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

activity photo

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
My wife got sea sick
Sat, Mar 28, 15   10:00 AM khrist Male 60-69 Local Individual
my wife got sea sick not even half way thru. she wanted to be on stable land and wanted to be air lifted backto land. I myself liked it and found it interesting and we did see whales and dolphins close up and personal.
Rating: 4
Great trip - ticket purchase system flawed
Sat, Mar 28, 15   10:00 AM StevenJL Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Hi there,

I had a great trip, thanks.

One note though, your ticket system does not really work for people who don't have access to a printer or who may not have great internet access, like those on vacation, your main customer base.

I suggest you look into another service or a way to make this easier for your customers.


Rating: 4
Terrific experience
Fri, Mar 27, 15   10:00 AM jgaudino Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Weather wasn't great, but we had a whale of a time
Rating: 5
breathtaking ! amazing !
Thu, Mar 26, 15   10:00 AM tchwiss Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Whales are beautiful, magnificent, sentient beings that deserve our protection. If you didn't think that before, you will after this adventure......
Rating: 5
Majestic Adventure
Thu, Mar 26, 15   10:00 AM Magsredrocke Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a wonderful experience that I would certainly do again in a heartbeat. Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable! The ship was clean and left on time, and it wasn't overbooked, so everyone was able to enjoy and see the whales easily.
Rating: 5
Loved it
Thu, Mar 26, 15   10:00 AM scinavi10 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
We loved the trip. First time out watching the whales and may I say they look bigger in person. Can't wait to bring my other family and friends. Thank you for your awesome jobs
Rating: 5
Amazing experience
Thu, Mar 26, 15   10:00 AM FERRELSALEN Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our tour personnel obviously knew just where to locate several pods of humpbacked whales. We were delighted by the antics of many whales. The boat was comfortable, and the marine biologists gave us wonderful information.

I did find it slightly annoying to be asked to pay an extra $20/person for the privilege of using the upper deck. Otherwise, it was a fabulous experience.
Rating: 5
A Sea Life Adventure not to be missed
Thu, Mar 26, 15   10:00 AM dolphangel25 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The Greatland was a wonderful boat to go on our 3 hour tour of the bay to see seals, grey whales and humpback whales. We thought we would see fins or hints of sea life. We were astoundingly surprised to see humpback whales feed on the beautiful spring day. We were appreciative of the tours knowledge as a Marine biologist. My children were in aww of nature all around the ocean bay area. We recommend going in the morning for calm waters and the best tour was on the Greatland. Thank you so much Princess of Monterey for providing an opportunity of a lifetime.
Rating: 5
Wed, Mar 25, 15   10:00 AM seastheday2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We saw lots of whales and dolphins! The boat is clean with plenty of room. The staff is exceptionally helpful and nice. We paid the extra and were on the top deck and were kept informed on which side of the boat these fantastic sea creatures would be on so we could be ready to take pictures. It was a great experience and would highly recommend this tour boat! Five stars!
Rating: 5
It was a fantastic experience to see whales.
Tue, Mar 24, 15   10:00 AM FernandoL Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I like the crew, very friendly and knowledgeable. They did not rush, they stopped the boat to see other animals. The boat was clan and had space to walk and relax. I recommend the upper deck. It is worth the $20 extra dollars. The length of the trip is about right.

The crew seems to know the area and took us right where the whales are.