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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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clarise brown wrote a review Sep 19
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The crew was so amazing and helpful. We saw so many whales, it was beautiful!! All around it was such a great experience, i recommend it to everyone!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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JAH5412 wrote a review Sep 12
Sacramento, California3 contributions
We had a great time and saw tons of very active humpback whales. My only criticism is there was no one manning the main deck snack bar except for the first 5 minutes of the tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Scousersharon wrote a review Sep 12
Las Vegas, Nevada257 contributions70 helpful votes
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We visited in September right after Labor Day. Most tourists had already left. There were 17 of us on the boat, that at half capacity as a result of Covid, would’ve had 68 people on the boat, and in normal times 128 people. We had an amazing time and were able to freely move around the boat but I cannot imagine being on the boat with 128 people in normal times, or even 68 people at half capacity. We did see three humpback whales during our trip, including a mother and baby. Lots of sea lions and a few dolphins thrown in as well. The staff was friendly. There are toilets and a small snack bar on the boat. Again, and amazing trip but I don’t know that I would’ve enjoyed it as much at full capacity. That is the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5. And dress in layers. It got COLD out there
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kelly E wrote a review Sep 9
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We went out on Monday 9/7 for the 12:30 and again on the 3:30 tours. Barbara and the other person (sorry I did not get your name!) who checked us in were fantastic! Barbara made us feel very special! We were redeeming rain checks given to us due to an unexpected delay in our ability to travel last week. The process to board and off-board were efficient and cognizant of the COVID protocals. We watched staff clean the boat between the 12:30 and 3:30 tours, they were very quick, but efficient in cleaning all the high traffic areas. The staff on the boat were excellent. Again, I did not get all their names but each and everyone was knowledgeable, approachable and genuinely interested in giving us the best possible experience. Our 12:30 tour gave us some very up close and personal encounters with two very friendly whales. The 3:30 saw some more mellow fellows just cruising along and feeding but still moments to remember for a lifetime. All your efforts were truly appreciated in bringing us a day to remember and a very bright spot in what has not been a very bright year!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Michelle B wrote a review Sep 7
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Our trip on the Atlantis on Friday morning was magical. Amber & Josh were really helpful and provided additional info throughout the trip about the marine animals we spotted. Princess Monterey took care to enforce social distancing and mask-wearing. I felt very safe which made it easy to relax and search for whales—and we saw whales! I really recommend their tour and I hope to come back again in the future.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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