Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  1,494 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 254 570 16 = 554 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 348 778 21 = 757 97% 4.5
Last 12 months 680 1,531 37 = 1,494 97% 4.5
All 3,857 7,732 299 = 7,433 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: 5
Whale Watch Cruise
Sat, May 4, 13   12:30 PM pmarconi Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Did not disappoint! Crew was friendly and knowledgeable - had a great time!!
Rating: 5
Very Good!
Sat, May 4, 13   10:00 AM JeffHenion Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a great time this is our second trip on the Princess. The crew on board was wonderful again we got a chance to see 4 Humpback whales this time. We were hoping to see Orcas but we were not able to see any. I recommend this boat trip to anyone who wants to go and see the whales.
Rating: 4
Wonderful trip!
Thu, May 2, 13   10:00 AM Myy111 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We really enjoyed the whale watching cruise. We saw both whales and dolphines and heard a lot of interesting facts of them. Weather was great too so we enjoyed the sun and it didn't get too cold.
Rating: 5
Mon, Apr 29, 13   1:30 PM ECrowley11 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The whole experience was amazing. The guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and his passion for marine life was infectious.
Rating: 5
Mon, Apr 29, 13   1:30 PM andeburrow Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
These guys were so awesome-- a great experience-- very friendly from the dock to the boat. The crew was so informative and pleasant. I would recommend this group to anyone. They made sure we found whales and followed -- we got great photos!!!!
Rating: 4
Great trip if you have good sea legs!!
Mon, Apr 29, 13   10:00 AM emilythecow Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I had great fun and my 5 yr old daughter loved this trip too!! Definitely worth choosing this company as the time out is shorter than others! We both travel a lot and have never suffered from motion sickness before.......but this is definitely different! It was a very clam day and 2 hours in we were both ready to be back on dry land! Not sure I would recommend taking kids normally on this kind of venture unless they are particularly patient, comfortable in all temperatures etc! Mine is VERY tolerant and did love this up to a point and then she just felt ill (thankfully fell asleep) Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed it - a perfect couples or family activity (for older kids)! We saw 2 humpback whales, a sea otter, loads of dolphins, seals, sea-lions and enjoyed beautiful views across the ocean! The crew were fabulous, kind, knowledgable and constantly checking people were ok and offering advice to ease any motion sickness! Really impressed!
Rating: 5
Great Fun
Sun, Apr 28, 13   1:30 PM katbrown929 Female 50-59 Unspecified Other
First time my daughter was on a whale boat and she loved it. I have been on whale trips before but it is always great.
Rating: 5
Better boat
Sun, Apr 28, 13   9:00 AM ticket427 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Second time on this tour, last time was 18 months ago. This provider appears to have larger boats than the other companies; it is much more comfortable to sit inside as you go out to and return from the whale watching site. The guide provided more information than just "there is one at 3 o'clock." I was able to get many great images, thanks to the whales being curious and wanting to stay close to the boat.
Rating: 4
Saw some Orcas, cold!
Sat, Apr 27, 13   10:00 AM mrmike49 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
saw a pod of 4 Orcas, also some porpoises on the way back into harbor. We had a lucky day, and NOBODY on the entire boat got sick!!!! Was very cold on the ocean, this in late April when most of California was 80 F. Clean boat, nice sized (100feet)
Rating: 5
Great view of 5 Orca's-highlight of my holiday!
Sat, Apr 27, 13   9:00 AM Kjerome Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great view of 5 Orca's-highlight of my holiday!