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Address: 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone Number: +1 831-600-5103
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Blue Ocean Whale Watch is owner operated and has the most unique boat on...

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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Blue Ocean tops the rest of the boats out of Moss Landing all yr long!

People ask me why this boat. Yesterday, my new ship guests found out why. The smaller boat allows Captain Jim to maneuver closer circles so the dolphins can surf the boat wakes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

People ask me why this boat. Yesterday, my new ship guests found out why. The smaller boat allows Captain Jim to maneuver closer circles so the dolphins can surf the boat wakes and bring us guests quite a show. Dolphins love to surf the wakes. Instead of going straight to the whales they chose to bring us to 400 well... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have driven past Moss Landing for years thinking,"I wish it was Whale watching season." Monterey Bay is one of the only places where whales are present all year long. We went out today with Kate and Captain Jim to see an amazing variety of sea life and a large number of Humpback Whales including a group of five feeding... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Booked 4 Whaling trips driving up the coast, they were just okay until I got to Blue Ocean Whale Watch. WOW what a difference, everything about this trip was unbelievable. From the owner Kate and her awesome staff to the yacht she took us out on. The business side could not have been better. Then we were taken out on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A really good boat to go Whale watching on. Sails from Moss Landing Monterey which is very close to the deep underwater canyon that the whales use. The trip was relaxed and informative, and as the boat only does one trip per day, we stayed out a little longer when we encountered some breaching whales. The trip was so good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We read a number of reviews of a variety of whale watching cruises before booking this in advance of our trip to California. The reviews for Blue Ocean were consistently good so we booked a 3-4 hour trip and we were not disappointed - excellent service and knowledgeable crew. Small number of guests on board made the trip feel a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was our 3rd trip with Blue Ocean Whale Watch, love how informative the naturalist is. The captain searched and found whales. Amazing amount of marine life from whales to birds in their natural environment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Without question the best part of our trip. It was an amazing day and we were able to see more blue whales then humpbacks plus porpoises, Dolphins, seals and a friendly little otter before boarding the boat. Actually got close up pictures of a blue whale breaching right next to our boat. The crew was very knowledgeable and very informative!... More 

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Thank Jackie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We very much enjoyed our time with Blue Ocean, the trip was very enjoyable even though the seas were a little choppy and we had the opportunity to see sea otters, killer and humpback whales and common dolphins - the latter being something of a surprise on the way back to port. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable, providing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had the good fortune to have friends recommend this tour and couldn't have made a better choice. Crew went way out to find us some blue whales - an unbelievable trip. At one point we had 4 blue whales surfacing right in front of us. Already several friends have gone with Blue Ocean based on our excitement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Excellent excursion - crew is extremely welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating. We learned a lot about the wildlife in the Bay area. The ride was smooth and viewing was great. On our trip we encountered a few humpback whales; it was incredible! There is a bathroom on board as well as snacks and drinks. The boat is medium sized compared to... More 

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