Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,643 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 277 657 14 = 643 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 484 1,126 25 = 1,101 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 734 1,682 39 = 1,643 97% 4.6
All 4,059 8,223 307 = 7,916 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Sat, Nov 2, 13   12:30 PM cwpye59 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw upwards of two dozen whales and Orcas on our trip out -- most of them in very close range. This was a spectacular experience that exceeded all of our expectations. Our guide told us this was a rare experience but, even so, we appreciated the captain's great "eye" for sighting the Orcas (killer whales) and for keeping us out a little longer than usual because the pod we encountered was such a treat. Very knowledgeable guides and extremely helpful staff. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Trip to see whales with kids
Sat, Nov 2, 13   10:00 AM Stasia23 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Saw lots of whales, dolphins, seals and jelly fish. Crew respectful of wild life. Crew also checked in with all passengers periodically to check our condition for sea sickness. Good with kids and getting us fit with life jackets for those under 90'lbs.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Fri, Nov 1, 13   1:30 PM Smaj2210 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Beautiful sail and we saw a lot of humpback whales.
Rating: 5
Just awesome!
Thu, Oct 31, 13   10:00 AM aprengel Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A most recommendable trip on a great boat with the guarantee to see whales! We saw dolphins, orcas and humpbacks. We were very lucky with the weather, too: cloudless the entire trip. Very professional and enthusiastic guide. A bit on the negative side: entering the sundeck is only possible by buying upgrade tickets, 20 $ each. That was a bit too expensive in our opinion, taking the basic fare into account. However: if you want to watch whales, book here! Greetings from Germany, Andreas & Marion
Rating: 5
Whale watching not to be missed!
Tue, Oct 29, 13   10:00 AM djf1r3 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Knowledgeable crew that make your whale watching interesting. Spacious comfortable boat, if only the whales came closer! But truly an enjoyable experience!
Rating: 5
Absolutely amazing
Sun, Oct 27, 13   12:30 PM terryseed747 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Everything was perfect. It was fairly quiet when we went. We paid the extra $20 for the top deck, which we had almost to ourselves. We saw lots of humpback whales, and it was spectacular, better than I could ever have imagined. We got lots of information, and could ask any questions. The whole thing was extremely well organised. Can thoroughly recommend.
Rating: 4
Whale quckies
Sat, Oct 26, 13   1:30 PM dkgabe Female 60-69 Combination Couple on a Date
Loved seeing the whales but the speed of the boat and the waves getting to the viewing location was way too fast and I couldn't even stand without possibly falling. The ride back was better than the ride to the whales. I loved the enthusiasm of the naturalist and her information was good.Her passion was palpable. The man running the snack shack was excellent in answering questions and I loved his camera work. The crew was excellent.
Rating: 5
Great time, tons of fun!!
Sat, Oct 26, 13   1:30 PM leebethlynn3 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My daughters ages 7 and 9 actually wanted to do this as much as my husband and I did. We went in the afternoon and saw a large group of humpback whales. My girls were so excited to see the whales playing in the water. My oldest daughter is now writing an essay on her experience. It was well worth the money and a great family outing we hope to do again!!
Rating: 5
30+ Humpbacks team up with several dozen sea lions
Sat, Oct 26, 13   12:30 PM CharleneKell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are frequent visitors. By far, the trip exceeded our expectations. We went out in the hopes of seeing 1 whale....we saw 30 at least! We were able to witness the divine interaction of these humpback whales teaming up with at least 50 or more sea lions to corral and feed on anchovies. What a breath taking day that we will never forget. Thank you!
Rating: 4
Had a great time!
Sat, Oct 26, 13   12:30 PM dsimsmont Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
I would definitely like to make this an annual event. Even though I was looking forward to seeing Orcas I was not disappointed by the experience.