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Whalefest Monterey 2017

Fisherman's Wharf Association #1 Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
January 28, 2017 - January 29, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Fisherman's Wharf Association, #1 Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA
  • Phone: 831-238-0777
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AM
  • Price: Free
  • Description:

    The Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association is proud to again sponsor and hold the 7th ANNUAL WHALEFEST MONTEREY at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, in Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

    This free fun and educational, interactive family event for all ages celebrates the migration of the gray whales. The event also benefits many local and national marine organizations that inspire, educate, explore and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

    Among the highlights will be a 2-day symposium with lectures and documentaries related to ocean and marine life conservation, musical performances, and many educational displays by participating organizations. Thousands of attendees are expected to attend this coming year that range from local families and school children who want to learn more about our maritime environment to visitors from near and far who want to explore the annual whale migration. 

    Weather permitting, whale watching tours, fishing, sailing and glass bottom boats (for a fee) will be operating from the Wharf, and Wharf restaurants will be serving lunch and dinner.

    Wharf shops will also be featuring marine-themed merchandise.   

    Whale watchers come from around the world to Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf to view hundreds of whales, orcas, 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, 10 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of fissiped (sea otter).

    For more information and Whalefest Monterey updates, go or call 831-238-0777.




#1 Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940

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