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Feel the Coastal Breeze as You Walk Down to Old Fisherman's Wharf, California

With a charming waterfront atmosphere and scenic coastal views, Old Fisherman's Wharf is an appealing seaside destination to explore. Savor a bowl of steaming seafood chowder at one of the many restaurants or sip a cocktail at an outside table and listen to live jazz. Pop into quirky gift shops and boutiques to find a special souvenir for that special someone.
For the adventurous sort, you can sign up for ocean expeditions here that offer sport fishing, sunset sailing, and wildlife and whale watching tours. Most of all, simply relax and enjoy the laid-back, waterfront setting at Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey CA. Access the scenery and splendor easily from our hotel located just minutes away by foot.



  • Prices:Free (Entry only)
  • Hours:24/7 Open


  • Whalefest
  • Whale Watching Tours
  • Salmon Stravaganza
  • Summer Sailstice


  • Shopping
  • Fishing & Sailing
  • Waterfront Dining
  • Entertainment
  • Coastal Wildlife


  • Which Old Fisherman’s Wharf trips allow watching wildlife up close?

    Book a whale watching tour to catch a glimpse of gray whales in migration, and you'll also see local sea life like otters, pelicans, and seals. Fishing expeditions offer hands-on animal interaction, or you can opt for a cruise on a glass-bottom boat for a new perspective on the underwater world. Wear warm layers for chilly coastal breeze and waterproof clothing to save you from whales spaying water.
  • What other activities are there at the Wharf?

    The Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most popular parts of town. It’s filled with curious shops, quirky food and jolly people. You'll find an attractive array of restaurants and bars, including plenty of outdoor tables where you can enjoy the coastal views and seaside setting. Many establishments feature live music performances. Keep your eyes peeled for street artists too. You can also browse gift shops, candy stores, jewelry boutiques, and other unique retailers.

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