Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,634 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 148 339 7 = 332 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 229 518 13 = 505 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 723 1,671 37 = 1,634 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: 4
Saw whales
Thu, May 1, 14   10:00 AM dfairlie77 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyable trip, seeing things on the way in and way out without extensive time travelling out to sea. Saw several humpback whales. Would recommend this line for whale watching.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed the cruise
Thu, May 1, 14   10:00 AM Richard14 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Glad to see the whales. Narrative good.
Rating: 4
nice trip
Wed, Apr 30, 14   10:00 AM granddrifter Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
we had a very nice day, lots of sun gentle swells and a light breeze. having a larger boat was very comforting for my wife because she is very susceptible to problems caused by wave action even when using a patch or medication. we spotted otters, seals,dolphins and yes whales too.
Rating: 5
God's Creation
Wed, Apr 30, 14   10:00 AM amysnapp4711 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I loved the whale watching tour! I was blown away by the majesty of God's creation. Not only the whales, dolphins, otters, and sealions, but the surrounding land was spectacular. The staff checked on us frequently also and the marine biologist had a fun sense of humor along with facts. I'd do this again in a heartbeat!
Rating: 5
A great day!!
Wed, Apr 30, 14   10:00 AM Terilee Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It exceeded my expectations! It was my first whale watching trip and I just loved it! Everything was very professional. I even got a call the day before warning of choppy waters in the afternoon and offering to switch my time if I wanted.....very thoughtful. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful and the marine biologist who narrated the tour was just Awesome!! So informative, funny, and full of energy! Just Adored her! Best of all....we saw dolphins, sea lions, otters, and at least 6 Humpback Whales!! I thought the captain did a great job in finding them, following them....yet keeping a respectful distance. It was SO exciting to see multiple whales close up!! I felt like a little kid....giddy with excitement! When I got home and checked through my photos, which were taken from my phone....I actually was lucky enough to get the elusive "Tail Shot" of the whale fluke breaching the water....awesome!!! And you haven't lived until you've smelled "Whale Breath!" If you have the opportunity to go during whale season....I would highly recommend it....so worth it!!
Rating: 5
Happy to watch Whales & Dolphins.
Sun, Apr 27, 14   10:00 AM badrikrishna Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I was wondering whether I could see a whale in the sea. It was a very cloudy day. Even showers were expected.

I thought I had to settle with the 'sea lions' 'sea guls'.

But yet, Just after first 5minutes of a wait.. there it goes saw a whale(humpback).

There on kept on finding whales in groups of 2 and 3 for every 10minutes. Wow exciting.

One whale was enthusiastic enough, to jump out, splashing lot of water. Amazing!!

Later at another place, found bunch of dolphins.

Watching birds flying over whales, birds diving into water for catching fish was a bonus.

While returning I saw two seaguls flying so farst. They followed our boat, nearly over 30mins swinging left to right behind the boat, and sometimes making rounds across boat. (might be for food or just they were curious).

The tour guide gave a good narration too. Over all loved the trip.
Rating: 5
Sun, Apr 27, 14   10:00 AM telaaz Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Was wonderful. They were knowledgeable and fun. Knew where to find the whales. Went out of the way to be sure the experience was 2 order full for all.
Rating: 5
Loved it!!
Thu, Apr 24, 14   10:00 AM Kjackson99 Female 20-29 Combination Family With Children
I went with my son (8) to see and also learn about whales. Happy to say that's what we got!! The caption was giving us a lot of energy, as she spoke about info of the sea. The whales got pretty close and even spoke a little. Anything thing bad, which was on our part is... The seasickness! I honestly thought we would be ok w/o a pill or what have you. Wrong!! Lol next time, because I will make this an anther trip. :-) take something to block that sickness.. Wooo!!
Rating: 4
Nice day at sea, on second attempt
Wed, Apr 23, 14   10:00 AM magunnarsson Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our first booking was cancelled because of windy conditions. We got a full refund and booked new tickets for the next day. We had a lovely time, and got to see a few whales.
Rating: 5
Great time
Mon, Apr 21, 14   10:00 AM WTMackey Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Staff very friendly and informative. Saw humpbacks and orcas. Ocean was very choppy that day, if you get motion sickness, you'll want to take something