Monterey Bay is kind of the focal point of Monterey, so don’t you want to get into it while you’re visiting? Of course, you should go swim off the private beach here at The Sanctuary Beach Resort. And on top of that, there are a number of daily excursions that include sailing, whale watching, fishing, and a whole lot more you can enjoy. Here are five of our favorite boat trips to take out of Monterey.
Monterey Boat Charters leads a variety of trips into Monterey Bay throughout the year. All year long, you can come here for whale watching trips with humpbacks, blue whales, and killer whales all as common sightings. For those who are into animal sightings, Monterey Boat Charters also offers Seabird Trips, where you go out for a full day in search of Monterey’s most impressive seabirds. You can also charter private boats for corporate events and parties.
Bella On The Bay is one of Monterey’s most intimate boating experiences, as Captain Christian Hestness takes out small groups on his Grand Soleil most days of the year. From simple, two-hour group sails to half-day specials with on-the-bay picnics, there are many options to suit your needs. If you ask us, though, we recommend requesting a sunset sail and taking some champagne—classic.
Yup, it’s all in the name, The Glass Bottom Boat Company offers you a one-of-a-kind view of Monterey Bay with its see-through floors. The area’s rich community of sea-animals includes sea lions, otters, harbor seals, and so many more adorable little swimmers. Call and check the day’s times to get a chance to partake in this unique outing.
For those of you who like to get up early, get out on the water, and spend a full day in the sun with a line cast, J&M Sport Fishing is for you. This excellent deep-sea fishing business in Monterey offers guided outings for individuals, families, groups, and corporate events. Daily trips depart out of Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf, so it’s also convenient for guests of The Sanctuary Beach Resort.
This is one of Monterey’s most comprehensive sailing services, with a number of packages for Bay Cruises, Private Cruises, sailing lessons and more. Head out any day of the year for a sunset cruise with appetizers, or even dinner, and enjoy the scenery with its rich wildlife—maybe you’ll see an otter or dolphin!