Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,605 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 174 389 5 = 384 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 326 734 11 = 723 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 707 1,636 31 = 1,605 98% 4.6
All 4,483 9,186 324 = 8,862 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
Always a thrill to whale watch on the Princess
Sun, Jun 15, 14   9:00 AM Stevebliss73 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went on a 9am Sunday whale watching trip. My daughter was captivated by the playfulness of the humpback whales. She got an incredible shot of one breaching! Although is was a bit rough and windy, it was well worth the beauty of the whales! This is our fifth year taking the whale watching trip as a family on the same boat and the crew is friendly and they keep everyone safe too. We highly recommend this fun family activity. Dress in layers as it can be warm at the pier and seriously cold on the ocean. If you tend to get seasick, take something in advance. None of us have ever been sick, but take precautions if you're unsure so you can fully enjoy your own whale watching experience!
Rating: 4
Great trip! Even saw Whales.
Sat, Jun 14, 14   12:30 PM rlricco Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We had a great trip. Once we finally got out there, the Whales were so fun to watch. Just wish we could have spent more time with t he Whales and less travel time.
Rating: 5
Great time, supper weather and we saw ten whales!
Sat, Jun 14, 14   10:00 AM sandrabraddo Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
We take each of our grandchildren for the week end when they turn ten years old and we make the weekend as special as possible.. Last weekend was our grandson's turn and his big treat was whale watching. We couldn't have asked for better weather - we upgraded to the VIP area on top of the ship and were happy we did so. We took our sea sick pills before hand and I'd recommend that as a precaution. Great time, helpful crew.
Rating: 4
Excell, would do again and recomend.
Sat, Jun 14, 14   10:00 AM doncwilliams Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Water was a little tough but crew friendly and boat clean
Rating: 5
Awesome Trip
Sat, Jun 14, 14   9:00 AM sandysobotik Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Staff very pleasant and helpful. Whales came up to and under the boat interacting with us

above and beyond answer to prayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
Amazing humpback whale sightings!
Sat, Jun 14, 14   9:00 AM deb1king Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Whales were fantastic. Saw a few otters and lots of seals. Very fun way to spend 2.5 hours!
Rating: 5
Great Whale Watching Trip
Sat, Jun 14, 14   9:00 AM pattischmidt Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We were in an area with about 12 whales. 4 of them came up close to the boat. It was surreal to see them moving along near the underside of the boat. Simply beautiful. They even sprayed out of their blow holes and we could nearly see into them. Crew was pleasant and helpful and the boat was clean.
Rating: 1
not a good experience
Fri, Jun 13, 14   10:00 AM randall37 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
trip to long... 1 hour to get to site, 30 minutes at the site, 1.25 hours to get back. we where on the left side of the boat. Had to look over people or through the windows to what whale's there where. when the whales where coming to our side of the boat they turned it to keep them on the right side. Horrible time.
Rating: 3
nothing special
Thu, Jun 12, 14   10:00 AM Imrans Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw several whales and dolphins but I was not amazed because it was too far to see something
Rating: 5
whale watch
Thu, Jun 12, 14   10:00 AM debsocks Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Seen 17 whales and dolphins jumping near boat