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Monterey Bay: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never can get enough of this area this time it was so beautiful and clear We are birders and always go up to Elkhorn Slough to see what we can add to our life list Sure enjoyed the otters and seals this time

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Monterey Bay houses one of the most interesting marine ecosystems in the US. We scuba dove it and had a wondrous time. For non-divers, the beaches and walks and views are spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank scdaub
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked and drove around the bay area. It always feels and smells so fresh.Great scenery and always be on the look out for the whales.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martin5192
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of the bay are everywhere. Explore on foot the coastal paths along the northern section of Cannery Row and then drive up Ocean View Blvd, stopping often for views and some more walking. For the sunset, continue along Ocean View until it becomes...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must do!! Fun town. Great restaurant choices. Lots of activities for all ages. Close to Carmel and Big Sur. Fun to drive down coast.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ephjsh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monterey bay is beautiful. There are actually sea otters and kelp visible in the bay. The water is cold and appear to be clean.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monterey Bay is must see. From one part if the bay see the ocean with small boats sailing and the other part where you see lots of small Boats fill the harbour. The historical Customs House is close to the harbour to visit. Plenty of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 465RobertH465
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shoreline drive and paths along the bay are great. They are well maintained and offer fantastic views of the bay.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Doug K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monterey Bay is a lovely place to go. The beaches are beautiful and the people are very nice. There is a lot to do in the area. I love it there!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KML2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful day in paradise. Monterey Bay is just gorgeous. We went to Fishermans Whatf and had breakfast at Lulus. Highly recommend! My husband had squid steak and loved it. The food was all great!

Date of experience: September 2019
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13 January 2019|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
There is an Enterprise and they’ll pick you up Because of congestion and parking issues in both Monterrey and Carmel I’d consider a tour or a bike or a cart
10 January 2019|
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Response from miggy67 | Reviewed this property |
I've been to the central California coast in late summer and mid fall. I'm not 100% certain but I don't think there are drastic temperature changes throughout the year. I do recommend dressing in layers as the temps change... More
7 January 2018|
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Response from harikn | Reviewed this property |
Should be moderate , with some chance of showers . Avoid noon hours outside.