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

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

When

June 16, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014

Where

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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Given the early departure, it was really nice that they included free coffee at the wharf. We caught a TON of rockfish. There were many other guests on the boat, but it was not too crowded. A lovely outing!

The boat crew could improve the experience by asking all novice fishers to come to one area at the beginning of the trip and giving basic instructions on how to bring a fish in safely over the side, how to remove a hook, etc.

Jul 28, 2014 Chloe California, United States

Great views of humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins in Monterey Bay.

We saw several whales immediately after leaving the harbor. The captain then decided to go north toward Moss Landing, where whales had been seen earlier in the week. I wondered about this strategy, since other whale watching tour boats stayed closer to the harbor where whales were currently congregating. We didn't see any whales after cruising around for about 90 minutes of the 3-hour tour. The captain did find several pods of dolphins, and I got some great shots of two dolphins swimming directly under where I was standing, which was very cool. We then headed back south and spotted another pod of whales. He got us within about 75 feet of one humpback that gave us a fantastic show slapping the surface of the water with his enormous tail for at least 10 minutes straight. It was magnificent to see. The other tour boats had to play catch-up, and by the time they got to where we were, the whale had pretty much stopped. That in itself was totally worth the $25 Travelzoo deal.

Jul 24, 2014 Mark California, United States

Seeing lots of whales

See the noisy seal/sea lion behind the dock.

Jul 19, 2014 LISA OH, United States

They delivered on their promise good quality crew and we got to enjoy the awesome views of whales and dolphins. I would recommend this to anyone in the future.

Jul 06, 2014 Juan Antonio CA, United States

Great experience. Great crew.

Jul 02, 2014 Mariya CO, 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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