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Fast Raft, Monterey

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#5 of 15 in Wildlife in Monterey
Dolphin / Whale Watching · Wildlife Area
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  • Our family felt so posh occupying all 6 seats on the Ranger on New Year's Day! Due to the time of year, we didn't see many whales, but the unobstructed 360 degree view provided more detail than... 
    Our family felt so posh occupying all 6 seats on the Ranger on New Year's Day! Due to the time of year, we didn't see many whales, but the unobstructed 360 degree view provided more detail than...  more »
  • It was my first time whale watching and it was a wonderful experience. I was a bit worried because I was going with my 8yr old daughter but we both had the time of our lives. It was a beautiful clear....  more
    It was my first time whale watching and it was a wonderful experience. I was a bit worried because I was going with my 8yr old daughter but we both had the time of our lives. It was a beautiful clear....  more »
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  • An amazing experience with Kate and Don. We were able to see a number of different humpback whales , sea lions , a blue shark and other marine life . The raft is a site to see and she was all about our safety and the other 4 passengers aboard . I highly recommend if you are looking for a whale watching tour while in Monterey , Carmel or other areas give Captain Kate a call you will not be disappointed . Looking forward to coming back again when we visit Monterey again
  • Fast Raft has little regard for marine wildlife or other persons on the ocean. I have seen them harass whales way to closely, chasing them down in a high powered raft just for kicks and pictures. Today in the harbor they nearly ran my wife down in her kayak right at the launch ramp. First, they were going way to fast in a no wake zone; second, as the overtaking vessel, they were responsible to stay out of the way. Instead of following the Coast Guard rules, they yelled at my wife and bullied her with their high speed boat. I reminded them of the navigational rules and rather than apologize, they attacked me with arrogance and ignorance. Do not put yourself or your loved ones in danger by going to sea with such a careless and reckless operation. p.s. Dear Captain, As a professional mariner, I daily operate vessels in excess of 150 tons displacement and 14' of draft. I am well acquainted with restricted abilities to manuever. In your situation it is important to note that no one was asking you to leave the channel. Likewise, there was no restriction on your ability to throttle back. As the overtaking vessel, you were the burdened vessel with regard to headway. Do not for a second believe that Rule 9 gives you license to bully smaller vessels. If you have any doubts, then imagine your raft in the position of my pregnant wife, and my 68' Fishing Vessel running you down, with a guy on the bow yelling at you to get out of the way. Would you not think "dude, just throttle back and give me a second to pull into the ramp"? Until you learn to see your actions from the perspective of others, you will continue to be a bully on the water. Shame on you.

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