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Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours
Ranked #11 of 40 Tours in Monterey
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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.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Tim escorted us on a well orchestrated and fun historical tour of Cannery Row . With a back pack of props and a binder of historical pictures we set set out to see & discuss what it was to live in Monterey. Without giving the plot away, Tim puts the era of the sardine in perspective . From the time of the Rumsen Indians to the last smoke stack standing, not an abalone shell was left un-turned. Very fun afternoon to be shared with friends. We had a swell pre-tour wholesome lunch at The Happy Kitchen on Lighthouse. Quirky vegetarian place with cool vibs.

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Wonderful tour of Cannery Row. I've visited the area so many times without seeing what we saw in the few hours on the tour. Engaging and knowledgeable - Tim is a wonderful tour guide.

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We have been to Monterey a dozen times, but never took the time to dive into it's history. Local historian Tim Thomas gave a fascinating and detailed tour. We have a greater appreciation for the area. Highly recommended! Thank you, Tim!

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

If I had 5 thumbs, they'd all be pointing up for Tim Thomas' Cannery Row tour on March 27, but I don't, so 5 stars instead. Tim's knowledge was encyclopedic, and his stamina-2 hours, 40 minutes- was impressive. Like a skilled writer(he has written several books), Tim was able to interest me in a subject I would not otherwise pursue, by way of his presentation and enthusiasm. Thanks, Tim. Jay in Boston.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

What a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the area Tim has. Our daughter bought us this tour for a birthday gift, and it was the best part of the trip! Tim was engaging, and he made it so fun to learn about the history of this beautiful area. We have visited here many times, but it is more interesting to us now that we know more of the history. His pockets and backpack were bottomless with artifacts and treasures from the area. He also shared a large photo album full of local historical photos. Kids to seniors will enjoy this tour. Thanks Tim!

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