Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,170 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 178 429 7 = 422 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 250 581 15 = 566 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 907 2,203 33 = 2,170 98% 4.7
All 5,261 11,110 353 = 10,757 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
Enjoyable morning!
Thu, Jul 9, 15   9:00 AM Mfrench7 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The whale watching cruise was a great experience. The boat was large, clean and comfortable. While they made no promises about seeing whales, we saw some within 30 minutes of leading the dock! In the distance we saw whale coming completely out of the water. We are eventually running alongside a humpback whale and her baby and followed them for a long time. The on onboard guide was knowledgeable and fun to listen to. On return we also saw numbers of other species of fish including dolphins. It's a great way to spend 3 hours.
Rating: 4
Great trip
Thu, Jul 9, 15   9:00 AM Keithstevens Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great information from the tour guide who was very knowledgable.

Was worried about motion sickness but had no problems.

The boat was spacious and experience very enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Great value excellent vessel and crew
Wed, Jul 8, 15   9:00 AM Waynehubbard Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Easy walk from parking to office/check in and boarding location. Clean and comfortable, with a knowledgeable crew. Had a great day, saw more than 20 whales including cows with calfs. Three different species: humpback; minke and blue, with dolphin and porpoise, sea otter, harbor seals, sea lions, shearwaters and other birds as a bonus!
Rating: 5
Tue, Jul 7, 15   9:00 AM Lisaavestal Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
My daughter has an interest in Marin biology. She absolutely LOVED this. It was a real treat. I expected to see more and closer but I respect giving the whales in their environment as well. Highly reccomend everyone experience this at least once in their life.
Rating: 4
must do in Monterey Bay
Mon, Jul 6, 15   1:30 PM Tschei Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We were driving the route 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles with a stop in Monterey. We decided to go on a whale watching tour which was totally awesome! Would recommend this tour for everyone.
Rating: 5
Amazing experience!
Mon, Jul 6, 15   12:30 PM Cristina20 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We absolutely loved this whale watching tour! It was such an incredible experience to see so many humpback whales and dolphins in one trip! We would most definitely recommend it to our friends and family.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience not to be missed
Sun, Jul 5, 15   12:30 PM Pointeng Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a fabulous afternoon watching Dolphins, Turtles and Humpback Whales, could not have asked for more, we would all go back in a heartbeat......
Rating: 5
Awesome experience!!
Sun, Jul 5, 15   10:00 AM jeremycook40 Female 30-39 Unspecified Couple on a Date
Beautiful day and great ride out to see the whales. We saw a bunch of whales all around us. Worth the extra $20 to upgrade.
Rating: 5
Great Day on the Bay!
Sat, Jul 4, 15   1:30 PM Kurtlangenha Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
All around great experience from the staff to the boat to the narration to the actual whale sitings. Highly recommend. The entire group of 6 loved it all.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching--better than fireworks on the 4th!!
Sat, Jul 4, 15   12:30 PM GaryANau Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I really enjoyed this cruise. The weather was beautiful, and with the inside cabin available, the wind on the bay was not a problem. Hoping to spot whales, and then actually seeing some huge tails emerging from the water, was a very exciting and unique experience! The boat was clean, the crew very friendly, especially with encouraging passengers to wear life preservers if wanted, and the narrator seemed very knowledgable and focused.