Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,241 rating points
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Last 3 months 76 159 5 = 154 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 261 585 14 = 571 97% 4.5
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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
killer whale fun
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM shocko69 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
when we went out, we saw 2 killer whales rising and diving...pretty much only thier backs....last year when we went, we saw humpbacks & blue whales. the humpbacks put on a good show. the Killer whales scared all of the other whales away so we only got to watch the 2. It was cool to see Killer whales in the wild but not really a great show like the humpbacks put on.
Rating: 4
good trip!
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM stephenk82 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We had fun! You should explain how your fish finder software works-- our guide mentioned it several times but didn't explain it, and I was curious.
Rating: 4
Good trip,
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM SVERDON Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Enjoyed the boat ride; good narrator - very upbeat and informative; would have liked to have seen more whales; never saw so many jellyfish in one place.
Rating: 4
great trip, well worth it!
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM coreysmith Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was an enjoyable adventure. The employee's made it easy to check in and you could tell safety was #1. The crew on the boat were helpful and informative. Seeing Killer whales in Monterey Bay was a real treat.
Rating: 3
Hit or miss - luck plays a huge role
Sat, Aug 25, 12   9:00 AM slavtoad Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
If you're expecting to see something spectacular, you'll need to be very lucky. This is a short ride, and the odds of seeing some breaching/fluking/diving/blowing big whales are low. Then there's the risk of seasickness. If you do get lucky, you could be spectacularly rewarded, but that's a rare occurrence.
Rating: 3
too little to see
Sat, Aug 25, 12   9:00 AM edsuarez Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Since nature controls the outcome, it was not much to see. We saw two dolphins and two Orca's. As a photographer, I was hopeing for more, but understand that it's difficult to predict the movement of whales. For $120.00 total for the two of us, I wouldn't do this again.
Rating: 4
A nice trip, but not so many whales
Fri, Aug 24, 12   9:00 AM Weermann Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Rating: 4
Only saw one humpback whale, but that is not their
Thu, Aug 23, 12   10:00 AM jehayes2 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Only saw one one humpback whale, but that is not their fault. Sign up somewhat slow, but what isn't these days. The princess was clean, had lots of hand holds for the rough water. They offered a guarentee of atleast one whale sighting or the next trip free.
Rating: 4
Great Narration!
Thu, Aug 23, 12   10:00 AM Hilarybeck Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The weather was cold, but it was a great activity! The kids (ages 8 and 9) really enjoyed seeing the whales and dolphins!
Rating: 4
Loads of interesting facts!
Thu, Aug 23, 12   10:00 AM sabineaxt Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on this trip August 23. Not prime whale-watching season - but we saw one Humpback whale who even breached a couple of times and a small pod of Russo's dolphins from afar. The naturalist who accompanied the trip had lots of interesting information about ocean currents, animals and history. That made the trip very enjoyable and the calm seas made for a nice boat ride despite the lack of critters.