Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,123 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 333 846 13 = 833 97% 4.7
Last 6 months 644 1,588 18 = 1,570 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 891 2,154 31 = 2,123 98% 4.7
All 4,998 10,495 338 = 10,157 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
Incredible Day
Fri, Feb 13  1:30 PM Vreden Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
The Great land boat had mechanical problems so we were not able to take advantage of the upper deck view but received a refund and a sincere apology. The day was wonderful, the narration was educational. My wife and I would recommend the adventure to anyone.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable and worthwhile.
Fri, Feb 13  1:30 PM ckellogg2688 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Catherine was a very enthusiastic and knowledgable guide. Weather was cooperative for our trip. You definitely will want those layers of clothing that are recommended, even on a warm day. Saw at least 10 whales, dolphins, lots of sea lions of course and some "new to me " birds".

Good value for the price.
Rating: 5
worth to go
Fri, Feb 13  10:00 AM boatfun1989 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw whales, dolphins and sea loins. Although it's far to watch whales, there are a lot of dolphins. We also learnt lots of knowledge about the animals.
Rating: 5
Great time
Fri, Feb 13  10:00 AM Rudycastillo Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had a great time saw grey whales Rossi dolphins and regular Dolphins
Rating: 5
Wonderful Day
Thu, Feb 12  1:30 PM gerpie Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed the day. The boat was super clean and very spacious. The naturalist gave us so much interesting information on the whales and dolphins and sunfish and birds. We were fortunate to see the whales and really thrilled with dolphins. We had a ridiculously gorgeous day on the bay. We will definitely be back.
Rating: 5
We had a great time!
Thu, Feb 12  10:00 AM ranclan Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Even though we didn't see a LOT of whales, the ones we saw were varied. The naturalist kept us informed about what we were seeing and provided a plethora of information about the various species of whales and dolphins. The boat was spotless, with restrooms on the main level and space inside to sit and eat or relax between sightings. Overall, a wonderful morning on the Bay.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience
Tue, Feb 10  1:30 PM jenjill Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was an amazing experience. We saw hundreds of dolphins! We also saw a few whales - humpback and grey whales. It was amazing seeing them breech! It was awesome. The only bad thing was that the swells were high and the boat rocked a lot so if you get sea sick take something for it before you go!
Rating: 4
Great time!!
Mon, Feb 9  10:00 AM ccrose73 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We saw 2 gray whales right off the bat! We probably saw another 10 after that throughout the trip. We also saw sea lions, 2 types of Dolphins, ducks, pelicans, etc. It went from cold to warm to cold again, so dress prepared. Take a camera you can strap to your body. We paid extra to be on the higher level & didn't view the sea life from the lower level at all. We took Dramamine an hour before the boat left & were fine. The ride was a bit rough, & many people were sick.
Rating: 3
I should have known better!
Sat, Feb 7  10:00 AM PatriciaKemp Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I was excited to go whale watching. Unfortunately due to the weather , I couldn't go out until Saturday morning. I had been trying since Thursday afternoon. Once aboard, it started out okay but as we got farther out the water started to get really choppy. I felt like I was on a roller coaster the majority if the time. Part of the time, I had to put my head down on the table because my stomach kept bottoming out and I thought I was surely on my way to being somewhat sick and headachy. About the last 15 minutes or so as we were going back to dock, I was able to stand up long enough and go on the outside and see what I thought might have been grey whales. We were too far away to really see them. I would like to come back when the water is calmer and you can actually see more whales! Oh by the way, the guy sitting behind me had his head down as well. So, I wasn't the only one feeling sick.
Rating: 4
Great experience!
Wed, Feb 4  1:30 PM Hycolake31 Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Good experience - saw gray whales, seals, otters. Boat was not crowded and staff was very accomodating. Weather was rough so nice to be on a bigger boat with heated cabin. Princess Monterey is one of the biggest boats in the area.