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“Humpback whales!”

Princess Monterey Whale Watching
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Owner description: Princess Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are the Monterey Bay's leading company in narrated ocean and bay tours, specializing in natural history and biology of marine wildlife, especially whales! Our whale watching trips run year-round and are fully narrated by marine biologists/naturalists, all with 10 or more years experience on the Monterey Bay.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whales swam under the boat! Because they wanted to , Captain and crew were very respectful of the whales.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After doing some research on all the tour options available, we decided to go with Princess -- mostly because the other companies were full up at the time we wanted to go. The tour didn't disappoint. We were lucky to get to see a pod of Orcas that had just made a kill. They were very active (jumping out of the water, etc.), which was incredible. Didn't see much else, however. Just a few gray whales further away from the boat and only briefly at the surface.

Overall, it was a great experience. It was fun, the staff were friendly and knowledgable. I chose four stars instead of five only because I think we would have gotten the same experience no matter the company we had chosen. That's because there were four or five boats along with us at the orca pod. Basically, I think you're going to get the same experience no matter what company you're with.

Last note, we paid extra (an additional $20 for the upper deck). Not sure if it was worth it, but definitely ended up making this cost more than I expected.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently took 2 different trips with Princess. The first time with my wife and son and then the next we took out my father in-law and friends. Really enjoyed it both times. We were lucky enough on both excursions to see all kinds of whales (Grey and Humpback), Rizzo dolphins, etc. The naturalist on both was also great. Well worth the time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so great to be able to actually see marine life. We were able to see Whales, Sea Otters, Sea Lions, Jellyfish and Dolphins! It was amazing!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I totally enjoyed our time on the Princess Monterey Whale Watching tour. The tour was informative and the crew made sure that we saw plenty of wildlife. My only critique would be that the tour went about 45 minutes too long. Perhaps returning by 12:30pm would have been more than enough time out on the water.

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