Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,633 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 148 335 6 = 329 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 228 523 12 = 511 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 720 1,670 37 = 1,633 98% 4.6
All 4,306 8,788 319 = 8,469 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
Happy to watch Whales & Dolphins.
Sun, Apr 27, 14   10:00 AM badrikrishna Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I was wondering whether I could see a whale in the sea. It was a very cloudy day. Even showers were expected.

I thought I had to settle with the 'sea lions' 'sea guls'.

But yet, Just after first 5minutes of a wait.. there it goes saw a whale(humpback).

There on kept on finding whales in groups of 2 and 3 for every 10minutes. Wow exciting.

One whale was enthusiastic enough, to jump out, splashing lot of water. Amazing!!

Later at another place, found bunch of dolphins.

Watching birds flying over whales, birds diving into water for catching fish was a bonus.

While returning I saw two seaguls flying so farst. They followed our boat, nearly over 30mins swinging left to right behind the boat, and sometimes making rounds across boat. (might be for food or just they were curious).

The tour guide gave a good narration too. Over all loved the trip.
Rating: 5
Sun, Apr 27, 14   10:00 AM telaaz Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Was wonderful. They were knowledgeable and fun. Knew where to find the whales. Went out of the way to be sure the experience was 2 order full for all.
Rating: 5
Loved it!!
Thu, Apr 24, 14   10:00 AM Kjackson99 Female 20-29 Combination Family With Children
I went with my son (8) to see and also learn about whales. Happy to say that's what we got!! The caption was giving us a lot of energy, as she spoke about info of the sea. The whales got pretty close and even spoke a little. Anything thing bad, which was on our part is... The seasickness! I honestly thought we would be ok w/o a pill or what have you. Wrong!! Lol next time, because I will make this an anther trip. :-) take something to block that sickness.. Wooo!!
Rating: 4
Nice day at sea, on second attempt
Wed, Apr 23, 14   10:00 AM magunnarsson Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our first booking was cancelled because of windy conditions. We got a full refund and booked new tickets for the next day. We had a lovely time, and got to see a few whales.
Rating: 5
Great time
Mon, Apr 21, 14   10:00 AM WTMackey Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Staff very friendly and informative. Saw humpbacks and orcas. Ocean was very choppy that day, if you get motion sickness, you'll want to take something
Rating: 5
awesome experience
Sun, Apr 20, 14   9:00 AM womanused80 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was mine and my husbands first time doing anything like this. It was so fun. We will definitely do it again. It can get a little chilly so dress warm. There is an area inside where you can keep warm but there is a much better view outside. Also snacks, beverages and bathrooms. Other than that it was very informative. Learned a lot about the different birds and animals and what to expect. We saw a group of orcas and a group of hump back whales. Experience of a lifetime.
Rating: 5
Beautiful Experience
Sat, Apr 19, 14   10:00 AM LisaAsbill Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I went for the first time for our Anniversary. The staff were so wonderful! The experience was breath taking! The only recommendations I would strongly suggestis if you are prone to getting seasick stay home or get a perscription for the meds behind the ears. I didn't know I was prone to get seasick (since I scuba dive and have never been sick in open water) and I took an over the counter seasick pill and let's just say I was good until the boat stopped. I spent the whole trip in the rest room and only got to view 3 humpback whales. My husband got to video tape the trip for me and that was wonderful enough. I am only sad I didn't get to see more. Go if you ever get the chance! all the folks on this trip were so wonderful! I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.
Rating: 4
My family and I enjoyed our cruise.
Sat, Apr 19, 14   10:00 AM JUribe Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed our cruise. However there were several children who became seasick which made the cruise a little difficult to totally enjoy. An adult only cruise would have been nice to choose. The narrator of our cruise was extremely entertaining and easy to listen to. She then walked around the boat asking if anyone had questions which I thought was very nice. I would recommend this cruise for whale watching to other friends and family.
Rating: 4
Sat, Apr 19, 14   10:00 AM m880510 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Beautiful day, reasonably priced. Saw some whales, just what i had hoped. As a note went on a whale watching tour in Juneau which was much more spectacular....but still enjoyed this.
Rating: 4
Great experience for my kids and myself!
Fri, Apr 18, 14   10:00 AM BBerner Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great experience - we saw whales and dolphins. The crew was nice and helpful and we got a lot of information about whales, dolphins and other animals. We recommend this cruise to everyone! Family from Switzerland.