One of the things that really attract people to Monterey is all of the sea life that you are surrounded by. There is one thing in particular that is very popular among not only visitors, but locals as well. The Monterey Bay Whale Watch is a wonderful experience for the whole family. The whales that are seen on this three hour boat ride differ depending on which season that you decide to go in. during the winter season there are several species of dolphins and porpoise that are very well seen this time of year. However, one of the things that most people really enjoy about the winter season is the killer whales that you can see. This is something that most people do not usually experience, because in the winter people are less likely to go due to cold weather. If you are one that doesn’t mind bundling up with a thermos of hot coco then this is one thing that you cannot miss.
This boat ride is a three to three and a half hour ride. This gives you plenty of time to spend looking for whales and seeing them. Since the trip is so long, there is more of a chance for you to see a whale, and you will not feel as rushed in finding one. Taking your time and making the best of the experience is what this trip is striving for.
Winter trips run daily at 10:00 am and again at 1:30 pm starting on December 17th, 2012. There is also a 7:00 am “Wake up with the Whales” available on the weekends. This is when the ocean is a little bit steadier and there aren’t as many boats out. The “Wake up with the Whales” also offers a complimentary breakfast with coffee and hot coco. It is very peaceful and a great way to start your day in Monterey.
FREE-Children under 3 years of age.
***Reservations are required. You can make your reservation by calling (831) 375-4658 with a credit card to hold your spot. Pregnant women are not allowed on trips.