Since the mid-1980s, this place has been introducing people to the fun activity of kayaking, with the added bonus of educating the customers about the preservation of marine life in the Monterey area. The store sells and rents all sorts of kayaks and has a variety of classes. The staff members are all accomplished experts, and many corporate group programs are available. Enjoy water sports and learn about the environment.
Want to sail out from the Monterey Bay and explore the process of deep-sea fishing? If so, climb aboard one of Chris' boats. These are spectacular tours led by several experts in the field. All of the skippers have been fishing Monterey Bay for most of their lives. Several boats are available, each one being over 50 feet long. Enjoy a spectacular two-hour tour where you can see thousands of whales in the Monterey Bay. In the early part of the year, you can see the gray whales as they migrate to and from Alaska. Also in sight will be sea otters, sea lions, and many dolphins. The tours are guided by skilled skippers, each of whom have been doing this his or her entire life. Naturally the service is great, as you are accompanied by true experts in the field. It is an excellent adventure for the whole family. Check out the website or call for rates and other information.
This is one of this beautiful city's many attractions. You can tour numerous historic period homes that date back to the 1800s as well as early adobe buildings. Each house is fully restored to its original condition and is decorated with authentic antiques to match. There are also sculpture gardens you can tour. Come experience a piece of regional and European colonial history. Admission to the park is free; see website for info on special SHP events such as the Monterey Living History Festival.
Climb aboard the boat and an expert naturalist guide will take you out on the water to view some of the many kinds of whales in the Monterey Bay. You will see grays, killer whales, humpbacks and more. In addition, the boats come with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, making your whale-watching experience an unforgettable one. Prices vary, and group rates are available. The company also offers special nature tours as well as private boat rentals.
Adventures by the Sea provides everything you could need to enjoy the outdoors. There are several recreational activities you can choose from. You can rent a kayak to go on a kayak tour or take a surfing lesson. There are also bicycles that you can rent to tour the Peninsula. Available daily from 9a until 5p in the winter, and from 9a until 7p or 8p in the warmer seasons.
Want to see John Steinbeck sitting around and drinking with friends? Then come to this wax museum. You can get a glimpse at almost 450 years of Monterey history here. The museum stocks more than 100 realistic wax figures, depicting a number of scenes throughout time. See figures of old cannery workers, prostitutes and Indians. This is one of the newest attractions in Cannery Row and a great place to bring the entire family. Call the venue for more information about admission prices and more.
Are you a golf player? If yes, then a visit to the Pebble Beach Golf Links will surely thrill you. Ranking as one of the best golf courses in the world, this course has witnessed several golf tournaments. Situated near the ocean, this course is simply stunning and has 18 holes.
One of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world, this stretch of highway runs between Pacific Grove and Carmel. You will see incredible beaches, six golf courses and more mansions than you can count. You will drive by several epicurean restaurants, all of which will refund the USD8 toll fee that you pay to drive this road. Pedestrians and cyclists can enter for free. The road snakes its way like a serpent, along the California coast and then through the Del Monte Forest. This drive is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Monterey Peninsula. Bring lots of film. See website for visitor details.
Two courses make up this facility, and both are challenging, professionally staffed, and a golfer's paradise. The place is very well maintained and although you will think that you are playing in an expensive resort, you are not. The place offers mini-memberships for $200 and the charges for teeing off are around $35-80 depending on the day and time. And, it's open to the public! This is a great place to play golf or shop at the award-winning pro shop. The staff is extremely helpful. First tee-off is at 6:30a.
Golf is a recreational sport and it becomes even more interesting on a challenging golf course. The East Course of Rancho Cañada Golf Club is one of those courses that test the capability and skills of players. It is an 18 hole golf course that is spread across 6125 yards. The view from the course of the Carmel Valley is simply breathtaking. You can also enjoy the top class facilities. The golf shop has golf apparels for both men and women. All said, the East Golf course at Rancho Cañada will surely test your golfing skills.