Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,367 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 187 415 11 = 404 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 262 574 16 = 558 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 627 1,402 35 = 1,367 97% 4.5
All 3,762 7,512 293 = 7,219 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: 4
Nice, but not enough whales found
Fri, May 17, 13   10:00 AM yoavsegev Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Altogether was very nice. The boat was great, well maintained, and the crew was splendid. Though we only saw a group of dolphins, and a couple of whales, and even these whales were viewed from quite far away. Not sure if it is in the hands of the company, but it was somewhat disappointing.
Rating: 1
Could Have Paid Less For The Same ....
Fri, May 17, 13   10:00 AM AceYoung Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I thought these guys were the best and did something special for their customers. WRONG ! Not only did they charge almost twice the going rate, but they followed the other boats to the SAME location to see the SAME whales. What a rip off !! Sure we had a good time, but could have done it for a lot less.
Rating: 4
Saw Blue Whale and Orca Pod
Mon, May 13, 13   10:00 AM jean16707 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The crew and staff were very friendly, thoughtful and professional. The naturalist had additional photos for viewing. The day we went out in early May was foggy and windy. I wanted to see humpback whales and dolphins. We didn't see either of those that day but did see a blue whale and a large pod of Orcas. The Orcas were swimming at a fast clip and were visible on the surface for quite some time. We had the rare privilege of seeing a blue whale, an amazing opportunity. He wasn't real close, but not too far away. We saw his back and he spouted several times.
Rating: 4
Mon, May 13, 13   10:00 AM buckieboof Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
we saw a pod of killer whale it was so awesome to see them in the wild!!!
Rating: 5
Completely Amazing
Mon, May 13, 13   10:00 AM disneykids1 Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw a pod of 10 Orca Whales that we followed for quite some time. Then a Blue Whale who surfaced 7 times. What an incredible experience! Thank you!
Rating: 5
Great crew! Experienced, knowledgeable & friendly
Sun, May 12, 13   1:30 PM dpyuhasz Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
My mother, from Michigan, myself and my daughter enjoyed a tour with Princess. The water was a little choppy, but the captain and crew did a great job steadying the boat/ship and tending to passengers that were queazy. The crew was friendly and also chatted with us, answering any questions and socializing We saw a mother humpback and her calf. It was a great experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a friendly personable experience. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Crew and Amazing Sighting!
Sun, May 12, 13   1:30 PM hjcarson Female Under 20 Local Family Without Children
I decided to take my parents on this whale watching trip for a Mother's Day present and I could not be more happy with the result. First off, my mother had the time of her life and left there wanting to go again. While on the water, I got a little seasick and right away a crew member came over to help and see if I was okay. They taught me how to calm my sickness a bit with certain techniques and they kept checking up on me throughout the trip. Overall, the crew was wonderful! As for the whale sighting...couldn't have been better! We were lucky to see two humpback whales! A mother and child! Perfect for mother's day! That was definitely a pleasant surprise. The whales were so beautiful. I swear the boat got completely silent when we were looking out at them. The experience was one my family and I will always remember.
Rating: 4
Sun, May 12, 13   12:30 PM JLIVING810 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I felt very secure with the Princess Montery and the crew. I think I had a misconception of what I might encounter... Thinking whales would be quite close and numerous. Thanks to the knowledge and determination of the captan we did encounter a mother Humpback and its's calf (perfect on Mother's Day) . Mother Nature is hard to predict... And I believe this crew will give it their best to make the clients trip memorable!
Rating: 4
Very nice time.
Sat, May 11, 13   12:30 PM DianaWoodd Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I brought my granddaughter she had a real nice time. I will bring my other grandchildren in the future.
Rating: 4
Sat, May 11, 13   10:00 AM taltalr Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Seeing a couple of humpback whales from such a short distance was much more then I could expect.