Whale Watching Tours


Get a once in a lifetime educational experience on our family-friendly whale watching tour! We have the most experienced skippers in Northern California who have the skills and knowledge necessary to guide you on a fantastic tour through our huge Marine Sanctuary.

Rates & Duration

Adults $60 • Children $40 • 3 Hours

More Information:

We take you directly to the marine life for an unforgettable whale watching tour. Our skippers are known for their ability to find gray whales, killer whales, dolphins, turtles, porpoises, and a variety of many different types of marine life.

We offer full-service guided family-friendly whale watching tours year-round in the third largest deep submarine canyon in the world. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is home to 27 species of marine mammals, 100+ species of marine birds, 345 species of fish, and the leatherback turtle.

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.

What's 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. Click here to purchase a gift certificate.