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Princess Monterey Whale Watching
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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.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The was my first time attempting a whale watching excursion. It's a 50/50 chance you will see any whales or anything when you take this type of adventure. But I was happy I suffered through all the motion sickness for this 2 1/2 - 3 hr trip. It was gorgeous. Though I really would have liked to see a humpback whale, the killer whales we say was just as pleasing. One of the best experience in my life. Warning: if you get motion sickness easily, you might want to start taking those motion sickness pills the nigh before. Also, it is VERY cold on the water, so if you're not use to low temps you should layer your cloths. Awesome trip.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We had a great trip on the Princess boat out of Monterey. It was a bit rough - not choppy but long rolling waves. The sun came through the clouds and about an hour out we came across two whales rising and diving together. They popped up on either side of the boat. it was so exfciting. The crew could not have been more attentive. The running commentary was knowledgeable and interesting. We were delighted with our trip, Monterey Fisherman's Wharf and the fascinating Museum of Monterey (MOM). Do visit..

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a great opportunity to see whales. Wonderful narration by a knowledgable naturalist. Found several pods of whales and followed them for a while. We were even abe to see the krill they were feeding on.
We were able to sit on benches on the bow of the ship. Dress in layers as it gets cool once you are in the ocean.

Thank saltedradish
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Went out whale watching and the trip was fantastic. They knew exactly where to head for to get the best possible chance of seeing some whales. We came across 2 humpback whales. They won't get too close to the whales so as not to disturb them, which is the right thing to do. But the whales came to us, they were just feet away from the boat. Basically the whales started showing off, it was a fantastic sight. Each cruise has a marine biologist on board for the commentary and ours was hilarious she did an amazing job. One word of advice, take plenty of layers as it was freezing cold. It was hot back in Monterey and the sun was shining but out at sea it was foggy and very cold. There are a few companies in Monterey who offer whale watching but Princess Monterey are by far the best. The had the most modern boats and the crew were great.

Thank Mikebeal
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We got out and there was a couple of killer wales in the beginning. But you don't get close, so you don't get to have a good look at them, it's much better to see them on TV. Then we cruised around for another hour seeing nothing. They didn't even bother to give the full cruise, and got back after 2,5 hours and not 3.
Fortunately reading the reviews we where well prepared, it!s really bitter cold out there! Bring lots of layers!

3  Thank elviragen
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