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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 #12 of 57 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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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Before leaving for our holiday I did some research on Whale watching trips and this one seemed to be the most recommended and using the daily updates they provide on their website were successful in spotting whales pretty much each day. Finding this company on the pier was really easy and I booked my morning ticket the afternoon before. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our guide let us know at the begining of our boat ride that we were in for an epic trip and she was right! There were about 20 hump back whales along with dolphins and hundreds of sea lions! They were very good at pointing out the different types of marine life and getting us to the best spot to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went in March and although it took a while to get out to sea, we saw a lot of dolphins, whales, seals, sea otters. It was amazing. Be prepared for a long haul, sea sickness, and bundle up, but it's worth it. My husband and I both took the pills, but we saw a lot of people getting sick... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was a good experience. The guide was very knowledgable and offered a great distraction for the one hour ride to the nearest whale pod. We did see over a dozen humpback whales. The mama and calf were especially nice. The sea lions were playful and wouldn't leave the calf alone. Mama didn't seem to appreciate the fun and would... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is really a first class operation! We booked online and it was very easy. $45 per person. We wanted to go on their other boat that has an upper deck ($20 more-first come, first serve), but that one was being maintenanced for the tourist season. No matter. The Princess was quite nice as were the hands on deck. The... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Well worth doing. Saw both Hump Back and Blue Whales on this trip, they came very close to the boat and it was an amazing sight. Take a coat as it gets very cold, the boat goes out about 10 miles.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We booked this last minute as the weather was due to be cloudy. Although the advert said whales were seen on 99% of trips it was hard to believe! However once we got out to the right spot were treated to sightings of numerous humpback whales, some pretty close! Watched the surfacing and diving and is truly something to remember.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

So many humpback whales!!!!! And the naturalist on our cruise was AWESOME! I recommend whale watching from Princess cruises to everyone who is in the area!

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A fantasic trip! Crew and particularly our marine guide were amazing...she's incredibly knowledgeable and super enthusiastic! Although we hadn't booked in advance there were spaces available when we showed up. We lucked out with a beautiful hot day and sailed around 10. We were fortunate enough to see a blue whale, humpbacks, Rissos dolphins, sea otters and sealions. During our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

What a nice trip and a nice crew. Loved it, would recommend it to anyone else and would do it again! I booked the 2.5 hour trip. Initially I had it scheduled for Saturday morning but the weather was bad so it was cancelled. They were so nice. They called and sent an email and automatically refunded my ticket, no... More

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