Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,126 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 354 901 13 = 888 97% 4.7
Last 6 months 650 1,608 18 = 1,590 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 892 2,157 31 = 2,126 98% 4.7
All 4,996 10,491 338 = 10,153 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: 3
The bay is a great place, lot of animals in there.
Sat, Apr 4  9:00 AM matm29 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the ride, but we didn't like that we spend more time sailing than whale watching. It tooks us one hour to get to the whales, about 20 min whale watching, and another hour to come back.
Rating: 4
Well organized, fantastic Naturalist on board.
Fri, Apr 3  10:30 AM MikeyS Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
While the specific tour I went on with my daughter was on a smaller boat than usual, the outfit seemed well organized and accommodating since we did not have concessions on board. The woman naturalist we had was really great. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She knew when to keep us entertained during lulls or waiting periods of seeing humpbacks. The complimentary water was a nice touch.
Rating: 5
Whale watching in April
Fri, Apr 3  10:00 AM GarethRogers Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
The trip was a great experience, and we were lucky enough to see humpbacks, and hundreds of dolphins. We paid extra for the upper deck, which I think was definitely worth it as the views were much better. The staff were very good and provided excellent commentary throughout the cruise. The sailing was fairly rough at times, and our 12 year old felt quite sick, so it pays to take sea sickness pills in advance. All in all though a great trip.
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 3  10:00 AM rbartelt2 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Rating: 1
Barf Bucket
Fri, Apr 3  10:00 AM Liz2015 Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Our 1:30 tour was cancelled due to high winds and we were foolish enough to take up the offer of a reservation on the 10 am tour. Big mistake. I have never seen so much barf from so many people in such diverse deliveries. The crew was very good cleaning up after everyone, but since it had been windy all week I don't know why all of the tours weren't cancelled. My family successfully kept all our cookies, but we were pretty uncomfortable, and the sights and sounds of all the barfing was awful (thankfully I can't smell). Maybe about 5% of the people seemed to be having an OK time.
Rating: 5
Great trip-dolphins and whales
Thu, Apr 2  10:00 AM MCCASAA Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a great trip and saw around 200 dolphins and 2 different types of whales.
Rating: 5
whale watching was fun, but the dolphins were amaz
Tue, Mar 31  10:00 AM JulieCampbel Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
While we saw a few whales, the dolphins were amazing! The only thing that I did not like was the choppy ride back.
Rating: 5
Awesome whale excursion
Tue, Mar 31  10:00 AM JerryZett Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Would suggest going out in morning as winds are calmer. We saw at least a half dozen whales while out. The group of sea lions coming in was cool as well as the big pod of dolphins (about 250 dolphins)
Rating: 5
We saw whales and dolphins!
Sat, Mar 28  10:00 AM amandaabel Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw lots of dolphins that swam right up to the boat and lots of Whales. We did get sea sick because the water was pretty rough that day, but besides that, it was amazing to see the animals in the wild! They knew right where to take us and were very knowledgeable about the animals!
Rating: 5
Best part of my trip!
Sat, Mar 28  10:00 AM CindyLadyka Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
it was an amazing trip. Definitely sit on top deck!!! Worth every penny. We saw Dolphins and 15 whales!!! We went at 10:00 trip. Really amazing experience. Can't say enough about it.