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Late Summer Whale Watch in Monterey: What to Expect on Your Tour

It’s not too late to go whale watching in Monterey this month. Late summer is for Humpback Whales, Blue Whales and Dolphins. They migrate to central California waters each year to feed during summer and fall.

The only time when it's hard to see whales in these waters is from late-November to mid-December. While many tour operators still offer whale watching trips, they cannot guarantee you will see any whales during this time.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
* Late Summer Whale Watch - Till Mid-December

All-day (8-hour) Whale Watch trips:
 
Scheduled on selected days from February through December
Departing at 8 a.m. and returning late afternoon or evening.
Cost for all-day trips: $115 per person.
Children under age 12 not allowed.
           
Full-day (12-hour) Whale Watch trips:
 
Scheduled on selected days from July through November
Departing at 7:30 a.m. and returning in the evening.
Cost for all-day trips: $155 per person.
Children under age 12 not allowed.
           
Morning trips:
 
4 to 5 hour trips every day except Thanksgiving
Departing at 9 a.m. and returning between 1 and 2 p.m.
Cost for morning trips: Adults $49, children 4 to 12 $39, children 3 and under $15 each.
Morning trips are scheduled every day from April 1 through Friday, December 15, 2017 except for Thanksgiving day.
           
Afternoon trips:
 

3 to 4 hour afternoon trips departing at 2 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving from April 1 to Nov. 30 and weekends from Dec. 1 through December 15, 2017.
Additional afternoon trips depart at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on some days. Cost for afternoon trips: Adults $45, children 4 to 12 $29, children 3 and under $15 each.
           
Evening trips:
 
3-hour evening trips may be scheduled on weekends during part of the season.
Evening trips depart at 5:30 p.m. and return at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Cost for evening trips: Adults $45, children 4 to 12 $29, children 3 and under $15 each.
 
Head to Monterey Bay Whale Watch's website at www.montereybaywhalewatch.com to book your whale watching adventure in advance.

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