12:28 12 Sep 23
Just had the most magical trip with humpbacks and dolphins - the captain, crew and Chris are amazing. Will definitely go again!
14:51 07 Aug 23
A great adventure with an enthusiastic host on board in Cheré. The weather was grey and misty but no matter! We found a group of five whales, and twice had...
19:34 31 Jul 23
Chris. Despite King Neptune throwing everything he had at us, we had a very memorable trip. Meeting you was definitely a delight. We have great memories...
09:20 25 Jul 23
Crew was very efficient, weather was good! Caught 7 fish and the deck hand filleted them.
10:06 08 Jul 23
Fantastic trip! Captain knew just where to find the whales and we watched a mother Humpback with her cavorting calf for about 40 minutes. Really enjoyed the...
19:58 04 Jul 23
I haven't fished deep water in 20 years, took my 9 year old out fishing yesterday and it was a great experience. It took a moment to kinda get our sea legs...
18:03 02 Jul 23
My family and I had such a great experience. I made a mistake on the schedule for my family and they still let us on the tour. We were so grateful and had a...
13:39 25 May 23
My sister and I took our mother on the whale watching adventure for her 81st birthday. She is fragile and on oxygen. Everyone we dealt with at Chris' was...
14:24 24 Feb 23
So I'm one of those people that's early everywhere I go. I was thankful for that on this day because Waze took us to the wrong spot, then the parking lot...
21:19 20 Feb 23
Went on a sanddab and crab trip. Only 8 passengers along with the captain and one crew member, so plenty of room to get comfortable on the trip. Had a...
21:53 19 Feb 23
Very courteous, experienced and helpful staff. Had very good knowledge and conducted like a guided tour.
07:33 03 Feb 23
We had a great time on the Star of Monterey. We saw 5 or 6 whales, a bunch of sea otters, and sea lions. The crew was very approachable and fun, I would go...
16:27 27 Jan 23
Captain and crew worked hard to make sure we had several sightings. We saw 4 pods of gray whale, one pod of 4 we were able to observe for about 30 minutes...
13:56 30 Sep 22
Had a great time it was my birthday trip the staff was very nice and helpful the whole boat limited by 10am and even saw some whales while we were out
08:22 19 Sep 22
Amazing day. Plenty of whales and other sea life but oh my, the whales! Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching did not disappoint. This is my first time whale...
14:52 15 Aug 22
Had a good time and I was running a little late and Chris helped guide me there! I recommend them definitely! You can also bring snacks and drinks with you...
07:42 06 Aug 22
I would like to fist thank Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching staff for allowing me w/ disability of always having to use a Walker to take his wife on her...
08:03 06 Jun 22
Absolutely the best. This is the second time that we have used their services. We had our first tour in September 2021 and brought family along this June...
16:44 31 May 22
We recently drove down to Monterey to spend the night and enjoy a morning whale watching cruise. They were predicting 50 mile an hour winds and when we...
20:28 26 May 22
It was amazing. Super experienced team. I took the tour on the 06/24 in the morning and it was a great option. And the ride was amazing. We saw many...
14:24 23 May 22
This tour was AMAZING! The captain and crew are great at what they do and they defiantly know where to find the whales. We saw a ton and three whales jumped...
00:35 25 Apr 22
Just went on my first whale watching experience with this amazing crew and will definitely do it again! The boat had plenty of room and the staff was great...
09:56 23 Apr 22
It was great fun for the teenagers. The captain and fishing guide worked hard to find spots, gave clear directions and helped secure and clean the fish
17:00 17 Apr 22
These guys are the best! We went to the wrong wharf as we were late and rushing. I called and they were kind enough to say where they were and to...
12:35 24 Mar 22
Saw multiple groups of whales and a few dolphins, definitly worth the trip, the boat may look deceiving compared to the others but gets the job done and the...
07:26 22 Mar 22
Had an amazing trip yesterday! We caught plenty of fish, with the expert help from our deckhand, and loaded out plenty of crab as well! Needless to say we...
