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Monterey: Sunset Whale Watching

1. Monterey: Sunset Whale Watching

Enjoy the wildlife, then relax as you take in the beautiful sunset over Monterey Bay on a sightseeing cruise. Meet your guide at the wharf and climb aboard the boat to start your tour. Spot whales, dolphins, and a wide variety of marine wildlife in Monterey Bay. Whales are seen every day in this area. Listen to your marine biologist or naturalist guide as they share interesting information about the animals you see, the natural history of the local area, and conservation. Witness scientific research in action as marine biologists and naturalists collect sighting data to learn about the local wildlife. Then, sit back and relax as the sun sets, reflected in the water, providing lasting memories and incredible photo opportunities. Finally, return to the wharf and dry land.

Monterey: Guided Walking Food Tour with Tastings

2. Monterey: Guided Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Taste your way through Monterey’s restaurants and food spots along the side streets of downtown on this guided walking tour. Discover all the culture embedded here, from little bites to coffee on draft to Italian, Indian, and Greek food, just to name a few. Follow alongside your guide down Monterey’s lively streets and get filled in on local history and culture, including some things even the locals hardly know. Come to the tour hungry, as you’ll stop at 5 to 6 spots along the tour to taste a variety of foods and drinks, including wine and beer. You’ll quickly find there’s a lot more going on downtown than expected.

Monterey/Carmel: Wine Country Tour

3. Monterey/Carmel: Wine Country Tour

Take a wine tour of California's Monterey County, one of the largest premium grape producers in the state. Learn about local wine production and taste sample some wines. Get picked up from your hotel and listen to some interesting commentary on your way out to the vineyards. Admire the beautiful Californian landscape as you tour a local winery. Let your guide teach you about Monterey and its history of wine production. Enter the tasting room for your chance to try 2 or 3 different wines. Enjoy a convenient drop-off at your accommodations after the tour.

Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

Experience one of the most famous scenic drives in the world with a live GPS route and auto-playing narration for a complete hands-free and fully guided driving experience along the 17-Mile Drive. Simply download the app and drive hands-free like Google maps. On approaching an attraction, it’s photo pops up and you will hear its audio story, just like having a local guide sitting with you. The tour is developed by local tour guides, curated by creative writers, narrated by professional voice artists and put together using an award-winning platform. At Point Joe, stop and listen to the audio guide to learn about the European explorers that first came to this part of the coast. Later, drive past Bird Rock, where you can see Brandt's cormorants, pelicans, and California sea lions sharing the rock. At your next stop, get to see the harbor seals at Fanshell Overlook and learn about their pupping season from your guide. As you continue your drive, learn about the history of the 5000-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees and listen to the intriguing story of a 250-year-old Lone Cypress that isn't entirely alone. Finally, stop at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and rest at one of the public areas or putter around in one of the many charming shops in the area. 

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4.5 / 5

based on 205 reviews

Our guide, Lika, was very friendly and made our tour interesting with lots of details about the places we visited. She greeted us with a morning pastry sample from a local bakery as we waited for our group to assemble. We proceeded to visit 4 restaurants, each unique and lively, and ready for us. The food samples included drinks of our choice (wine and beer). We sampled fish tacos, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, curried potatoes, and lobster ravioli. Our last stop was an ice cream store featuring its original "Bees' Knees" flavor. There we were even treated to a tour of their production room! Everything was delicious!! I appreciated how Lika did not rush us and we had time to enjoy our food and drinks as well as getting to know our other tour members. It was a wonderful afternoon filled with discovery.

Our sunset whale watching tour was amazing! Captain Joey and naturalist Andrew were amazing telling us everything about sea life and always keeping us safe. We saw around 10-13 humpback whales, many sea lions, otters, jellyfish, and plenty of birds. At the end of the tour when returning to the pier we were able to watch a beautiful sunset. Don’t forget to bring your jacket because it can get cold and if you are struggling to find parking in the fisherman’s parking just go to the parking garage in front called “Downtown East Parking”.

Discovery whale watching is a fantastic experience. Andrew the naturalist was so informative and really entertaining. We saw a humpback whale mother and baby- awesome, and Rissos dolphins along with sea lions and otters . Our guide even sang an old English sea shanty. Very very talented! Highly recommend this company.

It was an absolute highlight for our family! We saw humpback whales and even a blue whale. We booked the sunset tour. At the end we were very cold, even though we had jackets and hats with us. So you should wear enough warm clothes/take them with you. The tour will remain unforgettable for us. Highly Recommended.

Highly recommended. Saw orcas and a humpback whale, but that must have been a bit of luck