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Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour
"The Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a drive through Pacific Grove in between. Monterey Bay has great geologic and b which borders 276 miles of California’s spectacular coastline. Monterey Bay was the site of the first Europeans to visit the land that became California. Several waves of industrial scale whaling and fishing exploited the bounty of the huge undersea tren California Highway 1 (fog permitting). After an optional stop in Santa Cruz a rest break and optional photo stops along the way you will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance to stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. If you bring your own lunch you might be able to squeeze in a short trip to the world famous Monterey Aquarium (admission not included). After lunch
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Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from 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 coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Stop at historic Cannery Row—John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression—for a 000 strange and colorful underwater creatures from playful sea otters and turtles to powerful sharks and the rare and massive ocean sunfish.Cruise along the scenic and celebrated 17-Mile Drive home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress—this postcard-worthy tree stands on a rugged granite outpost amid the waves—and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way t head to enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
From $1,100.00
 
Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from 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 coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Stop at historic Cannery Row—John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression—for a 000 strange and colorful underwater creatures from playful sea otters and turtles to powerful sharks and the rare and massive ocean sunfish.Cruise along the scenic and celebrated 17-Mile Drive home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress—this postcard-worthy tree stands on a rugged granite outpost amid the waves—and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way t head to enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
From $1,100.00

Monterey Bay Aquarium Tips (58)

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Recognized as one of the best aquarium's in the US. This is a must see on any visit to Monterey. The Aquarium sits bayside with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. right outside the door is the natural...
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Jim_Eliason
Feb 06, 2016

Humpback Whale Watching

Whale watching is quite the past time for locals in the Monterrey area. There have been a record number of humpback whales spotted in Monterey Bay this fall. From the back deck of the Aquarium guests...
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JulieJueletha
Dec 04, 2013

The Splash Zone

The Splash Zone in the Monterey Bay Aquarium has dozens of exhibits in English and Spanish that kids, adults and groups can see, play with and learn from. Toddler and older kid groups,African...
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JulieJueletha
Dec 04, 2013

Full of Monterey Bay Sea Flora and Fauna 2

Part two of my Aquarium tips with more pictures in and inside the Monterey Bay Aquarium.The Monterey Bay Acquarium is one of the Highlights in walking around Cannery row of Monterey and is an...
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machomikemd
May 04, 2012

Full of Monterey Bay Sea Flora and Fauna 1

this will be a two part tip with more pictures in and inside the Monterey Bay Aquarium.The Monterey Bay Acquarium is one of the Highlights in walking around Cannery row of Monterey and is an important...
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machomikemd
May 04, 2012

Monterey Bay Aquarium

This Aquarium is housed in an old historic cannery building. We didn't arrive until noon, so we ate lunch in the Aquarium's Portola Cafe. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. We...
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KimberlyAnn
Jan 15, 2012

Monterey Aquarium

Did the Carmel Monterey trip. We loved Carmel and the little town of carmel by the sea. It so happened the day we were there it was Concours on the avenue. Exceptional cars and fabulous restaurants.At...
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leesa808
Aug 17, 2011

Before My Time

We lived in California when I was little, but we moved from here in 1966 when I was three before this aquarium existed. At least one cannery was still operating at that time. The Monterey Bay Aquarium...
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DEBBBEDB
Jul 29, 2011

Excellent way to spend the day

We spent one morning at the aquarium in Monterey. It was very informative and the jellyfish exhibt was awesome. There are large decks that extend the length of the back of the aquarium that lookout...
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cmimmel
Feb 14, 2011

Catch the Sea Otters at play

We had a fun afternoon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.They have some lovely sea creatures here, especially the sea otters. There are some really huge tanks and so you get a chance to see big fish,...
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vichatherly
Jul 31, 2010

Enjoy the Experience

Try to avoid the aquarium on a crowded day, it definitely changes your experience in a less than positive way. If you can't, it is still worth a visit if you are in Monterey. Tickets can be a little...
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SJTravel
Jun 02, 2010

Day at the Aquarium

This is one of the best aquariums I've ever been to. Its different compared to Sea World, because the aquarium's focus is exhibits, rather than trained animal shows. Most of the exhibits center around...
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kellinwood
Nov 28, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Carmel By The Sea is just Beside it's Larger Neighbor, Monterey and The Monterey Bay Acquarium is one of the Highlights in walking around Cannery row of Monterey and is an important things to do in...
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Cannery Row

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail runs along what use to be old Southern Pacific railroad tracks that serviced Cannery Row. Lots of folks including ourselves walking along and enjoying the sights...
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Lovers' Point

Not as famous as 17 mile drive but free and almost as scenic is Sunset drive that winds by the coast through Pacific Grove eventually leading back to Monterey by Cannery row. This is rugged California...
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Lovers Point

Lovers Point Beach is just down the road from Pacific Grove and Monterey. This beach is beautiful and there is areas you can play in the sand, play beach volleyball, sunbath, and swimming of course....
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Whale Watching

For $5 off per person, see the link below. It ends up costing around $25 per person. What to bring: warm clothes, snacks (they sold granola bars, hot drinks, and microwave popcorn). Details of my...
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Maritime Museum

I noticed a show Trancendental Visions are the website. It turned out to be a Day of the Dead show. Then I realized that the show was a virtual show. Pretty cool! I thought this kind of stuff only...
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Getting to Monterey Bay Aquarium

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886 Cannery Row,

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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