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Address: 96 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
Phone Number: +1 831-372-2203
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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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Fantastic tour and awesome crew

Great value and very informative and exciting. The boat was large enough to move around. Saw at least a dozen whales.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great value and very informative and exciting. The boat was large enough to move around. Saw at least a dozen whales.

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was cool... for the first hour and a half or so. And the seasickness got to be a bit much. Plus, there wasn't much action in the water and we just sat there for a really long time waiting… I was also hoping we would get to see a couple of different types of things. While of course it... More 

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We try to visit my Mom once a year from DFW and we always try to go whale watching. My wife has gotten sick each time except for the year there were so many whales in one place that the boat didn't move much. She has tried the wrist bands and ginger gum without success. She got prescription seasick patches... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was knowledgeable and personable. Boat was clean and in good repair. Weather was great and whales and sea life were plenty.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected for something up close but the whales are distance away. Combined only managed to view for total 2 mins or less. For easy sea sickers better take precautions else you will ended up a good detoxification boat ride (puke out from your stomach) 😂

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I have to say this whale watching experience was good. Staff were friendly and the commentary on different aspects of Monterrey and the Whales was great. The day we went out it was rainy and the water was super choppy. Some of the guests on the boat felt sea sick but we never felt unsafe on the water, the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

even tough we did not see dolphins at all, we were able to see 3 whales and I am overwhelmed. I am definitely going back to to this

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Bellevue, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very professional and worked hard to find whales!! We saw 5 in total and 2 of them really gave us a great show along with hundreds of sea lions!!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was initially disappointed that our 10 am trip was cancelled, but the 9am alternate worked out fine. 4 bathrooms on board meant no line. Staff was friendly and made sure safety procedures were known and obeyed. We saw a pair of humpback whales and a super pod of dolphins. Very enjoyable trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes I went there with the title! I used the company back in 2011 and they were the only place I looked at when we went this summer. Whenever we go back again, we will go with them again. Very well organised, very friendly and informative staff. Very nice boats and very good value for money. The boats don't get... More 

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