Exploring Best of Fisherman's Wharf Monterey

July 14, 2023
Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf

If you've ever dreamed of a coastal getaway that mixes natural beauty with bustling activity, look no further than Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf! Located along the beautiful scenic shoreline, this iconic wharf is home to many shops and eateries for visitors to indulge in. Enjoy some sunshine at one of many outdoor activities, such as kayaking or fishing or try something different and explore the original pirate ship exhibit here. With its history-rich charm and modern indulgences, there's something for everyone who visits Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey!

Fisherman's Wharf Monterey

Fisherman's Wharf

Be sure to visit Old Fisherman's Wharf, a must-see destination on the stunning Monterey Peninsula. Indulge in delicious seafood and chowder at the many great restaurants, explore unique shops, go whale watching, fishing, and sailing, and take scenic bay cruises. Throughout history, Fisherman's Wharf has been at the heart of the city's economic life, welcoming people worldwide with Chinese silks and Spanish wine, whaling ships, Navy cutters, and fishing boats.


Discover the culinary haven at Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, a paradise for food enthusiasts. Indulge in diverse cuisines, from delectable fresh seafood to mouthwatering Italian dishes. Experience the century-long legacy of Rockfish Harbor Grill, offering breathtaking harbor vistas and a deep reverence for Monterey's fishing heritage. Delight in the inventive ways that Abalonetti Bar & Grill showcases Monterey's squid. At the same time, Crabby Jim's earns accolades for its flavorful clam chowder.


Attention shoppers! Explore a variety of unique retailers in Monterey. Find great souvenirs, stocking stuffers, and gifts for any occasion. Bring a piece of Monterey home with you! Discover the best selection of Pearls at Morning Star Pearls, offering fantastic prices on beautiful jewelry. At Harbor House Gifts, marvel at the world's largest hand-blown Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier and a stunning painting of the famous Lone Cypress Tree. The Monterey Bay Silver Company awaits you with a wide array of exquisite silver and jewelry. Check out Sock Harbor Monterey for fun, colorful socks, clothing, and more. Get ready for an incredible shopping experience with many more shops to explore!

Whale Watching

Whale Watching at Monterey

Explore the wonders of Monterey Bay with a variety of exciting activities. Cruise the bay to observe adorable sea otters, seals, pelicans, and other marine life. Embark on high-seas adventures like deep-sea fishing or catch a glimpse of majestic gray whales during their migration. Enjoy a peaceful sailing cruise for a serene experience. Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey offers all these options for a fun-filled family outing. Join Chris' Whale Watching for guided family-friendly tours in the third largest submarine canyon globally, or choose Monterey Bay Whale Watch for year-round trips led by marine biologists featuring humpback, blue, gray, and killer whales. Princess Monterey Whale Watching provides fully narrated tours with marine biologists aboard their top-quality vessels. The possibilities for nature exploration are endless!

Ocean Activities

Experience thrilling adventures on the open ocean with deep sea fishing or observe the journey of migrating gray whales. Choose a peaceful sailing cruise or hop on a Glass Bottom Boat for a unique experience. Fisherman's Wharf is a hub for all these activities, offering fun for the entire family. Chris' Fishing Trips provides full-service deep-sea fishing charters in the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean beyond Monterey Bay. Sail Monterey is the sole sailing charter operating from Old Fisherman's Wharf. Don't hesitate—set sail and explore Monterey's treasures. J & M Sport Fishing specializes in sport fishing trips targeting various species like salmon, rock cod, ling cod, Dungeness crab, sand dabs, squid, mackerel, halibut, and albacore.

Visit Fisherman's Wharf Monterey And Create Unforgettable Memories!

Fishing Boats at the Fisherman's Wharf Monterey

Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey is a special place and should be included in everyone's Northern California travel itinerary. This renowned fishing spot's shops, restaurants, activities, and history make it an unforgettable part of any vacation. Remember to check it out next time you're in the area! And if you're looking for an affordable yet comfortable base near Fisherman's Wharf, consider staying at Ramada Monterey during your trip. Enjoy cozy amenities and easy access to all the attractions at this world-famous wharf. So start planning today to experience the wonders of Fisherman's Wharf Monterey for yourself soon!


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