Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,132 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 327 832 13 = 819 97% 4.7
Last 6 months 642 1,582 18 = 1,564 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 894 2,163 31 = 2,132 98% 4.7
All 5,001 10,504 338 = 10,166 96% 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Whale quckies
Sat, Oct 26, 13   1:30 PM dkgabe Female 60-69 Combination Couple on a Date
Loved seeing the whales but the speed of the boat and the waves getting to the viewing location was way too fast and I couldn't even stand without possibly falling. The ride back was better than the ride to the whales. I loved the enthusiasm of the naturalist and her information was good.Her passion was palpable. The man running the snack shack was excellent in answering questions and I loved his camera work. The crew was excellent.
Rating: 5
Great whale watching trip!
Sat, Oct 26, 13   10:00 AM songleader Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time watching whales and dolphins in Monterey bay! Everything was first class, and the guide was just excellent. We'll do this again!
Rating: 5
Whales and Sea Lions--What's not to like?
Sat, Oct 19, 13   12:30 PM Bookgal49 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Altho it was sunny and warm on shore, I'm glad I listened to friends and took a windbreaker jacket! I paid the extra $20 to be on the top deck, and it was worth it to me to be a bit higher for a better view, but the outing would have been just fine if I had not. The boat was well equipped, and the staff courteous and knowledgeable. My day was magical--when the whales spouted, rainbows ensued! Not every day is the same, but I think if there are whales out there, Princess Cruises will find them!
Rating: 5
Whale watching was excellent, enhanced by staff
Sat, Oct 19, 13   10:00 AM ellynaconnor Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Thoroughly enjoyed the smaller vessel. Saw many whales, some came fairly close to our boat. The naturalist on board really enhanced our trip out into the bay by identifying and giving background information on each of the mammals, jellyfish, etc.,we saw
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 19, 13   10:00 AM cathya217 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had a great time watching harbor seals, sea lions. dolphins and humpback whales! Definaty dress for the weather and bring your camera. The crew was very accommodating and aimed to please.
Rating: 5
This will not be my last tour!
Sat, Oct 19, 13   9:00 AM carolegomez Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I took the first tour and there were few passengers on board. It made it easy to move around to any location on the boat. The boat was the most appealing boat of all the tour companies. We were not disappointed with the sitings of whales. It was an experience that we will repeat on our next visit.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Wed, Oct 16, 13   1:30 PM sidneybrown Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyed seeing the Killer Whales (Orca), it was amazing.
Rating: 5
What a great day out
Wed, Oct 16, 13   10:00 AM macdonb3 Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Fantastic day plenty of whales, boat big and comfortable. Crew very knowledgable and helpful at all times.
Rating: 4
Overall very enjoyable & successful whalewatching
Sat, Oct 5, 13   12:30 PM priestnell Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Overall safety instructions & drills needs to be improved.

$20 surcharge to use upper deck is steep (45% hike !! )
Rating: 5
Great Day on the Bay
Thu, Oct 3, 13   10:00 AM leliaandleon Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
No stress, pick a seat and relax. Weather was great which really made this a good day. Boat was very clean, choice of being inside or out. A boat hand went around checking on people and keeping people safe. This was particularly nice because we had four young children in our party, ages 7-11. Be sure to take your sea sick pills before getting on the boat. Shortly after we were underway I gave out several pills to the needy even though I knew it was too late for them. Don't take chances, it won't hurt to take sea sick pills even though you may not need them, its awful to find out you should have. You Rock'Roll even on a clear nice day!