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Boat Tours & Activities to Do at Old Fisherman's Wharf Monterey

Set sail on a deep-sea fishing adventure or cruise the bay on a glass bottom boat. Dive into a steaming bowl of clam chowder. Discover sweet-tooth heaven at vintage candy stores like Wharf Wonka Chocolate Factory and Carousel Candies. Sip a margarita on the waterfront. Spot sea lions from the shore or set sail on a whale watching adventure to see orcas, humpbacks, and blue whales. Browse quirky souvenir shops like The Wharf's General Store. Have a blast exploring Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, a historic waterfront neighborhood with authentic charm and maritime activities. Enjoy delectable fine dining or grab a quick basket of fried clams to eat on the docks. Ready to hit the water? You can book all kinds of boat tours here, from sport fishing expeditions to sightseeing cruises. Just make sure to leave plenty of time to stroll along the waterfront and soak up the peaceful seaside vibe. Paid parking lots are easy to find nearby.


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  • Whalefest
  • Festa Italia
  • Monterey History Fest


  • Wharf Walking Tours
  • Souvenir Shops & Candy Stores
  • Fishing & Sailing Trips
  • Restaurants (Old Fisherman's Grotto, Paluca Trattoria, Abalonetti & many more)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruises
  • Whale Watching & Wildlife


  • What are the best restaurants at Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey?

    The top restaurants in this historic waterfront neighborhood include Old Fisherman’s Grotto (old-world seafood), Abalonetti (dog-friendly), Crabby Jim's (great chowder), Crepes of Brittany (French pancakes), Crab House (seafood), Big Fish Grill (seafood), and Water and Leaves (organic cafe).
  • What tours are at Old Fisherman's Wharf?

    There are walking tours of Old Fisherman's Wharf as well as numerous tours on Monterey Bay itself, including deep-sea fishing, whale watching, sailing, and glass bottom boat tours. Monterey Bay Sailing, J&M Sport Fishing, and Chris' Fishing Trips all offer boat tours.

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