Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,628 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 302 719 14 = 705 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 471 1,096 25 = 1,071 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 728 1,667 39 = 1,628 97% 4.6
All 4,042 8,183 307 = 7,876 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
So many whales. Great
Tue, Sep 24, 13   10:00 AM era1010 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
See lots of whale tail, but too far. Want more close look!
Rating: 5
Great experience
Tue, Sep 24, 13   10:00 AM oppergoeroe Male 20-29 Unspecified Couple on a Date
Enthusiastic narrator, long trip, good facilities.
Rating: 4
Saw whales!
Mon, Sep 23, 13   1:30 PM Planet Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Bring binoculars to see well. We booked on Princess ship but went out on different one which requires extra $20. pp to sit on top deck. Naturalist very informative.
Rating: 4
Nice trip for whale watching.
Sun, Sep 22, 13   1:30 PM Loekdirkx Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was a nice trip but my opinion is that the guide on the boat was over enthousiastic. It was a little too much and some reactions almost made me have a heartattack..... She was shouting thru the microphone: tail fin, tail fin. At a certain moment it became annoying.
Rating: 4
it was good.
Sun, Sep 22, 13   1:30 PM DeWitt55 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
the speaker volume was too high; the number of whales observed by the biologist seemed to get larger the closer we go to the end of the tour...numbers seemed over estimated. Overall, for a first tour for us, it was enjoyable. Most likely will do this again with this company.
Rating: 5
Awesome trip
Sun, Sep 22, 13   1:30 PM agentfeenix Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I chose to go with princess for my first time whale watching based on a review of their outfit on yelp, and was very happy I did. My father & I want and both had a great time. Our guide was so thorough with her info, I couldn't think of anything to ask her she didn't pre-emptively answer already. The captain was in the know of where to find the whales, and via connections, was able to love us to another spot that had even more whales. We spotted them all day, which was absolutely incredible. I'd highly recommend them if you're looking to whale watch in Monterey. Thanks folks!
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 22, 13   12:30 PM Sieler Male 60-69 Local Individual
This is a highly recommended tour! The ship (Greatland) and crew was very good ... and we got to see 15 to 20 whales. It's worth splurging a bit to buy access to the upstairs seating. At first, I thought this was an odd concept ... but I realized that without a monetary incentive, you'd probably end up with some people monopolizing those seats unequally. Since they're a limited resource, they chose to use the marketplace to determine who can sit in the top, so you don't have to worry about people who paid the same as you hogging the best seats :) Even without the upstairs, there's plenty of seating and good viewing locations .. it's a big boat! (100 foot) The front office staff were also very friendly and quite helpful.
Rating: 5
Promises whale watching and keeps its promise
Sat, Sep 21, 13   3:30 PM coatbridge Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The boat is spacious and well maintained, giving an assurance of safety. Marine guide passionate about the subject and imparts knowledge happily and coherently. Nothing was rushed and plenty of time was given to seeing the whales and other marine life. Altogether a very satisfactory experience
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sat, Sep 21, 13   12:30 PM Juwo01 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw a lot of whales! It was great.
Rating: 4
Great whales, loud guide
Sat, Sep 21, 13   10:00 AM rowanner Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The ship is well equipped and large enough to accomodate a lot of people. The captain and crew were great. The whales were great. The guide is very loud and talked a bit too much. I think she may have frightened off some of the whales.