20:32 13 Mar 22
This was similar to a whale watching trip I have done before, boat does not get very close to the whales and they don't come out of the water much.
10:26 26 Feb 22
They were very friendly and professional and did a great job! Thank you for making it easy on us.
10:37 14 Feb 22
Old school Captain! Loved his commentary throughout the trip. Stayed longer out on the ocean once we started seeing whales.
09:22 09 Feb 22
Amazing trip seeing whales and other see life!Highly recommend Our trip was in February.
16:26 06 Feb 22
This crew was excellent! From beginning to end. They were all very friendly and knowledgeable! saw much more than expected. The boat wasn't overcrowded...
11:00 18 Jan 22
The crew was friendly, helpful about spotting wildlife, and super knowledgable. The trip was as advertised and expected. Perfect.What we saw or didn't see...
12:27 12 Dec 21
Very fun day. Weather was perfect and the fishing was solid. The skipper took us to Big Sir and Carmel to fish. Would highly recommend the boat Caroline,...
14:52 06 Dec 21
I enjoyed this whale watching excursion with my family and saw two humpback whales, jellyfish, sea lions, and sea otters. I'm happy to see our marine life...
14:35 23 Nov 21
Great day out. A couple of Orcas, and three Hump Backs. Good trip and all the other 'customers' on board were marvelous. Well done!
18:59 06 Oct 21
Great experience from start to finish. Great customer service in the office when we called. We were taken out and as soon as we spotted whales we got a...
13:22 27 Aug 21
Nice folks and great customer service! This was my first time going on a whale watching excursion and it was amazing! Saw lots of whales and other sea...
15:46 25 Aug 21
I believe this is the best up close experience in Monterey Bay! I have taken my company on this Whale watch and we are always amazed! The staff is very...
14:48 24 Aug 21
I can't recommend Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching enough! Our deck hand, was absolutely amazing! Very kind and helpful! The boat is a smaller boat,...
10:16 19 Aug 21
We had a fantastic trip out today! We saw 8-9 whales, sea lions and porpoises. It was and amazing trip and the crew was very knowledgeable. Be sure to take...
16:48 28 Jul 21
I got sick but that's because I ate a full meal beforehand. So pro tip: don't eat if you can help it!As for the actually tour (from what I got to see...
16:57 23 Jul 21
We went on a whale watching trip that started at 10 AM. I had originally tried to book on the upper deck of a larger boat and was a little concerned that we...
17:30 20 Jul 21
Chris's staff called me 5 minutes before to make sure we're coming because we were running late. They waited for us and not only that they had one of their...
14:37 06 Jul 21
Amazing experience, staff were prompt, knowledgeable and friendly! Staff prepared us well for the most pleasant experience advising parking, dress, weather.
22:59 02 Jul 21
Great trip out for the family. Saw Casper as well as a number of other dolphins, humpback whales, seals and otters.Very friendly, informative and well...
11:11 29 Jun 21
I'd give them 10 stars if I could! They took us out for a Burial at Sea to scatter the ashes of both our parents yesterday. Without question, the most...
10:07 21 Jun 21
We took the two-hour trip in the morning with our kids. It was great. We watched a humback whale and her calf for a while, saw plenty of dolphins (including...
14:21 31 May 21
Great fun and educational. We were up close to pods of dolphin and we saw a rare albino! The humpbacks were the stars of the day, they were feeding on...
10:25 21 Mar 21
Want to see lots of sea life? Chris's Whale Watching is a perfect way to see lots of sea creatures! You are supposed to show up one half hour before the...
16:17 16 Mar 21
My friend found a Groupon for whale watching so She called and the man on the phone said he'd put us down for the day and time we wanted and he'd honor the...
15:16 14 Mar 21
It was an ok trip no cap we need to help Chris start a go fund me because that mideval time cap sale of a boat, or ocean vessel looks like Noah helped build...
