Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,168 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 176 416 10 = 406 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 250 580 15 = 565 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 905 2,201 33 = 2,168 98% 4.7
All 5,251 11,084 353 = 10,731 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
Whales did not disappoint
Tue, Jul 28, 15   9:00 AM ingridcummin Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great time on the Princess Whale tour. Guide, Teresa, was very knowledgeable and came around the boat at the end of the cruise to answer individual questions. Boat was a good size and accommodated all guests with seating. I know this is odd, but I'd say the tour last maybe 30 minutes too long to maintain my kids attention. Towards the end they were like "seen one whale seen them all." It was a lovely day out. I recommend morning for calmer waters for those with sensitive stomachs.
Rating: 5
great whale sightings, and quality boat
Tue, Jul 28, 15   9:00 AM ricschoon Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
great sunny day. the 2.5 hours can be a tad long. would highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Mon, Jul 27, 15   12:30 PM moni2zag Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I saw so many sightings and about 3-4 actual breachings. This was my 4 time out on a whale watching excursion but I have never seen as many whales as I did on Monday. The ship was very nice...the waters were choppy so unfortunately, many people got seasick. I would recommend that some type of medication be taken before the trip so you can enjdoy the full 2-3 hours of magnificient whale sightings.
Rating: 5
Great tour, we saw multiple whales and dolphins
Mon, Jul 27, 15   10:00 AM Marty1984 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour was very nice, we saw multiple whales and dolphins pretty close to the boat. We payed extra for the upper deck. It is a little expensive, but worth the money in my opinion.

The only strange thing is that we booked for the 1:30 pm tour and 1 day in advance they called that the 1:30 pm was cancelled and we had to take the 10 am tour due to weather. This was a problem for us since we had to travel some hours distance, but we made it just on time. After we got back they were just selling tickets for the 1:30 pm tour, so that trip wasn't cancelled at all and it seemed they lied to us. Very strange in my opinion.
Rating: 5
fantastic trip,. A highlight of our holiday.
Mon, Jul 27, 15   10:00 AM ColinPurley Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We planned this trip on our way down the coast from San Fran to LA on our fly drive holiday from UK and booked it before we left home. It was well run and not over crowded. The boat left on time and we had a full 3 hours out on the boat during which we saw several whales and many dolphins and sea lions. It was quite choppy so we were pleased we took travel sickness tablets before hand. The on board live commentary was excellent. We would definitely recommend this trip.
Rating: 4
das Meer ist voller Tiere. Wir sahen Wale
Mon, Jul 27, 15   10:00 AM paulkoller Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Und Delfine. Robben. Quallen. Sehr schöne Fahrt.
Rating: 5
Fantastic service and great results
Mon, Jul 27, 15   9:00 AM jfrog5982 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My wife and I went on a whale watching trip with Princess Monterey Whale Watching Cruises for around $90 total. The boat was relatively large, and we felt very safe on it. The staff was very informative and friendly. I even witnessed the staff from this group help someone who had purchased tickets from a competitor but was lost; staff was very professional and helpful. Finally, the results were good. The staff made us aware of what to look for and called out locations as whales were spotted. I can't speak for the other similar services in the area, but I would give this group a very high recommendation regardless of how the competition compares. You will get your money's worth.
Rating: 5
5 Year Old Birthday Trip
Mon, Jul 27, 15   9:00 AM MommyofJeJe Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our daughter had been asking to go whale watching for the past couple years, and we told her that when she turned 5, she would be old enough to go. We scheduled for Sunday the 26th. On Saturday, they called and let us know that the weather would be too strong to go out and worked with us to find a time Monday morning to best fit our visit. Once we arrived Monday morning, the staff greeted us so warmly, and were so helpful to get us set up. The trip itself was exciting, and we saw around 15-18 humpback whales, and almost a dozen dolphins that swam next to our boat! The guide on our boat was very clear with her direction, and shared her enthusiasm for her love of the marine world with everyone on board.

My only suggestion, is that although your child is 5 and older, be aware of how tall they are. Our daughter is on the petite side, and for her to have a good view, we had to hold her up, which was cumbersome with her life vest, and wasn't as comfortable for her.

All together, our family had an amazing trip and I have already referred friends to enjoy this attraction with their families!
Rating: 5
Fantastic trip.
Mon, Jul 27, 15   9:00 AM Christinagia Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We were able to see multiple whales, dolphins, birds and sea lions. I learned some new things too
Rating: 4
amazing experience
Sun, Jul 26, 15   10:00 AM bibichu Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw 4 killer whales doing back flips. It's amazing!