Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

InterContinental The Clement Monterey Main Lobby

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Historian leads groups during a 2.5-hour walking tour, detailing the people and jobs that made Monterey Bay a fishing and cultural polestar

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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.

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Tour-goers learn about the elements that made the bay one of the biggest fishing ports in the world. Throughout the 2- to 2.5-hour tour, the knowledgeable guide regales visitors about the area's potpourri of cultures that included 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.

Customer Reviews

The tour guide is outstanding. He is a veritable minefield of facts. I have lived here for years and still found it fascinating. I highly recommend his tours.
Margaret M. · January 6, 2013
Informative walking tour that gave us a lot of information about Cannery Row history and the various people and ethnic groups that made it such an interesting place.
Paul H. · January 6, 2013
Excellent tour. I learned so much, and the tour guide was personable and so knowledgable. Locals and tourists alike would enjoy this. One of the best Groupons I've ever purchased.
Joan C. · January 4, 2013
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    InterContinental The Clement Monterey Main Lobby

    750 Cannery Row

    Monterey, CA 93940


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