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Sanctuary Cruises

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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
+1 831-350-4090
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Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises and More!

Sanctuary Cruises is a great way to whale watch. Great on-board naturalist who was friendly and... read more

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One of the best experience in my life

The crew were very passionnate guys, even the captain took many pictures. I saw many whales and... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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Explore Monterey Bay year-round with a marine biologist aboard Santuary, a beautiful boat that is only booked to 80% of her capacity for a more personalized passenger experience. We run longer trips with fewer passengers. We really care about the environment and run 100% local biodiesel. Knowledgeable, warm owner/operators engage and enchant. Responsible captains who don't crowd the animals but ease into the area, which often results in fantastic sightings. We have a great device for avoiding seasickness. Located in Moss Landing at the heart of the Monterey Bay & beginning of the submarine canyon for awesome sightings. We are the boat the locals prefer and the National Marine Sanctuary recommends.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 01:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
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Reviewed yesterday

Sanctuary Cruises is a great way to whale watch. Great on-board naturalist who was friendly and knowledgable. The crew made sure we had a great time by taking advantage of every possible opportunity to see the whales. In fact, we were out an extra half...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The crew were very passionnate guys, even the captain took many pictures. I saw many whales and sealins, is was amazing. We were jusat so close!

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Thank Dana N
Reviewed 3 days ago

was a great time on board have seen some humpback whales, the weather was little stormy the 10/12/17. But In 2015 we have had a unforgettable tour with a group of 4 whales hunting in community with up to 200 california seelions we could make...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The photography workshop was great. Saw lots of whales and other types of sealife. And learned a few new techniques.

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Thank cami22017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always interesting, I go out 2-3 times a month and every trip is a new adventure and I have learnt always expect the unexpected. It's a fun relaxing day out. Try the photographic workshops as well. I have taken thousands of photos and will take...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was much fun and we saw several humpback whales and a pod of Risso's dolfins, and a gigantic sun fish and lots of birds. I'd do it again!

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Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sanctuary cruises is great. Great naturalist, small ship, known the whales, where to go. Cane go wrong going out with them.

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Thank Carla R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really had a great time with Sanctuary cruises. Saw lots of whales, sea lions, otter. Lots of explanations too! Perfect.

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Thank BenMaroye
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide was experienced in locating whales, and shared a wealth of knowledge about them for our 3-4 hour excursion. The boat captain was gentle with the waves, and always repositioning for a better look at the 10-12 that we viewed. Jerry & Eileen from...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was very pleased that a friend recommended Sanctuary Cruises to me during my recent visit to San Francisco. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable and because both she, and the captain have a personal interest in Whales and other sea life, we stayed well...More

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Stephanie G
27 July 2017|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
We made reservations a week before. They were booked up the morning of our adventure.
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mgsom
28 May 2017|
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Response from Jo C | Reviewed this property |
I concur with previous response. Additionally there is seating for about 5 people at the bow of the boat which is where we sat for the duration of cruise.
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jocat94
6 May 2017|
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Response from sxghosh | Reviewed this property |
My advice is to call them rather than go through the website. Plus save $5 on each ticket (service charges for doing it online!)
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