Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,726 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 303 718 5 = 713 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 472 1,110 12 = 1,098 99% 4.6
Last 12 months 742 1,749 23 = 1,726 98% 4.6
All 4,664 9,644 325 = 9,319 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: 4
Fun but you better like the waves!!
Tue, Aug 19, 14   10:00 AM JenniferMcCa Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Love the views and whales. They were mostly far from the boat but still got to see. Even saw one breach!! There were only 30-40 people at most on the boat and about 10 of them seasick. The captain sat with the waves hitting the side for all to see...didn't help the sick people on board but best spot to see so not good for those that didn't feel good but it was to see whales. They had staff to help those that didn't feel good with advice, the tour was about on time for what was expected. I think it was a good time, and would go again....but I like those waves!! It was tough out there for those that don't!
Rating: 5
A most amazing experience!!!
Mon, Aug 18, 14   3:30 PM Depianto Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The whales put on an impromptu performance that exceeded our imagination of what was possible. The staff provided great information. The boat was comfortable. All in all it was a fantastic afternoon!
Rating: 5
Excellent family day out
Sun, Aug 17, 14   12:30 PM Penny1970 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We saw so many whales it was a fabulous experience and one we would never get in ou country. I would definitely recommend this as a great day out but would recommend travel sickness tablets.
Rating: 4
First time and had a great time
Sat, Aug 16, 14   3:30 PM vcallanta Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Took a friend to celebrate her graduation and engagement and had a great time. We saw a lot of humpback whales and other ocean life, our guide was very informative (and entertaining), and the boat was pretty comfortable. To me, it was well worth the money.
Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 16, 14   12:30 PM Marcodemicco Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
More than I expect. Good comfort and guide.
Rating: 5
Excelent expierence
Sat, Aug 16, 14   12:30 PM mikewageman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Amazing crew, the lady explained everything with a lot of detail. She was very energetic and outgoing, looks like she really enjoys what she does and is a very happy person. The rest of the crew was always walking around the boat and asking if we were doing ok. My son couldn't see the whales at the beginning because people were blocking the view and one crew member asked if we wanted to check out a different spot of the boat that wasn't crowded, we moved and it was the best place to watch the whales! Very, super happy with the amazing service! I have already recommended Princess Monterey Whale watching! Loved it!
Rating: 5
Enthusiatic tour guide!!!
Sat, Aug 16, 14   12:30 PM mikamiyasato Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw a good number of whales. Some came nearby. We also saw birds and sea lions. What made it very special is a knowlegeable and ENTHUSIASTIC tour guide explaining about different type of animals we saw. The ship had a protected area in case people got too cold standing on a deck.
Rating: 2
Poor booking site.
Sat, Aug 16, 14   12:30 PM jackcanning Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Disappointed. Not that we did not see lots of fun stuff but because the site offered second deck viewing options for an additional fee. Not until after too late in the booking process did I realize the trip I'd chosen and was locked into did not offer that option. Unable to cancel and rebook I did not get the experience I had hoped for. The booking process offers a place for comments on which I indicated I was looking forward to paying extra for the top deck privilege but that obviously was not read for if Princess cared about customer satisfaction someone from the company would have called to rearrange my booking to accommodate my desire
Rating: 5
A whale of a birthday party!!
Sat, Aug 16, 14   10:00 AM bdayseaparty Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had 15 family members: 11 adults and 4 children, who ALL had a fantastic time!! We had numerous whale sightings on Aug 16th, the 10am tour on the Greatland. The staff are friendly, and concerned that all were enjoying themselves, and offered assistance for those few who became seasick. It' s wise to bring extra warm clothing, and sunscreen. Take the Gin Gin tabs they sell at the office, they do work for seasickness. And of course, bring the cameras!! We have so many wonderful memories. It was my 62nd birthday, and what a bucket list we met!! Thanks Princess Monterey, and your great staff!!
Rating: 5
Unbelievable Sights and Wonderful Service!!!
Sat, Aug 16, 14   10:00 AM duppano Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
What a great day we had whale watching in the Monterey Bay. Being a local across the Bay in Santa Cruz we are use to seeing whales from our cliffs. We decided to make a day of it and book a whale watching trip from Monterey to get a different perspective of the marine life. To our surprise we were literally surrounded by whales throughout the duration of our voyage. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this company!!!