Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,137 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 64 143 1 = 142 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 459 1,156 15 = 1,141 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 893 2,163 26 = 2,137 98% 4.7
All 5,055 10,623 339 = 10,284 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
Well worth it
Wed, May 13, 15   10:00 AM Mnpoon Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
On a three hour boat ride we saw various types of marine wildlife including whales, sea lions, sea otters and dolphins. I know they can't guarantee sightings but the captain and crew really seemed to know where the hot spots were and made sure we saw as much as possible.
Rating: 4
seen lots of animals
Mon, May 11, 15   10:00 AM baarsrj Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The see was rather wold, so it was a bumpy ride; at check-in we wete honestly warnrd ahead. But we ended up in the middle of a humpback whale herd, accompanied by groups of dolphins and see lions. We saw tail flips and even a humpback jump.
Rating: 5
Excellent few hours
Sun, May 10, 15   1:30 PM timseall101 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Had a great time out on the water. Lots of Humpbacks which was just perfect. Great staff on board, and the whole experience was just amazing. Would highly recommend.
Rating: 5
We had a wonderful time!
Sun, May 10, 15   10:00 AM sjtalamantes Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My family and I had a great time. We definitely were able to see whales!
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Sun, May 10, 15   10:00 AM sspacht Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great experience! We have been whale watching several times before throughout California and in Alaska, but we have never been so close to the whales or seen so many humpbacks! The staff was very friendly and courteous as well. Since it was Mother's Day, they provided the moms in our group with a free pair of gloves. We would definitely recommend Princess Monterey Whale Watching to our friends! We'll be back again with the hopes of seeing orcas next time!
Rating: 2
It was an extremely shaky ride... not many whales
Sat, May 9, 15   12:30 PM T132681 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I purchased these tickets hoping to give my husband the experience of a life time. It is our 5th wedding annyversary. He also just finished Medical Assistant School... so I wanted to celebrate, and we got away for the weekend. We had no trouble finding the place, and the person that checked us in was very friendly... but it was all down hill from there.

The lady that "drove" the boat... has the most annoying voice I've heard... ok she was very enthusiastic... but c'mon... she was not pleasant to listent to. She drove like a maniac. I ended up getting sea sick... dispite all the meds. I took to prevent that... it was useless. The microphone was not working properly so we missed more than 1/2 of what she said... the boat was so shaky, people were falling, tripping... and I and four other passengers were puking our gutts out... we only were able to spot 2 whales, throughout the entire trip. The only highlight, was that we did encounter some beautiful dolphins that swam next to us for a while... but that was it... NEVER AGAIN!!! If I ever do this again... It will be with a different company.
Rating: 4
Very nice
Sat, May 9, 15   12:30 PM yogeshp08 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Would recommend it
Rating: 5
Sat, May 9, 15   10:00 AM Elisabetta65 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is the 3rd time I go whale watching, and I never saw so many different species on a single cruise!

Killer whales, humpback whales, dolphins, seals, an albatross, pelicans...!

It's not only a question of luck, the captain and our guide knew exactly where to go and followed the animals with a lot of respect. Result: guests were highly satisfied and I had the feeling that these beautiful creatures were not too much disturbed by us.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Sat, May 9, 15   10:00 AM jfktitan1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Excellent we were able to see orca's, humpback whales and porpoises. We were lucky to have calm waters and great information on what we were seeing. thank you
Rating: 5
dolphins, humpbacks and orcas! oh my!
Sat, May 9, 15   10:00 AM Myzervelogin Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Check-in was quick and well-organized. Boat was clean and nice. I would not pay the extra to be upstairs if I were to go again - there was not really any advantage to it. In fact, it seemed cooler to me to be as close to the water as possible when viewing the animals, though it was less crowded at the rails upstairs. It was a very lucky day for viewing - we would have been totally satisfied with the pod of 100+ dolphins (3 species), but then we go to see three pods of orcas!!! And the humpbacks were kind of anti-climatic after that. :) My only regret is that I did not take Dramamine before the trip because I thought