Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,500 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 254 572 16 = 556 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 351 787 21 = 766 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 682 1,537 37 = 1,500 97% 4.5
All 3,861 7,744 299 = 7,445 95% 4.4
Rating and reviews for:

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: 5
We Were WOWED by the Whales
Sat, Aug 8, 09   10:00 AM KenNichols Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
My two sons and their wives and two grandchildren had a wonderful day on the Princess Monterey. We saw several(18-20) Hump Back Whales, several species of Dolphins, a LARGE turtle and many sea lions on our trip out and into the harbor. It was cool and several people were a bit nauseous. But we all agreed it was a great day not with standing.
Rating: 4
A Most Enjoyable Excursion
Fri, Aug 7, 09   1:30 PM lsahlman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I probably expected to see whales breaching like those seen on TV. But we did see whales come to the surface and that was exciting, even though. It was a pleasant trip and my family had a great time.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Experience
Tue, Jul 28, 09   10:00 AM TGreen1947 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The experience was fantastic...the people who ran the boat were very friendly and helpful, the whale watching was unbelievable. My wife and I have never enjoyed ourselves more; I would highly recommend the The Princess Monterey Whale Watching company, the boat's Captian did everything he could to get us as close to the whales as posible. We would like to thank them again for an enjoyable experience.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jul 18, 09   10:00 AM ClaudetteLee Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My grandson and I really had a great time on the whale watching tour. We saw two large whales and a baby. The tour guide was knowleagable and she made sure that we had the opportunity to see the whales as close up as possible. We were so excited! I would go again.
Rating: 5
Our guide was hilarious and very knowledgeable
Sat, Jul 18, 09   10:00 AM ghwallace Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The vessel was quite stable and comfortable. We saw lots of whales and our guide, Catherine (?), was very informed about cetaceans, their diets, habitat and habits. I believe she is a graduate student in marine biology student. Equally important was the fact that she was absolutely hilarious. Our friend from Oklahoma described this trip as "a terrific experience!" We agree. My wife and I have been on other whale-watching trips and this was the best.
Rating: 5
Worth the price
Wed, Jul 8, 09   10:00 AM c010662 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The ad delivered as promised. We saw a whale in fact we were tracking one for several miles and saw it break the water at least four times. Plus we saw a lot of Dolphins which was fun. I recommend this tour
Rating: 3
Maybe you will have a better experience
Sat, Jun 27, 09   10:00 AM Dick93610 Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Nice boat. Nice people. Not a nice trip. Takes a long time to get out to the open ocean (about 45 minutes) . We got sick as did a lot of people. No whales. Just a pod of dolphins. Wouldn't do it again.
Rating: 4
Can't Wait to Go Again- We loved it
Fri, Jun 26, 09   10:00 AM Billdonna Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
This was my hubby and my second trip on the Princess. We absolutely will do this again . We were thrilled to see Whales . It is so fabulous to see such beautiful creatures in their own habitat. It brought tears to my eyes to see such beauty and grace. We also saw a sunfish which was really cool. It was a little rough , the swells were pretty big but it was worth every roll and bounce. I do hope our next trip will be a little smoother. The crew are wonderful and know where to go for the best chance to see God's creatures. We enjoyed the seals and other marine animals. I love the pelicans and other sea birds. I hope to see Killer whales and the beautiful Blue Whales soon. Please ask for Kathryn she is the Marine Biologist that shares her knowledge while looking for whales. She is also quite funny and very nice. Kathryn has so much knowledge to share. We learned new things each trip so we can't wait to find out what other things she can teach us about the ecology of our earth and especially the Monterey Bay. Its a trip everyone should take, bring the kids its a very special experience. Donna & Bill Lueckfeld San Jose , Ca
Rating: 5
Wonderful whales!
Thu, Jun 18, 09   10:00 AM nattrass Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I travel to Maui almost every year to see the Humpback whales, but we have never seen them as close to the boat as we did on our Monterey Princess whale watch. The whales surfaced near the boat, swam under the boat, and one even breached almost next to the boat. It was absolutely wonderful.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching tour comments
Sun, Jun 14, 09   10:00 AM dontantzen Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Enjoyed the trip and might do it again. One of the party was seasick the whole time (not the companys fault) and we did not see very much (again, not the companys fault).