Top 22 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
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

$91
per Adult

Catalina 22 Boat Rental
Take the helm of a sleek sailboat and cruise the waters off Monterey Bay to look for sea lions swimming for their lunch, spot crashing waves off the coast of Pacific Grove, or seek out destinations that are off the... Read More

$175
per Vehicle

Chartered Monterey Bay Cruise
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 Adult

Chartered Sunset Cruise
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 Adult

Lake San Antonio Boat Rental or Charter
Cruise out on Lake San Antonio for some relaxation and a thrilling ride on a high-powered speedboat. With a captain to guide you around the lake, or a party-ready ride you get all to yourself, plus your choice of watersports... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$3,995
per Vehicle

Lake San Antonio Flyboarding
Channel your inner superhero and take flight during an exciting flyboarding session at beautiful Lake San Antonio. With an expert guide leading you through the lesson, you cover the basics and pick up some complicated techniques as you defy gravity... Read More

$3,990
per Group

Lake San Antonio Jet Ski Tour or Rental
Long and narrow Lake San Antonio is perfect for zipping around on a jet ski. Rent your own high-powered watercraft to explore the scenery, jump wakes, and speed from beach to beach, or opt for a guided tour to have... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$3,695
per Group

Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour
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

$77
per Adult

Movie Bus Tour
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 Adult

Pearson 27 Boat Rental
Set sail as the captain of your own Pearson 27-foot sailboat. This is your chance to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience cruising through the famed Monterey Bay. Bring along friends or family, and pack a picnic and whatever gear you need... Read More

$200
per Vehicle

Private Chartered Cruise
Navigate through the azure waters of Monterey Bay aboard a luxurious private yacht. As the boat cuts through the water, powered by its wind filled sails, scan the horizon for playful marine life such as dolphins and sea lions. Snap... Read More

$249
per Vehicle

Private Memorial Cruise
Raise the sails and cruise out into the deep blue waters of Monterey Bay to spend a few moments in quiet reflection and pay your final respects to cherished friends and family. With an experienced crew working to protect your... Read More

$299
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Montevideo Carrasco Airport (MVD)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Montevideo Carrasco International Airport (MVD) and your hotel aboard a minivan. For Montevideo, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$178
per Vehicle

Private Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour
Cruise along scenic shorelines as you head south of San Francisco's fog-shrouded streets. Take in views from the Pacific Coast Highway, explore Monterey's past in Cannery Row, and get up-close looks at one of the most famous golf courses in... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours 30 minutes

$1,693
per Group

Private Monterey & Central Coast Tour
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

$1,400
per Traveler

Private Sommelier-Led Winetasting Tour in Monterey County with Lunch
Set out for a relaxing, hands-on, and educational wine appreciation tour with a certified sommelier and wine country expert as your guide. Sample regional varietals, linger over an al fresco lunch among the vines, and tour the cellar and winemaking... Read More

$1,200
per Adult

Private Sunset Cruise
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

$449
per Group

Private Sunset Dinner Cruise
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

$499
per Group

Private Wedding Cruise
Spend your special day cruising through the blue waters of Monterey Bay, exchanging vows with crashing waves as your soundtrack and attentive sea lions as your guests of honor. With officiant services provided by your experienced captain, celebrate your wedding... Read More

$249
per Vehicle

Redwood Forest Steam Train Adventure
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 Adult

Santa Cruz Beach Train Adventure
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 Adult

Sunset Dinner Cruise
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 Adult

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