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Day Trips & Excursions

Monterey, Carmel & 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco

Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.
$79
11 hours
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission

Dive into an underwater world of mystery, beauty and awe at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of the stunning California coastline. With your all-day admission ticket, you’ll come face-to-face with ocean animals from sharks and rays to penguins and jellyfish. Watch our giant Pacific octopuses creep, crawl and glide, or enjoy the sea otters as they romp, tumble and wrestle. You’ll see schools of fish glimmer and glisten, and find mussels, eels and sea anemones along the rocky shoreline. An ocean of discovery awaits!
$50
7 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Carmel 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Food and Wine Walking Tour

Discover the charming coastal town of Carmel and savor a series of tantalizing food and wine tastings on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Your passionate guide will share stories about the history, culture and architecture of Carmel as you stop at restaurants, stylish watering holes and food shops to meet business owners and sample different food items. You may visit places like a classic European Restaurant, a local tavern serving the area's best fish & chips, purveyors of the best street tacos on the Monterey Peninsula (and why they specialize in Mezcal), and a local producer of confections made from century-old recipes. In general, the tastings add up to an average lunch.. Ideal for both tourists and Carmel residents, this tour is a leisurely and tasty way to learn more about this quaint town.This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring more personal attention from your guide.
$94
3 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast

Travel with us down to California’s rugged coast, known as Highway 1. This stunning drive affords one amazing view after another. Enjoy the winding roads down the coastline as you sit comfortably in our luxury tour coach.
$105
11 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Monterey & Carmel Explorer with optional Aquarium

This tour will start traveling south on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1. We will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance to stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. The tour will follow the coast through the beautiful little town of Pacific Grove on the way to the 17 Mile Drive. This famous road winds its way between magnificent homes and the spectacular coastline, between the greens and tees of world famous golf courses and among the last remaining forest of a rare species of the Monterey Cypress. The drive finishes up at the Pebble Beach Village. Upon arrival in the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, guests can explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or be dazzled by the white sandy beach. If there is time & interest, we can visit the historic Carmel Mission. This tour also has optional short stops in Half Moon Bay or Santa Cruz.
$94
14 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Monterey Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

Embark on a 4-hour whale watching tour. All trips are narrated by a naturalist or marine biologist guide, who will also spend one on one time with guests while on deck. Professional photographers are often sent to capture the spectacular sights seen from on board and are available to offer tips for your own photography.
$51
4 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Monterey and Cannery Row 1-Hour Independent Sea Car Tour

Explore Monterey Bay and the Central Coast in a GPS-guided Sea Car, cruising through town or along the Pacific on a 1-hour tour. Hop into your own 2-seater convertible that navigates itself and provides narration about landmarks along the way, including Monterey’s historical buildings and beautiful ocean vistas.
$65
1 hour
Kid Friendly

Monterey Original Walking Tours

The Original Monterey Walking Tours takes you away from the crowds to discover Historic Monterey and Cannery Row up close and on foot. Walk your personal Path of History and visit sites made famous by John Steinbeck. These tours are informative, entertaining, highly rated and fun for all ages.
$25
2 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Private Full-Day SUV Tour

Ride down Pacific Coast Highway 1 from San Francisco to Monterey & Carmel in a comfortable private SUV. See California with a Bay Area born local who has a decade of professional experience. Unlike many limo tours, clear English is spoken.Pass Santa Cruz, a lighthouse and marine sanctuaries on the way. We will try and spot wildlife like shorebirds, sea otters, whales and seals. Take free time at Cannery Row for shopping, lunch or a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Experience the scenic coastal road through Pacific Grove and 17 Mile Drive. Pass beaches, seaside mansions and the historic Pebble Beach Golf Course. If you are a fan, feel free to stroll out to the 18th hole viewing area or look at the old Hollywood photos on the walls of the clubhouse.Our last big stop is Carmel-By-The-Sea. Enjoy the cottage style architecture while shopping on Ocean Ave. Walk on the beach or enjoy a snack in one of the many cafes.
$895
10 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sunset Sailing Cruise in Monterey Bay

Our most popular and romantic cruise with appetizers! The sunset cruise departs 90 minutes prior to the sunset every day year around. During your hour and a half trip you will enjoy complimentary wine along with a delicious appetizer platter. Sail alongside otters, sea lions, porpoise, and dolphins while enjoying a gorgeous Monterey Bay sunset.
$95
2 hours