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Things To Do In Monterey


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Monterey and Carmel have plenty of exciting things to do! Don’t miss the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, a wildly popular ocean conservation and research facility that will deepen your connection with marine life. During the right time of year, venture out to sea for a close encounter with migrating whales. Monterey Bay is one of the best places in the world to experience these magnificent wildlife phenomena. Want to get active? Try your hand (and legs) at kayaking, stand up paddle boarding or biking the blue coastal water of the bay.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium with its mission to inspire conservation of the ocean is a major point of attraction of your Monterey and Carmel tour. You can observe the incredible wildlife scenes and discover the endless secrets of the magnificent ocean. The Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit delivers an immersive experience with species, like sharks, seahorses, penguins, as well as the astounding Kelp Forest filled with fish, marine plants and invertebrates (Did you know that 97 percent of all animals are invertebrates? How cool is that?)

Adults (12+): $50
Children: $30

Whale Watching

Experience magical and unforgettable moments uniting with some of the largest creatures on Planet Earth during your Monterey and Carmel trip. On this 3- hour sea faring excursion, you’ll enjoy a fantastic scenic view of the California Coast and the spectacular ocean, enhanced by unforgettable whales’ appearances in their natural habitat as they cross the ocean! But wait, there is more: check out our amazing water sports in Monterey offers! Available daily, starting at 10:00am. 

Adults (12+): $39
Children: $24

Seaside Sports

With knowledge of weather conditions and some basic techniques, stand up paddle boarding (or “sup” as it sometimes is referred to) is a fun activity for people of all ages and athletic abilities. You don’t have to be in a swim team to be able to do paddle boarding, but knowing basic water sports safety rules will make this experience both safe and full of thrill and excitement!

Adults (12+): $35 (2 hour rental)
Children: $30

Push out into the bay on your very own kayak, another great outdoor activity to consider while visiting Monterey. This is the ultimate way to get unparalleled views of a wide range of California marine life. The calm waters of Monterey Bay shores make it a perfect kayaking place both for beginners and for experienced kayakers. No experience necessary! What are you waiting for?

Adults (12+): $35 (full day)
Children: $35

Land lubber?  You can enjoy all the coast of the National Marine Sanctuary by renting a bike and using pedal power to take in all the sights. Stop wherever you like. Just be back in time for dinner on the bay.

Adults (12+): $30 (full day rental)
Children: $35