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Address: Monterey, CA
Activities: Fishing, Whale watching, Kayaking
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$220*
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2-Day Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach Tour from San Francisco

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We were only there for 2 days but really enjoyed it. We kept finding more and more things we wanted to do so we cant wait to go back and spend a lot more time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Southbay, United States
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Southbay, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were only there for 2 days but really enjoyed it. We kept finding more and more things we wanted to do so we cant wait to go back and spend a lot more time.

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Even though I am from Oregon where the beaches are massive and usually seem deserted, I was surprised at the tranquility here. The sunset was great. The surfers were fun to watch. There are LOTS of dogs (mostly well-behaved) which are allowed to be off-leash.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Brilliant this is a must do… Amazing…. What can I say, well worth the trouble just do it ! We thought the morning trip was best and gave us time to do there things in the PM.

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denver, co
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There is no other aquarium like the Monterey Bay! Very educational. One downside --- it is not cheap. I paid $40 for a ticket. However, they do such great things, I was okay with that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My Grandparents took me here many moons ago when I was like 5 and every time I can get to the Northern California Coast, this is a must stop for me. I love to just sit on the rocks and listen and watch the waves come in. It is SO beautiful and well kept that it is a true treasure!

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Monterey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love the the ocean, wildlife, and great clam chowder which is why I love Monterey. Much to see and do!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The bay itself is not that pretty. Even accessing it is not that convenient. A better view of the bay can be seen from the aquarium. There are a few small beaches along Cannery Row. From the aquarium to Fishermans Wharf is quite a distance. They could have made used of the bay frontage better. Fort Bragg is much better.... More 

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Manassas, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

From Ocean View Boulevard, just a short distance from the aquarium, all the way around to Asilomar Beach, there are beautiful coastal views. There is ample parking, either along the road or in parking lots, and benches to sit and relax or trails to walk or bicycle along the coast. You may see otters playing, whales (I'm told, though I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is so peaceful in Monterey Bay. Everyone you meet is so friendly. I needed a place for quiet contemplation after my mother passed away from a brain tumor and I found it here.

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Porterville ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Love it so much I go there once or twice a month. Place is lovely and relaxing. It's a beautiful experience when you go to relax and view the place rather than stress over money being wasted and what you are gonna do next to have fun. Just go and enjoy. Don't plan and stress, just wander and visit. The... More 

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