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Princess Monterey Whale Watching

California’s #1 Whale Watching Tour

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 Largest & Finest Whale Watching Vessels ● USCG Regulated ● Windows For Viewing ● Plenty Of Seating ● Indoor Heated Cabin
Orca Tours 2024
Saturdays April 13-May 18


Board the Largest and Finest Vessels for the Whale Watching Adventure  of a Lifetime!



Princess Monterey Whale Watching has the two largest and finest whale watching vessels on Monterey Bay: the 110ft. 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.


Great Whale Watching

Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Right after I purchased our tickets online, I received an email with detailed information on directions, parking, when to arrive, what to bring, etc. Our whale watching cruise lasted for 2 1/2 hours and we saw several groups of humpback whales. From the time we arrived to when we left, every employee was friendly, courteous, informative, and very helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better whale watching company.

– Fronk D. | Tripadvisor

An AMAZING experience. I've gone whale watching with Princess Monterey 5 times now and never disappointed. Staff is kind and great! We went on Wednesday Sept1st and Thursday the 2nd and both days we saw some spectacular scenes. Loads of lunge feeding and breaching!!!!

– Hector M. | Tripadvisor
Whale Party!

We had an amazing tour, about 3 hours, and we travel about 30 minutes into sea and we found a spot with lots of whales and sea lions feasting on anchovies! Our tour guides said our tour was one of the most sightings they have experienced in a while! This tour was really worth it! The boat is comfortable, with clean toilets and option for inside or outside seating. They also sell some snacks and drinks in the boat. I will highly recommend this tour!

– Simo M. | Tripadvisor
I keep coming back!

This is my third trip with Princess Whale Watching. I highly enjoyed each trip. No two the same. I especially like the educational aspect and the biologist giving interesting information about the species of wildlife being viewed. All crew members were friendly and helpful. The boats are clean and well maintained. They know exactly where to take the boat to put you right in the middle of whale action. No complaints here!

– Hannah C. | Tripadvisor
Great Tour!

Start off your day with a good breakfast to fill up your belly. Don’t bring binoculars because the boat brings you close. But do bring a nice camera with a nice lens to be sure you can get a nice shot of the whales. We saw a big feeding group of about 100 sea lions, 200 seagulls and about 6-10 whales. It was really awesome and something I’ll never forget. None of this would be possible without the great crew aboard the Princess Monterey! You won’t regret it!

– Grant W. | Tripadvisor
We'll be back!

We were 8 miles out, with fantastic views of humpback whales, Rizzo's dolphins, pelicans, and of course seals/sea lions. The commentator was clear and informative. I felt completely safe, and the crew clearly knew what they were doing. I would definitely do this again!

– Mary B. | Tripadvisor
Great Trip With Princess Monterey

We had a great trip with Princess Monterey. We saw a great show and the naturalist on board did a great job of explaining the details of the whale and wildlife behavior. The captain also was very adept at positioning the boat for viewing multiple surfacing of the whales and their activity. We also followed the advice of others about layering for weather and were glad we had warm clothing!

– Steve S. | Tripadvisor
AMAZING Whale Watching Experience with the best crew

The crew and the marine specialist were SO nice and knowledgeable. They made every effort to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and we learned a lot. AND we saw SOOO many whales, one of which went under our boat and came up right next to us! They were breaching left and right. We didn't know where to look and we didn't want to go back to shore! Thank you to everyone for making it such a special afternoon for my family!

– Peter P. | Tripadvisor


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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!

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