Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,543 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 95 222 3 = 219 99% 4.6
Last 6 months 223 528 9 = 519 99% 4.6
Last 12 months 680 1,574 31 = 1,543 98% 4.6
All 4,219 8,593 313 = 8,280 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
Wow, what a trip. Multiple whale breaches.
Sat, Nov 30, 13   12:30 PM dacracot Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I was prepared to be bored, but was instead wowed. We saw so many whales. Breaches and tail flapping were common. It was fantastic.
Rating: 4
A Nice Afternoon
Sat, Nov 30, 13   12:30 PM benbutler Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Everyone in our group enjoyed the outing! There were many whales and other sea critters. But be advised that it is hit-or-miss, as the whales may not always cooperate.
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 30, 13   12:30 PM Hammarlund Female 30-39 Combination Other
We were really lucky seeing a lot of whales, dolfins, sea lions, seals and even 2 utters.

Great boat, engaged guide, overall great!
Rating: 5
Outstanding whale watching.
Sat, Nov 30, 13   11:00 AM dbernst Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Great whale watching experience. Saw several whales breaching close up and about a dozen more in the near distance. Excellent naturalist guide. Slightly larger boat made the trip without seasickness.
Rating: 4
Saw lots of whales
Sat, Nov 30, 13   10:00 AM CrystalBrunz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a very good trip. We saw plenty of whales. My only comment is that I did not think the naturalist was very good. It sounded like a rehearsed speech and
Rating: 5
Well run with an informed biologist to explain
Sat, Nov 30, 13   10:00 AM zervemed Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was able to reserve tickets days ahead of time via their online site that worked without a hitch.

Once there the sign-in process was smooth and orderly and the man directing traffic so to speak was friendly and helpful.

The Captain brought us to a number of sites with whale activity and/or whale activity with sea lions and birds all hunting cooperatively.

The on-board biologist who explained what we were seeing was so informed and even made her way all the way around the ship to ask everyone if there was anything that they still had not understood. Her love of her work really showed through and I was thoroughly impressed. Six stars if I could give it!
Rating: 5
Excellent boat and experience
Sat, Nov 30, 13   10:00 AM karenjsmith Female 70+ Combination Family Without Children
Have already recommended to family and friends.
Rating: 4
Saw a ton of whales, this was incredible!
Sat, Nov 30, 13   8:00 AM tarstarr Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time -- saw a ton of whales, fish, and other marine mammals. Monterey Bay is an amazing place! Make sure to wear warm clothing!
Rating: 5
Great day whale watching
Fri, Nov 29, 13   1:30 PM pjcarter5 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great boat and staff provided an incredible afternoon of whale-watching.
Rating: 5
As good as promised!
Fri, Nov 29, 13   1:30 PM MorganSolem Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We went during the anchovy explosion and saw more whales than we could count!