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$25 -- Monterey Bay: Whale-Watching Cruise, Reg. $40

Sold out - This deal was published April 17, 2014 and sold out October 25, 2014.
By Amanda Retzer
Monterey has "played host to a mammoth convocation of sea life that scientists here say is unprecedented in their memories," says The New York Times.

Why we love it

  • Get the chance to see blue and humpback whales, dolphins, orcas and more
  • Travelzoo subscribers give Randy's an overall 93% positive rating
  • The San Jose Mercury News says the bounty of sea life makes for "an eye-popping year"
  • 4-star rating on TripAdvisor
  • Use seven days a week from mid-June through October


June 16, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014


Randy's Fishing & Whale Watching Trips
66 Fisherman's Wharf
Off of Del Monte Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(See Map)
Tel: 800-251-7440

What's included

  • $25 (reg. $40) for a two-and-a-half- to three-hour whale-watching cruise for one any day of the week
Travelzoo Tip: GPS directions are inaccurate. Please visit here for directions or use the following: From Highway 1 South take Exit 402B (Del Monte Avenue/Pacific Grove). Drive one mile on Del Monte Avenue. At Figueroa Street, turn right into wharf parking lot.

Add to your time on the water and go on a 5- to 6-hour afternoon fishing trip with Randy's starting at $49 a person.

The fine print

Valid June 16, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014 during merchant's operating hours. Reservations required; subject to availability. Trips depart daily: 9 a.m. on weekdays and 4 p.m. on weekends. Call to make a reservation; reference Travelzoo voucher. Have your contact info and voucher number ready when you call. Must arrive at least 30 minutes before departure time; failure to arrive early may result in canceled reservation. Present voucher and valid photo ID upon arrival; PRINTED VOUCHERS ARE PREFERRED. Please tip crew accordingly based on full value. Limit four purchases per household. If limit is exceeded, voucher subject to forfeiture. 48-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Boats must have a minimum of 10 people; based on trip availability. Trips subject to cancellation due to lack of participation and/or foul sea or weather conditions. Not wheelchair accessible. In interest of safety, this is not valid for pregnant women or children under 5 years old.

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$25 June 16, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014   $40
38% off | 3,170 bought
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Randy's Fishing & Whale Watching Trips
93% Enjoyed Randy's Fishing & Whale Watching Trips
93% (619 ratings)
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93% Enjoyed Randy's Fishing & Whale Watching Trips
(619 ratings)
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Successful sightings of at least 10 whales and hundreds of Dolphins with a personal guide.

Definitely recommend in comparison to the larger, more commercialized and automated guided tours. Family owned and run is always best and more personalized. Bonus was getting a free appetizer at Cafe Fina after we told them we just returned from whalewatching. Community support all around. Thumbs up!

Sep 27, 2015 ES CA, United States

Fun commentary, great tips on not getting seasick, saw an incredible amount of dolphins and whales. I went to go with a friend and wasn't expecting much, but this was an incredible experience I am so glad I went.

Sep 24, 2015 Marcie CA, United States

Loved this trip. It was one of the best I've ever been on. I knew even before the captain announced "if we could pick ONE day in an entire LIFETIME to go watch the whales, today is the day". He found 15+ whales all feeding in an area. More than once they went under our boat and back up on the other side! Great photo's and video's. Your TZ subscribers should know that the Monterey Bay may very well be the BEST place maybe in the WORLD to watch whales? It's simply because the Bay is one GREAT big underwater Canyon, BIGGER than the Grand Canyon is so there are lots of fish to eat. Multi types of whales come through from Alaska to So. America (and back) to give birth to their babies in warm water. We even saw two sets of mommy and baby feeding! They stop for days to load up on food cuz they may not eat again for months! How wonderful that we have this here in Monterey! And there are always whales to see any day of the year. Different ones depending on the season.

Aug 12, 2015 Julie California, United States

The experience at check-in was seamless. The desk clerk was pleasant, and checked me in used the smartphone app. Captain Scott was extremely knowledgeable about the creatures, was clearly explaining the activities at sea and had a great sense of humor. We stopped at 3-4 spots when whales were sighted and saw the whales flip. On the way back, we went through an area with a large group of dolphins and they put on a show for us. Definetely the highlight of the trip.

Aug 5, 2015 Chandra CA, United States

I wish there was a clearer outline of pricing. Between fees, tipping, all equipment needed it's closer to 100 dollars. In terms of trip itself it was okay but not as exciting as I thought. I haven't fished before so definitely didn't know what to expect.

Aug 4, 2015 Clifford CA, United States

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66 Fisherman's Wharf, Off of Del Monte Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: 800-251-7440

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