Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,621 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 301 715 12 = 703 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 449 1,032 20 = 1,012 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 724 1,658 37 = 1,621 97% 4.6
All 3,987 8,048 302 = 7,746 95% 4.4
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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
whale watching
Sat, Aug 10, 13   9:00 AM star62 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
pleasant experience,but next time we book a earlier tour
Rating: 5
We watch many humpback whale and the crew was nice
Fri, Aug 9, 13   3:30 PM beamatt Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching
Fri, Aug 9, 13   1:30 PM clarkws Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our whole family really enjoyed seeing the whales and the comments from the Naturalist and the Captain. The crew was very responsible and helpful. We would go on this boat again given the opportunity.
Rating: 4
Great guide, exciting boat trip
Fri, Aug 9, 13   1:30 PM SabineC Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Well organized, great, competent and enthousiatic guide and we got to see whales!
Rating: 4
It was great!
Thu, Aug 8, 13   12:30 PM MichikoY Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family With Children
It was spectacular to see a group of three humpback whales! We saw humpbacks, dolphines, sea liaons, sea otters, etc. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and the boat was clean. I thought we chose the right company to go to whale watching. We enjoyed entire experience.
Rating: 5
Perfect day afternoon on the water
Thu, Aug 8, 13   12:30 PM Marion24 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was very enthusiastic and well-informed. We saw sea lions, dolphins, an elephant seal and several whales for an extended period of time. I think that everyone on the boat had excellent views - it was cool and sunny and lovely out on the water. A great adventure.
Rating: 5
Great cruise!
Thu, Aug 8, 13   9:00 AM sjsides Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We really enjoyed our cruise with Princess Monterey. We didn't really expect to see whales at this time of year, and just thought we would have a nice day out on the water. But the captain did find quite a few humpbacks in the bay, and we had a lot of opportunity to watch them feeding.
Rating: 5
Knowledge and luck
Thu, Aug 8, 13   9:00 AM hcctrip Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Princess Monterey Whale Watching (PMWW) certainly knew what they were doing and could take advantage of the calm ocean and mild morning to make the 9am tour an unforgettable experience. My friend recently moved to a small community just southwest of Redwood City, so we had a 100-minute drive. Traffic made the drive longer than expected and that combined with our innate inability to figure out parking meant we only had 8 minutes to spare before the 9am departure. Even then, PMWW were helpful and still let us get a bottle of water and ginger chews before getting on the boat. I'm fairly certain the actual whale watching experience was once-in-a-lifetime. The water was super calm, so I was ate the ginger chews for mental preparedness and extra calories to keep warm. (I did take a dose of dramamine in advance, so I wouldn't suggest not taking medication if you are prone to motion sickness.) We first saw two whales, but the crew gambled for a better view further away from the bay. We spend over an hour at the whale hangout spot to see six other humpback whales. The first pair we saw at the hangout actually got curious and approach the boat. The proximity of the whales truly showed off their majestic size. In addition to seeing the whale blows and small dives, we also heard them growl. The only "interesting" behavior we missed were jump dives. We also saw lots of other wildlife -- sea lions (lots of even by the whale hangout -- cause of whale growls), sea otter, dolphins, and many types of birds and jellyfishes. I didn't do much shopping around, and I don't regret it. I doubt I would have had a better whale watching experience with any other tour (or at any other time).
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 7, 13   12:30 PM VSTCLAIR Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Katherine, the biologist, was fun, informative and made the trip sensational. All staff members were friendly and helpful. The boat is large and well maintained. Their main interest was the enjoyment of their passengers. We had an amazing trip, seeing twelve whales! I would highly recommend this cruise company.
Rating: 5
Great tour, great experience
Wed, Aug 7, 13   10:00 AM tk1964 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
The online booking was comfortable and easy and the check in quick and without trouble. The Princess team was very kind, interesting information were giving before and during the tour. We had the luck to see several humpback whales on that day. It was a great experience to see these big animals in their real surrounding. The sea was very calm therefore it was not very bumpy on the boat. All in all we can recommend the tour and we would do it again immediately.