Share a one-of-a-kind whale watching experience with your canine companion aboard one of the Monterey Bay Whale Watch boats. Open year-round, Monterey Bay Whale Watch has the area's highest success rate for whale and dolphin sightings. Piloted by captains with over 20 years of experience, each boat trip is led by knowledgeable and experienced marine biologists. Sightings are dependent on the season but include Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, Killer Whale, Sea Otters, Seals, and Sea Lions.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Monterey Bay Whale Watch has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 3 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Apr. 08, 2019

    They were so great with my dog Padmé!! She absolutely loved watching all of the whales and they kept stopping by just to ensure she was having a great time!! Love it!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Very dog friendly crew and boat

    I went whale watching with humans on the new Blackfin catamaran. The seas were rough and several humans became sick, but I had the time of my life and was begging for my kibble! I saw 80+ humpback whales and thousands of Dolphins. My humans would recommend other dogs to remember to bring water, snacks, and toys or chews as 4 hours can get long. Beware... The staff are so pet friendly that your humans will have to make sure they don't try and take you away in their pockets (kidding). Highly recommend.

  • More than one year ago.
    Dog extra-friendly tour

    My Lab mix and I visited the Monterey/Carmel area, because it was touted as a very pet friendly destination. We learned that this is very true. One of the highlights of our visit was a whale watching trip with Monterey Bay Whale Watch, which allows dog visitors (with reservations) on its cruises. There is no way I can do justice to this quality company, other than to say it was far beyond my expectations. The captains and crew are highly knowledgeable about marine biology, and add depth to the experience with their narration. I would recommend this company to anyone, even without a dog companion in tow. They were wonderful with my dog, who was a bit timid about boarding (although once he saw the four-legged crew members up on the bridge, he was ready to join them!). I discovered that a boat load of marine mammal enthusiasts were the perfect group for us; Rowdy made a lot of new friends. We had a truly great one-of-a-kind experience. I hope to take another cruise with this company; we need to see the Blue Whales!

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Traveler Photos

We've dug up 7 pictures of dogs at Monterey Bay Whale Watch for you below. Enjoy!

Lilly and the lions
Cruising Monterey Bay with a Dog
Chocolate Lab Searches for Whales
Dog and a Life Preserver
Man and His Cat on a Whale Watch Tour
Waiting With Our Boarding Pass
Padme Watching The Whales

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