Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,119 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 63 140 1 = 139 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 453 1,140 15 = 1,125 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 887 2,145 26 = 2,119 98% 4.7
All 5,055 10,623 339 = 10,284 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
Incredble experiece!
Thu, Apr 9, 15   12:30 PM kimbo20 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
From the beginning of getting our tickets to the end of leaving the boat after our 3 hours cruise everyone was pleasant and more than willing to answer any questions. The staff seemed as enthusiastic about our experience as we did and that made it even better. We saw amazing whales up close and our narrator described everything we were seeing as it was happening. Never once did I feel unsafe or scared as the boat itself was large, well kept, clean and fully stocked with life rafts and jackets for everyone aboard. We have been on several whale watching cruises over the past years in different areas of California and this one by far was the best!
Rating: 5
Thu, Apr 9, 15   10:00 AM jensstrebe Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Enjoy this cruise !
Rating: 4
Great time. Only one complaint.
Thu, Apr 9, 15   10:00 AM brewman67 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Great day. Only complaint was paying $40 extra dollars to sit on the top deck when after the boat trip started people from the lower deck would just come up and crowed the upper deck. No regulated people from just coming up once a float. Other than that would do it again, just not pay $20 per person extra and just wait and go up.
Rating: 5
We loved it!
Wed, Apr 8, 15   10:00 AM Billmassry Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My whole family had a great time. The boat tour was amazing. I definitely would recommend it for everyone.
Rating: 5
Great outing to see humpback whales
Tue, Apr 7, 15   1:30 PM PODBoy666 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really great day on the water with a knowledgeable crew. We saw multiple pods of humpback whales and a sea lion feeding frenzy. The biologist provided fantastic information and had our kids totally captivated.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Tue, Apr 7, 15   10:00 AM jenerro Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a wonderful experience, couldn't have asked for more.
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience. I highly recommend!
Tue, Apr 7, 15   10:00 AM jsmithey Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The staff was very knowledgeable. We saw soooo many humpback whales and a huge pod of common dolphins. A couple of the whales came very close to the boat as well as the pod of dolphins. Such a treat! We paid the extra money to upgrade to the top deck and it totally worth it.
Rating: 5
Brilliant trip
Mon, Apr 6, 15   10:00 AM SueJCarter Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We chose this tour after reading reviews and weren't disappointed. The boat was clean and spacious, and the weather warm and sunny with calm sea. I am not a good sailor, but I took travel sickness tablets and felt fine. The boat does tend to bob up and down a lot, so would recommend taking medication if you are prone to seasickness.

Our guide was very informative and we saw a glimpse of a blue whale, and lots of sightings of humpbacks and dolphins. The trip lasted nearly 3 hours and it was a really memorable experience.
Rating: 4
Very good view and boat
Mon, Apr 6, 15   10:00 AM beckerich Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Was a very nice experience. Steady boat .The only regret is that when we found a whale we followed it for a while , until time to go back. Good to see it several times but we could have shorten this to go and find another one to get a chance to see a different one/ type ( we saw a humberback)
Rating: 5
Must do excursion
Mon, Apr 6, 15   10:00 AM Chrismk124 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great excursion on the beautiful Monterey pier. Great value for money, the guides are very helpful and talk you through everything. Really enjoyed it, I would say a must do if your in the area.