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Randy's Fishing Trips and Whale Watching Trips

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Address: 66 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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+1 800-251-7440
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00

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Overall, it was a great trip to be out on the open ocean and fishing but there was some pros and cons. The deckhand was phenomenal, he was all over the boat helping the anglers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bradley J
Yuba City, United States

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Yuba City, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, it was a great trip to be out on the open ocean and fishing but there was some pros and cons. The deckhand was phenomenal, he was all over the boat helping the anglers, untangling lines, cleaning fish and giving advice. The parking location was found easy enough, however the actual business should have been better explained. However it... More 

Thank Bradley J
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful whale watching trip.the boat was not crowded at all.we could have a good fiew at the whales .it was an excellente experience .we saw a lot of humpback whales and dolphins.

Thank Elfie C
Campbell, California
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130 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The whale watching dependant on the time of year and weather can be great. Sometimes amazing with different species of marine mamals present to be photographed. The fishing is entertaining but requires zero skill Most outingss are to fish off the shore for rock fish although sometimes they go salmon fishing but not very often

Thank Martin C
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216 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 4 days in Monterey area with my daughter and grandson and the highlite of the trip was the whale watching cruise. We actually saw much more surfacing then expected!!!

Thank Furnman61
Turlock, California
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went on afternoon fishing trip after buying Travelzoo voucher for my bf's bday. We had an awesome time! The 22 people on our boat caught the limit of fish! Our deckhand Monty was amazing, so friendly and helpful! Be sure to tip for his service as well as cleaning your fish! We also saw several whales breaching as a bonus.... More 

Thank MartaDias
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Spotted whales! And lots of sea lions etc. Well done Randy's! Seems that this chap knew his stuff. We went direct to the place and saw whales playing, rolling, slapping and diving showing their tails. Fabulous! The other boat companies seemed to be struggling and ended up coming across to join us, as we were moving on. Now that has... More 

Thank GoDaddy99
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149 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Our best advise for the whale trips are to dress warm as the fog can chill you and forget your phone and camera. Randy will get you near the whales and you will want to be in the moment (have the peeps next to you e-mail you their whale photos). Comfortable boats and friendly people running them. Highly recommended.

Thank brian b
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

The tour was well organized and I found really good prices thanks to an offer on Groupon (you should check!) . After a while, we finally saw some whales but far... Very far!!! So nothing impressive but it is nature so we can't control it! The way to go back seemed to be pretty long and unfortunately, several people got... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

When you're searching for a needle in a haystack it's good to have an experienced captain as your guide. When I used this company we saw 1000+ dolphin (more than I've ever seen in my life - awesome!), sea otters and sea lions. And we followed 2 groups of gray whales. All that in a 3 hour tour I paid... More 

Thank Kingjaners
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Whale watching was definitely on my bucket list and I cannot imagine a better experience. The staff had a great sense of humour and were very knowledgeable. I'm not the best with boats and the captain gave me a ginger caramel which completely settled my stomach. The only thing that would have made it better would be seeing an orca... More 

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