Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,648 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 159 359 5 = 354 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 284 657 11 = 646 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 714 1,676 28 = 1,648 98% 4.6
All 4,417 9,046 321 = 8,725 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 Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sun, Sea and Whale Spouts, what's not to like?!
Tue, Jan 10, 12   10:00 AM GenelleDwyer Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The weather was beautiful, the sea had enough swell to make for a perfect boat ride, and the whales cooperated nicely with our very well informed, humorous guide. The boat was comfortable and the crew welcoming. All in all, it was a fine adventure.
Rating: 4
Pleased with whaling cruise and saw grey whales
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:00 AM myersL Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Went the first week in January. Found 5 grey whales and followed them. Saw dolphins as well. Dress warmly as it was colder coming back to shore that going out. Recommend this whaling cruise.
Rating: 3
Great info but distant views of the grays
Wed, Jan 4, 12   10:00 AM janettemoody Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
I took my honey on his first whale watching trip on Monterey Bay last week. The weather was perfect and the sea calm. We got some great footage of the Risso dolphin pods close to the boat, but 2 of the grays had 2 boats around them which we avoided by protocol , I guess & by the time we went to see our "own whales", we were far out, still viewing at a great distance compared to what I'm familiar with (many trips) & had to return...my only guess as to why we were further than most boats from them. I know the 100 yd. rule, but we were more like 1/4 mile away...not great for photos which I was looking forward to. The skipper and marine biologist were friendly, well informed, but microphone problems became frequent and a bit irritating at critical moments. I hope they get it fixed and get closer when you go out!
Rating: 5
Mon, Jan 2, 12   12:30 PM Epantel Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really enjoyed the trip, the Captain gave great discribtions,and let us know where to took. Weather very good,calm waters and not really crowded. That made it even better. Thanks for a great trip
Rating: 4
Wounderfull trip
Sun, Jan 1, 12   1:30 PM lucgagne Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
The Princess Monterey is a great boat,very clean and spacious.We had great weather,saw grey whales risso dolfins,jelly fish and sardines.The naturalist was very informative about the marine life in the monterey bay.
Rating: 5
Wed, Dec 28, 11   9:00 AM Bertilson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Was impressed with the way the captain and crew handled the "outing". The captain took extra time and energy to insure that we saw what we came for--in seeing MANY gray whales! The crew was very helpful and informative. Would certainly go with you again and have recommended the Watch to several of my friends. Thank you!
Rating: 5
WOW what a Whale of a Time!!!
Sat, Dec 3, 11   1:30 PM MarilynBrown Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group had an amazing time. We saw two types of dolphins and a POD of 5 killer whales. The crew on our boat was amazing. The marine biologist was informative and witty. I unfortunately am one of those folks who get seasick and the staff made sure I was OK and the moment passed quickly. I can't wait to go again in Feb.
Rating: 5
great activity!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   10:00 AM brentstrom Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Weather was great. Saw killer whales (6)..orcas. Guide was very enthusiastic and helpful.
Rating: 5
Whales, dolphins, and seals were easily viewed
Sat, Nov 12, 11   10:00 AM DianneVanG Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw humpback whales blow out of their spouts, flip their tails at us, and generally come up and down several times. The day was beautiful, sunny with blue skies, so everyone had a very good day. After watching the whales for awhile, the captain took us to another area to watch the dolphins. They were a lot closer than the whales, so could see them better. The seals were cute and active. The main thing I would recommend to people is to watch the whales more and not try to take pictures (unless they have a telephoto lens).
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 11, 11   10:00 AM rjvpapa47 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
great fun