Old Fisherman's Wharf

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  • Monterey Bay: Whale Watching Tour

    1. Monterey Bay: Whale Watching Tour

    The tour departs from Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf, where the boat sets sail into the harbor, home to breathtaking sea views. As the tour leaves the dock, catch a glimpse of the hundreds of Californian Sea Lions inside the harbor. Take advantage of the view and snap a photo to capture the memory. Upon leaving the harbor, the boat passes the historic Cannery Row and then enters the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Monterey is one of the world’s best locations for whale watching due to the deep submarine canyon close to shore. This is where the search for the wonders of the bay’s marine life begins. With whales spotted almost every day, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Keep your eyes peeled as you scan the water for the abundance of marine life that lives here. Search for feeding humpback whales, a variety of dolphin species, porpoises, blue whales, fin whales and more....

    From the very beginning of the trip, to the last second, this trip was PHENOMENAL! We had amazing crew and a whale that literally breached out in front of our boat... UNREAL! I've been on numerous whale watches in the past and this one is by far the BEST! Thank you for so much for an unforgettable adventure! ❤️

  • Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

    2. Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Experience one of the most famous scenic drives in the world with a live GPS route and auto-playing narration for a complete hands-free and fully guided driving experience along the 17-Mile Drive. Simply download the app and drive hands-free like Google maps. On approaching an attraction, it’s photo pops up and you will hear its audio story, just like having a local guide sitting with you. The tour is developed by local tour guides, curated by creative writers, narrated by professional voice artists and put together using an award-winning platform. Start your tour at Spanish Bay. It is recommended to enter the 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove, then follow the directions towards the Inn at Spanish Bay, where you can stop for refreshments at the beach before continuing along the sandy beach at Spanish Bay and Point Joe, enjoying the ocean's soothing music as you drive along. At Point...

  • Pacific Coastal Highway Tour to Monterey & Carmel

    3. Pacific Coastal Highway Tour to Monterey & Carmel

    Travel along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. This full-day tour takes you along California’s stunning coast to experience the beauty of Highway 1. When you arrive at the Monterey peninsula, follow the 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach to visit the Lone Cypress, where your guide will stop for you to take photos of the rugged, beautiful coast. As your tour continues, visit Monterey city where you can walk down Cannery Row, or visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (for an additional cost). From Monterey, your tour continues to the coastal town Pacific Grove, which features charming Victorian-era buildings; and the artsy Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you will visit the historic mission established in 1770. On the way back to San Francisco, drive through Silicon Valley, the tech capital of the United States; and, as you circle round the north en...

    The scenery was wonderful and our driver/guide's commentary made the time fly. Nature provided the incredible backdrop for a great day.

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What people are saying about Old Fisherman's Wharf

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 223 reviews

Our whale watching experience was fantastic for the adventurous person! We saw 5-6 whales as well as some sea lions. Three of the whales were breaching for about an hour, so we saw some amazing jumps. Forewarning, the water was choppy on the day we went so it would be a less pleasant experience if you are sensitive to sea-sickness, as some others on the boat were. Also, be prepared to get a wet and bring a poncho. All in all, we had a great time!

Like Gilligan's Island it was a 3 hour tour. 1.5 hours in we had reserved the fact that we may see no animals and then before you know it a school of porpoises, seals and 7 or so humpback whales all feeding on a school of sardines up close around and at one point even under our boat. Thanks to our parient Capt and crew and for their vast knowledge of these animals and their habits. Well worth it.

From the very beginning of the trip, to the last second, this trip was PHENOMENAL! We had amazing crew and a whale that literally breached out in front of our boat... UNREAL! I've been on numerous whale watches in the past and this one is by far the BEST! Thank you for so much for an unforgettable adventure! ❤️

The guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and made the experience personable! Highly recommend!!

George our tour guide was funny and knew a lot about San Fransisco!