Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,238 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 75 156 5 = 151 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 260 582 14 = 568 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 581 1,268 30 = 1,238 97% 4.5
All 3,558 7,058 282 = 6,776 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
Great trip, especially the biologist
Sun, Apr 8, 07   10:00 AM mrthayer Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw two orca and four humpback - fabulous. What made it so good was Katherine's enthusiasm, expert knowledge, and continuing commentary. Thank you. Familie Thayer - the Netherlands
Rating: 5
Best whale watching trip ever!
Thu, Apr 5, 07   10:00 AM syntecs Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw a lot of killer whales - it was a great trip and nice people running the ship! Thank you.
Rating: 5
Great time!! Informative!!
Sat, Mar 10, 07   10:00 AM Tomchampion Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. We saw 3 gray whales, several sea lions, and sea otters. Our captain heard that there were dolphins swimming around but we weren't able to locate them. Give the captain an "A" for effort. I would recommend this to anyone. Please be sure to dress warmly and if you get motion sick be sure to be prepared with Motion Sickness medication.
Rating: 4
Great boat and friendly crew
Fri, Feb 23, 07   1:00 PM Hmontgomery Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did not see whales but we did see seals and sea otters. The crew did everything possible to make the trip a good experience. The ocean was very rough the day we went. There were swells between 8 and 10 feet . We still enjoyed the experience. We were very impressed when we were given a voucher to return for a free trip anytime in the future. This speaks volumes for the company.
Rating: 5
NIce experience
Sat, Jan 20, 07   1:00 PM jzanzinger Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Particullary enjoyed the guide. Nice boat. Best WW on the basy
Rating: 5
First Whale Watching Experience
Sat, Jan 20, 07   1:00 PM dclaytor Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
My husband and I took our first whale watching trip this past weekend. I would recommend this company above all else. I did research other companies and choose this company because 1)the size of the boat; (I think that is one of the most important things-thats a big ocean out there); 2) the ease of making reservations, 3) persons that greeted us were great; 4) the naturalist that accompanied us was the greatest as well as being informative; 5) crew was very knowledgeable about were the whales might be and they were; 6) the price for the trip was very good making even a person walking by able to get reservations and it didn't break their pocket book. We had a very rocky trip especially when we got to the westernmost part. I do not hold the company responsible for the weather or the water but I have never seen so many people seasick. Even the people who took seasick meds beforehand. A suggestion, telling people to go to the back of the boat to help with their seasickness seemed like a good idea. However, when you head to the back of the boat you are guaranteed to get sick. The diesel fuel smell is really strong back there. I know it is a good place to tell everyone who is going to get sick to go but staying back there doesn't help recover from being seasick. Overall, it was a great trip, saw lots of whales especially on the way back in to port.
Rating: 5
Very Pleasant
Sat, Dec 30, 06   1:00 PM Tonytjr Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day, smooth sailing, as they say. We saw several whales. It was very relaxing, and very exciting at the same time. This was our second trip whale watching, and we will definately do it again.
Rating: 5
A Miracle
Fri, Apr 11  10:00 AM paulbouscal Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
We saw two humpback whales that were swimming around and under our boat. We could almost touch them.The most exciting thing I have ever seen !
Rating: 5
Wonderful whales!
Tue, Apr 8  10:00 AM SelinaGlater Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
We came with expectations of seeing whales on our trip. The ride out to sea seemed to take forever, with the sighting of playful dolphins, but no whales. Then about 10 and a half miles out we were treated to four very active and lively whales. Alongside the boat we saw sea lions jumping in and out of the water. Sort of like the clowns of our ocean journey. The only downside I would report is that the narration could not be heard well at the front of the boat when the engines were running. We also had to endure screaming children, which made it difficult to hear period. Overall, the trip was worthwhile, and having a naturalist on board was a tremendous plus! We hope to join you again in the near future. Would have liked to see more whales up close...
Rating: 5
Nice boat trip
Sun, Apr 6  9:00 AM Foellmi Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Nice boat trip, very good guide, and good views of whales and delphins