Whale Watching Tour in the West Coast

Monterey, California's Fisherman’s Wharf, a name maybe not synonymous with fun and wonderment. And yet, it's the experience of the Wharf itself that elevates that experience and takes you to a place that is known for whale watching.

When you travel to Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the home of Monterey itself. Monterey was first established in the late 1700s and because of that, the architecture of the region contains chapels, cathedrals and other historic points left from the Russian invasion from the 1800s. Originally under the rule of the Spanish and Mexicans, the culture maintains the same feel of old.

However, this is where the fun starts as well, in Monterey with a whale watching boat cruise. Depending on the season, guests can see Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Killer Whales, and more. And you bet some of them will be posing just for you as they jump to and fro in the large ocean. Get your camera ready and capture a moment to remember.

The Tale of the Whale

According to Whalefacts.org, there are over 80 different living species of whales in existence, but many of the species are now considered endangered.

These nomadic creatures migrate between cold and warm climate during feeding and mating season. During mating season in the warmer months of the year, some whales will forgo eating living only off of body fat.

Furthermore, these exotic creatures make some of the longest migrations of any animal and can travel up to 5,000 miles! One thing is for sure, you want to be where the action is in Monterey Bay! It's an unforgettable experience, that of course, you'll never forget.

More To Do

After your tour, enjoy lunch at the Monterey Fisherman's Wharf where you can choose from Italian food, seafood, French cuisine, or, go local, and have California cuisine.

You can eat happy knowing your seafood is fresh and seasonal and your produce is locally sustainable. Some restaurants on the Wharf even operate their own fishing boats and the veg comes from Salinas Valley, which known for its fresh produce.

One things for sure, don't eat before the Whale Watching tour. The waves will leave you seasick and running for the nearest place to roll over and wish you never left the stability of the ground.

What are you waiting for?

There are several vacation companies offering whale watching tours and west coast tours to some of the most popular U.S. West Coast destinations. Start in Monterey with whale watching and then experience the history, culture and fun of the rest of Monterey including Fisherman's Wharf.