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Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

Address: 750 Cannery Row, The Clement Hotel, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-521-3304
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Owner description: For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the...
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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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My friend and I enjoyed the 2+ hours of walking, talking, listening and learning with Tim. Through his research and his first hand knowledge, Tim crafted a very interesting tour. Bring an extra jacket as it's entirely outdoors and it's colder by the water! Well worth the time and $ to include in your trip to Monterey.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just completed a great tour with Tim Thomas. He was knowledgable and shared the social side of Monterey's history. He was friendly and committed. In a tour, its the little things that count and he didn't disappoint. More than what was written on all the signs around town, which I've rarely read, we learned that Monterey had a diverse workforce... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I enjoy learning about the history of the areas that we visit and vacation at, and so we were happy to learn about this historical tour given by Tim. We took the tour earlier today and it was perfect! Tim was born and raised in the Monterey area, and is a historian by trade, so he really... More 

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Northern New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This tour was the highlight of our time in Monterey. Without having done this tour first, walking around the main strip of Monterey would have been almost indistinguishable from the tourist districts of any other US city-- the Starbucks, the cheap souvenir shops, the Bubba Gump Shrimp chain, fudge, etc. After the tour we knew what buildings were original cannery... More 

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Clovis, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is long overdue: I booked a tour through Groupon and took my son to Monterey. Although the policy says children must be 10 years old my son was 9 at the time. He did fine, though, albeit started fading at the end. I was stationed in Monterey in the late 1980's, and my family (great aunt & uncle) owned... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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
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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
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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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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went on the walking tour of Cannery Row today with Tim Thomas. It was excellent! Just the right length, lots of information, pictures, and a terrific guide! we would definately recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of Monterey and Cannery Row. We live in Santa Cruz yet we would bring guests on this tour anytime!

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Northern California, USA
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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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