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Wildlife Encounters on Monterey Bay

Animals

Wildlife Encounters on Monterey Bay

69 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

Wildlife Encounters on Monterey Bay

Animals

Wildlife Encounters on Monterey Bay

69 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join us for a fantastic day on the waters of Monterey Bay spending time seeing amazing animals like seals, otters, whales, dolphins, turtles, sharks and the coastal scenery of Monterey Bay. With intimate wildlife encounters, Animals are so close you can almost touch! ​Groups are small (1 to 6 people), we travel quietly, and the focus is on the wildlife with plenty of free time for us to explore. We draw on our experience and expertise to teach, educate and provide amazing experiences. A licensed and experienced Captain and naturalist. The vessel "Safari" is a Zodiac Hurricane RIB, or Rigid-hull Inflatable Boat, with a fiberglass hull surrounded by inflated pontoons for extra stability. At 30ft in length she has more than enough room for our small group "Safari" is consistently maintained to the highest standards of safety and reliability. We feel "Safari" is the best platform to have an intimate experience with wildlife, being close to the water gives these trip a more personal feeling. Our trips are design for private and semi-private tours
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Learn more about James

James

I have sought out adventure my whole life. I own and operate OceanSafaris.com and as a professional Expedition Leader and Dive instructor for more than 20 years I have led over 800 expeditions domestically and internationally. But, Monterey Bay is home and where I like to share my ocean world as it is one of the best places in the world to see marine life either above or below the surface. Leading trips in Monterey and around the world enables me to share ocean exploration, educate people and promote conservation

What's included

Equipment
20 years of experience on a fun, safe and reliable vessel with modern up-to-date electronics with all safety gear required

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Where you'll be

Once on the boat in Monterey, guests are in a unique position to view a lot of different wildlife. Everyday is different, expect to have a good time seeing lots of different wildlife. During the trip, we often encounter whales , porpoises, dolphin, seals, Sea Lions, Sea Otters and many other varieties of marine mammals and sea birds. the most common whales we see are Humpback Whales, Gray Whales, Blue Whales and sometimes even Killer Whales

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Our boat is equipped with soft cushions with backrest but even so, if you are pregnant, have a weak back or neck, or if you don't like going fast over the water, you should not go. If you have concerns please…

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20 years of experience, licensed and insured boat captain. . If have any questions or make reservations please call or text us at 510-520-7331 OceanSafaris.com The vessel has modern radios, GPS, electronics and all safety gear required. We have self inflating life jackets for each guest.
James
Wildlife Encounters on Monterey Bay
69 reviews
From $165/person
69 reviews
From $165/person