13:36 25 Oct 20
So this was a amazing ride... SEEN ALOT OF WHALES!!!Staff was very thorough and trip was educational!
20:40 31 Aug 20
We had a wonderful time. I am so glad we decided to do this last minute. We were walking around the Fishermans wharf when they called out that they had a...
19:41 17 Aug 20
You will probably walk by the office of Chris's on your way down fisherman's wharf on your way to another whale watching company. We did. But thankfully, we...
21:49 16 Aug 20
Good customer serviceAttentive staff that makes sure your fishing pole is set to drop the line and catch fish
10:57 08 Aug 20
Great People, Great Trip. Saw Whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions and sea otters! The staff was very professional when my daughter threw up all over the...
21:23 07 Aug 20
Has a great day on the Bay with Chris Whale Watching. Beautiful weather. Great social distancing. And a treat to see the whales and dolphins. Great staff.
20:53 30 Jul 20
We had an awesome experience with Chris his fishing trip the cod fishing was awesome!
07:28 09 Jul 20
Our family has been fishing with Chris' since the 1970s. Five of us reserved our spots and went out fishing last week. It was my son's first time and the...
12:18 04 Jul 20
My son and I were on a quick getaway. He didn't remember the last whale watching trip we had taken when he was 4 so we decided to book one this trip. It...
01:05 17 Feb 20
My family and I enjoyed an exciting morning sailing on the boat. The guide was courteous and professional. I recommend this activity because families bond...
17:13 07 Oct 19
The team gave us lots of time to let us see the whales and to experience the nature. We love everything on our trip
06:47 07 Oct 19
I shall never forget fishing out here. The boat went out for about 30 minutes before we started fishing and the ocean was filled with millions of baby...
12:56 18 Sep 19
Excellent crew, our tour guide was very helpful and chill to talk with, the water got choppy at some points and he made sure to let us know when to brace...
05:35 19 Aug 19
They did not disappoint. It was worth our 5-hour drive from up north. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The whale sightings were spectacular! My...
14:16 18 Aug 19
We have down this trip twice and it is fun. You catch a lot of fish and some times get to see whales . It is one of the best things to do in Watsonville .
15:56 14 Aug 19
Awesome trip and crew. A fun time watching hump backs.
19:22 11 Aug 19
Loved it, my kids enjoyed. Super nice staff. All in all - it was an AMAZING experience
14:53 08 Aug 19
Could not believe the customer service rendered on our whale watching tour today. Our rental keys would not work and we were rushing to try to make the...
18:46 04 Aug 19
Easy to register on line. Staff was friendly and helpful, answered questions with a smile. Very informative narration during the trip, and the experienced...
19:59 01 Aug 19
I used Chris' for a burial at sea (scattering of ashes). They have a large, 45 person boat. This allowed everyone that wanted to join to come. Others have...
21:23 03 Jul 19
Had an amazing time on the fishing charter today! Very friendly staff and overall an EPIC experience. We celebrated my son's 7 year birthday on the fishing...
17:08 26 May 19
Awesome trip. Thank you for the many many sightings we saw today. Thank you for the ginger tablet that helped settle my tummy also
12:09 07 May 19
Happened to do this on a whim with the family during spring break. Took about three hours, the cost was decent, and the captain was knowledgeable.
15:40 14 Apr 19
Nice! Saw a lot of whales in between people puking! But hey guess we all can't be mermaids!!! Thanks Chris and team!
05:22 02 Feb 19
What an adventure! We had such a great time on the ocean. We saw whales, dolphins, otters and sea lions. 3 hours out at sea is medicine! And only one person...
15:03 09 Oct 18
We had a great time. The vessel was clean, well maintained and felt safe. The crew got down to business promptly and we were "watching whales" within 30...
02:47 24 Sep 18
Had a blast with Chris’s trips again. Still I’ll number one in Monterey Bay in my books.
