Water activity

Monterey: Sunset Whale Watching

4.7 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: Discovery Whale Watch

Monterey: Sunset Whale Watching

Activity provider: Discovery Whale Watch
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From US$ 65 per person

Likely to sell out

Join an educational whale watching trip on Monterey Bay. Learn about wildlife, conservation, and the natural history of the area from your naturalist guide. Take in the incredible sunset.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • See several different species of dolphin, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, and even Killer Whales on occasion
  • Learn more about the seasons in Monterey Bay
  • Relax as you take in the beautiful sunset over the water
  • Pick your guide's brains to learn more about the local wildlife
  • Enjoy an unforgettable experience
Full description
Enjoy the wildlife, then relax as you take in the beautiful sunset over Monterey Bay on a sightseeing cruise. Meet your guide at the wharf and climb aboard the boat to start your tour. Spot whales, dolphins, and a wide variety of marine wildlife in Monterey Bay. Whales are seen every day in this area. Listen to your marine biologist or naturalist guide as they share interesting information about the animals you see, the natural history of the local area, and conservation. Witness scientific research in action as marine biologists and naturalists collect sighting data to learn about the local wildlife. Then, sit back and relax as the sun sets, reflected in the water, providing lasting memories and incredible photo opportunities. Finally, return to the wharf and dry land.
  • Whale watching cruise at sunset
  • Commentary by a marine biologist or naturalist
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the activity starting time. There are many places to park near the wharf. The easiest and closest parking lot is the Wharf Lot #1, accessed on Figueroa Street. When you enter the parking area, drive as far left as possible until you arrive at the gated lot. Take the ticket to enter the gated lot and park as close to the main wharf as possible (rows A, B, or C). Keep the parking ticket with you, as you will need it to pay and exit at the attendant booth. If you are using a GPS, you can use the address 245 Washington Street, Monterey, CA 93940.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Warm layers and a waterproof layer are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 66 reviews

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We had a great trip, weather was a little choppy but it is the Pacific Ocean. First mate Alfredo and Captain Dan managed to seek us out a Humpback Whale in conditions where it was very difficult to spot a Whale. Well done the both of them, we saw a whale and tracked it for a agood 45 mins. Cracking trip

August 16, 2022

This trip did not disappoint. We saw so many whales, seals, pelicans, and all kinds of birds. My kids swear they saw dolphins, too! Bring warm clothes, as it gets cold on the way back to the harbor, and take some Dramamine if you get motion sickness beforehand. Great experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and the captain was a really nice guy, too.

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August 12, 2022

Great trip! We were very lucky to see the humpback whales feasting on sardines! There must have been 12 or so. Amazing. I would recommend that if you are prone to sea sickness take Dramamine at least an hour before. Once the boat stops it's a little rocky!! Overall amazing trip! Definitely recommend.

August 6, 2022

Product ID: 402398