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Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

750 Cannery Row, The Clement Hotel, Monterey, CA 93940
831-521-3304
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Ranked #2 of 58 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the native people of Monterey. From... more » Owner description: For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the native people of Monterey. From abalone to rockfish, everything was fished and the Monterey Bay was a multi-cultural stew. This entertaining tour led by noted fisheries historian and author, Tim Thomas, will take you back in time to explore the history of the fisheries of Monterey Bay and the people who made it Monterey famous. « less
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Estes Park, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Personal enthusiastic fun walk through the history of Cannery Row. Tim is a native of the area and knows his subject! Learn the history of Cannery Row from a local. Insiders perspective with a personal light touch.

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Redwood City, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Perfect length, perfect timing, perfect guide. What a lovely way to get the "backstory" on the buildings and history of Monterey. I can't believe how much I learned in two short hours. Highly recommend!

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Palo Alto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were lucky enough to stumble across this tour online the day before we arrived in Monterey for our Anniversary trip. After reading reviews, we called Tim to book a reservation and had a fantastic time! This tour was super informative, complete with authentic photos, music, and other great props--a definite must if you find yourself in Cannery Row!

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Northern California, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was a great tour. Rather than just looking at the bay and walking through the shops, this tour gives the buildings and area real meaning. Tim is a great guide. I totally agree with all of the other reviews. If you are going to visit an historical area, this is a wonderful way to understand it. Thanks, Tim.

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Tim Thomas grew up in Monterey and knows everything frontwards and backwards about the history of Cannery Row and all the little nooks and crannies that you would never think to stop and look at . My fiancé pointed out, she really enjoyed that he actually knew a lot of the historical figures in the old pictures he showed. Highly... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tim Thomas is a very knowledgeable and engaging tour guide! He kept us riveted with his interesting stories, pictures and props. We enjoyed learning about the fisheries, cultures and individuals that created Cannery Row and the city of Monterey.

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Stockton, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Tim Thomas is a fantastic guide. You can't help enjoying his tour when you know how much he enjoys sharing his knowledge about the history of the area. He showed us things that I would have just walked pasted. I love knowing where Dr. Ricketts home and lab is and the early history of the canneries. Groupon had a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I learned so much about the area of Cannery Row -- from the fishing industry and how it grew to the culture of the people that made this area what it is today. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in Cannery Row. Tim our guide was not only knowledgeable but had so many props that you... More

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Benicia, California
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tim Thomas is a great tour guide and teacher. We went out and bought all of his books immediately after the tour. I will never view the Monterey area the same way again. The lesson was spellbinding.

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Carmel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Tim was knowledgeable, personable and interesting. We have lived in the area over 20 years and didn't know the large majority of what Tim shared with us. We learned about the people and events which made Monterey the place that it is now. Well worth the cost of the tour. We will definitely be going on another tour with Tim... More

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