Wild Monterey: Wildlife and Coastal Landscapes

$225 per day October-November

Limited Dates Remain!

Physical Demand: Easy - gentle walking over relatively flat surfaces of gravel, grass, sand; standing on deck of a boat

Monterey, California, is a cute seaside town located about an hour and a half south of San Francisco. Surrounded by world class golf courses and made famous by John Steinbeck's writing, this once industrial sardine packing town, now hosts a bustling abundance of marine life due to concentrated conservation efforts. Often moody, the rugged coastline is chock full of stunning seascapes with plenty of locations to capture that California sunset.

During this one day photo adventure, we will take a cruise looking for whales, dolphins, and other marine life at sea. We will have about three hours out on the Bay. Most days the stars of the cruise are the humpbacks that are here almost year round. Behaviors we hope to see include lunge feeding, breaching, tail or chin slaps.


Once back on dry land, we will warm up with a warm lunch, with seafood being the top choice around here (though there are plenty of options to suit all diets). Heading along the coast and into the estuaries, we continue to look for coastal wildlife such as shore birds and sea otters, while scouting for a preferred sunset location. We will end the day once the light has gone.

During down time between wildlife action and locations, we will discuss topics such as wildlife and seascape shooting techniques, post processing, and any other similar topics you might have questions about. 

Adventure includes:

10 to 13 hours of personalized photography instruction and guiding

Whale watching tour*

Snacks, water, tea, and coffee


All land transportation

Any meals

Any lodging pre or post adventure

Personal Gear

Trip / Gear Insurance

Please contact me to schedule your adventure today!  

Related article: The Wild Side of Monterey, CA

*Whale watching tour contingent upon sea conditions. 

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