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Princess Monterey Whale Watching

96 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940
831-372-2203
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Ranked #14 of 58 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was a beautiful whale watching tour. We did the 3:30 PM tour on September 7th. There was a lot of whales to see breaching and tail taping all around the boat. Plenty to see and the commentaries where good by a marine biologist. We did a tour in Hawaii in 2011 in Maui and this one is similar in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

picked this tour because the boat they used for us was the largest of all the companies and seemed to be the cleanest, newest & most comfortable. All the boat companies ended up at the same spot so didn't matter what group you went with. Marine biologist was knowledgeable. Took 1 hr to get to the spot so we only... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a good trip, but wrap up warm it's windy and cold even in August, you must take sea sickness tablets if you get any kind of travel sickness,but don't let any of this put you off what you will see will make it worth it. Although we didn't get as close as we would have liked to the... More

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Marquette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

June 2014. Large boat with helpful and knowledgable staff who gave a running comentary and gave information throughout the trip. You are free to walk around the boat, inside and out with tables and seating inside. Tour took approx 4 hours. Even when the weather is hot it can get a little chilly out on the water so best to... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

nice and large boat with a knowledgable tour guide. Watching that whale tail worth every penny. overall trip length was 4 hours. be prepared if you have sea sickness.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We saw so many humpback whales, seals & birds on our tour with princess. The crew was so informative & helpful. They narrated most of the trip & we're very knowledgable regarding whale history & migration patterns. Don't miss this exciting tour. It's approximately 45/person, lasts for approx 2 1/2 -3 hours . Also tip...if you tend to get motion... More

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved this experience. I have always wanted to go whale watching and was pleasantly please to see about 12 whales in a massive bed of sea lions....totally amazing. Lots of diving for food so pleanty of tail splashes. The tour guide was very knowledgable and it was great to see her excited to see the amount of whales that day... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a fun way to get out on the bay and see whales. We enjoyed the ride, although its amazing how quickly the water can get a bit rough while out at sea, We did the whale watching tour in January. We visited in August 2014 and while enjoying Fisherman Wharf area saw the whale count and boat again... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We saw whales, so my review is 4 stars! I think it just depends on the time of year you choose to go, so do your research. We went in July and saw at least 8 whales. No breaching. The boat was fine, I liked that it was a little bigger. If you can stand the hour ride out, it's... More

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Halifax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Booked with Princess tours as...they were the only ones who were not sold out when we arrived late, but that was simply because they had chartered an extra boat as it was so busy. Booking and instructions were clear and easy, and the boat was clean and perfect for the job. Tour was 3 hours long [$45 for adults, $35... More

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