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Princess Monterey Whale Watching

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Address: 96 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-372-2203
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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.
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We were initially unsure whether to join the trip or not as those who went for the trip before us told us that the whales they had seen were quite far and hadn't seen any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Tarxien, Malta
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Tarxien, Malta
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were initially unsure whether to join the trip or not as those who went for the trip before us told us that the whales they had seen were quite far and hadn't seen any dolphins. We went for the 13.30 trip and were very lucky to see numerous whales, dolphins and sea-lions. There was an expert who gave us... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Princess is truly one of the best to view whale watching on. This is my husband and my third time taking it and would not want to go on another boat. This time we saw 23 Humpback whales! Amazing! 8/28/15.

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Muotathal, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great Experience, went last year and we saw a lot of Humpback whales and sea lions, a once in a lifetime experience. People who get sea sick (even the ones who usually don't) should definitely bring a remedy for that as the boat stops quite often and waves can rock it a little bit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to go whale watching for a very long time so took this opportunity when I saw it. I was staying 2 hours away and didn't know with traffic how long the drive would take. I chose this whale watching company because they had many departure times available and said I could probably just buy my ticket when I... More 

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Suisun City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I purchased tickets for the top deck. As a photographer, it's just OK. I spent most of my time on the main deck with my camera. The photos come out MUCH better down there. Saw lots of humpback whales and dolphins. I'll definitely come back again. Naturalist was awesome, the deckhands need improving though, they don't go around the deck... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So excited to see whales, but we were at the end of the boarding line and there were NO SEATS. For a person with back surgery this was a deal breaker. They refunded the tickets, but we're unkind about it.

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We booked this company a year in advance after my son researched operators in the Monterey area who had the most whale sightings. We weren't disappointed! We weren't out far from the pier when we saw our first whales. A truly amazing experience. We spent some time watching the groups of humpbacks that were close by and our commentator onboard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went whale watching in May with a different company and had a good time. My sister recommended this company and it was great. Being on a 2nd deck the view was so much better! It is calm and warm right now and so many humpbacks, loved it.

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Twickenham, London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a very good experience whale watching. The boat is very good condition, well maintained, the staff are courteous and the voice over was knowledgeable and interested. We had seats on the top deck which was worth it as there was more space and the view was great. We saw lots of humpbacks, dolphins and sea lions... The children... More 

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Hemphill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had a great time today on the Princess Whale Watching cruise. The weather cooperated very nicely and it was warm and even a little sunny. Saw a lot of Dolphins, humpback whales, sun fish, sea lions, and even a sea otter...not to mention the tons of birds that where around. We even got to see a whale come out of... More 

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