Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,651 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 160 362 5 = 357 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 285 660 11 = 649 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 715 1,679 28 = 1,651 98% 4.6
All 4,418 9,049 321 = 8,728 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: 5
A Must On The To-do List
Mon, Jun 23, 14   10:00 AM FAClay Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Great! Once in a lifetime experience.
Rating: 4
Beautiful creatures!
Sun, Jun 22, 14   10:00 AM lauradabbs5 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our whale watching experience. It was surprisingly cold for June, but enjoyable none-the-less. The whales were gorgeous and we enjoyed the narrative by the naturalist.

I would suggest that the company offer pictures in front of a green screen (possibly with a whale tale in the background). When we were in San Francisco, our picture was taken in front of a green screen and we had the opportunity to purchase the pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background; similarly in Seattle with the Space Needle in the background. I would also suggest warm beverages be offered besides coffee. Hot chocolate would have been perfect!
Rating: 5
Princess Monterey is an excellent whale watching e
Sun, Jun 22, 14   10:00 AM shrxman Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
As someone who has been whale watching many times and in several places, I highly recommend Princess Whale watching. Their boats are the largest in Monterey for whale watching, and as such they provide a little more stability and comfort for those who are less experienced or comfortable on the ocean, so if anyone in your party may get queasy, thus is your best bet. The seats are comfortable and there is ample space on board so everyone can roam to whatever part of the boat has the best view without feeling too squeezed in. All in all, an excellent experience.
Rating: 5
Excellent trip
Sat, Jun 21, 14   10:00 AM irishhawkeye Male 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
I loved every minute from the time we boarded the Greatland until we stepped ashore. While the waves were rolling and the boat was rocking it was a soothing almost hypnotizing rhythm. Captain Duke did his usual excellent job of landing us right on an excellent group of humpback whales. We enjoyed close up for nearly an hour and it was its usual majestic experience. I've been out four times now in the lady three years and it is ALWAYS one of the highlights of my year.
Rating: 4
Awe some
Sat, Jun 21, 14   10:00 AM 55Ladies Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Dress in layers as suggested, don't go inside if you feel sick staying in the fresh air is a lot better. Just a suggestion.

Noticed a few people not enjoying them selves.
Rating: 4
Humpbacks in June
Sat, Jun 21, 14   9:00 AM joelrickert Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The good news: We saw a dozen humpback whales. One was next to our boat.

The bad news: The naturalist was *extremely* hyper! And it was chilly for the first day of Summer.

But the sky was mostly sunny, and the captain knew exactly where the whales would be.
Rating: 4
Fantastic remember!
Fri, Jun 20, 14   10:00 AM Rainbaer5656 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Fantastic experience, 14 whales spotted!
Rating: 4
Fri, Jun 20, 14   10:00 AM Jajbbay Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in the tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable, with a bit of humor . I only wish i would have taken two dramamine pills:)
Rating: 5
Wonderful trip will recommend it to others
Fri, Jun 20, 14   10:00 AM FredPepper Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Wonderful trip
Rating: 5
Once in a lifetime experience!
Thu, Jun 19, 14   10:00 AM tgahess Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have been whale watching before. However, I have never been able to see so many whales at one time in my life! I know the next trip may not see so many whales, but this trip was incredible, the crew was wonderful, and our guide was absolutely delightful and full of passion about the animals. Would recommend in a heartbeat!!