What to Bring While Whale Watching on Monterey Bay
Clothing: Dress in layers. It is always cooler on the water and the weather in Monterey Bay can be unpredictable. Prepare for rain or sea spray. We have plenty of room on the boat to store your bag if you bring extra clothes such as a waterproof jacket. For winter whale watching, a pair of gloves is important.
Sunglasses, Hat, and Sunscreen: For protection from the sun and glare off the water.
Binoculars: While the whales sometimes swim up close to the boat, binoculars are great for spotting some off in the distance.
Flat Shoes: Wear flat, closed toed shoes preferably with a rubber bottom like tennis shoes.
Food & Drink: You are free to bring your own food and drinks, but please no glass.
Camera: Cameras fully charged or with extra batteries and extra memory card. Please use a strap with your camera or your phone so it doesn’t go overboard!
Check-in time is 45 minutes prior to departure. Trips run approximately 2-3 hours depending on where the whales are.
Length of the trip depends on when and where we find whales. If we don’t find any whales, your next trip is FREE. A rain check with no expiration will be given for another trip. We do not provide refunds.
Our Vessel Guidelines
Due to safety regulations, expecting moms and children under 3 are not allowed.
Our vessel is not wheelchair accessible and steps are used for boarding.
We will do everything we can do to accommodate passengers, but please call if you will need assistance or have any questions or concerns.
Concerned About Sea Sickness? Follow These Guidelines:
Take an over-the-counter seasickness medication (Dramamine or Bonine) the night before and morning of the trip at least one hour prior. Anything taken immediately before the trip or after you already feel unwell is not worth taking and may make you feel worse.
Wear a relief band for motion sickness.
Choose a seat near the center of the boat where there is generally less motion.
Limit alcohol consumption the night prior.
Stay hydrated – avoid coffee.
Eat a bland breakfast with carbohydrates while staying clear of spicy foods.