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Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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Fantastic day

We had a great day with this company. We were very lucky in that there were only 8 other people on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Venture762785
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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This trip exceeded all my expectations

This was not my first whale watching excursion. My husband and I took a four hour trip with this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deborah S
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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great day with this company. We were very lucky in that there were only 8 other people on the boat. You're made to feel very welcome and part of the team as we all were encouraged to point out viewings. We saw...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was not my first whale watching excursion. My husband and I took a four hour trip with this company four years ago, and had a great time. We decided to do the eight hour trip this time, along with my adult son and daughter....More

Thank Deborah S
Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Deborah, thanks for joining us again! Glad to hear you were able to get some great shots, and even greater memories!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Best whale watching cruise ever!! We took the early morning cruise and were not disappointed. Be sure to take the sea sickness pills...we normally do not have a problem, but were glad we invested the $1 to make sure our cruise was an enjoyable one...More

Thank Roberta G
Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Roberta, thank you for your review and recommendation! We're glad you were able to see so much on your trip!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This whale watching trip was fabulous. Our Captain was Liz and our guide was Bryant and they were both so knowledgeable and friendly. Bryant provided interesting facts on all that we saw while Captain Liz made sure we saw everything (I had hoped to see)...More

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Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wendy, thanks for reviewing your trip! It sounds as though you had a wonderful time with us, and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came across a tour we hadn’t planned on doing. Was worth the $50 or pay extra $20 to sit on the top deck-was booked out. Saw over 20 humpbacks feeding & loads of sea lions & bird life. Great commentary from a marine biologist on...More

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Nancy B, Owner at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Julie, we're glad you enjoyed yourself! Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great trip with MBWW, and were lucky to see 23 humpback whales. The team on the boat were friendly, incredibly knowledgable about the area, marine life and ecology, and life in general. They went out of their way to ensure that the...More

Thank Gary M
Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Gary! We appreciate you recommending our tour. Our guests deserve the absolute best in service, and we are very happy to see that you received just that. Thank you again, and take care.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So the tour starts of with the guide saying if you get a little motion sick take the Dramamine ( can buy it for a buck in the store). FYI listen to him. If you have never been on a boat take it for sure....More

Thank Sharon M
Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sharon, we're so happy that the Dramamine helped and that you had a great time. We love to hear stories like yours, and we hope that you will join us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been on a number of whale watching trips around the world, but few sightings, I spent some time choosing which Monterey company to book with. I am very pleased we booked with MBWW as the trip was fantastic, with amazing sightings and excellent commentary...More

Thank dwyrydN
Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are overjoyed to know that you had such a good experience with us and were able to see the blue whale as you had hoped. It also makes us happy to note that you were able to see a few rissos and humpbacks. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been planning this trip since December of last year. I took the 8hr trip. I had a nice time apart from seasickness but the crew was real nice. I suggest a shorter trip if you get seasick though. I enjoyed the whales. We saw...More

Thank Olivia F
Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Olivia, we are excited to hear that you had such a good time with us and were able to see such a wide variety of sea life. From humpbacks, to sea lions, to dolphins, it makes us very happy to know you were able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to a full boat alot of people and different cultures. When arriving on the boat they did a very very clear instruction on safety and then alot on sea sickness and what to do and what not to do. As we went out...More

Thank Toast2012
Nancy B, Manager at Monterey Bay Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for the review. It's never fun to see our guests sick, and we certainly apologize for that. Unfortunately, it is a factor that we have to deal with at times. We are glad to hear that our team worked to comfort...More

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sami1966
9 August 2018|
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Response from MeepMeep114 | Reviewed this property |
I visited back in June. The water was calm. I do get motion sickness. I took Dramamine and I used the transdermal patch behind me ear. It seems excessive but it worked. However not long after the trip I mean it even started... More
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Nick123568
30 July 2018|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
70-300 - for sure.
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Nick123568
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Good question. Ideally, I would try to bring two camera bodies- one with 24-70mm and the other 200-400mm( those are my lenses). The major problem is that you cannot predict how close the whales can approach. The captain is... More
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