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Dive into an underwater world of mystery, beauty and awe at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of the stunning California coastline. With your all-day admission ticket, you’ll come face-to-face with ocean animals from sharks and rays to penguins and jellyfish. Watch our giant Pacific octopuses creep, crawl and glide, or enjoy the sea otters as they romp, tumble and wrestle. You’ll see schools of fish glimmer and glisten, and find mussels, eels and sea anemones along the rocky shoreline. An ocean of discovery awaits!
Discover the charming coastal town of Carmel and savor a series of tantalizing food and wine tastings on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Your passionate guide will share stories about the history, culture and architecture of Carmel as you stop at restaurants, stylish watering holes and food shops to meet business owners and sample different food items. You may visit places like a classic European Restaurant, a local tavern serving the area's best fish & chips, purveyors of the best street tacos on the Monterey Peninsula (and why they specialize in Mezcal), and a local producer of confections made from century-old recipes. In general, the tastings add up to an average lunch.. Ideal for both tourists and Carmel residents, this tour is a leisurely and tasty way to learn more about this quaint town.This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring more personal attention from your guide.
Embark on a 4-hour whale watching tour. All trips are narrated by a naturalist or marine biologist guide, who will also spend one on one time with guests while on deck. Professional photographers are often sent to capture the spectacular sights seen from on board and are available to offer tips for your own photography.
Share the wonders of sailing with your family and friends on this 2-hour private sailing cruise on Monterey Bay. Keep your eyes peeled, and you may spot grey, blue, and humpback whales, who spout water and breach as they migrate with their calves. Sea otters, dolphins, and vocal sea lions also frolic through one of the most pristine areas in the Pacific. All sailors are offered a chance to take the helm and discover the grace and beauty of a boat under sail. Choose a captained cruise for a more relaxing voyage in the world's second largest marine sanctuary.
Explore Monterey Bay and the Central Coast in a GPS-guided Sea Car, cruising through town or along the Pacific on this 3-hour self-drive tour. Hop into your own 2-seater convertible that navigates itself and provides narration about landmarks along the way, including Monterey’s historical buildings and beautiful ocean vistas. The talking scooter car tells you where to go, from downtown, Lake El Estero and Cannery Row all the way to Pacific Grove’s butterfly sanctuary and Asilomar State Beach.
Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.