Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,338 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 155 344 11 = 333 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 233 510 16 = 494 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 616 1,373 35 = 1,338 97% 4.5
All 3,727 7,432 293 = 7,139 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
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
Rating: 5
Great experience.
Wed, Feb 13, 13   10:00 AM MernHenkel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great experience.
Rating: 4
Dress warmly
Wed, Feb 13, 13   10:00 AM blueboy Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The web site does recommend to dress in layers and it is really good advise. A crisp clear morning on land can be a bit cold at sea. This cruise has a larger boat than some of the others and offers an easier ride.
Rating: 5
I had so much fun, I booked a second trip!!
Mon, Feb 11, 13   1:30 PM Shortarmguy Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I recently visited Monterey for a weekend business trip. I'd been there once before and remembered going to see Fisherman's Wharf. I vowed that if I ever came back again, I would take one of the whale watching tours that launched from the piers. So I did it. I'd heard good things about the Princess Monterey tours and found out that tickets for the three hour adventure were only $40.00. I found that to be an incredible bargain considering all of the awesome wildlife we saw while on their tour. I liked it so much as a matter of fact, that I went two times and enjoyed the second trip just as much as the first! Our guide for the tour was awesome! She has been a marine biologist for a long time and seemed to have an endless amount of tales about the amazing sea life we were encountering. She told us about the migration patterns of the whales. She said that Orcas were the smartest creatures in the sea and there were pods of them nearby that were known to hunt great white sharks!! I could listen to this lady all day! If you're considering doing this trip, stop thinking about it and book your tickets now. It's so worth it!!! Todd Swank
Rating: 5
Had a wonderful time.
Mon, Feb 11, 13   1:30 PM RebaWarren Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My friend and I had a wonderful time whale watching. Nice weather for us. Actually saw many whales.
Rating: 5
Such fun
Mon, Feb 11, 13   10:00 AM fionvine Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We love to whale watch. Your cruise was so much fun with the dolphins and following the gray whale pod as the whales turned and came up on both sides of the boat, as if to make sure all the watchers got a good view. Very interesting information from the naturalist. The picture of the pelican inside the mouth of a baleen whale was very interesting too. Thanks for the trip!