Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,658 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 221 532 8 = 524 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 492 1,147 24 = 1,123 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 741 1,697 39 = 1,658 97% 4.6
All 4,098 8,316 307 = 8,009 95% 4.4
Rating and reviews for:

Princess Monterey Whale Watching Cruises

activity photo

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

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Wed, Nov 27, 13   1:30 PM miliegaus Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
It was really amazing. We saw lots of whales and had a lot of information about them.
Rating: 5
The most awesome whale watching trip ever!
Wed, Nov 27, 13   10:00 AM malixx Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have been on many whale watching trips and this one far surpasses any of the others I have taken. We saw so many whales and they were so close. We had two breach less than 100 feet from the boat....and our boat was standing still.. they came to us. It was wonderful. The crew was great. The boat was clean.
Rating: 4
very pleasant
Mon, Nov 25, 13   10:00 AM LDaugherty Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
everyone was nice, clean boat, would have appreciated free snacks
Rating: 5
Amazing Adventure
Sun, Nov 24, 13   10:00 AM janbolander Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We loved watching the Humpback whales in the Monterey Bay! We also saw dolphins and sea lions. It was a beautiful day on the water and our guide was knowledgeable as well as fun. There was ample room for everyone on the boat to have good viewing space. We were fortunate to get some good pictures and create some fun memories with our family. Don't miss this opportunity if you are visiting Monterey and we highly recommend the Princess Monterey Whale Watching Tours.
Rating: 5
Fantastic DAY!
Sun, Nov 24, 13   10:00 AM earlyriser Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We went on the 10 AM trip on 11/24/13. Couldn't have asked for a better CA day...no wind, lots of sun, calm flat water. We actually showed up around 9:55 AM (couldn't get out of the house!) but not once did we feel rushed by the crew. In fact they gave us the time to upgrade our seats ($20 ea) so that we could sit on the top deck of the boat (don't recall the name of the boat). What a good decision! Highly recommend this move! Did we see any whales? You bet....lots of 'em. At least several dozen and quite a few were very close. Captured some great pics. Crew did a fantastic job handling the boat and making sure that we were always close to the action - even got some whale spray on us - kids thought it was neat that the whales spit on them. LOL. All in all this was a fantastic day - with a great charter. I highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
A great day whale Watching in Monterey
Sat, Nov 23, 13   10:00 AM ffielding Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The boat was clean, well maintained, the crew were professional, and the whales were very cooperative. A really great trip which we will repeat again with my preteen Grandsons.
Rating: 5
Awesome family experience.
Sat, Nov 23, 13   10:00 AM archibeque Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Educational and fun
Rating: 4
Sat, Nov 23, 13   10:00 AM czarina_dula Female 30-39 Local Individual
Rating: 1
I've been on others--it was okay--others are bette
Sat, Nov 23, 13   10:00 AM debrabishop Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
This line is more expensive than others especially when their child rate is considered. Also, they charge you extra ($20!) to be on top of the boat--this is a rip-off, especially when considered that it leaves the lower part of the boat super crowded and the above-part sparse. They are very much about the money. After all that, they solicit tips at the end so they obviously don't pay their crew enough. Also, they steered the boat directly through a raft of sea lions when they could have easily been avoided. I was traveling with a marine biologist and she was dismayed by this. Next time, I would chose Monterey or Chris'--much better.
Rating: 5
Great day for whales and to be on the bay.
Fri, Nov 22, 13   10:00 AM joyceinman Female 70+ Combination Group of Friends
We are still talking about the humpback whales and the great weather we had that day.