Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,636 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 141 321 6 = 315 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 234 537 12 = 525 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 722 1,673 37 = 1,636 98% 4.6
All 4,296 8,767 319 = 8,448 95% 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
Great Adventure,
Tue, Jan 7, 14   10:00 AM maryanne711 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide was amazing. She had so much information and passion for sea life,
Rating: 5
Powerful experience
Mon, Jan 6, 14   1:30 PM lauramcamis Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was a very moving experience to be so near such large, graceful animals that I could hear them breathe!
Rating: 5
Sun, Jan 5, 14   10:00 AM mmje4now Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The narrating was excellent and we had an amazing time. Of course we had perfect weather but everyone who helped us from check in to leaving the boat afterwards was pleasant and nice. Definitely recommend this to anyone!
Rating: 3
How to enjoy
Sat, Jan 4, 14   10:00 AM LMAndres Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was a disappointing trip for me due to motion sickness, horrible.

I wish I was able to know how important was to take medication to physically deal with the rough waves.

Men, women and children suffered through this trip, very expensive to be sick and not enjoy it.
Rating: 5
Great time
Sat, Jan 4, 14   10:00 AM CheriN Female 60-69 Unspecified Family Without Children
Saw at least 10 gray whales. Very informative guide. Nice clean boat
Rating: 4
Good trip
Sat, Jan 4, 14   10:00 AM caitlingute Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Saw tons of grey whales, and the crew was knowledgeable and very friendly.

Don't go hungover - those swells are killer for even the most well-meaning landlubbers.

There are $3 off coupons available in other tourist locations, and they give you a coupon for a free appetizer at the Fisherman's Grotto (amazing soup!)
Rating: 4
We had a great trip chockfull of lots of sightings
Fri, Jan 3, 14   12:30 PM sop2mac Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The boat was clean and well-maintained, interior kept warm, and it wasn't too crowded. The day was beautiful and cruise was smooth. We saw five gray whale, hundreds of dolphins and sea lions, dozens of otters and harbor seals. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Whale Watching Done Right
Thu, Jan 2, 14   10:00 AM KetanDesai Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The Princess Whale watching tours go out on the large 100 ft boats that are very comfortable on the bay waters. The interior is kept very clean and it is heated. They have nice large windows if you are watching from the inside. They have a naturalist of sorts on board who is your "tour guide" - I found her to be knowledgeable and entertaining enough on a lengthy cruise. She also made herself available by coming around the boat as we were heading back to shore to engage with her in a dialogue - that's a nice touch - my kids were able to interact with her. I would recommend this tour to others. We've used them twice now - first time we got to see and be very close to two orca pods. The highlight was grey whales this most recent time.
Rating: 5
1st whale watching trip
Wed, Jan 1, 14   10:00 AM mfj3fong Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
1st whale watching experience. Docent/Guide was great at pointing out interesting facts about geology of Monterey Bay influencing the behavior of the grey whales. Unique behavior of the dolphins in the area to the whales(she used a term which I can't remember) that irritated the whales. Saw 18 individual whales that day. My 6yo was apprehensive about going, but now wants to go again.
Rating: 5
Grey Whales Galore!
Wed, Jan 1, 14   10:00 AM yosthost52 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was impressed with the knowledge and friendliness of the crew. We saw about 17 grey whales, some Risso dolphins and several clusters of sea lions. We got to watch a rarity... 2-3 whales trying to "roll" off some pesky Risso dolphins. Way cool! We saw lots of whale tails and blow spouts! I have been on other whale watching tours and I have to say this was the BEST by far!