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Monterey Bay Whale Watching

See a variety of whales and marine mammals year-round!

Meet Impressive Creatures Up Close

Monterey Bay is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. The deep submarine canyon near the shore is home to a variety of marine life, and we spot whales here every day of the year.

If seeing whales is on your bucket list, don’t miss the chance to venture out into the Pacific and meet these impressive creatures up close. Book your whale watching tour in Monterey!

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Some of the Best Whale Watching in the World

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary — composed of tide pools, coastal wetlands, and a deep submarine canyon — attracts animals from all over the world. It’s the largest protected ocean area in the continental U.S. and an ideal habitat for many species of marine mammals, seabirds, shorebirds, and fish. Some of the most popular residents of the sanctuary are, of course, whales!

It’s always whale watching season in Monterey, where you can see marine mammals any time of the year. In the winter, you can see gray whales as they make their way south on their annual migration. Spring brings a mix of wildlife, including orcas, humpback and blue whales, dolphins, and more. Summer is feeding season, and you can see baleen, humpback, blue, and fin whales. In the fall, the feeding season slows down, but you can still see orcas, gray whales, dolphins, and northern elephant seals.

Head out with an expert captain and crew to encounter this amazing variety of marine mammals! They take you to the best spots for unforgettable sightings and unbelievable photos.

Browse our Monterey Bay whale watching tours and book online today!

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