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!!!
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 .
22:57 18 May 18
We went on the whale watching tour. We saw quite a few humpback whales and alot of feeding action. I would highly recommend them to anyone for whale watching. They have a smaller,faster boat so you spend less time getting to were all the action is aand back.
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
19:34 27 Mar 18
We had a fabulous time! Saw many whales & dolphin
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!
17:57 09 Mar 18
We had an AMAZING adventure and enjoyed every minute! The whales � and dolphins � put on their Best performances for us. This crew is so experienced and caring...highly recommended. We will be back.
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 �
18:41 25 Dec 17
I had such an amazing experience here! Best way to spend Christmas weekend I recommend ANYONE to try! Thank you all again for an unforgettable experience
17:56 23 Dec 17
A very enjoyable once in a lifetime experience. I definitely would recommend this to anyone.
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
03:09 23 Nov 17
Had a great time on the Caroline fishing trip. Caught a bunch of fish. Deck hand was very friendly and helpful. It was my first time deep sea fishing and he spent the time teaching me and setting up my line, helped with tangles and even filleted my fish. And the captain took us around to some good fishing spots.
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.
20:24 11 Oct 17
Such a Great time we saw so many whales it was so fun
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!
15:41 13 Aug 17
My family and I took our mom here because shes always wanted to go whale watching. Was a great experience! We loved it so much we went the very next day! Glad we did because there were more whales than the day before. Humpbacks. Dolphins. Sunfish. Jellies. Seals. Otters. You never know what you will see unless you go. Price is doable. It takes about 3 hours. This is an experience I am glad we all had together. Thanks Chris's whale watching!
00:48 10 Jul 17
We had a great time. Took our grandkids out for the first time. The seas were a little bouncy, but we made it. The crew took excellent care of us, even giving the granddaughter a little added self-confidence...she is very proud to know that she "could be a Mariner someday and work on a boat like this." She has shared her story with everyone who will listen. For the kindness and consideration shown by the deck-hand on the Star of Monterey - Thank you for a great time. Miss Niyah will never forget you, or your gin-gins.
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
Monica Renee Tavernier
17:00 01 May 17
It was My husband and i 13th anniversary ! First time ever to go out on the ocean and whale watching ! It was absolutley amazing we seen a school of rizzo dolphins and atleast 20 humback whales ! We will be back again! Thank you for the amazing experience!
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... �
19:39 27 Mar 17
We've been planning for this whale watching experience for a while, I saw high ratings and awesome videos for this tour. I was let down that we didn't see any whales close up and the whales that we did see were from a very far distance and a very short time. The boat ride and seeing the dolphins was the best part of this experience.
22:54 20 Jan 17
Fantastic trip. Amazing sighting of the whales. Staff were knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommend this company.
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!
Shannon Woods Harrell
02:44 20 Sep 16
Great boat ride!! We didn't see any whales or dolphins but great ride and they gave us a rain check to come back anytime!!!!
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☺
21:32 07 Mar 16
I had a great time in Sunday morning 3/6. We caught plenty of sand dabs and then filled out on crab. I had mine cooked right away when we got back to the dock at Cafe Fina, I highly recommend it!
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.
14:54 12 Sep 15
Had a great time Roy was a great deck hand captain even stopped n swung around so we could check out some ocean sunfish we drove past great trip!!!!
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.
14:24 23 Aug 14
Went fishing yesterday and we got a boat limit by noon and brought home 40lbs od fish.
15:04 23 Jul 14
Awesome.. We saw lots of whales. Friday 18th July
02:41 22 Jul 14
Awesome fishing day took my wife and kids.
20:34 19 Jul 14
19:47 17 Jun 14
Gene Arlene Carrasca
16:24 17 Jun 14
The tour was fun! Wished the whales were more "showy". A little disappointed since all we saw were whale tails and dorsal fins. Also, we wished Chris's boat was a little bit more updated. Otherwise, a great experience.
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!
21:20 14 Mar 14
The hospitality is outstanding and just down right a great time
04:33 02 Feb 14
Great day ! Wish we could have seen more whales a little up close but seen a good amount of dolphins !
05:50 15 Dec 13
Great fishing trip on the Check Mate. Nice crew, and good captain, much appreciated and plan to do it again and will bring friends.
Ima Heuermann Castillo
23:43 04 Dec 13
Was great..kids loved it
09:44 25 Nov 13
My husband and I stopped in on a whim. Went on the 10am whale watching tour. They Gave info about Monterey on our way out, details about the sea life we saw and answered any questions asked. Will definitely be back with the kids!!
14:56 02 Nov 13
One word ..........AWSOME !
23:02 31 Oct 13
Top notch operation
23:46 14 Sep 13
My husband went fishing with these guys and absolutely loved it
05:17 13 Aug 13
These guys are fantastic and it's always a pleasure taking trips with them!
15:32 11 Aug 13
My husband and I have been going whale watching with Chris' for years now and absolutely love it! They are amazing and we always have so much fun.