Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for a walking tour of the Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row with souvenirs for two (up to a $48 value)
- $35 for a walking tour of the Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row with souvenirs for four (up to a $96 value)<p>
Tour-goers learn about the elements that made Monterey Bay one of the biggest fishing ports in the world. Throughout the 2- to 2.5-hour tour, the knowledgeable guide regales visitors with stories about the area’s potpourri of cultures, including whalers from the Azores, squid fisherman from China, and salmon fisherman from Japan. Tours meet daily at 1 p.m. inside the lobby of the InterContinental Hotel.
Monterey's Waterfront & Cannery Row Tour
Perched at the helm of Monterey's Waterfront & Cannery Row Tour, author, historian, and fourth-generation Monterey native Tim Thomas leads tour-goers on a voyage back through time. He enlightens groups on the area's past, stopping frequently to appreciate the people and occupations that have made the bay a cultural cornucopia. Fisheries seize the spotlight during the primary tour, which focuses on Monterey's ascension as one of the world's biggest fishing ports because of its fishermen's ability to talk the salmon into jumping into the boats. By special arrangement, tour-takers can also reel in facts during a jaunt through Nihonmachi—or Japan Town—or a spooky-story-packed exploration of the Monterey Cemetery.
makes for a fascinating presentation, which is further enhanced by many photos and artifacts of the era.bartandscotty, TripAdvisor, 11/27/12
He was open to all questions, and because the tours are very small they are personal and lots of room for individual interests/questionsaurabelle, TripAdvisor, 12/11/12
98% of 237 customers recommend
“We've been to Monterey a number of times, but were interested in learning about the behind the scenes history of Cannery Row. Local historian Tim Thomas was just the...”
“We've been to Monterey a number of times, but were interested in learning about the behind the scenes history of Cannery Row. Local historian Tim Thomas was just the ticket! Incredibly knowledgeable about all things related to the people, geography, and history of Monterey Bay, Tim's narration never lagged. It was very entertaining, well paced, and his fishing creel and backpack were filled with interesting memorabilia and artifacts. We highly recommend this tour, and I would book another different tour with Tim on our next visit.”
“He's wonderful and I learned do much. ”
“This is a very thorough history of the canning industry of Monterey. ”
750 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940Get Directions