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Randy's Whale Watching Trips | Whale & Dolphin Watching

Randy’s Fishing and Whale Watching Trips, Located on Monterey California's Historic Old Fisherman’s Wharf  would like to invite you to share in a Wonderful and Majestic Encounter.

A small family business that was established in 1949 by Salvatore (Randy) Randazzo. Randy encouraged fun, affordable, family oriented recreation with dedicated attention to honesty and satisfying his guest’s desire, a tradition that has endured over 50 years. 

Monterey, Located within the The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the United States Largest protected region and has become the Ultimate Destination for Whale Watching.

The Sanctuary is a prime area for observing such exotic species as the Blue Whale, Gray Whale, Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Sperm Whale and Killer Whale (Orca). Sea Otters, Sea Lions and Seals, as well as a wide variety of Dolphins, Porpoise and Birds also grace the Historic Coastline of Monterey with their presence.

Whale watching over the years has steadily grown in Excitement, Enthusiasm and Popularity, which attracts Thousands of visitors to our area.

Our cruises are fully narrated by the most experienced naturalists and place the viewer in a close and respectful proximity to some of the most spectacular mammals on earth as they migrate and feed throughout the bay.

As the Premier Pioneer in Whale Watching, We have the distinct privilege of offering you Fantastic Trips Year-Round

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January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December


Short (1-3 hours)

Vessel types

Large boat (50+ passengers) • Small boat (0-50 passengers)

Times and prices

Trips depart Daily form Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m

Adults - $30.00
Youth (age 3- 12) - $20.00
Infants (2 & Under) - No Charge

Special Pricing Available for School Groups
Private Charters Available

Reservations are Recommended as well as Dressing Warmly in Layers

About our skippers and naturalist guides

Our Captains and Naturalists have been working on the ocean or Operating vessels throughout the course of the last 30+ years.  Their expertise, consideration, dedication and desire for a successful trip provides  an opportunity to view some of the most Magnificant Creatures on earth


Naturalist guide(s) as well as skipper • Reading material available • Restrooms / toilets on board • Scenic backdrop to encounters • Snacks / drinks • Support conservation • Use a code of conduct

We frequently

See a whale's tail • See leaping dolphins • See leaping whales • Watch dolphins only • Watch whales and dolphins • Watch whales only

Baleen Whales

Blue Whale • Fin Whale • Gray Whale • Humpback Whale • Minke Whale

Toothed Whales

Killer Whale / Orca • Sperm Whale

Ocean Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphin • Northern Right Whale Dolphin • Pacific White-sided Dolphin • Risso's Dolphin • Short-beaked Common Dolphin


Dall's Porpoise • Harbour Porpoise

Other wildlife and points of interest

Sea Otters, California Sea Lions and Harbor Seals are often seen with occasional sightings of Elephant Seals. Additionally there are sightings of a wide variety of Birds such as the Black Footed Albatross, Shearwaters, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Heermann's Gull, Western Gull, Philarope, Loon, California Brown Pelican, Grebes, Puffin, Auklet and More

66 Fisherman's Wharf
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+1 831 372 7440
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2013 Responsible Whale Watch Partnership:Click here to read more about the partnership