Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,619 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 300 706 14 = 692 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 450 1,030 22 = 1,008 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 726 1,658 39 = 1,619 97% 4.6
All 3,991 8,052 304 = 7,748 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
Assume ride!!!!
Sat, Aug 31, 13   12:30 PM Willie39 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would have never thought that "Whale Watching" would be so exhilarating and just plain fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable which made it very interesting. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is wanting to go "Whale Watching". The boat was big enough so I didn't feel crowded or closed in. Thank you for a wonderful 3 hours.
Rating: 4
Good experience but prepare for vertigo
Sat, Aug 31, 13   12:30 PM lionelc7 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Generally speaking, if you are curious enough about whales, you will be happy. You will see whales anyway (at least with tails and the small fountain on their bodies). Also you need to prepare for vertigo as the ship will significantly fluctuate and take good care of your camera/mobile phone if you want to take a photo. You must put at least one hand on no matter you are sitting or leaning to the handrail.
Rating: 5
Fun trip!
Sat, Aug 31, 13   10:00 AM CarolynnDave Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a lot of fun on the trip. Did see whales, got a lovely pic of the tail. Also, and my favlorite part, we saw a leatherback turtle!! Crew was very friendly, made our trip that much better. Two thumbs up!
Rating: 3
Crew Great - Seas Rough
Sat, Aug 31, 13   10:00 AM mctrozzo Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is not a good activity if you get motion sickness the least bit. I specifically asked how rough the seas would be and was told not bad. I was extremely sick for 2 of the 3 hours. The crew was extremely nice and helpful but I think those running the cruises should be more forthcoming about possible roughness, etc.
Rating: 5
Great tour guide
Sat, Aug 31, 13   9:00 AM cfoote Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The marine biologist who led our tour was very knowledgable and fun. this ship was ship-shape, We even got to see two humpbacks!
Rating: 3
Hit and miss
Fri, Aug 30, 13   9:00 AM wts2605 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were maybe expecting something different and this assessment came from the videos posted on line by the company and the photos and news updates at their stand on the wharf. We ventured out to sea and were lucky enough to locate a humpback whale but that was it. One whale! It felt like having found a whale the crew had achieved their goal so we didn't continue to look for any more. It was just not what we expected - sorry.
Rating: 5
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Thu, Aug 29, 13   12:30 PM suzanne35 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have been whale watching on two occassions in other parts of the world without success, so I was worried that we were not going to see anything. Despite the heavy fog, when we left the dock we arrived at the designated area and only a few moments later spotted out first pair of humpback whales. This was a dream come true and made me feel quite emotional! We spotted another few pairs and enjoyed watching them, smelling their breath and watching their tails dip back in the Ocean . A bit dissapointed that we did not see any dolphins or Orcas but i suppose we will have to save them for next time!
Rating: 4
Fun and Interesting
Thu, Aug 29, 13   12:30 PM Emason1976 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was a very enjoyable outing. The crew was puntual and curteous. The information given about the ocean and sea life was very informative and interesting. Thank you for a great experience!
Rating: 4
Nice except the weather
Thu, Aug 29, 13   10:00 AM Skibert Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was very nice but the weather could have been better.
Rating: 5
great trip
Wed, Aug 28, 13   12:30 PM donandshelly Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
there were appx 16 humpback whales swimming around ours and another nearby boat. also lots of sea lions playing and lots of jellyfish right underneath the surface of the water. part of trip was foggy, but cleared off where we found the whales. the girl who talked about the whales was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. really enjoyed the trip. would go with Princess again next time we're in California!