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Rates and FAQ

How much does it cost?

Our rates are $39 for adults and $24 for children. School and group rates are available, reserve your tour now! Contact Us for more information.

Special: $2.00 discount if you mention this website.

How long does the tour take?

Departure times - 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 daily.

Our fully narrated tours are approximately 3 hours long - DAILY. During the summer months we have a large number of humpback whales in the Monterey Bay. There are also a number of Blue whales and lots of dolphins and porpoises to see. Our skippers make sure that you have ample time for viewing. Rates are $39 for adults and $24 for children. School and group rates are also available.

Special: $2.00 discount if you mention this website.

What type of boats are used for the whale watching tour?

Chris' Whale Watching has the finest fleet of boats in Northern California. Our boats are USCG approved and include life saving equipment, marine radios, sonar, radar, and twin engines that are fast and clean. Our skippers and crew will ensure you have a fun and enjoyable tour.

  • Star of Monterey (68') Star of Monterey (68')
  • Check Mate (57') Check Mate (57')
  • Caroline (51') Caroline (51')

What is the difference between Chris' Whale Watching Tours and others?

Chris' Whale watching tours is the oldest whale watching and fishing charter company on the Monterey Peninsula. We also have the most experienced skippers in Northern California. Our skippers are on the water daily and will take you to the action.

What type of clothing should I wear on the tour?

Because the weather in the Monterey Bay is unpredictable, we recommend that you dress warm and in layers. Click here to view current weather conditions. Shirts and sweaters are available for purchase at our store.

Can I purchase gift certificates for future tours?

Yes, gift certificates are available for purchase at our store and can be used for future tours.