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$49 -- Monterey Afternoon Fishing Trip This Summer, Reg. $80

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

When

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

Where

Randy's Fishing Trips & Whale Watching
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.

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94% Enjoyed Randy's Fishing Trips & Whale Watching
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4.6
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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

Seeing the whales

Jun 28, 2014 Cody 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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