Monterey Whale Watching has two cruises a day; one in the morning and one in the early afternoon. Their boat is very nice and big (compared to the otehr whale watching boats I saw at the wharf). The cruise takes between 2 and 3 hours. They take out into the bay. They have loud speakers outside and inside. A marine biologist narrates the whole time. It can sometimes be hard to hear because the noise of the engine and the waves cover up the speaker's voice. Then they stop the engine for a while when the boat is in close proximity to the whales. It is a great trip to take when in Monterey.