Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  1,512 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 78 172 6 = 166 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 263 618 11 = 607 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 672 1,547 35 = 1,512 97% 4.6
All 4,184 8,510 313 = 8,197 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: 4
Whale quckies
Sat, Oct 26, 13   1:30 PM dkgabe Female 60-69 Combination Couple on a Date
Loved seeing the whales but the speed of the boat and the waves getting to the viewing location was way too fast and I couldn't even stand without possibly falling. The ride back was better than the ride to the whales. I loved the enthusiasm of the naturalist and her information was good.Her passion was palpable. The man running the snack shack was excellent in answering questions and I loved his camera work. The crew was excellent.
Rating: 5
Great time, tons of fun!!
Sat, Oct 26, 13   1:30 PM leebethlynn3 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My daughters ages 7 and 9 actually wanted to do this as much as my husband and I did. We went in the afternoon and saw a large group of humpback whales. My girls were so excited to see the whales playing in the water. My oldest daughter is now writing an essay on her experience. It was well worth the money and a great family outing we hope to do again!!
Rating: 5
30+ Humpbacks team up with several dozen sea lions
Sat, Oct 26, 13   12:30 PM CharleneKell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are frequent visitors. By far, the trip exceeded our expectations. We went out in the hopes of seeing 1 whale....we saw 30 at least! We were able to witness the divine interaction of these humpback whales teaming up with at least 50 or more sea lions to corral and feed on anchovies. What a breath taking day that we will never forget. Thank you!
Rating: 4
Had a great time!
Sat, Oct 26, 13   12:30 PM dsimsmont Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
I would definitely like to make this an annual event. Even though I was looking forward to seeing Orcas I was not disappointed by the experience.
Rating: 5
Great whale watching trip!
Sat, Oct 26, 13   10:00 AM songleader Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a wonderful time watching whales and dolphins in Monterey bay! Everything was first class, and the guide was just excellent. We'll do this again!
Rating: 4
Whale seeking? You have found the right cruise.
Fri, Oct 25, 13   10:00 AM gailuhl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Twenty whale were our view on that sunny day. Two friendly whale swam alongside the boat and raised their flipper to roll onto their side and get a good look at us. All narrated by a retired Cheerleader...We had a lovely time!
Rating: 5
Amazing Trip!
Fri, Oct 25, 13   10:00 AM jjmchenry Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
This is our 2nd whale watching trip with Princess Monterey Whale Watching. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, pleasant and safety-oriented. The naturalist was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. And the sea life was incredible! We saw lots and lots of whales! Can't wait to go again!
Rating: 4
A great experience
Thu, Oct 24, 13   10:00 AM hausl13 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Fascinating animals, we really enjoyed!
Rating: 5
Lots of fun with a great crew
Wed, Oct 23, 13   10:00 AM LunaLuna24 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We were so very lucky on this trip as not only did we see loads of beautiful humpback whales, but we had the pleasure of a very beautiful encounter with two male Orcas, who spent a lot of time swimming around the area of the boat. We were literally awe struck. The crew was really nice and very informative. I can recommend this trip without a doubt. We loved it!!! Thank you very much for a great day.
Rating: 4
Whale watching success
Tue, Oct 22, 13   1:30 PM KEPackwood Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our hope was to see whales...and we did! The weather was grey and cool, but that didn't keep the 12 or so whales we saw from our view. They came up to the surface several times, breached 3 times and gave us much to look at.

The Princess Monterey itself was easy to find, well run, clean and safe. The Naturalist on board was enthusiastic and shared a lot of knowledge of sea life beyond the whales.

Overall a great afternoon. Could have spent a lot more time watching the whales, but we only signed up for a 3 hour cruise - next time we'll opt for more time on the water.