Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,553 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 97 231 3 = 228 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 225 535 9 = 526 99% 4.6
Last 12 months 683 1,584 31 = 1,553 98% 4.6
All 4,223 8,603 313 = 8,290 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
Teens from NY - Really enjoyed the trip
Fri, Apr 22, 11   10:00 AM Soriano3 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Fun time
Rating: 4
Difficult to See but Awesome Experience
Sat, Feb 26, 11   1:30 PM paulwerbicky Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Captain and Mates were great. Highly recommended. Great experience.

Grey whales were distant and difficult to see and photograph. We understood the reason for keeping some distance from them so as not to interfere with the migration. We will be returning this summer to see the blue whales. Just to catch a glimpse of the largest creature on earth makes me shiver. We can hardly wait.
Rating: 4
Good trip in spite of weather
Thu, Feb 24, 11   10:00 AM ArleneLiving Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Other tour boats came and went and we were still out there looking at the whales. Think we more than got our moneys worth.
Rating: 5
Positive comments about tour!
Mon, Feb 21, 11   10:00 AM CarolynSue62 Male 60-69 Unspecified Family With Children
Enjoyed the Whale Watching trip! The guide was very informative...learned a lot about mammals and birds too! Would recommend the tour to others.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Thu, Feb 10, 11   10:00 AM rgk1943 Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Outstanding trip, informational, and pleasent.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 22, 11   10:00 AM verna44 Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
It was a beautiful day on the water, lots of sightings. Our guide, Christine, kept us informed on where to look. Didn't see any dolphins on our day, but a lot of grey whale activity in the area. Crossed that off my bucket list, but would definitely do it again.
Rating: 4
Whales!! Whales! And more Whales!
Sat, Jan 22, 11   10:00 AM c0pywriter Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We've been on whale watching outings before and seen - ZILTCH! So, my expectations were low but my spirits were high. After all, the weather was beautiful, the boat was awesome, and I was surrounded by family. Then we got out a ways and - WOW - we seemed to be surrounded by Whales!! To the right! To the left!! It was fun, exciting, and educational - all at the same time. I wouldn't take a swipe at the other whale watching services (I'd assume all know their business) - I'm just glad we chose Princess Monterey.
Rating: 4
Very rough water
Fri, Jan 7, 11   1:30 PM mmeyer1947 Male 60-69 Local Individual
First off I like this company. Have used them before and will probably use them again. The bay was extremely rough which I thought was fun as I'm an ocean man. However most of the people on our tour were older and were either throwing up or hanging on for dear life and were not able to walk to get to the rails for viewing. I would say 90% of the tour was complaining they would never go on this tour again as the company should have told them how rough the bay was. My point is the tour operators should have told people in advance about conditions. Most likely they would have eventually gotten their business. Now however I would say these folks won't be returning and will spread negative word of mouth. Its not like the operators didn't know about the rough water as their morning tour had just returned and they are also in contact with other operators. Hated to see a ruined trip for so many on what is usually very enjoyable. Shortsighted on operators part to grab the money and throw their reputation into the wind.
Rating: 4
Lots of whales and dolphins
Thu, Jan 6, 11   1:30 PM DoloresBrown Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain did a great job of narrating the activities on the water. It was difficult to see the whales because the boat was pretty far from the activity. I would recommend taking videos of the whales and definitely bring binoculars. We enjoyed our day and the whale sightings. It would have been more enjoyable if the boat could have gotten closer to the whales.
Rating: 5
Delightful Experience
Sun, Dec 26, 10   10:00 AM lindaam Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Princess Monterey for our first time to see the spouting whales - what an exciting experience - couldn't believe how quickly the time had passed. Looking forward to a return trip next year.