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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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Santa Cruz, California
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We did the Cannery Tour with Tim and we really enjoyed it. He was very knowledgeable and it was great to know the history of Cannery Row. Thank you so much for the great day.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I think Tim Thomas is the Professor of Monterey, CA Cannery Row History. I have been to Monterey before and only knew the city as a place to eat seafood. Now I know more of the character and charm of Monterey and Cannery Row. Excellent performance by Tim, he kept the history alive and interesting. I would recommend this tour... More

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Kokomo, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a great place to people watch. From young to old, the regulars and the tourist. Don't expect this to be like San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, it is much smaller and void of much shopping. Ate at a really good restaurant called Fishermen's Grotto. Food was really good and as seat by the window offered good views. Make sure... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My husband & I joined Tim Thomas & one other couple on this historical walking your of cannery row. Tim was excellent, sharing details of the beginnings and comprehensive history of the Monterey fishing village of Cannery Row!

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