Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,630 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 304 726 11 = 715 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 469 1,093 22 = 1,071 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 728 1,666 36 = 1,630 97% 4.6
All 4,039 8,177 304 = 7,873 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
Sat, Oct 19, 13   3:30 PM pppppp Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
Must see! The whales were amazing. But take warm clothes even if it is very warm on the land.
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 19, 13   3:30 PM Justjess1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a great time! We saw ten humpback whales, they came so close to our boat. The crew was great, very friendly!
Rating: 5
Beyond my expectations
Sat, Oct 19, 13   12:30 PM GEORGEEVANS1 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I expected a long boat trip with some sightings of sea lions but it was so much more than that. The whales were feeding but because they were, the feeding frenzy of the hundreds of sea lions and seabirds was marvelous to witness. The whales seemed to drive the fish to the surface which activated the sea lions to surge en mass across the water. It resembled a boiling cauldron immediately followed by the whales feeding & tail flipping. It was exciting and a complete thrill. I took the precaution of taking sea-sickness medication and would recommend that people should because the sea was quite choppy and its too good an experience to spoil by being ill.
Rating: 5
Whales and Sea Lions--What's not to like?
Sat, Oct 19, 13   12:30 PM Bookgal49 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Altho it was sunny and warm on shore, I'm glad I listened to friends and took a windbreaker jacket! I paid the extra $20 to be on the top deck, and it was worth it to me to be a bit higher for a better view, but the outing would have been just fine if I had not. The boat was well equipped, and the staff courteous and knowledgeable. My day was magical--when the whales spouted, rainbows ensued! Not every day is the same, but I think if there are whales out there, Princess Cruises will find them!
Rating: 5
Amazing experience
Sat, Oct 19, 13   12:30 PM KEVINWARNER Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a fantastic time paid extra to go upper deck. Well worth it. Very professional and friendly crew. We loved it.
Rating: 4
5 year old with Dad
Sat, Oct 19, 13   12:30 PM dean4916 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
It was o.k. , but my son was sea sick and I had to tend to him. So it wasn't the best experience. I wouldn't recommend for people that have a hard time walking or standing. You will need to in order to see well. Bring sandwiches and snacks and sea sick pills. Warm clothes needed even on warm days.
Rating: 5
Whale watching was excellent, enhanced by staff
Sat, Oct 19, 13   10:00 AM ellynaconnor Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Thoroughly enjoyed the smaller vessel. Saw many whales, some came fairly close to our boat. The naturalist on board really enhanced our trip out into the bay by identifying and giving background information on each of the mammals, jellyfish, etc.,we saw
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 19, 13   10:00 AM cathya217 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had a great time watching harbor seals, sea lions. dolphins and humpback whales! Definaty dress for the weather and bring your camera. The crew was very accommodating and aimed to please.
Rating: 5
amazing trip
Sat, Oct 19, 13   9:00 AM KShaibley Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was way beyond our expectations. We saw hundreds of feeding sea lions and dozens of whales, up close and active.
Rating: 5
This will not be my last tour!
Sat, Oct 19, 13   9:00 AM carolegomez Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I took the first tour and there were few passengers on board. It made it easy to move around to any location on the boat. The boat was the most appealing boat of all the tour companies. We were not disappointed with the sitings of whales. It was an experience that we will repeat on our next visit.