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Sanctuary Cruises

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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
+1 831-350-4090
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A wonderful birthday treat.

Fantastic. Saw 7 humpback and many sealions. Lots of information on hand. Loved every moment. Will... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
hilary l
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Like being in a Nature Channel show

Wonderful way to spend the day on the Monterey Bay. Chase was very friendly and so knowledgable... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
LoisMS
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Los Gatos, California
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Explore Monterey Bay year-round with a marine biologist aboard Santuary, a beautiful boat that is only booked to 80% of her capacity for a more personalized passenger experience. We run longer trips with fewer passengers. We really care about the environment and run 100% local biodiesel. Knowledgeable, warm owner/operators engage and enchant. Responsible captains who don't crowd the animals but ease into the area, which often results in fantastic sightings. We have a great device for avoiding seasickness. Located in Moss Landing at the heart of the Monterey Bay & beginning of the submarine canyon for awesome sightings. We are the boat the locals prefer and the National Marine Sanctuary recommends.
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic. Saw 7 humpback and many sealions. Lots of information on hand. Loved every moment. Will definitely do it again

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful way to spend the day on the Monterey Bay. Chase was very friendly and so knowledgable about what we were seeing that it made the trip very special. I've been on other whale watching cruises but this was definitely the best.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

very customer focused . yr enthusiasm was great. the drone shows you are pushing the boundaries. all 3 of your were great

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best whale watching outfit and locale I've experienced. Dorris, the marine biologist/skipper is knowledgeable and a good teacher with lots of mini lectures she gives through he cruise. They are great at finding marine mammals and so far I find their cruises...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sanctuary provided everything we could have hoped for in a whale watching cruise! not only did we see LOTS of whales, but the on board biologist answered all of our questions and was available for anything we might have possibly needed. Couldn't have asked for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sanctuary Cruises is a great way to whale watch. Great on-board naturalist who was friendly and knowledgable. The crew made sure we had a great time by taking advantage of every possible opportunity to see the whales. In fact, we were out an extra half...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The crew were very passionnate guys, even the captain took many pictures. I saw many whales and sealins, is was amazing. We were jusat so close!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

was a great time on board have seen some humpback whales, the weather was little stormy the 10/12/17. But In 2015 we have had a unforgettable tour with a group of 4 whales hunting in community with up to 200 california seelions we could make...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The photography workshop was great. Saw lots of whales and other types of sealife. And learned a few new techniques.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Always interesting, I go out 2-3 times a month and every trip is a new adventure and I have learnt always expect the unexpected. It's a fun relaxing day out. Try the photographic workshops as well. I have taken thousands of photos and will take...More

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Stephanie G
27 July 2017|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
We made reservations a week before. They were booked up the morning of our adventure.
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mgsom
28 May 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Reviewed this property |
I concur with previous response. Additionally there is seating for about 5 people at the bow of the boat which is where we sat for the duration of cruise.
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jocat94
7 May 2017|
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Response from sxghosh | Reviewed this property |
My advice is to call them rather than go through the website. Plus save $5 on each ticket (service charges for doing it online!)
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