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Princess Monterey Whale Watching

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Princess Monterey Whale Watching

The #1 Whale Watching Tour in California! Our fleet consists of the largest, finest and most stable vessels on the Monterey Bay.

Breaching humpback whale

Start Your
Adventure

Princess Monterey Whale Watching

The #1 Whale Watching Tour in California! Our fleet consists of the largest, finest and most stable vessels on the Monterey Bay.

Welcome To Princess Monterey Whale Watching!

Princess Monterey Whale Watching has the two largest and finest whale watching vessels on Monterey Bay: the 100ft. Princess Monterey and the 100 ft. Atlantis Monterey. Both vessels are made for your comfort and have indoor heated cabins with large windows for viewing. They also feature large clean restrooms, a snack-bar, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and limited Upper Deck seating for an additional upgrade fee. Both vessels exceed all United States Coast Guard safety requirements and are fully inspected and certified. Our vessels meet the latest USCG regulations and carry life vests for all passengers and all other required safety equipment. View our vessels here.

Our Tours

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WHALE WATCHING TOUR

Every trip is different, so whether it’s your first time or you’re a veteran, come out and see what the magical Monterey Bay will reveal today! Join us on this 2.5-3 hour, fully narrated tour.

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SUNSET BAY CRUISE

Join us for a 1 hour bay cruise. Learn about the inner harbor animals and the close to shore eco system featuring the giant kelp forest, sea lions, and sea otters. See historic Cannery Row and our beautiful coastline.

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SPECIALTY CRUISES

Custom cruises with Princess Monterey Whale Watching offer the most unique event venue on Monterey Bay — a private yacht cruising the beautiful bay. Let us make your upcoming event extraordinary!

Daily Sightings

Thursday November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! We had amazing trips with Humpback Whales!

Monterey Bay Wildlife

It is no wonder that the biological richness and unique habitats of Monterey Bay are teeming with wildlife. It is one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world. Monterey Bay is an underwater treasure full of the tiniest nudibranches to the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Monterey Bay resident and transient species including 26 threatened or endangered species consist of:

  • 34 species of marine mammals: pinnipeds (seals and sea lions), cetaceans (dolphins and whales) and sea otters
  • 130 species of seabirds: birds that spend most of their life feeding and living on the open ocean, coming only to land for breeding
  • 345 species of fish: bony fish and cartilaginous fish such as sharks, skates and rays that live in a variety of habitats including kelp forests, sandy bottoms, open water and rocky reefs
  • 4 species of turtles: Out of only seven species of sea turtles worldwide, Monterey Bay is lucky to have four including the sea turtle and leatherback turtles even though they are not considered residents of the sanctuary
  • Countless invertebrates and more than 450 species of algae

Specializing in natural history and biology of marine wildlife, 

we have a healthy respect and appreciation of ocean conservation and the bay. Our whale watching trips are narrated by Marine Biologists/Naturalists who love to showcase beautiful Monterey Bay in addition to educating why protecting it is so critical. 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 filled with new sights to see, 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!

Specializing in natural history and biology of marine wildlife,

we have a healthy respect and appreciation of ocean conservation and the bay. Our whale watching trips are narrated by Marine Biologists/Naturalists who love to showcase beautiful Monterey Bay in addition to educating guests about why protecting it is so critical. 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 filled with new sights to see, 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!

Monterey Bay Wildlife

It is no wonder that the biological richness and unique habitats of Monterey Bay are teeming with wildlife. It is one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world. Monterey Bay is an underwater treasure full of the tiniest nudibranches to the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. Monterey Bay resident and transient species including 26 threatened or endangered species consist of:

  • 34 species of marine mammals
  • 130 species of seabirds
  • 345 species of fish
  • 4 species of turtles
  • Countless invertebrates
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