Kayaking on Monterey Bay

Kayaking on Monterey Bay

Things to Do in Monterey

Venture into beautiful Monterey by land or sea! You can take a passive or active role in the Monterey environment through a number of activities throughout the city.

By Sea...

For those who want to experience the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary first-hand, take a whale watching cruise on Monterey Bay. These cruises are crewed by experienced guides who will point out gray whales, humpback whales, and other exciting marine life. Separate fishing trips take fisherman out to catch the locally available (seasonal) salmon, Pacific rock and ling cod, halibut, tuna and sea bass. Or try a sailing adventure aboard one of Monterey's finest sailboats.

Get an even closer view of Monterey Bay by renting a kayak or taking a guided kayak tour. Kayaks can be rented from locations in Cannery Row or near Old Fisherman's Wharf, and they are a great way to gain a different perspective on the Monterey seashore. They allow you to get closer to otters, birds, seals and sea lions, and even the tops of kelp forests. (But not too close!) Take an underwater view by renting SCUBA gear and diving in Monterey Bay, one of the most popular diving destinations on the West Coast.

By Land...

The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is Monterey's recreation Main Street. A great way to use "green" transportation between Cannery Row and Old Fisherman's Wharf, the trail is used by runners and walkers, bikers and in-line skaters. Bikes and 4-person, pedal-powered surreys are available to rent in Portola Plaza near Fisherman's Wharf and in Cannery Row.

Monterey has a number of public parks, and one of the children's favorites is Dennis the Menace Playground at El Estero Park. This famous playground is known throughout the state for its whimsical equipment, which includes a drinking fountain inside the mouth of a lion, a swinging rope bridge, a roller slide, a life-sized hedge maze and more. Young conductors can climb all over the real steam train engine and pretend they are rolling down the track. Created in 1956 by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, the park celebrates the right of kids to be kids. Nearby, tweens and teens can catch air at the skateboard park.

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Golden State Theatre

417 Alvarado St , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-1070
Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, the Golden State Theater is the premier live entertainment and rental venue on the Peninsula. Go to our website to see a list of upcoming events or to rent... more

Lumina Day Spa

700 Munras Avenue , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 372-1829
Fax  (831) 372-2573
Embracing the essence of Monterey and the historic Casa Munras hotel, a place to relax while experiencing sincere care, service and results oriented treatments. more

Monterey Bay Kayaks @ Monterey Beach

693 Del Monte Avenue , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 373-5357
Fax  (877) 284-8957
Kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours, rentals, classes and retail store on Monterey Beach. Paddle with sea otters, seals, sea lions on the Marine Sanctuary more

A Taste of Monterey- Wine Market & Bistro

700 Cannery Row Ste KK 2nd Floor , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 646-5446
Fax  (831) 375-0835
This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row's 2nd largest attraction and is a must see when in Monterey. We invite you to come in and discover the culinary delights of Monterey Wine Country.... more

Adventures by the Sea

299 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 372-1807
Fax  (831) 372-4103
By land or by sea, discover the beautiful Monterey Peninsula bybicycle, kayak or take a guided tour. Try out stand uppaddle-boarding. more

Aero Dynamic Aviation

130 Olmsted Way Ste. 130 , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 373-8320
Fax  (408) 251-4955
Be the pilot as you fly over Monterey Bay, Big Sur and the Central California Coast! Stunning views of cliffs, bridges, whales and ocean offer a unique opportunity for photography, sightseeing and... more

Aero Dynamic Aviation

130 Olmsted Way Ste. 130 , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 373-8320
Fax  (408) 251-4955
Be the pilot as you fly over Monterey Bay, Big Sur and the Central California Coast! Stunning views of cliffs, bridges, whales and ocean offer a unique opportunity for photography, sightseeing and... more

Ag Venture Tours

PO Box 2634 , Monterey, CA 93942
Phone  (831) 761-8463
Fax  (831) 761-5461
Ag Venture Tours & Consulting specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of California. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country... more

Ag Venture Tours

PO Box 2634 , Monterey, CA 93942
Phone  (831) 761-8463
Fax  (831) 761-5461
Ag Venture Tours & Consulting specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of California. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country... more

Ag Venture Tours

PO Box 2634 , Monterey, CA 93942
Phone  (831) 761-8463
Fax  (831) 761-5461
Ag Venture Tours & Consulting specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of California. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country... more

Ag Venture Tours

PO Box 2634 , Monterey, CA 93942
Phone  (831) 761-8463
Fax  (831) 761-5461
Ag Venture Tours & Consulting specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of California. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country... more

Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours

750 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 776-9577
Fax  (415) 929-8687
Blazing Saddles has the perfect bikes and friendly staff to ensure an easy and fun adventure in Monterey Bay! Conveniently located just a block from the bike path at 750 Cannery Row (at the... more

Blue Fin Cafe & Billiards

685 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 717-4280
Fax  (831) 717-4281
HAPPY HOUR MONDAY - FRIDAY 4pm - 7pm 8 BIG SCREEN TVS 60 INCH PROJECTOR SCREEN 16 BEERS ON TAP/FULL BAR FULL KITCHEN DARTS FOOSBALL FULL SIZE JENGA GAME OUTSIDE BALCONY WITH A GREAT VIEW FREE... more

Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant

444 Alvarado Street , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 656-9543
Since opening in 1999, this British owned and operated pub has become the place to go for a drink or a bite to eat in a friendly atmosphere. more

C Restaurant and Bar

750 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 375-4800
Fax  (831) 375-4501
Regional cuisine with an emphasis on seafood and a variety of local seasonal products. Live music every Friday and Saturday. more

Cannery Row

Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-6690
Cannery Row is the Central Coast’s premier visitor destination and home to Monterey’s best oceanfront hotels and world-class restaurants. Enjoy boutiques and galleries, spas and premium wine tasting,... more
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