Monterey Waterfront and Cannery Row Tours

Lobby of the Intercontinental Clement
750 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 521-3304

This tour now rated #1 Monterey Sightseeing tour on TripAdvisor!
For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the Native People of the Monterey area. From abalone to rockfish, everything was fished and utilized and the Monterey Bay was a multi-cultural stew, made up of whalers from the Azores, squid fishermen from China, salmon fishermen and abalone divers from Japan, and Sicilians fishing sardines in the “dark of the moon.” This entertaining tour of Cannery Row and the Monterey Waterfront will take you back in time to explore the history of the fisheries of Monterey Bay and what made it one of the biggest and best fishing ports in the world.
The Monterey Wharf & Waterfront: This tour of Old Fisherman’s Wharf and the waterfront will take you back in time to explore the history of the Monterey Wharf, and early history of the Monterey waterfront. Discover some of the people and cultures of Monterey’s colorful past and hear fascinating stories about Old Fisherman’s Wharf and those who worked and walked there.
Tour guide, Tim Thomas is a fourth-generation native of the Monterey area. For 16 years, he was historian/ curator for the Monterey Maritime & History Museum and has worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. He is author of “The Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula” and co-author of “Monterey’s Waterfront.”

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