11:37 18 Sep 18
Captain Chris always does a great job putting us on the fish!This was my second trip out on the Checkmate.Lingcod were hard fish to find. I had one on the first 15min. But couldn’t get it in the boat!Everyone limited out on Rock cod.The deckhand on board was very helpful, courteous, and did a great job keeping the boat cleaned up!Thanks again for a great trip!I will be back!!!
Cristobal Cris Mora
22:34 15 Sep 18
Had a great time on the Caroline on Friday. Was my first on a deep sea fishing trip and had fun. Will definitely be booking another trip soon. Thanks for the great experience! �...
05:26 10 Sep 18
Had a great time! Saw some great Whale feeding action.
17:40 05 Sep 18
Tinker and Troy were professional and super helpful on the water!😎 thank you Chris and the guys for a great day!!!
21:33 04 Sep 18
We have been on 2 Whale watching tours with Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching and both experiences have been amazing. This last visit on 9/3/18 was amazing. We saw a large pod of dolphins and Humpback Whales feeding.
04:53 24 Aug 18
Very helpful people, & great about getting you on the fish. I highly recommended there services. Thank you Chris
00:00 20 Aug 18
These guys are the best! They were super respectful of the whales not getting too close but taking us close to see them. They were very knowledge and kind. We had an amazing day with them and they answered all our questions and took care of all our needs! I would highly recommend them! They love their job you could tell, and they are passionate about the sea, the whales and when you are with them you are welcomed as if you are well-loved family! A great day, great crew, and all around great experience! Thank you for taking such incredible care of us!
15:33 14 Aug 18
It has always been a good adventure with Chris. We bursted our limits all the time. Highly recommended.
04:09 06 Aug 18
Great day on the water, my son and I caught blue ling cod. We were on the Check Mate and deck hand Randy was amazing helping all and making sure we had a good time. My son caught about a 30# Salmon, but had to let it go, season closed.
21:20 24 Jul 18
My wife and I are on our honeymoon and we had a great time. Captain Nick knows his stuff and he put us on a large pods of feeding Humpback whales. Two thumbs up 👍🏻 👍🏻
03:42 19 Jul 18
Agnes de la Tour
05:07 28 Jun 18
I guess we were lucky: lots of dolfins accompanying whales... we enjoyed very much the 3 hours on the Star of Monterey. Thanks to the crew!
Luz Idalia Morales
21:08 18 Jun 18
I LOVED IT!! Went whale watching for the first time!! Saw some humpbacks!!! IT WAS AWESOME!!! I can erase that off my buckets list!!! �
15:31 11 Jun 18
This was my first time out, the deckhand was extremely kind and helpful. I pulled In 17! I will definitely be back!! Thank you for making it an experience to remember!
00:35 10 Jun 18
Haven't been fishing up there in about 25 years, but soon discovered I have not lost my touch. Limited out on rockfish with enough left over to make my brother's limit as well. Dave was very friendly and helpful and John got us on the fish. I may have been the only one who didn't get a lingcod, but a great day fishing .
20:49 04 Jun 18
These is the best whales watching and fishing trips you will ever go to the best Company to do this
Catherine Lennig Boswell
16:57 04 Jun 18
Excellent trip. Saw SO many whales and dolphins. Great crew and I would definitely do another trip with Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching
22:51 24 May 18
This is my third time fishing with Chris’ .They are doing a wonderful Job especially Deckhand David and Troy and the captain . This is the best chartered boat I ever had since I started sports fishing and even the people you fish with were all nice and helpful and courteous and also I always get my limit with them .
18:53 05 May 18
We had a great time whale watching! We took our 3 smaller children and the crew was great and very accommodating!
20:24 04 May 18
An incredible experience!! Don't get cramped up on some large whale watching boat with 150 people!
00:57 10 Apr 18
want a great time and catch alot of fish.them what are you waiting for give them a call,and have some fun
02:22 15 Mar 18
We had an amazing experience even though I think at least 2/3 of the passengers were throwing up lol. We even got to see some whales mating!! Such a great trip!
