Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,637 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 148 339 7 = 332 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 230 521 13 = 508 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 724 1,674 37 = 1,637 98% 4.6
All 4,331 8,846 320 = 8,526 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
Amazing trip.
Sat, May 17, 14   10:00 AM harveybichko Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Saw about twenty orcas and ten humpbacks. As there was so much activity the captain did not rush back. Guide very knowledge, friendly and nice. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Saw lots of amazing whales!!!!
Fri, May 16, 14   10:00 AM barnes443 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The cruise and staff were amazing. Would recommend this trip to others. We saw humpback, gray and killer whales. Also don't give up on sightings once your on the way back. My husband and I stayed out side on the boat, we were the only ones out there and just before we got to shore we saw a school of dolphins swim right along side the boat it had to be about 8-10 of them it was awesome!!!!
Rating: 5
Well Worth It
Thu, May 15, 14   1:30 PM mfmccart Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Our afternoon trip lasted slightly more than 2 and a half hours. The boat bounces a little but they won't take it out if the waves are too choppy. Morning trips are more calm. We got good looks at more than 20 whales breaking through the water and could see their water spouts from a long distance. The boat was close enough to a couple whales to hear the whoosh when they shot out water. The marine biologist on board had helpful commentary but was hard to understand. She spoke rapidly and the loud speakers were not good for the pitch of her voice. You could not talk to her personally unless you were on the top level. We could see fine from the lower, less expensive level. On the return ride back to the dock they ought to let her mingle with the patrons. We were fortunate enough to have close but safe encounters with the whales that made it all worthwhile.
Rating: 5
Imformative Guide
Thu, May 15, 14   10:00 AM JudysBaker Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A great trip even though we only saw the humpback whale on this tour--was impressed with our tour guide--she really knew a lot about the area and all the sea life--so very glad we took this particular whaling trip.
Rating: 2
Wed, May 14, 14   1:30 PM mkdowner Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was very disappointed as I had gone on another whale watching tour while in Alaska that was phenomenal and booked my daughter and I on this one so she could enjoy the whales too. We saw very little and what we did see was so far in the distance we didn't really get a good view. Part of it may be attributed to an afternoon cruise vs. morning but there were other boats that were closer and seemed to be more on top of the action. Very disappointing considering the money we spent. I would not recommend this cruise to anyone.
Rating: 5
Great trip
Wed, May 14, 14   10:00 AM qprqpr3848 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Best Birthday ever
Wed, May 14, 14   10:00 AM Suegar Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were impressed from the moment we were met on the dock by the naturalist on the trip. She was very knowledgable about marine mammals and the Monterey area and was comedic too. We saw jellyfish, otters, sea lions, Risso dolphins, a pod of 5-6 killer whales and two humpbacks. Weather was great and it was a very smooth ride. This trip was for my husbands 73rd birthday and we had a great time
Rating: 5
May whale watching
Wed, May 14, 14   10:00 AM susanwmson Female 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
We very much enjoyed our whale watching trip. Very informative; staff went out of their way to make trip enjoyable and educational. We will go back with our grandchildren.
Rating: 5
Exciting Whale Watching Trip on Mother's Day 2014
Sun, May 11, 14   10:00 AM MarleneSoria Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
All ticket processing, brochures, loading up time, seating, condition of boat were excellent! I would recommend this activity to anyone, anywhere!!
Rating: 5
Sun, May 11, 14   10:00 AM conycaycedo Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Everything was wonderful, the crew was very cool, was ver exiting to see the whales