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Sanctuary Cruises

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Address: 7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9616
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 01:30
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Explore Monterey Bay year-round with a marine biologist aboard Santuary, a...

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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Magical Day

We booked a tour with Sanctuary for Monday January 30th, 2017. It was an amazing day. We say several migrating grey whales on the "grey whale highway" and on the way back found a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Albany, Ohio
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New Albany, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a tour with Sanctuary for Monday January 30th, 2017. It was an amazing day. We say several migrating grey whales on the "grey whale highway" and on the way back found a group of Risso's dolphins. We stayed and just watched the dolphins being dolphins for a long time. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Dorris is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The weather wasn't very co-operative when we were in the area. We were lucky because I don't think they were able to go out the day before or the day after us. The water was a bit choppy but the crew tried hard to find us some whales. We did get to see one from a little distance and we... More 

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Ben Lomond, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I love Sanctuary Cruises and their commitment to the environment! Besides the obvious- amazing wildlife sightings- they use BIO-DIESEL to power their vessels, and have great marine biologists on hand to give you informative talks on the species you are viewing. I have seen whales EVERY time I have gone on one of their cruises! THANK YOU Sanctuary Cruises!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We decided to drive up to Moss Landing and booked with Sanctuary. You could pay to park in the car park, but we crossed the bridge and parked for free in the beach parking. From here we saw our first sea otter! And a harbour seal! With all the excitement, we nearly missed check in for the boat. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

It was very well organised cruise to meet whales. I never seen them before. The nice lady Vicky was all the time with us and explain everything what we see or what we will see. Even weather was not perfect we enjoyed it and I can recommend this company.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband and I had a fabulous time on the Sanctuary Cruise last Sunday. We had multiple humpback whale sightings, along with several other marine mammals. Vicky and the skipper extended our trip from the expected 3 hours an additional 45 to accommodate a longer search and to view a feeding frenzy near the harbor's mouth. Our weather was beautiful.... More 

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Glendale az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great staff - lots of personal time to ask questions. Efficient process getting on and off. Loved the honor system drinks and snacks. Wonderful experience.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Thank you for the great trip. The staff was amazing. We will join again when we return to Monterey. We had a wonderful day out on the sea and saw several Humpback whales.

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

lovely boat, lovely, gracious service, we were all treated like special guests by Dorris, interesting information over a loudspeaker so all could learn about where we were and what we saw

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was our second trip with Sanctuary Cruises and it didn't disappoint. Although the weather was threatening we were once again lucky. We spent most of our time watching several whales and were treated to entertainment by a 'mob' of sealions. The knowledge shared by Dorris - our onboard marine biologist was second to none and she made everyone feel... More 

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