Climb aboard the boat and an expert naturalist guide will take you out on the water to view some of the many kinds of whales ... More
Princess Monterey Whale Watching
Climb aboard the boat and an expert naturalist guide will take you out on the water to view some of the many kinds of whales in the Monterey Bay. You will see grays, killer whales, humpbacks and more. In addition, the boats come with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, making your whale-watching experience an unforgettable one. Prices vary, and group rates are available. The company also offers special nature tours as well as private boat rentals.
I was so worried about buying tickets ahead of time, but there are lots of cruises available all day long- at least in August. It was excellent and we really saw TONS of whales! I got lots of pictures and the cruise was a couple hours- good length.
On August 7, our family took the afternoon trip on the Sea Wolf II. It was one of the best experiences of our lives! We saw multiple humpbacks and 3 species of dolphins as well. The humpbacks were lunge feeding and at one time were right next to the boat. The crew on the boat could not have been better. They were very informative and were great with our 2 little guys (ages 6 and 7). This was a once in a lifetime experience! We can't wait to do this again!
Although there vvery cold wind and the boat moved a lot (some people got seasick) we were able to see 3 humpback whales in action. One was even lobtailing! We stayed out much longer than the other whale watching boats and it was a very enjoyable experience. Very nice and knowledgeable staff as well. Make sure to dress warmly!!
Compared to the whale watching cruises I've been on in Southern CA, this one was far superior. Having a marine biologist tell you about what you are seeing was wonderful and staying out for three hours was nice. This is a first rate operation.