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Princess Monterey Whale Watching

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Monterey, CA, USA
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About Princess Monterey Whale Watching
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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Adrian N wrote a review Apr 2022
Polegate, United Kingdom339 contributions145 helpful votes
What it says on the label. Whale watching. Obviously nature has its own rules so you’ll never know what you are going to get. For us we’re privileged to see a pod of dolphins before moving out to see several whales at various locations. Before the trip I’d been warned of sea sickness and as it happens I hadn’t been feeling too good before booking it that morning after our flight. So I purchased their wrist straps to prevent sickness. Do they work? Well I was fine the whole trip. Others weren’t so lucky and fed the fish from the back of the boat. Expect the sea to be choppy, use what you need to prevent it and go and see those beautiful whales.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Gunner from Oslo wrote a review Mar 2022
15 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently chose this company for a whale watching tour on the Atlantis Monterey. None of our party had done this before so we took preventative seasickness medication. It either worked or we weren't predisposed to seasickness. The seas that day were very heavy and we were glad we were on the Atlantis. You should know that there are no guarantees of seeing whales. This company goes where they were previously spotted and watches for spouts. We were extremely lucky that day and experienced two breeches, which were awesome. We also saw Risso and white sided dolphins in the approximately 2.5 hours we were out there. Overall experience was really great and I recommend them. Obviously, they don't control whether or not there are whale sightings and I can see why other reviewers were disappointed by no sightings.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Relax781704 wrote a review Mar 2022
Cluj-Napoca, Romania10 contributions1 helpful vote
Princess Monterey staff was friendly and helpful. Their ship (Atlantis) was perfect for the whale tour. Just disappointed there were at least five ships gathered around the same spot to see a single whale jump out of the water. Need more whales.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Southtraveller27 wrote a review Dec 2021
Dallas, Texas19 contributions1 helpful vote
Don’t bet your money on this. Today on 26th we took the 3.30 sunset tour. Just saw back of a whale once in 3 hours. Booked this tour after looking at reviews. But I guess whales coming out depends on lot if factors. Book if you are ok loosing the money by taking the chances
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Date of experience: December 2021
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m m wrote a review Dec 2021
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How to get half of the passengers sea sick. Stop the boat so the boat is wallowing in the swells rather than steering into them and taking them head on. No whales sighted, but the crew repeatedly say that they are there at the 2 o'clock position. Passengers ordered not to stand near the bow while underway. Worst boating experience ever.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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