Princess Monterey Whale Watching, Monterey

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Dolphin / Whale Watching · Wildlife Area
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Princess Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are 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.

Come down to the historic Old Fisherman’s Wharf on the Monterey Bay and enjoy an unforgettable adventure with us at Princess Monterey Whale Watching. We offer safe, fun and educational trips for everyone to enjoy, including group tours, private charters, and marine education field trips for school groups (K-12). Every trip is different, so whether it’s your first time or you’re a veteran, come on out and see what the magical Monterey Bay will reveal today!

The 100´ Princess Monterey and the Greatland are the largest and most comfortable boats operating in Monterey.

Our vessels feature easy step-on boarding, large clean restrooms, heated cabins with large windows for viewing and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to ensure your comfort no matter what the weather. Both vessels meet the latest US Coast Guard regulations and are operated by licensed, experienced captains.

(C) All photographs appearing on this site are the property of Princess Monterey Whale Watching as taken by staff and crew Randy Straka and Gina Thomas. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Princess Monterey Whale Watching. Copyright 2015. All Rights Reserved.
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  • This is run by some great people - from check in to the people on the boat - all were fun, helpful and wanted us to have a great experience. Definitely bring layers -it is COLD out there. We went in.....  more
    This is run by some great people - from check in to the people on the boat - all were fun, helpful and wanted us to have a great experience. Definitely bring layers -it is COLD out there. We went in.....  more »
  • There were large ocean swells yesterday morning but the Princess Monterey is a large boat with a good captain, both of which minimize the roller coaster ride (my 3-year-old grandson did raise both of....  more
    There were large ocean swells yesterday morning but the Princess Monterey is a large boat with a good captain, both of which minimize the roller coaster ride (my 3-year-old grandson did raise both of....  more »
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  • The best whale watching experience ever! We took the 9am boat ride and saw many humpback whales within the first hour! The weather was amazing! Definitely need winter jacket and winter hat because it’s cold! We arrived early and we were able to board the boat immediately to sit down and chill (unlike other companies’ boat, they make people stand and wait in line before 9am). The boat is big (2 stories) and the ride was smooth and lesser bumps. Definitely would come back again!
  • I don’t write reviews that often but this experience made me come here and write how amazing the tour was. I am beyond happy that I chose this tour. We saw whales from so close and so many of them. The tour guide kept giving us knowledge about different whales and their behavior. Vessel driver did a great job of going near whales at the same time not disrespecting their boundaries, but observing them silently. You should definitely GO FOR IT! Plus make sure the months and temperature are favorable to spot whales.

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