Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,140 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 64 145 1 = 144 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 480 1,211 15 = 1,196 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 894 2,166 26 = 2,140 98% 4.7
All 5,054 10,622 339 = 10,283 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: 5
Amazing!!! Don't miss this trip!!!
Sat, Apr 25, 15   10:00 AM kittyrolfs Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I booked this trip because it was on my mother's bucket list. We got there and were told the sea would be rough because it had rained all night. I was worried that the sea would be too rough to see anything, what do I know. We had a guide with sooooo much knowledge and she was so animated. I can't remember what her degree was in, but it was something like a Marine Biologist. She was wonderful. As expected the sea was rough and I loved it. My mother didn't however, she did get seasick, bless her heart. We saw Whales, Dolphins, Seals, all types of birds. I only had a cheap digital camera and I'm amazed at the pictures that were gotten. These memories are forever, Mom has pictures and knows now she doesn't do sea. I would do it again any day any time. So interesting, fascinating, beautiful and intriguing. The staff on the boat were professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this trip with this company!!!
Rating: 5
Pretty amazing!
Fri, Apr 24, 15   10:00 AM Samaan Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is the second time that I've been on the whale watching experience and also the first time that I've thrown up! But that's okay! Because it was awesome!! I got to see Dolphins and whales and enjoyed the fresh air of open ocean! Ever been whale watching before? No? Then what are you waiting for?!?! Give Monterey Whale watching a call and get your butt into gear! Perfect weather and its whale season so go see some whales!!!
Rating: 4
Bad weather but very nice crew :)
Wed, Apr 22, 15   10:00 AM Misch87 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We decided to go on this tour because of the size of the boat and the good reviews. Unfortunately, the weather on the tour day wasn't very good and we didn't see much whales or any other animals. But the crew were very nice, showing us the special valella jelly fish, which they fished out of the water, showing and explaining us different kinds of birds and giving us lots of information about whales, even if they didn't really come out on the day. The boat was very clean and I would definately recommend this tour and go again if I'd had the chance :)
Rating: 3
Whales and things
Wed, Apr 22, 15   10:00 AM Dburnette26 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw one whale and got seasick. It was a good one time experience.
Rating: 4
Rough seas
Wed, Apr 22, 15   10:00 AM KarenLouise Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The seas turned rough while we were out there, but the staff worked hard to keep everyone comfortable and help ensure an enjoyable experience.
Rating: 4
Whale Watching for our Honeymoon.
Wed, Apr 22, 15   10:00 AM berkough Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I had a great time, staff was friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great experience.
Rating: 5
Monterey wahle watching
Sat, Apr 18, 15   12:30 PM koopclan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Check-in was quick and easy, good boats, knowledgeable narrator, excellent experience
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience
Sat, Apr 18, 15   10:00 AM padmasugav Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I had a wonderful time. We were able to spot anything between 10 and 15 whales, humpback and blue whales put together. Each time we got a glimpse of a back or the glide of the tail fin into water my heart raced. Also we were very lucky to pass by a school of about 100 dolphins which were playing arond merrily. It was only the cold wind that was a bit of a dampener. Otherwise, it was a fantastic trip. The commentary provided by the Princess employee was very informative and engaging at the same time. She also obliged us by answereing several of our questions later. I would heartily recommend this to everyone. It is exciting, informative and affordable too.
Rating: 1
Not recommended, beyond disappointed
Sat, Apr 18, 15   10:00 AM breannajo8 Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
When outside you can barley hear the speaker who is giving all the details of the wildlife. There also was no way to purchase any type of motion sickness meds on the boat. No one came by engaging with the guest. The price of this boat was the most expensive and I have no idea why. We saw maybe 5 whales from about 100 yards out never got close enough. I do not recommend this to others. It's a shame since I was so excited to go in this adventure!
Rating: 4
Nice experience
Fri, Apr 17, 15   1:30 PM dgrobmeier Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Very cool to see whales in the water. A number of whales in the area Would like to have gotten closer for a better look.