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Princess Monterey Whale Watching

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Princess Monterey Whale Watching
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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96 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very cool experience, first time ever whale watching and it was better than expected. We saw several whales but apparently best time to go is may-june because you can see more and other species as well. Also, be ready to wait, it’s not a 2...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nlloveras
Reviewed 4 days ago

Princess Monterey Whale Watching created a peaceful day for my friend and I. It was a cold and rainy Saturday in February but we got to see whales. The rain had stopped, the sun came out, and the whales were migrating south. The waves were...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Princess Monterey Whale watching is the # 1 tour in California With the Biggest, Safest, Nicest and Fastest Vessels on the Bay The 100 ft Atlantis Monterey 100 ft Princess Monterey There is no Vessels that are larger and Nicer Go With The best 5...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank seamistentertainment
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 10 of us in our family group had a great day! The sun was shining and the air was crisp. For about 30 minutes we were worried we may not see any whales. But then we saw some spouts that later led to physical...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GrandTour60589724624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this tour seven years ago and unfortunately we didn't see any whales. This time I was a bit hesitant to make the expense but after watching their migration from shore for two days we decided to give it another chance. So glad we...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vidal O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been on two cruises with Princess Monterey and both were incredible journeys. The professional crew and knowledgeable docents made it an interesting afternoon too. Both decks offer great views and comfort. The boat is newer and clean with a well stocked snack bar and...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day and we were excited about whale watching. The staff was friendly. We had both (my adult daughter and me) been on many boats in the past with no issues. We paid the extra $20 to sit up top. We know...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BONNIES189
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time seeing the Gray Whales, other marine life and beautiful birds! The narrator was extremely informed and an awesome communicator. We want to come back in the summer. I highly recommend Princess Monterey Whale Watching!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time sea was smooth, crew was VERY informative and friendly. Saw gray whales, sea otters and more

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got a little sea sick, but I'm prone to that, otherwise it was a lot of fun. We saw some humpback whales, sea lions, and dolphins

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Voyager31597256240
29 January 2019|
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Response from GarySanchez | Reviewed this property |
We paid $70 each for adults on the upper deck, lower deck is $50.
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Lana_Calif
31 July 2018|
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Response from mark0322018 | Reviewed this property |
It was on Atlantis. I wasn't aware that there was an open deck option. We were able to move around the boat inside and out. If there is, definitely select the deck option. We actually smelled the whales breath as they... More
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Mario P
19 June 2018|
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Response from tph5035 | Reviewed this property |
We paid $40 for lower level per person. If you want better view on the upper deck, the upgrade is $20 more, if I remember right.
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