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Hop aboard an ocean safari as you take to the waters off the California coastline in search of Pacific giants. Each year, thousands of these graceful creatures make the migration towards the warm waters around the Mexican coast – and you can get up close to them for less with whale watching coupons in Monterey. Spot breaching humpback whales, hunting orcas, and more, with a range of discounts on whale watching.


 

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Monterey (CA) Whale Watching Reviews

Very nice boat and great crew! We saw humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions and a huge pod of dolphins. Captain Kate is very knowledgeable and informative. Great trip!

Blue Ocean Whale Watch

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The Sea Spirit Safari was great. We had a very good time whale watching.

Sea Spirit Ocean Safari

Had a blast and it was well worth it. Saw some dolphins and seals. The kids had a great time.

Davey’s Locker


 

Whale Watching Coupons in Monterey: Frequently Asked Questions

Take to the Pacific Ocean in search of gentle giants on an adventure across the waves. Spot giant blue whales, humpbacks, and more, while on a Monterey whale watching tour. Find out more about your deal in the Groupon Manual.

When's the best time of year for whale watching in Monterey, California?

Different species can be seen at different times of year on a whale watching safari off the Monterey coastline. What you'll spot depends on the weather conditions and the migratory routes of many of these creatures.

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Experienced tour operators like Sea Spirit Ocean Safari will be able to take you to the best spots for catching breaching whales and other species. July to October is perfect for watching giant blue whales, while November through to February brings pods of humpback whales and orcas.

Which whales can I see in Monterey?

The waters off Monterey are frequented by several whale species at different times of year. You may spot pods of dolphins and orcas, breaching whales, and maybe even a graceful sea turtle or two.

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Find great discounts on whale watching at places like Davey's Locker with Groupon. Some of the species you might encounter include:

  • Humpback whales. Growing up to 16 meters, spot these giants breaching and dancing among the waves.
  • California gray whales. You can spot these whales in small groups, often breaking through the waves in search of krill.
  • Blue whales. The largest animal to have lived on the planet can reach a staggering 30 meters in length.

What other animal activities can I do in Monterey?

There's plenty to do in Monterey for fans of underwater adventures. Once your whale watching trip is over, why not head back to land and visit the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium? You can find great deals on aquarium tickets with Groupon.

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the most popular aquariums around – home to sharks, sea otters, turtles, and more. Explore the waters of the California coastline, dive into deep kelp forests, or gaze at peaceful pelagic giants in the vast Open Sea exhibit. Find more fun things to do with one of our sightseeing tours.

Is morning or afternoon better for whale watching?

During migration season, whale pods will pass by the California coastline throughout the day. Some of the best times to spot whales are at sunrise and sundown, when the schools of small fish they feed upon are most active.

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Clear, sunny days provide the best lighting for photographs, with afternoon sunshine lighting up the clear, blue waters of the Pacific. Most whale species can be spotted at any time, but you may be lucky and see hunting pods of dolphins and orca in the early evening.


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