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  • The Princess Monterey departs at 9:00am 12:30pm and 3:30pm*
  • The Atlantis Monterey departs at 10:00am 2:00pm and 5:00pm*

*Vessels and departure times are subject to change without prior notice.

General Admission
Adult Ages 12 and older
Children Ages 3 – 11
Upper Deck Access Limited Availability · Premium Viewing
Adult Ages 12 and older
Children Ages 3 – 11
For safety reasons we do not take kids under 3 years old or pregnant women on our trips.


Enjoy your Monterey Whale Watching Tour on one of the two largest and finest vessels in the fleet: the Princess Monterey and the Atlantis Monterey.

You’ll enjoy:

  • heated cabin
  • hot and cold beverages
  • snacks
  • spacious seating
  • beautiful scenery and wildlife
  • 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 Atlantis Monterey and the Princess have limited upper deck seating available at time of purchase for an additional fee.


Due to the size of our boats, the Princess Monterey & the Atlantis Monterey provide stability and are an excellent choice for people who may be prone to sea sickness. Check out more tips to avoid seasickness here.


No need to spend thousands on a two week long cruise to enjoy amazing whales and marine life. During our 2.5-3 hour, fully narrated tour, you will spend a memorable day on the water.


Our vessels exceed all United States Coast Guard safety requirements with full inspections and certifications. Our vessels meet the latest USCG regulations carrying life vests for all passengers and all other required safety equipment.


Beverages and snacks are available on the boat from the snack bar but are not included in the price of the cruise (around $2 each). You are always welcome to bring any food or drinks of your own that you would like to enjoy along the way!


Fisherman’s Wharf (Monterey Bay, CA)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


"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

"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 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