We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Princess Monterey Whale Watching

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 96 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
Phone Number:
+1 831-372-2203
Website
Today
08:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Description:

Princess Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 681 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 389
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Many Whales, Wish they could get closer.

Overall very good experience. The large 100 ft boat was helpful when the swells got big (4-6 ft.). The other tour operators have smaller boats, which probably got tossed around... read more

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Reviewed 2 days ago
sihn77

Similar Things to Do in Monterey

Add Photo Write a Review

681 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 602: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall very good experience. The large 100 ft boat was helpful when the swells got big (4-6 ft.). The other tour operators have smaller boats, which probably got tossed around more. Saw 20-30 Humpback whales. Really wish they could move the boat a little closer to the whales. Most of them were 100+ yards or more away. Even with my... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank sihn77
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw nothing,only grey ocean,no whales,no dolphins,very cold,and we are disappointed to waste money

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Rockelectra
Redwood City, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We observed sea lions and otter in Monterey while leaving harbor and could see killer whales as well as hampback whales. Unfortunately whales didn't pop out high above water level like in TV shows about wild animals, but indeed it was great experience to see them so close.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Олжас У
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time whale watching. we saw humpbacked whales multiple times during our trip. worth the extra $ payed for the deck. was able to use my GoPro with ease. my kids enjoyed the trip and they have already started asking when the next trip is.

Helpful?
Thank Loyola A
Napa, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my 2nd time with Princess but have been whale watching more than 20 times. Princess is a top notch boat, that cares about safety and the enjoyment of guests. That said, its not on them if you don't see whales, its not like going to the zoo. Luckily I pay attention to the news and migrations and I've... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Adam W
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great trip on April 21st with my teenage son. Smooth sailing, and saw many killer whales and humpbacks.Knowledgeable marine biologist on board was great in explaining what we were seeing. Highly recommended.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Castro Valley, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been whale watching before but this time we saw countess Orcas and some humpbacked whales. The naturalist was great and the captain was determined to find the orcas once he knew they were out there.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank 684viviennep
Fremont, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great experience and excellent staffs ..took 3 hrs, saw 7 to 8 whales and lot of whale-spray ..Kids were enjoyed a lot....

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank syamreng
Carmel, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Experienced sightings of Orcas, Grays and Humpback whales, an albatross and the usual harbor seals and otter denizens of Monterey Bay; wished at times the boat would get a little closer though

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank edwardlR5401PB
Crystal Lake, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I were in Monterey to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and wanted to do a whale watch, for the first time in our lives. After much research, mainly thru trip advisor, we choose princess. So glad we did! From the incredible friendly and knowledgeable stuff to the quality of the boat, they delivered! We were lucky enough... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank James R

Travellers who viewed Princess Monterey Whale Watching also viewed

 

Been to Princess Monterey Whale Watching? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Princess Monterey Whale Watching and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Princess Monterey Whale Watching staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?