ Check Mate
    • 51′ Caroline

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2020. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required, same day reservations accepted. Not valid on federal holidays. Not valid on 11/28-12/1 and 12/24-1/1. 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. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

Chris' Whale Watching Tours

Sightseeing or Tour, Outdoor Adventures & Tour, Dolphin & Whale Watching