Monterey Bay Whale Watch - Group Trips

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Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers private whale watching group trips year-round. Three-hour trips are offered throughout the year, and 4-5 hour trips are available during the summer/fall season (April through December). The longer trips are recommended for summer and fall due to the feeding patterns of humpback and blue whales. Migrating gray whales and dolphins are highlights of the winter/spring trips. Dolphins can be seen at any time of the year. Every trip is led by a marine biologist/marine naturalist who narrates and answers questions. Trips can be catered with food and drinks if you choose. Also, trip length and time of departure can be selected to fit the needs of your group. By using multiple boats, we can accommodate groups up to 119 people. For prices, call us at 831-375-4658.


Companies, Conferences, Private Charters

Monterey Bay Whale Watch can arrange any type of trip for your group. We will gear the trip length toward the time of year to assure you the best chances of seeing whales and dolphins. All our trips are led by marine biologists. If needed, we can provide catering for the trip. We can accommodate large groups (up to 119 people) on a space-available basis only, by using multiple boats. Learn more about Private Charter trips.
 


Summer & Fall (Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Dolphins, April through mid-December)

    We offer both 4-5 hour trips and 3-hour private group trips during the summer/fall season. Recommended trip length is 4-5 hours to allow ample time to observe whales and dolphins.

4-5-hour summer/fall private group trips (same prices for weekends and weekdays):
  • 4-5 hr trips on Sea Wolf II (capacity 69 but maximum number allowed is 35, due to social distancing).
  • 4-5 hr trips on Pt. Sur Clipper (capacity 48 but maximum number allowed is 24, due to social distancing).
  • If number of people is at least 15 but fewer than the minimum to reserve a boat, the group can go on our regular trip for the group rate.
3-hour summer/fall private group trips (same prices for weekends and weekdays):
  • 3-hr trips on Sea Wolf II (capacity 69 but maximum number allowed is 35, due to social distancing).
  • 3-hr trips on Pt. Sur Clipper (capacity 48 but maximum number allowed is 24, due to social distancing).
  • If number of people is at least 15 but fewer than the minimum to reserve a boat, the group can go on our regular trip for the group rate.
 


Winter & Spring (Gray Whales/Dolphins, mid-December through March)

    3-hour winter/spring private group trips:
  • Weekend trips on Sea Wolf II (capacity 69 but maximum number allowed is 35, due to social distancing).
  • Weekend trips on Pt. Sur Clipper (capacity 48 but maximum number allowed is 24, due to social distancing).
  • Weekday trips on Sea Wolf II ( capacity 69 but maximum number allowed is 35, due to social distancing).
  • Weekday trips on Pt. Sur Clipper (capacity 48 but maximum number allowed is 24, due to social distancing).
  • If number of people is at least 15 but fewer than the minimum to reserve a boat, the group can go on our regular trip for the group rate.

School, Youth and Home School Groups

The school and youth group whale watching trips are educationally oriented and include a marine biologist / marine naturalist as a guide. The pre-trip orientation includes displays about Monterey Bay natural history and general information about whales, dolphins, and other marine life. Oceanographic sampling, such as plankton tows and water samples, is possible if you choose. Our school trips are unique, with special educational materials available before and during the trip and hands-on demonstrations geared for specific age groups. Optional clipboards for each student with questions about the trip and what was learned are also available.

Refer to our School Field Trips page for details about school, youth and home school groups trips.


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Monterey Bay Whale Watch, LLC
84 Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940
 
Phone 831-375-4658  
E-mail whaletrips@gowhales.com
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Last updated July 6, 2020