21:28 22 Feb 18
Had a great time yesterday on the water. We saw tons of humpback and grey whales and dolphin. Can’t wait to go back again!!!
20:39 05 Feb 18
It was the best day ever! Awesome tour guide! ❤️
17:03 01 Jan 18
Had a fantastic day out on the boat, we saw loads of whales, dolphins and seals �
19:22 04 Dec 17
Chris's has been a Monterey legend for generations..always enjoyed fishing there for salmon, lings, rockfish, albacore , and white sea bass...service and knowledge of owners and captains has created many years of happy memories
16:58 18 Oct 17
It was awesome even better than I expected it too be. We will definitely be coming back again. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
17:13 16 Oct 17
We had a good trip. Was not able to get very close to any whales but saw about 15. Also many sea lions and birds.
05:36 04 Oct 17
Best charter and deck crew in Monterey hands down! You get on one of their boats and you catch fish just about every time out. Book and you will be glad you did!
15:31 08 Jul 17
Great trip, we saw orcas, dolphins, seal and sea otters.
04:16 06 Jul 17
My brother and I went out today and had a blast. The deckhands were really good and helpful. Dave, one of the deckhands, did a great job! I am looking forward to many more trips.
14:02 20 Jun 17
Great fishing day! Crew is awesome. From hook up to removal of giant fish. They ran all day for us. We had a blast. Thanks Chris fishing
03:07 26 May 17
Good Price Best Captain We can see many many big fish with small boat , see you again
16:20 12 May 17
This was a truly great experience. The crew went out of their way to give everyone a trip to remember forever.
15:40 11 May 17
I go at least once a month. Captains take you where the fish are and the crew is excellent-hard-working, helpful and amiable. What's not to like?
05:05 05 May 17
I really enjoyed my trip out on the waters in search of the whales. We had many sightings a couple of whales breached the water, in the morning hours we saw a pool of dolphins and we saw sea otters resting in kelp beds. It was really an amazing trip
17:00 02 May 17
Great job! He took us out further than normal to see the Orcas! I would recommend them highly!
Jesus T. Alvarez
21:30 01 May 17
Fishing was awesome like aways thanks captain and crew hands
19:37 27 Apr 17
Wonderful trip, nice capten & crew ...and whales
20:28 14 Apr 17
We had a great time. I have done fishing charters out of Monterey before with others but now will only go with them.
Jeff S Brinson Jr
15:08 11 Apr 17
Awesome crew. My second time out with this charter boat company. We always catch plenty of fish.
23:13 06 Apr 17
It was a great trip! Got to see a lot of whales and other wildlife... �
04:39 01 Jan 17
Its was my wife and my 4th anniversary, we booked in advance! Fishing sucked at first, but after 10am I had caught my limit buy noon!!! Even if I didn't catch anything, we had a blast!!! The that fact of spending time with my wife on the boat for our anniversary was worth it Roy was one of the most genuine men I've meet in along time!!!! We'll be back in April when the season starts!!!!
17:30 11 Dec 16
We got there late they waited for us,and we had a great time!
20:24 20 Sep 16
We went out twice on The Star of Monterey X Both times were amazing X Caught s glimpse of the black footed albatross plus all dolphins and whales listed on the 28 th and 30 th of Aug 2016 X amazing sightings, crew who totally looked after us. Bonus we saw so many Blues X the reason we came X been a dream for 20 years to see one in natural habitat xx we saw multiple xxx AWESOME X can't recommend highly enough X Thankyou sooo much x
20:20 20 Sep 16
We unfortunately didn't see any whales, but the boat ride was nice. since they don't usually come back without seeing whales, they gave us a rain check to come back anytime and try again. Great customer service!
15:35 19 Sep 16
Went whale watching with them... Great day out with plenty of whales seen... If it had been a new shiny boat it would have been and easy 5 star.
04:23 09 Sep 16
These guys are the best. Super nice and helpful crew. Great experience, and will be recommending them to my friends and family.
