Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,074 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 459 1,155 12 = 1,143 99% 4.7
Last 6 months 627 1,537 17 = 1,520 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 868 2,103 29 = 2,074 98% 4.7
All 4,885 10,224 333 = 9,891 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
Great experience
Sat, Jan 10  12:30 PM Apaquin Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Fun trip good boat and enthusiastic naturalist.

Only drawback was loudspeakers on boat were poor. Could barely hear comment s from naturalist.
Rating: 5
Fantastic time
Sat, Jan 10  10:00 AM MaryAHampton Female 60-69 Combination Couple on a Date
Our time on the PRINCESS exceeded our expectations. We saw lots of whales including four whales which breached halfway out of the water. The 200-300 dolphins were spectacular! It was a trip that we will always remember with delight.
Rating: 5
it was amazing!
Sun, Jan 4  10:00 AM keuka88 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The gray whales were amazing...loved watching them swim together..worth every cent.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 3  10:00 AM lhrichardson Female 50-59 Local Other
Wonderful tour. Catherine our marine biologist was amazing. She was knowledgeable and so funny. We saw so many whales and dolphins. It was a great time.
Rating: 5
Very worthwhile experience!
Sat, Jan 3  10:00 AM bookfairlady Female 50-59 Local Individual
The crew were helpful and welcoming. The tour guide and commentator was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. The ship was comfortable and provided multiple spots for spectacular views. Lots of whales and dolphins and the trip was absolutely worth the time and the expense.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Fri, Jan 2  1:30 PM rcsladygreen Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We had a great time! We saw 25-30 Grey Whales, take binoculars if you have them avaiable. The Crew was friendly and very knowledgeable. We paid the extra $ to sit on the top deck, well worth it, alot less crowded. We'll go back again!
Rating: 4
Had a great time!
Thu, Jan 1  1:30 PM jeromym Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a great time! RIght out the dock we ran into a couple hundred Dolphins. We were able to find at least a dozen Grey Whales throughout the trip. The Naturalist was fun and very informative! Snacks and Coffee was extremely reasonably priced on the ship. Overall great experience!
Rating: 4
Would have been nicer in better weather
Wed, Dec 31, 14   10:00 AM musemom Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Was too cold to sit outside and it was impossible to hear the naturalist from inside. Plus it was rough and several people got sick
Rating: 4
Nice views
Mon, Dec 29, 14   1:30 PM bgalvao1 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
good day, nice views but not so maby whales we expect, not even a single dolphin. This is the nature!
Rating: 3
A nice wildlife experience
Mon, Dec 29, 14   10:00 AM whalewatch21 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip was good. Met expectations. We didn't have a problem hearing the commentary outdoors as others who have reviewed did. It was pretty crowded and hard to find a spot to get good views. We paid the extra $20 for the "VIP" upper level. I wouldn't recommend doing so. It was a waste of money. The upper deck has much less rail space and you aren't able to get to the bow so you can't see the dolphins that surf along the bow. Also, the rail was more crowded on the upper deck than the lower and we ended up not even being able to get a spot by the rail upstairs. I spent the whole trip on the lower deck and thus wasted $40. Also, a note if you get seasick (my husband does). It seemed like a calm day but it was still really wavy going out. He took a Gravol about 1/2 hour before the trip and he was good the whole time. There were some pretty miserable people on the cruise (due to seasickness). A good cruise overall but a bit frustrating finding good viewing space.