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“A fantastic place to spend time” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay
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Monterey Bay Sunset Sailing Cruise With Unlimited Wine and Beer
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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“A fantastic place to spend time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit in November 2012. Weather was sunny and warm and the Bay was a fantastic place to visit. There is so much to do if you want to be active, from Whale Watching to Kayaking or the fantastic bicycle rides you can do. If you want to be less active, just sit on the beach, listening to the waves crashing onto the shore, and watch the pelicans, seals, or sea otters. If you want to organise a Whale Watching Trip - I would recommend Monterey Bay Whale Watching Company. I spent a very enjoyable day out with them and was lucky enough to see 5 Killer Whales, along with fantastic views of the wildlife in and around the Bay. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is well worth a visit and can easily occupy the whole day. Keep a look out for the Sea Otters in the Bay around the Aquarium. Above all enjoy the experience!

Visited November 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“What a beautiful shoreline!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The sounds and views of the crashing surf are amazing! I could sit on the rocks and watch it for hours. The biggest problem is finding the "best" spot, as there seems to be no bad spots! For a real show, go on a stormy day!

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Amman, Jordan
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“No place on earth like Monterey bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Everyone says the same and I won't overdo it. We especially like the Pacific Grove side as it has the otters and tide pools and wonderful crashing surf during high tide. the trails along the beach going from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach are well maintained and a delightful walk. Not too crowded either. The Seaside part of the bay has very wide beaches and is pretty empty except of the random fisherman casting from the beach.

Visited November 2012
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Sterling, Virginia
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“What a beautiful place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

If you like the sound of the gulls and the seals you will like Monterey Bay. There are many things to see and do. From the museum, to the whale watching to the boats and the shopping along Cannery Row. There are many good places to stay and lots of good places to eat. Many hotels are within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf. The Clam Chowder at the dock is always good and always hot.

Visited November 2012
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Reykjavi­k, Iceland
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“Wonderful view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We drove around Monterey Bay and enjoyed it very much. The only down side was that it was a bit windy and chilly. But nice views and great for pictures and bird watching.

Visited June 2012
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