Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,105 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 141 320 14 = 306 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 215 493 15 = 478 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 884 2,139 34 = 2,105 98% 4.7
All 5,196 10,945 353 = 10,592 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: 1
Quite disappointing experience
Wed, Jul 15, 15   9:00 AM Flimmer888 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
No doubt quite experienced associates very willing to share their oceanic knowledge, but we spent 3 hours sailing and did merely spot 3-4 whales on quite a distance. Maybe we were unlucky
Rating: 4
Fun times-upkeep needed on boat though
Wed, Jul 15, 15   9:00 AM Naisbitt Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a fun time on the 3 hour cruise and saw some whales. The boat's speaker in the front was not working so many passengers did not hear the expert commentary. The boat in general is in need of upkeep and maintenance.
Rating: 5
Awesome trip for kids
Wed, Jul 15, 15   9:00 AM C2foca Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We really enjoyed the time spent on the boat and the diversity of animals seen. I would give a huge shout out to the crew for cleaning up bathrooms quickly after sea sickness, etc. well managed, from my perspective.
Rating: 5
Excellent Staff!
Wed, Jul 15, 15   9:00 AM dramirez Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would highly recommend Princess Monterey Whale Watching Cruises because of the staff who take care of patrons during the trip. They are knowledgeable of marine life and are very helpful when you are experiencing sickness. They made the trip most enjoyable!
Rating: 4
Great Experience
Tue, Jul 14, 15   10:00 AM claywhale Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Went in the morning, beautiful day. Able to see humpback whales surfacing and diving numerous times. On the ride out and back also saw sea lions and otters. The ride back was a little rougher so take precautions if you think you could get sea sick.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend this tour
Tue, Jul 14, 15   10:00 AM JudeChosnyk Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I loved this tour! I saw humpbacks, dolphins, sea otters, pelicans and sea lions. The guide provided great narration while out in the ocean. Highly recommend this tour company!
Rating: 4
Nice cruise, nice people
Mon, Jul 13, 15   9:00 AM Gbuckheit Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I were there for our anniversary last week and we've been there in years past but it's the first tiem we did a whale watch cruise. The gentlemen that greets people outside was super friendly and informative. The ship itself was very comfortable and it was a nice long cruise. We saw 2 whales and a few dolphins and seals and lots of birds I would've enjoyed getting closer to the 2 whales but guess the boat has to stay back. We would do it again for sure.
Rating: 5
Big fun for the whole family
Sun, Jul 12, 15   10:00 AM Dacotah Unspecified Unspecified Combination Family With Children
Our group ranged in age from 7 to 83 and everyone had a great time. We have been on other whale watching trips out of Monterey, but this company has the biggest and most comfortable boats. We went on the Headlands boat and we were very happy with all the amenities. The crew was friendly and helpful and we were lucky enough to see quite a few activel Humpbacks, a pod of dolphins and even some sunfish. The whole experience was a delight from beginning to end. Easy to check in and we were allowed to board the boat in advance of departure so we didn't have to stand in line. I would definitely book with this company again.
Rating: 5
Great Experience!
Sun, Jul 12, 15   9:00 AM btearney Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Lots of sea life plus breaching whales...a can't miss experience.
Rating: 5
Worth Every penny
Sat, Jul 11, 15   3:30 PM cmdrdan Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Tour lasted 3.5 hours (slightly longer than advertised)

Guide was very informative and educational.

Whales and dolphins were spotted!! What more can I say? :)