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Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

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

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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I have lived on the Monterey Peninsula for over 50 years and have lived at times and played on Cannery Row since 1972. I thought I knew a lot of the history of Cannery Row but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Monterey Peninsula, California
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Yuba City, California
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Enjoyed just strolling amongst the many shops and eateries in the sunshine. It was a wonderful day for it.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I have lived on the Monterey Peninsula for over 50 years and have lived at times and played on Cannery Row since 1972. I thought I knew a lot of the history of Cannery Row but Tim's knowledge was incredible. His presentation, mannerisms, props, photographs, etc., are excellent. You will not be disappointed!

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Hobart, Australia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Visited as part of a tour from San Francisco. The area is interesting but Cannery Row is a real tourist trap. Would have liked to have seen more of Monterey but was unable to do so. Plenty of food outlets and shopping but if you want a basic sandwich no luck.

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Timsardine, Owner at Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours, responded to this review

This review is NOT about Monterey Waterfront Cannery Row Tours, rather about Cannery Row in general. The writer of this review did not take one of my tours. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

As others have mentioned, Tim is a terrific tour guide. We knew nothing about Cannery Row when we started but by the end of the tour we could visualize what it would have been like to be there back in the day. Tim's knowledge, props and enthusiasm created an enjoyable two hour tour.

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Monterey, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Tim gave a very knowledgable and in-depth tour of Cannery Row. He had props which he used to enhance your experience. We will be recommending him to our friends!

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Our guide, Tim Thomas, was incredible. With photos, a bag full of props, and great story telling - he took us back in time and brought Cannery Row alive. My wife and I take tours wherever we go - and this was one of the best we've ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a tour while spending the day in Monterey on a cruise. Reviewed options and this looked like the one. Tim meets you at the end of the pier where cruise tenders let you off. He knows the area and presents the information in a way that will keep you interested. Has a big bag of props and old... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Tim was an incredible fountain of knowledge. He gave us a tour up and down cannery row and through some of the surrounding buildings. He knows people involved in the history himself and had so much great information to share! What an awesome tour. We did this during our stay in the area for our 1st wedding anniversary. I have... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a delightful time with Tim and learned so much about the history of Cannery Row. Tim brings it to life and is a true expert! Thanks Tim! Highly recommended!

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We almost decided to skip Monterey on this trip, late July, Saturday crowds, who needs that when we could have just headed to Auburn and the gold country to visit family. The we read the other reviews of this walking tour and decided to sign up. We were the only ones along and despite the crowded sidewalks we thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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