Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,512 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 81 179 6 = 173 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 290 685 14 = 671 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 672 1,547 35 = 1,512 97% 4.6
All 4,184 8,510 313 = 8,197 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
Fun and interesting
Sat, Dec 28, 13   10:00 AM MAKlidzejs Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The whale watching was a good experience.
Rating: 5
Fri, Dec 27, 13   1:30 PM DanHarlin Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I had a great time. We saw several hump backs and greys. Lots of other wildlife, too.
Rating: 2
off season
Fri, Dec 27, 13   12:30 PM Cheetany Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
1) the ship ride was good

2) the guide was excellent with the information

3) very disappointed with the whales activities since it was off season
Rating: 5
Exceeded expectations
Fri, Dec 27, 13   10:00 AM xtian666 Male 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Weather was perfect. Crew friendly and attentive. Boat clean well taken care of. PA system was clear and just the right volume. Saw lots of grey whales and spent a lot of time with them.
Rating: 4
Not a Whale.. but maybe a "tuna fish of a time"!
Thu, Dec 26, 13   1:30 PM mrsubu Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We did not see a lot of whales. A few gray whales at a distance and maybe some dolphins but that was it.

The staff and crew on the boat were friendly. The guide on the microphone was quite knowledgeable and kept entertaining with tidbits on interesting information about the marine life. I guess, it was the day or the month that we visited that we were not lucky to see many whales. But overall a good experience!
Rating: 5
They really went out their way to show us whales
Thu, Dec 26, 13   12:30 PM sourapril Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I appreciate their effort in helping us see whales. I had a wonderful time.
Rating: 5
Wed, Dec 25, 13   1:30 PM FALLGUY Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
great time
Rating: 3
Excellent weather, intent to find whales sincere.
Wed, Dec 25, 13   1:30 PM Elizabethbmk Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
After an hour's ride to one location, only one or two whales were on the far horizon and not too visible. We did see one rolling over and others spouting. Many pourpoises in waters. Naturalist on board describing scene; she was on upper deck but passengers not allowed there which made it more difficult to see marine life. Luckily I had brought a heavy jacket as it was very cold and not enough space inside for all. The boat stayed out longer looking for more whales but only a few more glimpse on the way back.
Rating: 4
Had a great time
Tue, Dec 24, 13   1:30 PM rbarbour Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Big ship. Plenty of room to move about. Saw whales. Marine biologist on board was knowledgeable and amusing.
Rating: 5
A wonderful time out on the water
Tue, Dec 24, 13   1:30 PM plevitan51 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Though we didn't see any whales breaching or leaping (as the photos suggest), we did see about a half dozen crest (surface) and expel streams of water through their blowholes, along with dolphins and jellyfish. The kids loved it. Just being out on the water and in the ocean for almost 3 hours was wonderful. The narrator is extremely knowledgeable, and almost constantly narrates and describes everything she sees.