Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,623 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 141 331 6 = 325 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 239 553 12 = 541 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 715 1,657 34 = 1,623 98% 4.6
All 4,280 8,734 316 = 8,418 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
Fantastic cruise
Tue, Jun 7, 11   10:00 AM woodcastle Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time on your cruise. The crew was very informative about the mammals. We learned a lot about the whales and the surrounding area. We are already planning to return next year (2012). Thanks again for a super trip. This was a great highlight in our 5,200 mile trip from Louisiana.
Rating: 4
Good Tour with Rain Check Option
Thu, May 26, 11   1:30 PM revmommy2001 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the tour on a Thursday, and as the water was rough, there were no sea animals to be seen. The company gave us all rain checks to try again. We were able to go the following Monday, and were delighted with the sea animals we observed. As it was a holiday, there was also a naturalist on board, who gave us valuable information about the animals and birds we were seeing. All in all, a great tour with a good company!
Rating: 5
A Rare Sighting
Fri, May 20, 11   1:30 PM philipalvin Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw a pod of Orcas (seemed to be 4-6) who were feeding on a kill, possibly a baby gray whale. The boat was able to circle the area for 1/2 hr. to give lots of photo opportunities. Apparently they're not seen often on this part of the coast. We also saw porpoises. The crew gave good commentary at appropriate times, but I think this could be expanded given the duration of the trip. However, we consider ourselves lucky for our first whale watching trip.
Rating: 4
Very good tour
Thu, May 12, 11   10:00 AM rdiangelo Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I really liked this tour, the only way it would be better is if we could have been closer to the whales.
Rating: 5
whale watching
Tue, May 10, 11   10:00 AM tulips93 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Had a great time. Little on the chilly side, but we seen a couple whales
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Wed, May 4, 11   10:00 AM lbakker99a Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Saw a great number of whales...very close to the ship...my wife had tears in her eyes she was so excited!!
Rating: 5
Had a great time
Mon, May 2, 11   10:00 AM pdyson Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Of course you always want to see more - hopefully we will be able to be back and go again. Enjoyed the day and the sights... got to see Orca's who stayed with us at the surface for 30 minutes!
Rating: 2
No Whales - Greatly Disappointed
Sat, Apr 30, 11   10:00 AM dtm100859 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The ads for this whale watching trip make it sound like there is a high probability that you will see at least a few whales and on our trip this past weekend - we saw "0" whales. The announcer kept saying look over there at 10:00 on the right and we'd say "don't you mean 2:00!" Not one whale and was very disappointing!!!!
Rating: 5
1st time seeing a large amount of whales.
Thu, Apr 28, 11   10:00 AM blbeach Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Whale Watching on the Princess of Monterey was delightful. The staff was very helpful and courteious which made the experience better. On the specific date we went the afternoon tour was cancelled so the morning tour was a bit crowded and it appeared that people were bumping into one another.
Rating: 5
Great crew, great information!
Mon, Apr 25, 11   10:00 AM judykitzes Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The crew was friendly, helpful, and alert to the needs of all the passengers. There was a light rain, moderate chop, and it was windy. There was always a crew member nearby to let passengers know where to stand, (or not to stand!), and very helpful with advice as to how to get a firm foot hold or hand hold in a choppy sea. The information about the animals and the local demographics of the ocean were excellent! Highly recommend this tour!