Tom N Debra French
21:07 15 Aug 16
We had a wonderful morning whale watching. Thanks so much.
20:22 29 Jul 16
I'm French .I was in the boat yesterday morning.(early!) .it was fantastic.i have some photo.Félicitations à vous !
17:43 19 Jul 16
Had a great fishing trip great day on the Caroline
14:24 10 Jun 16
Caught some nice fish with them. Come early get a spot on the front or back. I was late and fished on the sides and it was too narrow. Bring sabiki to catch squid for bait.
04:25 21 Apr 16
These guys are professional...not afraid to spend some money on fuel and go down the coast to where the big fish are. They are super friendly and Captain Tinker always seems to find a way to put you on the fish
Raul Niiner Melendez
00:43 18 Apr 16
Went out yesterday with about 12 friends and we have no complaints man it was awesome caught our limit and the views were beautiful !!! I will definitely go again !!!
23:26 07 Apr 16
Awesome experience, friendly professional staff and accommodating. It was well worth the two hour drive. Me and my 6 kids enjoyed every moment. We will back!!!!
00:30 21 Mar 16
Took my kids and grandkids this weekend and we all loved it. Friendly staff and affordable prices. Thank you, see you again soon☺
07:56 18 Feb 16
My family loved the experience. Very friendly crew, and knowledgeable about all the creatures we saw. Even pointed out sea birds. My kids loved seeing the dolphins and whales....highly recommend them, well worth the time and money.
Kenneth Kahn Sr.
04:54 31 Dec 15
Too much fun
06:43 30 Dec 15
The trip was great! It took a little timeTo find the whales, but well worth it!We found four or five whales that came Up to spout ..
02:49 30 Dec 15
The best fishing and whale watching crew in Monterey!
20:41 04 Dec 15
best of all that are on Fishermans Wharf...and Mr. Chris Arcoleo is the nicest guy you will ever meet....I highly recommend this company over all the rest....Ask Chris for a private whale watching trip. ..
02:39 23 Oct 15
Incredible - We saw pods of whales up close. Dolphins swam along side the boat. Great tour for pictures and video.
01:44 23 Oct 15
My husband and I had a great time. This was on my bucket list and I was not disappointed! Saw four humpbacks, SEVERAL dolphins, and a few sea lions. I will remember this day forever. Highly recommend Chris's Whale Watching!!
17:58 21 Oct 15
The men were very friendly and person able which made it fun. And the whole trip was just fun and wonderful.
00:40 25 Sep 15
We had a great trip with Chris' Whale Watching.We saw Dolphins and Whales and the crew was very friendly and helpful.
Dwayne Campbell Sr.
01:29 31 Jul 15
Thank you Chris Fishing our party enjoyed the outing today. The skipper and captain made the trip very enjoyable for everyone. Looking forward to go back.
13:06 23 Apr 15
Whale watching was so much fun and such an awesome experience, considering I've never done it before!! I highly recommend it to anyone.
17:46 27 Feb 15
Best experence on the boat! We saw many dolphins and whales also otters. Crew was sweet and helpful. Really great our day filmed 2/26/15. lots to see!!
Valentine DE Leon
05:47 20 Oct 14
Good boat, good captain, and good times. I can only once a month, each trip is better than before. Can't wait for the next.
02:56 27 Sep 14
We came in without reservation and were kindly invited to wait a couple of minutes, but already told, that most likely we will be fitting on the trip leaving Monterey 20 minutes later. The crew was very helpful when boarding the boat and when approaching the whales we got a lot of time to take pictures and listened to explanations. The tour was great. We loved it. Thanks.
21:19 08 Sep 14
Awesome time every time I have gone with them.
02:41 22 Jul 14
Awesome fishing day took my wife and kids.
20:34 19 Jul 14
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14:56 18 May 14
This site is awesome. I have always been fascinated with Orcas. I live on the Northern Coast and this site will help me to hopefully see one in my own back yard. Thanks.
03:46 04 Apr 14
top notch captains crew and service!