Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,651 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 215 485 5 = 480 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 369 836 11 = 825 99% 4.6
Last 12 months 726 1,682 31 = 1,651 98% 4.6
All 4,528 9,292 324 = 8,968 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Sat, Aug 2, 14   12:30 PM lktripp Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Was a long, wet boat ride out to see the whales! The weather was not the best, but once we arrived to the area it was exciting! Saw several whales and seals, however they were further away from the boat than what I had thought we would be.
Rating: 3
"Lazy" whales don't perform.
Sat, Aug 2, 14   10:30 AM DWall77 Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
This was a disappointing whale watch. We had come down from the Bay Area because we had heard the humpbacks were so active in the area. I know the company can't be responsible for what the whales do, but we spent 3 hours on the boat for 15-20 minutes of seeing whale backs. Pilot/guide kept referring to them as being "lazy."
Rating: 4
Very nice trip to see whales and sealions
Sat, Aug 2, 14   10:00 AM nicolekroon Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
A nice warm boat (we had kind of bad weather but we were sitting inside for the most part of the trip). Rhe crew will let you know when the whales can be seen. We eat just a small breakfast and took a motion sickness pill and felt fine during the trip. I see people complaining about seasickness but those are mainly the ones who stepped onboard with a hamburger and a coke in their hands. The time of the trip is perfect. The boatride takes about 1 hour to the whales and back which gives you enough time to see and photograph the animals.
Rating: 5
great adventure
Sat, Aug 2, 14   10:00 AM missyg52 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Family Without Children
We had been on another whale watching boat last year but it wasn't nearly as nice or as big as this one. Plan on taking my sister and her husband when they come out in the next few month. Saw so many whales and sea lions!!
Rating: 3
Fantastic Information.
Sat, Aug 2, 14   10:00 AM Michaelhenso Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
It was a good trip, so many people throwing up kind of ruined the trip. and the snack bar guy was the same guy who cleaned up the puck disgusting.

The whales gave us a good show and the sea lions that was amazing. And all the info we received was priceless. Over all the trip was a good one.

hank you
Rating: 5
great time, lots of whales and others.
Fri, Aug 1, 14   12:30 PM WENKOLB Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
great trip
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Fri, Aug 1, 14   12:30 PM Glory01 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My family and I had a great time. The staff was friendly and helpful, and definitely knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend. The whales were completely amazing!!
Rating: 4
Great trip, lots of whales, excellent naturalist
Fri, Aug 1, 14   10:00 AM supermar Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
An amazing trip because we saw so many whales so close to the boat. The naturalist was excellent - knowledgeable and enthusiastic. One feature I've never seen on any commercial boat trip is that you had to pay $20 extra to sit on the top deck of the boat, which we did not do. We could still see just fine, but it would have been better up above.
Rating: 5
Fri, Aug 1, 14   10:00 AM Skog80 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Best whale watching experience ever and it happens year round! I take friends and family on this trip every time they visit and everyone always has a fantastic time no matter what the season. I highly recommend this to anyone
Rating: 5
Fri, Aug 1, 14   9:00 AM Boersema Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Zeer vriendelijk, enthousiast en behulpzaam personeel. Zeer mooie tocht met bultrugwalvissen van zeer nabij gezien.