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: 5
Absolutely Amazing!
Mon, Mar 23, 15   1:30 PM LynneBarnes5 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a fantastic time and this was one of the highlights of our wonderful holiday. We saw Grey Whales, Hump back Whales, Killer Whales and at least 100 Dolphins who swam along side the boat for ages!

We really really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Lots of Dolphins, seals, and a few whales
Mon, Mar 23, 15   10:00 AM MarlaSanders Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Wonderful boat plus the crew was fantastic! Wish I could have seen the whales closer, but I understand there is not much control over that. I enjoyed the rest of the Sea Life! Dolphins, Seals, Sea Lions, and Pelicans. Love photography and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Mar 23, 15   10:00 AM fionntor Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We chose the Princess tours as most of the reviews we found were positive. This proved to be the right choice. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the boat is well kitted out. The marine biologist we had on board was very knowledgable about the whales, dolphins and other local wldlife and was great at describing where they were and what the animals were doing. She came around after to ask any questions we had. I'd recommend that you wrap up warm as it gets pretty windy out there. Also, if you suffer from seasickness, take some tablets cos it gets a bit bumpy...
Rating: 5
Wow! Dream come true.
Mon, Mar 23, 15   10:00 AM Niamhfrawley Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Can tick this one off the bucket list. Saw humpbacks, fin whales, dolphins and seal lions. The marine biologist was very informative. All in all a great trip! Strongly recommended :)
Rating: 4
grear day out
Mon, Mar 23, 15   10:00 AM inkacresswel Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
the location was a little far off shore so by the time we reached the whales we only had a limited time with them since it took so long to get back to shore. This meant that despite seeing lots of groups of whales in the distance we didn't have time to get that close to them. The staff was informative and enthusiastic and over all it was a great day out. Not a trip for the sea sick i saw multiple tourists doubled over sick at the back so if you are prone to sickness take motion sickness tablets! i also suggest a strong perfume because once one person is sick the scent seems to trigger a cascade of puking. Where layers i recommend gloves, bring a camera with a good zoom if you want photos and id recommend binoculars so you can get a proper view of the whales.
Rating: 5
Great fun & value!
Sun, Mar 22, 15   1:30 PM 17MDV10162 Female Unspecified Local Family Without Children
The whole experience was a blast. We happened to see plenty of whales, dolphins & seals, but it would have been wonderful regardless. Don't miss this cruise.

Thanks, Princess!
Rating: 4
Once in a lifetime experience.
Sun, Mar 22, 15   10:00 AM Ronensv Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was great.

The weather was a bit bad but still a great experience.
Rating: 4
Great Whale Watching
Sat, Mar 21, 15   1:30 PM vivamarianne Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
After researching the various whale watching companies, I looked at the size of the boat, easiness of the website, length of trip and pictures. This company was good on all aspects. While in dock, in looking at different boats, this one was large, clean and had good vantage points all around. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about the whales and other animals out and about. I guess we had a lucky day as one whale breached next to us, then 2 breached a ways away, near another boat. We saw many humpback whales and a few grey whales. The website has very good tips for travel and we came prepared. All in all a success!!
Rating: 4
Very entthusiastic presentation
Sat, Mar 21, 15   10:00 AM Oleberg Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great trip, lots of dolphins and four whales
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip
Sat, Mar 21, 15   10:00 AM Nikki63 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This was my 3rd time whale watching and it was the best time yet. Our captian was very informative and extremely funny. I will definately be back.