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The brainchild of Hank Ketcham, the creator of the classic Dennis the Menace comic strip, this ain’t your standard dumbed-down playground suffocated by Big Brother’s safety regulations...
Rents kayaks and SUP equipment, offers paddling lessons and leads guided tours of Monterey Bay, including full-moon and sunrise trips.
Arrange shore or boat dives and rent a full scuba kit with wetsuit from this well-reviewed outfitter.
Morning and afternoon departures; young children are welcome on board.
Several daily departures; no children under age five or pregnant women allowed.
Talk to this five-star PADI operation for gear rentals, classes and guided dives into Monterey Bay.
Diving and snorkeling reign supreme, although the water is rather frigid. Rent a full get-up, including wetsuit, at Monterey Bay Dive Company , which runs guided boat dives (from $60).
Beach cruisers, electric bike and water-sports gear rentals and tours available at multiple locations on Cannery Row and downtown .
Monterey’s oldest surf shop rents and sells all the surfing gear you’ll need. Staff grudgingly dole out local tips.
Cruiser, tandem, hybrid and road-bike rentals near the aquarium and also downtown .
Can’t afford to play at famous Pebble Beach? This historic 18-hole municipal course, where deer freely range, has impressive sea views, and it’s a lot easier (not to mention cheaper) to book a tee time here.
Six miles before the famous Bixby Bridge, take a tour of 1889 Point Sur Lightstation . Meet your guide at the locked gate; arrive early as space is limited (no reservations).
This family-owned organic fruit-and-veggie stand offers educational walking tours of its fields...
Take an in-depth look at commercial and organic farm fields around the Salinas Valley.
Across Hwy 1 from Andrew Molera State Park, Molera offers guided trail rides on the beach and through redwood forest...
Departing from Moss Landing, 20 miles north of Monterey, this biodiesel boat runs recommended whale-watching and dolphin-spotting tours (reservations essential).
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