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$49 -- Monterey Fishing Trip through October, Reg. $80

Sold out - This deal was published June 09, 2014 and sold out October 25, 2014.
By Amanda Retzer
Randy's Fishing Trips & Whale Watching earns an overall 93% positive rating from Travelzoo subscribers who praise the "friendly staff" and "awesome trips."

Why we love it

  • 4-star rating from TripAdvisor users
  • Catch what's biting that day: salmon season is April-September and cod May-October
  • Great for all fishing skill levels; the seasoned crew is there to help


June 16, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014; trips depart Monday-Friday at 1 p.m.


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

  • $49 (reg. $80) per person for a 5-6 hour salmon- or cod-fishing adventure without gear
  • $59 (reg. $99) per person for the same trip with fishing rod, tackle and burlap sack
  • Feel free to bring along a small cooler with snacks and drinks (can bring beer, but no hard liquor or beverages in glass bottles)
  • Note: A fishing license is not included in either offer but is required for those 16 years old and older.
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.

Pair your fishing excursion with a whale-watching cruise from Randy's for $25 per person (reg. $40).

The fine print

Valid Monday-Friday only on 1 p.m. departures. Reservations required; subject to availability. Call to make a reservation; reference Travelzoo voucher. Have your contact info and voucher number ready when you call. Trips depart at 1 p.m. Check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure; failure to arrive at least 30 minutes before departure 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. If the voucher is expired, an additional fee will be applied at check-in (varies per voucher). Limit four purchases per household. If limit is exceeded, voucher subject to forfeiture. Salmon season is April - Sept.; cod season is May - Oct. (catches during the trip depend on season and what fish are biting at the time). 48-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Valid for one person. Boats must have a minimum of 10 people; based on trip availability. Catch up to two salmon, or up to 10 rock cod and two ling cod. Fishing rod, license, tackle and burlap sack are all required but not included in the price of the $49 offer; may be rented or purchased at the shop prior to departure. Fishing rod, tackle and burlap sack are included in the price of the $59 voucher. Anyone 16 years old or older is required by law to have a California fishing license. Fishing license not included with either offer; click here for more info and to purchase. Fish-cleaning services not included but are available for a nominal fee paid directly to the deckhand. 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 five years old. Not valid on products. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in one visit. There is an option to go to Point Sur for an additional $25 paid directly to the merchant (covers fuel surcharge). Cannot be applied to any other type of fishing trip except as described.

$49 June 16, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014; trips depart Monday-Friday at 1 p.m.   $80
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93% Enjoyed Randy's Fishing & Whale Watching Trips
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93% Enjoyed Randy's Fishing & Whale Watching Trips
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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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