Monterey Bay is the premier destination for whale watching all year! We see whales every day here in Monterey. Our daily whale watch trips are narrated by a marine biologist or naturalist who provides educational and interesting information about whales, dolphins, and a wide variety of marine wildlife. In addition to teaching you about the wildlife, our marine biologists and naturalists will provide information about the natural history of the local area and talk about conservation. While out on the ocean, our marine biologists and naturalists are also collecting sighting data for scientific research. We are highly invested in learning about our local wildlife and serving as a data collection resource for other scientists who study our local wildlife as well.Use our Monterey trip builder app to arrange your visit to Discovery Whale Watch and other attractions in Monterey.
Our daily whale watch trips are 3.5-4 hours in duration in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. (Trips are weather permitting.) We travel to different locations within Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to view whales and dolphins throughout the year. Our crew will show you how to spot whales and dolphins as well as give you advice on how to best capture photos and videos of the wildlife.
We regularly send out a professional photographer on our whale watch trips to capture those amazing moments with the wildlife. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about getting the perfect shot. Furthermore, the photographers will be available to give you some tips and tricks for how to catch those moment for yourself while on board with us.
We see whales year round! Learn more about the different species throughout the seasons on our website here: https://discoverywhalewatch.com/education/
Tours to Discovery Whale Watch
$80 BOOK WITH VIATOR Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
$70 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California 3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Discovery Whale Watch reviews
We had a great but nauseating journey. The crew went out of their way to connect with everyone on the trip. They found three pods of different species of dolphins and a small group of humpbacks. And.... more
We had a great but nauseating journey. The crew went out of their way to connect with everyone on the trip. They found three pods of different species of dolphins and a small group of humpbacks. And.... more »
I've been waiting years to be able to see whales and this trip absolutely did not disappoint! We saw several whales and hundreds of dolphins - all of which added to the excitement of the day. I also.... more
I've been waiting years to be able to see whales and this trip absolutely did not disappoint! We saw several whales and hundreds of dolphins - all of which added to the excitement of the day. I also.... more »
Thanks for the great trip! It was amazing, not only seeing many more whales than expected but also the incredible nice crew. They were so friendly and Isaiah, the marine biologist, taught us so much about the whales and marine life in general! They even shared their professional taken pictures with us for free! Would recommend the tour to everyone who visits Monterey Bay. Stefan
Amazing trip out on the bay with Isaiah. I was a bit sceptical about seeing anything, but when we were briefed in on safety, Isaiah was so excited to tell us that they'd spotted plenty of activity on an earlier trip and we were hopefully going to do the same. He did not disappoint! His knowledge was excellent, he gave us a real insight into the nature of these beautiful creatures. Once out on the bay, we spotted so many whales! It was incredible. Isaiah told us to put our phones away and enjoy the moment - he took tons of photos that were available from him after the trip - no hard sell! I loved my Whale Watching experience and I highly recommend it!
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