Top 12 Things to do in Monterey, California

Located on the coast of Central California, Monterey is a paradise for whale and dolphin lovers. Sightings of these sea mammals are so commonplace in this region that those who operate Monterey tours featuring whale and dolphin watching routinely advertise that guests who fail to see ocean wildlife are free to take another tour

California Coastline: Monterey & Carmel by Tower Tours
Cruise along roads flanked by dramatic rock formations and pounding surf as you travel down the coast in a comfortable coach. Roll by championship golf courses, explore the past of Monterey's historic fishing industry, and uncover oceanfront towns where sprawling... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$83
per person

Chartered Monterey Bay Cruise by Monterey Bay Sailing
Hop aboard a spacious sailboat and set a course around the calm waters of Monterey Bay. Scope out local marine life including sea lions and otters, snap photos of the shore from your unique perspective, and savor the fresh ocean... Read More

$20
per person

Chartered Sunset Cruise  by Monterey Bay Sailing
Raise the sails and chase the sun as it sinks below the dark blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean on this sunset cruise through Monterey Bay. Snap photos of the day's fleeting golden rays and keep your eyes peeled for... Read More

$75
per person

Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour by Gray Line San Francisco
Escape the big city for a trip along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula via the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy stunning seascape views, the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Steinbeck's Cannery Row as you cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive heading to the... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$94
per person

Monterey, Carmel & 17-Mile Drive Tour by San Francisco Sightseeing
See panoramic views of some of the world's most beautiful coastlines on your drive to the towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-the Sea. Tour the historic waterfront district of Cannery Row and travel the scenic 17-Mile Drive, passing though Pacific Grove,... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$84
per person

Movie Bus Tour by Monterey Bay Scenic Tours
In the comfort of a custom-built tour bus, you are taken to scenic locations where Hollywood has forever captured the beauty of the area on film. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$55
per person

Private Monterey & Central Coast Tour by EverGreen Escapes
Head south from San Francisco to explore the rugged shores, windswept beaches, and charming seaside towns of the Central Coast. Visit Monterey’s world-famous aquarium, dig your toes into the sand at Carmel-by-the-Sea, and indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

$1,359
per person

Private Sunset Cruise by Monterey Bay Sailing
Watch the sun set over Monterey Bay with a private, scenic cruise on a fully-equipped yacht. Enjoy an afternoon of delight as your professional skipper guides you along the California coast, where you marvel at the splendid sights, and if... Read More

$349
Group ( 2 Travelers )

Prvate Sunset Dinner Cruise by Monterey Bay Sailing
Savor a 4-course meal as you witness a spectacular West Coast sunset from aboard a private yacht. Cruise along the coast of Monterey Bay, watching dolphins skip across the water against a breathtaking background of deep red, yellow, and orange... Read More

$399
Group ( 2 Travelers )

Redwood Forest Steam Train Adventure by Roaring Camp Railroads
Live a piece of California’s history and see captivating 1,500-year-old, 250-foot-tall redwood trees on a vintage steam train ride up to Bear Mountain. Admire the lush scenery before returning to the captain’s entertaining narration of California’s history, landmarks, and other... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$27
per person

Santa Cruz Beach Train Adventure by Roaring Camp Railroads
Board a vintage 1900s Pullman train for captivating views of 1500-year-old, 250-foot-tall redwoods and the lively Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Explore outdoor boutiques and take in scenic ocean views before returning to the captain’s entertaining narration of California's history, landmarks,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$29
per person

Sunset Dinner Cruise by Monterey Bay Sailing
See Monterey Bay at its finest while the varied colors of the sunset accent your evening cruise on a stunning yacht. With the wind in the sails, drift along the California coast, admiring the city's skyline surrounded by lush forest.... Read More

$115
per person

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