“Fisherman’s Wharf was my favorite childhood destination. My mom would load the family into the minivan along with bikes, roller blades and scooters and head out to the coast. We rode the trail from the wharf to Lover’s Point and back almost weekly and always ended with clam chowder bread bowls and ice cream. Now, as an adult, Fisherman’s Wharf and the coastal trails still remain among my favorite go-to places. I jump at any opportunity to share this beautiful scenery with friends and family.”
– Gaby Marble, Export Sales Manager
Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey should be on the “must-do” list of every visitor to the area. This is a great place to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey.
Because neighboring Wharf 2 is the heart of the area’s thriving fishing industry, you can usually watch the working trawlers unloading the catch of the day — just look for all of the seagulls hoping for a handout to know who’s had a successful day on the Bay!
Old Fisherman’s Wharf is full of opportunities to view wildlife on the Monterey Bay. Photograph sea lions and otters frolicking in the calm inner harbor waters, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, take to the waters with a glass bottom boat tour, deep-sea fishing trip or whale watching tour.
Stroll down the wharf with a cup of hot clam chowder, or stop by one of several restaurants where almost every seat has an ocean view.