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Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises

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1718 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3002
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Whalewatching Santa Cruz - Monterey Bay

Great trip, very polite, adjuvant and knowledgeable guides! Would defintely do it again. Be Aware... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Stephan_Viv_Travel
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Ingolstadt, Germany
Wonderful experience!!

This was an awesome experience!!! We had some great sightings the day we went. The staff was very... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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The Stagnaro family has been serving the Santa Cruz area for over a century, ever since Italian patriarch Cottardo Stagnaro settled in Santa Cruz in 1879. This historical landmark business is still leading the way in ocean fun on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There is something for everyone: Whale Watching, Scenic Bay Cruises, Fishing Trips and Private Parties for any occasion. Whichever your choice, today's fourth generation Stagnaro Charter Boats will surely make your trip fun and memorable.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“humpback whales” (60 reviews)
“great trip” (49 reviews)
“cod” (17 reviews)
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1718 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3002
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great trip, very polite, adjuvant and knowledgeable guides! Would defintely do it again. Be Aware, it can get very chilly on the sea!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an awesome experience!!! We had some great sightings the day we went. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable, the boat was nice and clean! Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fun, informative, refreshing, EXCITING time! The staff is courteous, friendly and know their business pretty well.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great experience. Worth the price! A must do when visiting the San Francisco / Bay Area. Saw whales, dolphins, otters, etc.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well run excursion. The naturalists are knowledgeable and accessible. The captain knows where to go to maximise the experience. A well run operation . . .and right here in Santa Cruz. Thumbs up!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great trip! Our naturalist, Maureen, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw at least 2 dozen humpback whales, several sea lions and a great white shark!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was a good trip, crew was attentive and knowledgeable, with a focus on safety. We caught our limits. Would take this trip again.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The fishing was pretty epic. We went out to deeper waters than I'd fished in years--280 feet. Caught tons of large bocaccio and green spotted rockfish. I think the crew did a great job putting us on the fish, and even though we didn't all...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently booked a whale watching trip and had a great time. We were able to see humpback whales, jellyfish, and even a few great white sharks. The crew was very friendly and helpful and we had a great naturalist that explained much about the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third tour. Took my wife. Found the boat to be too small, give the number of people that went whale watching with us. We live in a technology age, but we were asked to goto the office get the tickets and then...More

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Victoria J
7 April 2018|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Call our Santa Cruz ticket office for more information. Open 9-4 daily, Pacific Standard Time. Phone 831-427-0230 Jenny Stagnaro Charters/Santa Cruz Whale Watching
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tonysimpson955
15 August 2016|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Adults are $48.95 and Kids (age 4-13) are $34.95
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tonysimpson955
15 August 2016|
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Response from santacruzwhalewatch | Property representative |
Adults are $48.95 and Kids (age 4-13) are $34.95 each for whale watching - 3-4 hour trip. Fishing trips range for $40 - $100 depending onthe trip you choose. Fishing equipment and California license is extra.
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