Whale watching in Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay provides some of the best views of the California Gray Whale, as they pass through the waters off Santa Cruz on their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico in the winter months. In the spring, humpback whales return to Santa Cruz as they search for food in the nutrient-rich waters of the Monterey Bay. Catch sight of these majestic creatures and other sea life by taking a whale watching tour or a sailing charter on a luxury yacht. An abundance of sea otters, dolphins, blue whales, porpoises, sea lions and a variety of ocean birds can be spotted as well in the unique ecosystem of the Monterey Bay. Come to Santa Cruz County and experience some of the best whale watching California has to offer! Read more...
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Touch a shark, marvel at a whale of a skeleton, dive into the latest discoveries in ocean science. Exhibits, aquarium, daily tours, touch pools & Ocean Discovery Shop. Come explore your ocean!
Monterey Bay's oldest company with the newest yachts takes small, private AND large groups on whale watching tours, family friendly deep sea fishing trips, sunset tours and much more! The Monterey Bay is home to humpback whales, grey whales, orcas, dolphins, sea otters, and many other species of marine wildlife. Come enjoy a cruise any time - we are a year-round operation.
Near beach, shops & quaint Capitola/Soquel Village
Offers comfortable ocean view guest rooms
Steps to the beach, in heart of Capitola Village
Mission-style resort overlooking the Monterey Bay.
This magnificent whale tail image was captured off the Santa Cruz coast