Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,123 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 333 846 13 = 833 97% 4.7
Last 6 months 644 1,588 18 = 1,570 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 891 2,154 31 = 2,123 98% 4.7
All 4,998 10,495 338 = 10,157 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: 5
Highly Recommended
Thu, Apr 9  1:30 PM rickbucz Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Perhaps we were lucky, but we saw dozens and dozens of hump back whales with probably 15-20 coming very close to our ship; like within 10 - 30 feet! They were checking US out! Recommend that you spend the extra $20 and book the "upstairs" premium seats. Service was 5-star...
Rating: 5
whale watching
Thu, Apr 9  1:30 PM mohanramanuj Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Easy online registration. Top section of boat. 2.5 hour cruise. 1:30pm cruise. Perfect weather. Very pleasant and knowledgable staff. Saw quite a few humpback whales but no other types (you see what you see). Very spacious boat. Best experience of sailing your own sailboat. Therapeutic. Our party of 9 incl. 4 kids 5 - 13 year olds enjoyed it thoroughly.
Rating: 5
This was an awesome family outing.
Thu, Apr 9  1:30 PM SamMartin Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We saw many, many humpback whales and they came up right next to the boat - almost touchable. Huge animals. The docent did a very good job giving us information about the whale and other animals out there, e.g. the birds that were close by. All in all a great day.
Rating: 5
Incredble experiece!
Thu, Apr 9  12:30 PM kimbo20 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
From the beginning of getting our tickets to the end of leaving the boat after our 3 hours cruise everyone was pleasant and more than willing to answer any questions. The staff seemed as enthusiastic about our experience as we did and that made it even better. We saw amazing whales up close and our narrator described everything we were seeing as it was happening. Never once did I feel unsafe or scared as the boat itself was large, well kept, clean and fully stocked with life rafts and jackets for everyone aboard. We have been on several whale watching cruises over the past years in different areas of California and this one by far was the best!
Rating: 5
Thu, Apr 9  10:00 AM jensstrebe Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoy this cruise !
Rating: 4
Great time. Only one complaint.
Thu, Apr 9  10:00 AM brewman67 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Great day. Only complaint was paying $40 extra dollars to sit on the top deck when after the boat trip started people from the lower deck would just come up and crowed the upper deck. No regulated people from just coming up once a float. Other than that would do it again, just not pay $20 per person extra and just wait and go up.
Rating: 5
We loved it!
Wed, Apr 8  10:00 AM Billmassry Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My whole family had a great time. The boat tour was amazing. I definitely would recommend it for everyone.
Rating: 5
Great outing to see humpback whales
Tue, Apr 7  1:30 PM PODBoy666 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really great day on the water with a knowledgeable crew. We saw multiple pods of humpback whales and a sea lion feeding frenzy. The biologist provided fantastic information and had our kids totally captivated.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Tue, Apr 7  10:00 AM jenerro Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful experience, couldn't have asked for more.
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience. I highly recommend!
Tue, Apr 7  10:00 AM jsmithey Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The staff was very knowledgeable. We saw soooo many humpback whales and a huge pod of common dolphins. A couple of the whales came very close to the boat as well as the pod of dolphins. Such a treat! We paid the extra money to upgrade to the top deck and it totally worth it.