Santa Cruz Whale Watching
The Stagnaro Charter Boats company offers one of the premier Whale Watching in Santa Cruz experiences. Their boat - the Velocity - puts passengers on a fast track to the sea to see what they paid for. Monterey Bay is rich in sea life and it's as if this Santa Cruz Whale Watching service has some sort of long standing agreement with them all (whales to dolphins to seals and even Great White Sharks) so that at least a few of these majestic creatures makes an appearance on every expedition over the waters they call home.
The Velocity passenger yacht is safe, comfortable, and sleek. It offers a full-service galley which serves breakfast, lunch, and beverages for your journey (depending on the package). You'll find it difficult however, to stay inside its comfortable interior as the sea and its scenery surrounding Santa Cruz beckons you to the spacious walk-around deck. Even when packed with a "full house" there is plenty of elbow room to take out your camera and swing around in a 360 degree motion in an attempt to capture every moment possible - there are plenty. There is even exterior seating for those that want to enjoy the great Pacific scene from the comforts of a seat.
We've been on many seasonal whale watching tours along the Pacific coast of North America and we can say that Santa Cruz Whale Watching is one of the most consistent around with respect to getting up close and personal with the marine life within. Be sure to follow the whale watching seasons in Monterey Bay so that you can plan your trip accordingly.