AAlong the Monterey coast, whales can be seen in Monterey Bay throughout the year. The Monterey Submarine Canyon is perfect habitat for many whale species, including allowing them to come close to shore to feed. The best time to spot gray whales and orcas is December to May. To see humpback whales, visit May through November, and for blue whales, the largest animal on Earth, stay between July and October. Plan your adventure wit The Inn at 1252 Monterey Whale Watching Package.