Marine Mammals and Seabirds

Monterey Bay

July 16, 2017
Cost: $150
Leader: Ted Cheeseman + more
Group Size: 50
Days: 1

Safari Overview

Sail the deep-water canyons of Monterey Bay for a full day of wildlife and whalewatching with marine specialists in California's famous Monterey Bay aboard the Star of Monterey. The California Coast is one of the best locations to observe seabirds such as shearwaters, jaegers, skuas, albatross, and alcids. Sea Otters play around in the kelp forests and friendly Humpback Whales often come right up to the ship! Bring your binoculars to look for Pacific White-sided, Common, and Risso's dolphins and perhaps even a Northern Right Whale Dolphin or the largest animal on the planet - the Blue Whale. These popular trips fill very quickly, so please contact us early for reservations.

Please arrive at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey by 7:40 am. The ship departs the dock at 8 am sharp, no exceptions, and returns about 4 pm.

We will send you complete details and directions about your day on Monterey Bay.

Our Trip Leaders

Monterey Bay

Sail the deep-water canyons of Monterey Bay for a full day of wildlife and whalewatching with marine specialists.

36.800741, -121.947311

Cost & Payments

$150 per person for one full-day pelagic trip.

Payment Schedule

Payment Due Date Amount Per Person
Full payment Due now to reserve your space $150

All reservations require full payment to confirm reservation of your space.


In the event of a storm, the Captain makes the final decision whether to sail on the morning of the trip. If the trip must be cancelled due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please let us know at least ten days prior to the trip so that we can send a refund and try to fill your space.

There is no refund or credit if you cancel within ten days of the trip or if you arrive late and miss the boat.


Not Included

  • Does not include lunch or beverages or water.


Fitness Level





Don’t let a fear of seasickness scare you away! Read our suggestions for coping with seasickness.



  • Non-smoking policy: We have a strict non-smoking policy. Smoking is not permitted at any time or any place during our tours.
  • Maximum time in the field: We try to spend as much time in the field as possible, sometimes resulting in long days but giving you a more in-depth experience.
  • Itinerary route: The itinerary route, stops and plans are subject to change by unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as weather, wildlife sightings, or road conditions.
  • Additional forms: For some of our tours, you may be asked to fill out additional forms (e.g., medical questionnaire).
  • Medical conditions and travel risks: Travel to remote places is exciting, but understanding and accepting the risks, both medical and logistical, are important. Minor medical problems can usually be treated, but due to the fact that we often travel to locations far from medical facilities, there can be no expectation for immediate medical treatment or evacuation, even in cases of trauma. Anyone with health problems needing close medical supervision should not consider going on this trip. Bring enough medication for the duration of the trip for any chronic medical needs, since pharmacies are usually not available. When you send your tour deposit and signed reservation form, you certify to us that you do not knowingly have any physical or other conditions that would create a risk for yourself or for other trip participants.