Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,332 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 151 330 11 = 319 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 228 495 16 = 479 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 614 1,367 35 = 1,332 97% 4.5
All 3,722 7,417 293 = 7,124 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
Saved the Day
Mon, Feb 18, 13   1:30 PM Debik8 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
this was a last minute booking as our original trip on another boat had been moved up an hour and by the time we had been notified it was too late and we missed the boat.This crew was very friendly and helpful they assisted with the boarding recommended the best places to be on the boat for less movement as we were going out on a day when a storm was expected the following day and we had possible breezy conditions.The crew was very knowledgeable the captain explained alot and while it was cool and breezy the ride wasn't reay bumpy or wild as the captain did his best to make it a smooth ride as possible and it was as bumpy as you would expect on the ocean in a boat that size we did have one passenger who felt seasick and a crew member brought her to a point in the boat where it wasn't as rocky and stayed with her the whole trip and did everything they could to assist her she even enjoyed herself in the end as we did spot whales and dolphins it was explained what we should look for as signs of whales and when they were spotted they were pointed out it was explained what they were and we were given info on them The captain positioned the boat giving everyone on board good views of the whales and we stayed with them giving everyone great chances at pictures we saw their tails and it looked like one rolled over and of course their spouts my grandaughter got excellant videos of the whales and was so excited we went from being bummed at missing our whale trip to being so excited at being able to catch this trip and seeing whales! the Princess saved our day Thank you
Rating: 5
Very Nice
Mon, Feb 18, 13   12:30 PM DENISE_S Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
It was a miserable day to be going out. The crew was very helpful and insightful. They had great advice on sea sickness. They were right on. They provided lots of information on the area and the sea life. Very friendly and best of all we saw 3 gray whales for a long stip of the trip. Just what we went for. Highly recommend the top deck. Gray whales stay close to the surface, but up top you could visibly see them rise and arch back into the water. BEAUTIFUL!
Rating: 4
Choppy Waters
Sun, Feb 17, 13   10:00 AM ajitbindra Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This was our first whale watching trip. The crew was nice and the boat was very clean. About 1.5 hours into the trip, we saw two humpback whales and lots of dolphins. The water was very choppy and made it extremely hard to take any pictures. A vast majority of the passengers, including my wife, got very sick and were thankful when the boat was turned around to get back to land. A fellow passenger told me to look at the horizon and I would be fine. I wish the crew had told us that in the beginning. Over all, the company lived up to it's promise and showed us whales and dolphins. Not sure if I would go again on a boat of this size though.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching Cruise
Sun, Feb 17, 13   9:00 AM jennifurtado Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We saw hundreds of dolphins - maybe up to one thousand. When they all cascaded through the surf all around the boat it was the most amazing thing I've ever seen and never to be forgotten. We also saw two humpbacks, but they were pretty far off and we only got views of their spouts. When the front desk warns you that conditions are choppy, consider whether or not you are the type to be seasick. We went out on a windy, choppy day and the boat was really rolling up and down the waves. Maybe 50% of people on board were using the barf bags. The seasick kids were really having it bad. The trip is 3.5 hours and some were sick almost that whole time. We took dramamine and chewed ginger gum and none of us got sick. We loved it, but it was a terrible trip for the seasick.
Rating: 5
Very Enjoyable!
Sat, Feb 16, 13   3:30 PM F8LZ71 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was informative and was exactly as expected. We saw whales and hundreds of dolphin swam along side of the boat on our trip back to harbor. Well worth the money spent!
Rating: 4
Wonderful Experience
Sat, Feb 16, 13   3:30 PM ashimb Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I chose this tour after seeing many positive reviews and I realize how true those reviews were. We really had a wonderful family experience. We chose the 3:30 pm tour on Feb 16. It was a very clear day, very pleasant inland, but got really cold when we went into the ocean, hence please make sure to bring your jacket. We saw a group of gray whale and plenty of dolphins. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. Another thing to remember is, the ocean may be turbulent, though the boat seems to be very safe, but you might have motion sickness or sea sickness.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Sat, Feb 16, 13   1:30 PM reno1986 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful time. The Captain was informative and fun. The Whales and Dolphins put on a thrilling show. Loved it. Can't wait to go again.
Rating: 5
A well done cruise
Fri, Feb 15, 13   10:00 AM John_Thomas Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
The cruise was pleasant and we saw grey whales migrating north plus a school of approx. 200 common dolphin. The narration was good, the boat very comfortable (inside and out), and the crew got us to where the whales were. Well done!
Rating: 5
a tip to meet the whales and the delphins
Fri, Feb 15, 13   10:00 AM marinafalque Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
the guide speaks too fast to understand all the explanations
Rating: 5
A Great day on theBay.
Thu, Feb 14, 13   1:30 PM MyAlana2 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw Humpbacks . We saw hundreds of dolphins together! It looked as If they were boiling up out of the sea! It was breathtaking. Very informative Guide too! Plan to go again. The upstairs view is well worth the extra $$$$. Dale & Mere from Redwood City