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Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

Harbor-view eateries. Artsy shops. Sea lions and sea otters. Whale watching tours. This is what makes Old Fisherman's Wharf in downtown Monterrey a main attraction. Old Fisherman's Wharf is a historic ands colorful destination with waterfront restaurants, unique shops, entertainment, and endless activities, from glass bottom boat tours to fishing trips.

Before You Go

  • Prices
    • Admission is free. Prices vary by the venue, activity and restaurant.
  • Hours
    • Varies by venue & attraction
  • Events
    • Annual Whale Fest Monterey
    • Golden State Theater Shows
    • Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Activities
    • Dining
    • Shopping
    • Whale Watching Tours
    • Boat and Sailing Cruises
    • Walking Tours
    • Fishing Trips
    • Ocean Adventures

Travel Tips

What are the best restaurants on Old Fisherman’s Wharf?
Old Fisherman’s Wharf is Monterey’s best dining destination with great waterfront restaurants with amazing views of Monterey Bay. Enjoy the freshest seafood in Monterey, steaks, pastas, Italian, and coastal fare at our favorite eateries, including Big Fish Grill, Crabby Jim’s, Carb Louie’s Bistro, Dominico’s on the Wharf, Abalonetti Bar & Grill, Scales Seafood & Steaks, and the Old Fisherman’s Grotto. Try the clam chowder.
Where can I find a whale watching tour From Old Fisherman's Wharf?
Old Fisherman’s Wharf offers several exciting whale watching tours on Monterey Bay. Hop aboard spectacular vessels with the Monterey Bay Whale Watch for guided tours and learn about the whales from expert marine biologists. See the majestic humpback, grey, blue, and killer whales that migrate and feed in the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary throughout the year.

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