Rent everything from kayaks to bikes to surfboards from local Monterey outdoor adventure company Adventures by the Sea. Our Monterey hotel is also located near scenic beaches such as Lover's Point, which is accessible by bike and offers picnic shelters. Other Monterey beaches to explore include MacAbee Beach, Asilomar State Park and Beach in Pacific Grove, with particularly good tide pools, and Monterey State Beach with restrooms, snack bars and ample parking. You'll also be just minutes from world famous Big Sur where you can hike to Pfeiffer Beach and snap your own dramatic photographs.
From Fisherman's Wharf pick up a whale watching expedition cruise led by marine biologists, and see sea lions, dolphins and the hundreds of grey whales that migrate through Monterey Bay. You'll also get the chance to see humpback whales, killer whales and majestic blue whales.
Sport Fishing & Cruises
Head to Fisherman's Wharf to pick up a number of Monterey sport fishing charters and embark on a deep sea fishing trip. Fish for salmon, tuna, cod and more in scenic Monterey Bay, cast a line off the Municipal Wharf pier or take a glass bottom boat tour and cruise around Monterey Bay.