Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,253 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 73 157 5 = 152 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 252 560 14 = 546 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 585 1,283 30 = 1,253 97% 4.5
All 3,567 7,079 282 = 6,797 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
Great viewing
Tue, Oct 9, 12   1:30 PM RonBurnett Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
This was our first whale watching trip. We boats earlier in the day had not seen much but we were so blessed. We saw two whales and were excited then came upon a group of orcas and they put on a show. My wife did not like he one that jumped up just a few feet from the boat and had part of an otter hanging out of it's mouth! Our crew was fantastic and we highly recommend them....
Rating: 5
Wonderful guide - very interesting & informative
Mon, Oct 8, 12   1:30 PM SteveRolo Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Would highly recommend the Princess Whale Watching group
Rating: 3
Did not see a single whale.
Mon, Oct 8, 12   10:00 AM moorles Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed the tour but was very disappointed that we didn't encounter a single whale. Saw dolphins, squid, sea lions and otters. No whales!
Rating: 5
Whales were almost touchable
Sun, Oct 7, 12   1:30 PM dougdepew Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
After watching the whales from 100 yards or so away, they surprised us by popping up right beside our boat and swimming along with it. Even the workers on the boat were surprised. Really cool! The crew were very knowleagable and helpful.
Rating: 4
I love the knolwedge of the guide and her style.
Sun, Oct 7, 12   12:30 PM cbeltran Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
The information provided by the guide make the trip more pleasure and very informative. It was a nice activity that all of member of my family enjoy it.
Rating: 4
Great Boat; Be Aware of Whale Schedule
Sun, Oct 7, 12   10:00 AM krallenfamil Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We booked the 10 am tour; knowing that the "captain report" showed that they had been seeing just a few whales in the previous days. We did see a pair of whales, which was probably appropriate for the season. All of the boats were following the same whales, and I believe that Princess Monterey has the largest, most stabilized boats. We were on the Greatland, which had a nice upper deck, with access for an additional charge. But, it made it easy to go from side to side to watch the whales.
Rating: 4
saw whales
Sun, Oct 7, 12   9:00 AM Edithnunley1 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Seeing sealife in the wild was a great adventure.
Rating: 5
Beautiful weather helped make a great day
Sat, Oct 6, 12   10:00 AM mistynugget Female 70+ Combination Family With Children
There is a heated cabin on this boat, and that sounded like a good idea. Because the weather was so nice on the day we went everyone was outside. The naturalist did a good job, and we appreciated her information and enthusiasm. It was nice, too, that she walked around the boat visitung and answering questions on the way back to port
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 6, 12   9:00 AM kives3623 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a great time and saw some amazing animals.
Rating: 4
Fun in the long run
Fri, Oct 5, 12   10:00 AM WBradley Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
It took way longer than the 2.5 hours advertised but I can't fault them for wanting to make sure we had the best experience. The guide was extremely knowledgeable (if not too loud and enthusiastic at time). We saw dolphins and got a lot of information which was helpful, then drove for quite a while, too far really, but then we saw orcas! Watching the killer whales frolic was well worth the extra time. It's nice to know they wanted us to have a good experience. We paid extra to be on the top which was worth the money.