Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,538 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 268 618 16 = 602 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 384 866 21 = 845 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 692 1,575 37 = 1,538 97% 4.6
All 3,895 7,826 299 = 7,527 95% 4.4
Rating and reviews for:

Princess Monterey Whale Watching Cruises

activity photo

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
MANY whale sightings
Wed, Jun 26, 13   1:30 PM GynjerMenke Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great trip with lots of sightings.
Rating: 5
Excellent viewing of whales in comfortable boat
Wed, Jun 26, 13   1:30 PM 186copper Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We paid a premium to go on the upper deck and it was worth it for the better view it provided
Rating: 5
What an exceptional experience!
Wed, Jun 26, 13   10:00 AM laurierichar Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our first experience at whale watching. We had so much fun that we didn't want it to end. The guide was very knowledgable about whales and the area. The captain did a great job getting us to locations where we could see the whales as they came out of the water. The only negative is the check-in process. Make sure that you have ALL of the paperwork that is emailed to you. My husband tried to check us in without the paperwork, and the people working the check-in process wouldn't let him check-in without out and were very rude about it. Other than that, I highly recommend Princess Monterey Whale Watching Cruise!
Rating: 5
Rare Blue Whale Opportunity
Wed, Jun 26, 13   10:00 AM KaryDeCoster Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was our second whale watching trip. On our first trip, we saw humpbacks briefly along with dolphins and a sunfish. This time started out very quietly with no clue that we would see much of anything. About 45 minutes into the cruise, a blue whale emerged and showed a fluke. The next hour and a half we saw a total of eight sightings. On one occasion, the whale paralleled the boat and was very close. We were told that, in fact, two blue whales were present in the area. Our naturalist gave very animated and descriptive narration and took extra time to pursue and pinpoint when the whales would likely surface. I have learned that whale watchers should be patient and flexible. The wildlife will vary from day to day and season to season. We will treasure our experience always.
Rating: 3
Good but not great
Tue, Jun 25, 13   1:30 PM Bruhnfam Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a good trip, but long boat ride without seeing much on our trip. Two people in our group felt slightly seasick and the staff were very helpful with this. Would have medication if you think you may be prone to seasickness. Had some blankets/jackets on board for passengers that were cold. The naturalist was a little hard to hear. Could maybe have some activity on board (video, info on animals, etc) to look at while traveling out and back. We did see 1 humpback whale for a short time, but by the time we were seeing it we only had a little time before we had to head back into shore. Unfortunately we didn't see other wildlife while out on boat, which obviously the company can't control. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5
Tue, Jun 25, 13   1:30 PM whale2014 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Rating: 5
Orcas and Dolphins!! Great!
Tue, Jun 25, 13   10:00 AM cvignal Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
This trip was great. We saw Orcas during 10 to 15 min playing around the boat, as well as dolphins swimming along our way. Magic in just 2h30 of trip. The crew was very nice, giving explanations about the trip, asking regularly to everyone about potential sea sickness. I felt secured and really confortable. Thanks again!
Rating: 5
wonderful time
Mon, Jun 24, 13   1:30 PM leishatorres Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
everyone was friendly. and the boat ride was a nice get away for my husband and I . we will be returning to princess cruise line soon thankyou
Rating: 3
Just OK
Sun, Jun 23, 13   10:00 AM sharons7 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went out the first day and saw nothing.....absolutely nothing. They were nice enough to give us a voucher. We came back the next day and did see two orcas, but that was all. We had a group of 5 so it was an expensive boat ride. I realize they can't control wildlife, but I find it hard to believe they have a 99% success rate when in two days straight we only saw a few dolphins.
Rating: 5
Great crew, wonderful trip
Sun, Jun 23, 13   10:00 AM JonathanBeau Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was my 4th trip with you and it was wonderful. Crew is always informative and very helpful. The experience is always great.