Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,648 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 156 355 7 = 348 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 240 543 13 = 530 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 725 1,685 37 = 1,648 98% 4.6
All 4,343 8,874 320 = 8,554 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
Second time on this Princess Cruise it was great.
Fri, Jan 17, 14   10:00 AM LauraHamill Unspecified 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This time we chose the upper deck and it was beautiful. Followed a pod of four whales for about an hour plus all the other wildlife and scenery. Very skilled and personable captain and crew. Ship was clean and tidy everywhere and we truly enjoyed it. I would recommend this to everyone!
Rating: 5
Great service and information
Thu, Jan 16, 14   1:30 PM 186copper Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our second trip with Princess Monterey. Once again they put on a professional and enthusiatic trip with excellent whale sightings.
Rating: 4
Great Learning Adventure on the Ocean
Wed, Jan 15, 14   1:30 PM kehorder Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I especially liked the info given with the name of each living

species we saw, and those pointed out for us to see!

I never knew there were so many different dolphins, but I especially liked

having the birds pointed out and told their names. Thank you for all the interesting

info and the details.
Rating: 5
Whale Watching
Tue, Jan 14, 14   10:00 AM almaparker Female Unspecified Local Individual
My friend had never been on a whale watching cruise. The January weather was beautiful: the ship was comfortable: grey whales were in abundance. Perfect for a first timer or a tenth timer.
Rating: 1
Check the weather ahead of time...
Sun, Jan 12, 14   10:00 AM jgueho Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I'm sure the tour could have been fun on a calm day. However on the day we were there, the swells were really strong and half the people on the boat (including me!) were throwing up over board. It did not make the experience enjoyable and we were really glad to be back to the port after 2.5 hours.
Rating: 3
didn't see much whale
Sun, Jan 12, 14   10:00 AM xiaogezhang Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
maybe due to winter? summer will be better? didn't see many whales. only several whale backs in distance.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Thu, Jan 9, 14   10:00 AM DCBowman Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was our 5th trip out on the Monterey Princess. We live in California and try to go out at least once a year.The boat is roomy, the crew friendly and the biologist knowledgeable. This time we saw grey whales, white-sided dolphins and many seals. It's always great, always interesting!
Rating: 5
Great Adventure,
Tue, Jan 7, 14   10:00 AM maryanne711 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide was amazing. She had so much information and passion for sea life,
Rating: 5
Powerful experience
Mon, Jan 6, 14   1:30 PM lauramcamis Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was a very moving experience to be so near such large, graceful animals that I could hear them breathe!
Rating: 5
Sun, Jan 5, 14   10:00 AM mmje4now Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The narrating was excellent and we had an amazing time. Of course we had perfect weather but everyone who helped us from check in to leaving the boat afterwards was pleasant and nice. Definitely recommend this to anyone!