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Rating: 4.5  1,343 rating points
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Last 3 months 164 365 11 = 354 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 239 524 16 = 508 96% 4.5
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Princess Monterey Whale Watching Cruises

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Engage in the unforgettable and educational adventure of whale watching aboard one of Monterey's largest and most elegant vessels!

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Humback Whales are great to watch
Fri, Nov 14, 08   10:00 AM JRAMBO778 Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
It was our pleasure to be on board the Pacific Explorer boat to watch different kinds of Whale in Monterey bay. Late October and early November are goodweather months to watch Whales and other sea animals
Rating: 4
very nice except for bad weather
Sat, Nov 1, 08   10:00 AM stevedaisak Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
enjoyable, saw what we went for and more. again bad weather did not help.
Rating: 5
Extremely satisfied
Wed, Oct 22, 08   1:30 PM pnydck Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Wow! First time on the ocean in 50 years. Can't wait to go again. We saw at least a dozen Hump Back Whales and myriads if seal and otter. Really exciting. The crew was very friendly and professional. Cudos to all. Dick and Penny Richardson
Rating: 4
Nice trip
Mon, Oct 13, 08   1:30 PM FredOD Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Young lady was a very good subject matter expert; boat was in pretty good shap; never did get the feeling that the crew was in a hurry; we spent ample time with the whales upon finding them
Rating: 5
Good whale watch trip
Sun, Oct 12, 08   10:00 AM LanceRenaul Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The Princess Monterey Whale Watching Cruise is a good outfit with an excellent naturalist. But what made this trip a winner is that there were a lot of whales and dolphins out there to see. So these trips can be a gamble and this time we were winners.
Rating: 3
SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTED IN OUR TRIP
Tue, Oct 7, 08   10:00 AM donnabarrick Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
WE WENT OUT 12 MILES TO SEE WHALES AND YES THERE THEY WERE, SEVERAL HUMPBACK WHALES. WE ONLY SPENT ABOUT 15 MINUTES SEEING THEM AND THEN IT WAS TIME TO GO BACK. THIS WAS A 2 1/2 TO 3 HOUR TRIP. RECOMMEND A LONGER TRIP. ALTHOUGH, WE DID ENJOY THE TRIP AND WERE THANKFUL WE GOT TO SEE SOME WHALES.
Rating: 4
Beautiful Day!!!
Mon, Sep 29, 08   1:30 PM marimnypny Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went on the trip with my son and daughter, my son had never been on a "Whale Watch" before, so it was great to be with him, My daughter had been on one on the east coast, so this was a first time for her also, we had a really good day,. the crew was very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 4
Interesting but ...
Sat, Sep 27, 08   10:00 AM nsdwm56b Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
While it was interesting to go see a few whales, it took a long time to go 14 miles out to sea and then come back, leaving only about 20-30 minutes of actual whale watching. Several people got seasick and I suggest the motion sickness pills, even though the swells and waves weren't that big. I went inside the cabin for a few minutes on the way out and immediately got queasy so I stayed outside - but it was quite chilly with the wind. The most negative part of the experience was walking past all the people on fisherman's wharf that were trying to get your business. There was just too much hawking for your business at the restaurants.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching Sep 18th, 2008
Fri, Sep 19, 08   2:30 PM michaelhurd Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It helped that the weather was beautiful and the whales cooperated, but it really was a nice trip. The boat was good, the crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw a pair of humpback whales. They became curious and hung around the boat for upwards of half an hour. It was great. Got plenty of great photos of them - right next to the boat! Lots of tails in the air, too. Also saw a large group of dolphins, many running right along the boat or in its wake. Nice trip. Very memorable.
Rating: 4
Mixed but OK
Wed, Sep 10, 08   10:00 AM WMacedo Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Everyone should try this at least once. Saw several whales so the purpose of the trip was fulfilled. If visions of 'National Geographic' are on your mind; forget it. The whale spotting is just that - spot a surfacing whale, see it dive and wait for the next one. Before departure, boat operator mentioned there was a little 'bump' in the ocean. Beware! That means the ride out will be VERY BUMPY. Those conditions will be a challenge to weak tummies. Be sure to dress in layers (as they advise you on their web site) because it can be cool on the way out, and then warmer when idling to observe the whales. Otherwise, the trip is what is advertised. The length of time observing whales is adequate. The ride back is smooth and allows for time to appreciate the coastline.