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Old Fisherman's Wharf

1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940

A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula just isn’t complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey that was built in 1845 for regular passenger and freight service. Known as the “Monterey Bay Whale Watching Capital of the World™” and a top destination of visitors from around the world, Monterey’s Old Fisherman's Wharf provides a wide array of award-winning dining, shopping, whale watching, bay cruises, a glass bottom boat, marine life, fishing and sailing, and strolling leisurely in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Monterey Bay.

Savor delicious cuisine at a myriad of fabulous restaurants featuring stunning views and award-winning Italian food, sustainable seafood, grass-fed steaks, including the region’s famous clam chowder and calamari. Enjoy salt water taffy, homemade chocolates, caramel apples, cotton candy and many other yummy treats. View sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins, whales, sea birds and other wildlife “up close and personal” that also share the Wharf. Watch people who have gone out and caught their own fish on the local and chartered fishing boats return with their own “catch of the day”.

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1 Old Fisherman's Wharf , Monterey, CA 93940
Time: Held every other month on the first Saturday

In 2024, Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association continues its popular Wharf Walks with award-winning Monterey Bay…


Monterey, Monterey, CA 93940
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The 14th Annual Whalefest Monterey is set for April 13 and 14, 2024 at Old Fisherman’s Wharf and the Custom House Plaza…

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