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Fisherman's Wharf: Whale Watching, Fishing, & Dining

Set sail on a whale watching cruise, fishing expedition or a glass bottom boat tour and get to know Monterey Bay. This historic fishing wharf is an appealing destination packed with fun things to do for the whole family. Savor fresh seafood and enjoy waterfront dining with beautiful views of Monterey Bay.  Explore the souvenir and gift shops, live entertainment, and animal feedings or visit the numerous fish markets to sample some of the fresh catch. Fisherman's Wharf Monterey is only 1.5 miles from our hotel, perfect for enjoying the West Coast sunset.


Prices -

No entrance fee.

Hours -

Open daily. Hours vary.


  • Rods on the Wharf
  • Whalefest Monterey
  • Wharf Theater Shows


  • Whale Watching
  • Bay Cruises
  • Fishing
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife


  • Is there parking close to Fisherman's Wharf?

    Yes, there are four parking lots right near Fisherman's Wharf for ease and convenience. Prices are reasonable, and all lots are clean and safe. In addition, handicapped parking is available in all lots, while trailer parking can be found in the lot between Washington and Figueroa Streets.
  • What type of entertainment does Fisherman's Wharf offer?

    Take a stroll through the historic Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy fun seafaring-related shows at the Wharf Theater or live animal feedings on the pier. Catch street performers entertaining the crowds or take an information-rich Wharf Walk with Tim Thomas to learn all about the local history on the first Saturday of every month.

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