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Blue Ocean Whale Watch

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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
+1 831-600-5103
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Well worth the time

This trip was my second with Blue Ocean. As usual, both the crew and the bay did not disappoint. We... read more

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crashresq29
Awesome day

Great company. Nice boat. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We were extremely impressed. We... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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Blue Ocean Whale Watch is owner operated and has the most unique boat on the bay. Our boat, High Spirits, is a 60ft yacht with plenty of space for you inside and out. We have an observation deck up top which provides a 360 degree view of the bay - a perfect vantage point for taking photos. Our tours depart from Moss Landing Harbor, the heart of the Monterey Bay. Moss Landing is the closest port to the beginning of the Monterey Submarine Canyon - a nutrient rich area that attracts a variety of wildlife. Blue Ocean Whale Watch was created in 2011 and is owned and operated by Captain Jim Davis and Captain/Naturalist Kate Cummings. Both Jim and Kate have a deep respect for the ocean and its inhabitants. They also completely love their job which makes a big difference for the customer's experience. We are excellent wildlife spotters, locating anything and everything that might be hanging out in the Monterey Bay that day - from endangered leatherback sea turtles to blue whales. We also guarantee whale sightings; if you don't see a whale, come back for free until you do. Different whales are in the bay year-round, so there is always something amazing to see. We look forward to welcoming you on board!
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
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Reviewed yesterday

This trip was my second with Blue Ocean. As usual, both the crew and the bay did not disappoint. We had pretty much a full boat, but still plenty of room for everyone to get good views of the humpbacks, mola and orcas we observed....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great company. Nice boat. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We were extremely impressed. We also saw a lot of whales and lots of marine life. We'd definitely go with Blue Ocean again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a delightful day out on Monterey Bay. At one point there were so many Humpback whales it seemed as though we were surrounded by them. The captain then went on a search for blue whales and found two. That was an added bonus....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent trip. Plenty of room on board so everyone could see. Kate is well connected with whale watching community which meant we were able to find the right location to see humpback whales lunge feeding and see a school of sea lions swimming towards...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Moss Landing is an ideal place to leave from because its so close to the edge of the underwater canyon where the whales are typically located. We saw whales within the first 10 minutes after departure. On this particular trip we saw about a dozen...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I had sooo much fun during our whale watching trip! The boat was nice and spacious. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. And of course we saw a lot of Humpback Whalesand other marine life. Cant wait for our next trip!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had so much fun, saw whales and dolphins & many types of ocean wildlife. This boat goes to more than one place, and we saw more than one group of whales. The boat is comfortable and there are many places on the boat to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

As a former teacher, I valued the additional insights/facts I received as a result of going on this excursion. The boat captain/naturalist was great!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've booked several trips with this boat and I've loved every single one! The crew is always friendly, informative and accommodating to all of their passengers. My last trip on September 15th was my birthday and I chose on your boat over birthday options that...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved it. It was a smaller boat and much more friendly and homey feeling. The captain was wonderful and the guides were very knowledgeable with types of sea creatures and all whales would love to come again in the future

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Farzi S
13 August 2017|
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Response from Halfman1 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answers. If she wants to go and dresses warmly, she will be happy. Have a fun time!
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Jacqueline T
5 July 2017|
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Response from Kate C | Property representative |
Hi Jacquelin, For safety purposes we don't allow children 3 years or younger on the whale watching trips. Hope to see you on a trip soon! Kate
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Mona C
28 August 2015|
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Response from Jim D | Property representative |
Hi Mona, Our boat is 60 ft long and 17 ft wide a very comfortable vessel offers 3 levels for our passengers comfort and viewing. Our September 17th trip will leave the harbor at 10:00a.m. and our tour is 3 hrs long. So we... More
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