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11th Annual Whalefest Monterey

Fisherman's Wharf Association #1 Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
January 30, 2021 - January 30, 2021
  • Recurring every 2 days
  • Location: Fisherman's Wharf Association, #1 Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA
  • Phone: (831) 238-0777
  • Price: Virtual Event - Free
  • Description:

    Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf Association presents the 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey to be held at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California, on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This event will be Virtual! 

    This free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and much more! The many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Sanctuary have fun, educational interactive exhibits.

    Speakers at the 2-day Symposium during Whalefest Monterey include world-renowned marine experts and special guests. Videos from last year’s Symposium are on the website at

    There will be boat tours on several vessels at the California Dock at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf and along the Causeway.

    Maritime Historian, Tim Thomas, will conduct free Wharf Walks on Saturday and Sunday.

    There will also be live musical entertainment in front of Custom House as well as an information and merchandise booth, with Whalefest Monterey T-shirts and aprons for donations.

    Weather permitting, whale watching tours, fishing, sailing and glass bottom boats will be operating from the Wharf (many at discounted rates). Wharf restaurants will be serving lunch and dinner. Wharf shops will also be featuring marine-themed merchandise.

    Whale watchers come from all around the world to view hundreds of whales, dolphins and pelicans who continue to feast on a “krill and anchovy buffet” in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Throughout the year, this Whale Watching Capital of the World™ offers sightings of 15 species of whales, 8 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of Fissiped (sea otter).

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