Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  2,132 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 153 345 14 = 331 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 226 515 15 = 500 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 896 2,166 34 = 2,132 98% 4.7
All 5,209 10,973 353 = 10,620 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
Great experience!
Wed, May 27, 15   10:00 AM indigofins Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our whale watch was a great experience. The crew was really friendly and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Tue, May 26, 15   1:30 PM lhorridge Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We enjoyed the Whale Watching experience immensely. We were fortunate to encounter many humpback whales on the trip and we hung around for a good while to watch them. Several came fairly close to the boat so we got some excellent pictures. The vessel that we traveled on was very clean. The bathroom on the vessel was also very clean which was nice. The staff on board were enthusiastic and pleasant. Be prepared for chilly weather. We thought we dressed appropriately but found ourselves very cold once we got out there. The staff were kind enough to let us wear staff jackets to keep warm. Had they not, we would have been miserable. We would recommend this experience to everyone.
Rating: 5
Amazing Time
Mon, May 25, 15   10:00 AM tracylynne73 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I have always wanted to go whale watching and glad we finally did when we did. My husband and I had a weekend away with no kids and thought perfect. We saw a lot of Humpback Whales, sea otters, seals. I checked the migration times of the whales to maximize your chances of seeing them. The staff that works on the Wharf is very friendly. The crew on the ship as well. They're also very knowledgeable and will answer questions anyone may have. I wouldn't necessarily bring young children for a couple of reasons. One being boredom. One couple had 2 girls (5 and 7) and they were bored after the first 30 minutes and not excited over what they were seeing. They were upset there weren't dolphins and whales like on tv or at an amusement park jumping out of the water or "performing". I would recommend taking a motion sickness medicine just to be on the safe side as the boat does rock a lot. If you have the chance to book the Gateway and sit up on top do it. You see so much more than being on the lower deck. I can't wait to go again and the next time we will bring our kids (13, 15, 18 & 21).
Rating: 4
A Good Time Overall
Sat, May 23, 15   12:30 PM SMacala Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The crew was really great. They were informative, entertaining and attentive. One member of our group got sea sick and a number of crew members made it a point to check up on her and ensure she was okay. We did not see too many whales on our trip but did observe lots of dolphins. One negative were the bathrooms. I used them about halfway through the trip and they were disgusting already. I cannot imagine how much worse they got.
Rating: 4
Take some Dramamine!
Sat, May 23, 15   10:00 AM micheler63 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We did indeed see lots of dolphins and whales, quite close to the boat, which was awesome. It was just hard for me to enjoy because I was so, so seasick. And it wasn't even a particularly stormy day. I spent most of my time hanging over the back of the boat. To make sure you enjoy your cruise, I highly recommend you take some medication for motion sickness before you depart.
Rating: 5
Great trip:)
Sat, May 23, 15   10:00 AM bibbykaren Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
See a lot dolphins and whales in a close distance. Staff were friendly and the whole trip was funny.
Rating: 5
Fri, May 22, 15   1:30 PM conell Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Exciting, fantastic & fun!!!
Rating: 5
Fri, May 22, 15   10:00 AM abvb12 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our day was perfect, saw 25 humpback whales hundreds of dolphins. Experience of a lifetime,

At one point. 3 whales breached simultaneously and saw three flukes in unison. Wow!

As we were leaving a whale came out of the water, did a crescendo and went under and repeated that 2 more times. So exciting

Great time had by all that day on the boat!!
Rating: 5
Crew knowledgable. Whales amazing.
Fri, May 22, 15   10:00 AM mkhamilton Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Amazing access to whales and dolphins upclose and personal. Not only experienced these creatures, we learned more about them. Crew was knowledgable and helpful.
Rating: 5
great experience het with a lot of whales
Wed, May 20, 15   1:30 PM rghennink Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Good fun with pleasant explanation by the captain