Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,720 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 288 685 5 = 680 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 448 1,052 12 = 1,040 99% 4.6
Last 12 months 741 1,746 26 = 1,720 98% 4.6
All 4,636 9,574 325 = 9,249 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
Amazing trip!
Sat, Aug 9, 14   9:00 AM Stefhope87 Female 20-29 Unspecified Couple on a Date
We've been whale watching with Princess 4 times now . It gets better and better each time! The boats are clean and feel safe . The people who work on the boat are all very friendly and are always checking on people to make sure they're doing ok. They're always willing to any questions you may have. We have a great experience every time! Can't wait to go again!
Rating: 4
A great time!
Fri, Aug 8, 14   3:30 PM gpangie Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The humpback whales were very active and the crew was very informative. It was a great trip!!!
Rating: 5
Fri, Aug 8, 14   3:30 PM HakanLofsted Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Rating: 5
Awesome trip!
Fri, Aug 8, 14   9:00 AM Mitchell_V Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was so much fun and well worth the price! We saw a lot of whales on our cruise! It was very memorable! Be sure to take a Dramamine an hour before and pick up ginger caramels before boarding. It helped a lot!
Rating: 5
Whale watching
Fri, Aug 8, 14   9:00 AM Rafael1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw so many whales that we lost count. We got close views of many whales. Have been on other whale watching excursions with other companies, but have never seen so many whales as Princess Monterey Whale Watching.
Rating: 5
Absolutely wonderful
Thu, Aug 7, 14   10:00 AM Lvbrit Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw so many humpbacks. Mother and calf actually circled the boat again and again and we got loads of photos. Four whales stayed really close for about 30 minutes.

It is really cold, so dress appropriately. No shorts or sandals.

Boat has inside area but that increases sea sickness so stay outside !

Go now while the whales are abundant!
Rating: 4
Fun boat ride with some nice whale activity
Thu, Aug 7, 14   9:00 AM DavidCal Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
The boat ride to the where the whales were feeding was short, we saw whales fairly quickly and then circled the same group of about 10 whales for about 60 min. Lots of activity but mostly whales more rolling around feeding, A few nice views of the whale tails. No really good sighting though of a more than a back or tail. The "guide" began to repeat herself about midway in the trip, mostly because the whales weren't doing much. Also, we were told that no one was allowed on the top deck, but then the guide did let a few people up so they got a different and likely better views which was frustrating to those of us on the lower deck who would have liked to go upstairs as well. The captain took the boat on a fun ride in the open ocean, very worthwhile if you like being out on a boat.
Rating: 5
Thu, Aug 7, 14   9:00 AM bkyavls Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We saw several humpback whales.The crew was very helpful.Make sure to take motion sickness meds.We will definitely come back again.Great experience.
Rating: 4
Wed, Aug 6, 14   10:00 AM hcadby001 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
we had fun.
Rating: 5
A wonderful return trip
Tue, Aug 5, 14   12:30 PM plevitan Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was our second time on the Princess whale watching tour, having gone last December. This time was even better than the first - many more whales sighted and lots of seals and gulls feeding in the whales' wake. Great fun!