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Whale Watching Tours of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Monterey Bay is calling!

To book tickets on public tours, click the calendar and choose a date. If you would like the boat to yourselves on a scheduled public tour simply buy all six tickets. Private charters with custom start times are also available. Email to inquire: [email protected].

Coronavirus Update: California and Monterey County currently have no Covid-19 restrictions, so masks are generally not required on our boat. If you you are medically vulnerable, let us know and we will gladly do all we can to protect you. The online checkout will require agreement to Covid protocols just in case restrictions are reinstated.


For Private Charters, “Call to Book” dates, and requests for dates not available through the calendar, please email [email protected] with the number of people, public tour or private charter preference, and date(s) to reserve your spot. Or use our Contact Form. Thank you!

Fast Raft Ocean Safaris are the most exhilarating way to explore the beautiful Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Our low-to-the-water boat, Ranger, is comfortable, quiet, and highly maneuverable, offering an incredible perspective of marine wildlife and beautiful coastal scenery.

With a maximum of six passengers, each tour is customized to the unique desires of our guests. Each passenger has a front row seat for an exhilarating experience of our amazing ocean wilderness.

Check it out! All Day Expeditions especially for Spring Killer Whale Season, and by request year-round. Specially designed for the seaworthy adventurer who just can’t get enough of Monterey Bay’s incredible marine life. Is that you? Join us!

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Love our whales? Want to help them?

Please support the Whales of Guerrero project!  This nonprofit is helping the Mexican fishing town of Barra de Potosí, near Zihuatenejo, develop a sustainable economy while protecting our humpbacks in their winter home. Learn more and DONATE to our favorite whale-focused community resilience project. There are school programs, safe whale watch captain training, citizen science training, and an amazing mentorship exchange with the famously successful Baja California gray whale watching network of Laguna San Ignacio. Katherina Audley of Portland, Oregon runs this fantastic program on a shoestring of private donations so let’s help keep it going!

Book by phone: (408) 659-3900
Fast Raft Office (voicemail): (831) 324-4883
1. TOUR MEETING LOCATION: Moss Landing (25 minutes north of Monterey)

Moss Landing North Harbor Public Boat Launch Ramp — near  Sea Harvest Restaurant

and Monterey Bay Kayaks

(GPS Address: 2486 Highway One, Moss Landing, CA)

Driving Directions click here


2. Office: Monterey

Breakwater Cove Marina, near Coast Guard Pier

and Monterey Bay Boatworks

(32 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940)

Get more ideas on what to do on the Kayak Monterey Travel Guide