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Sanctuary Cruises, Moss Landing

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Dolphin / Whale Watching · Private Tour
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-Daily marine wildlife tours with an emphasis on whales and dolphins.

-We run a longer trip, which gives us time to find cool stuff and more time to spend with the animals.

-We're always the last boat in because we like to be out there with the marine wildlife more than anyone.

-We guarantee you will see whales or your next trip is free!

-We've partnered with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to help with marine education by donating a portion of all ticket sales to the foundation.

-Our trips have fewer passengers on board than any other boat in the Monterey Bay. Most marine wildlife/whale watching boats in The Monterey Bay take out between 45-120+ passengers on any given trip. Our boat Sanctuary is U.S. Coast Guard certified to carry up to 39 passengers. However, we generally average around 25 passengers per trip for a more enjoyable, informative experience for all.

-We offer a higher end trip and a better experience.

-We're the boat the locals prefer to go out with.

-No age limits and pregnant women are welcome.

-We use 99% biodiesel made from recycled vegetable oil in our brand new engines. It's better for the ocean creatures, the air, our engines & you.

-We're the only company on The Bay owned by a woman with degrees in marine biology & education and a captain with vast experience in both power boat and sailing seamanship. And we run the trips as a team. So you get the owners of the company taking you out and ensuring you have a great day with the Monterey Bay marine wildlife.
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  • Had an amazing time out with the crew of Sanctuary! So much so that I have returned several more times to go out on their boat. Chase D. is excellent at knowing the whales behavior and getting the... 
    Had an amazing time out with the crew of Sanctuary! So much so that I have returned several more times to go out on their boat. Chase D. is excellent at knowing the whales behavior and getting the...  more »
  • we took a fabulous cruise on Oct. 27th. So, So many humpbacks and sea lions. They were in every direction. Capt. Joey guided us to many spots without getting too close. I loved everything about... 
    we took a fabulous cruise on Oct. 27th. So, So many humpbacks and sea lions. They were in every direction. Capt. Joey guided us to many spots without getting too close. I loved everything about...  more »
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  • We took a private cruise to take our daughter's ashes to spread on the ocean with Sanctuary Cruises. Brian Sack was responsive to our questions and made it clear and easy to arrange for everything we needed. We all arrived on time and were escorted to the boat. I could see the boat was well maintained and clean. They made us all comfortable, offering snacks and drinks, and went over the itinerary. The children found comfort in seeing the wildlife on the smooth ride out. Once at our destination, they stayed forward in the boat while we said prayers and spread her ashes. The crew did a good job at holding the boat steady when the current made things a little wavy. It was peaceful just the way we needed it to be. After returning, the crew wished us all well and escorted us back to the parking lot. I can't say enough about Sanctuary Cruises, their staff, and their crew.
  • I can't believe I never went on a Whale Watching cruise before. It was a small boat with a great crew and small group. I had plenty of space on the boat and some stunning views of whales, otters, and birds.

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