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Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

750 Cannery Row, The Clement Hotel, Monterey, CA 93940-1087
+1 831-521-3304
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A lovely Saturday morning historical walk of Fisherman's Wharf with Tim Thomas

This morning (2/4/17) we took a walk through history of Fisherman's Wharf and the surrounding area... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Robyn H
Columbus, Ohio
Very Entertaining Walking Tour

This two hour walking tour by Tim Thomas really enriched our visit to Cannery Row. He has lots of... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Sun City West, Arizona
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For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the native people of Monterey. From abalone to rockfish, everything was fished and the Monterey Bay was a multi-cultural stew. This entertaining tour led by noted fisheries historian and author, Tim Thomas, will take you back in time to explore the history of the fisheries of Monterey Bay and the people who made it Monterey famous.
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750 Cannery Row, The Clement Hotel, Monterey, CA 93940-1087
+1 831-521-3304

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

This morning (2/4/17) we took a walk through history of Fisherman's Wharf and the surrounding area. It was a wonderful experience. Tim Thomas is a fantastic guide. He is so knowledgeable. Mr. Thomas provided an extremely interesting narrative of the history of the wharf, the...More

1  Thank Robyn H
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This two hour walking tour by Tim Thomas really enriched our visit to Cannery Row. He has lots of historical pictures, props and entertaining stories.The amount of detailed knowledge he has is amazing! We learned about the history of fishing and canning in the area....More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Enjoyed just strolling amongst the many shops and eateries in the sunshine. It was a wonderful day for it.

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

I have lived on the Monterey Peninsula for over 50 years and have lived at times and played on Cannery Row since 1972. I thought I knew a lot of the history of Cannery Row but Tim's knowledge was incredible. His presentation, mannerisms, props, photographs,...More

2  Thank DocRicketts
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Visited as part of a tour from San Francisco. The area is interesting but Cannery Row is a real tourist trap. Would have liked to have seen more of Monterey but was unable to do so. Plenty of food outlets and shopping but if you...More

1  Thank Debra H
Timsardine, Owner at Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

This review is NOT about Monterey Waterfront Cannery Row Tours, rather about Cannery Row in general. The writer of this review did not take one of my tours.

Reviewed 6 November 2015

As others have mentioned, Tim is a terrific tour guide. We knew nothing about Cannery Row when we started but by the end of the tour we could visualize what it would have been like to be there back in the day. Tim's knowledge, props...More

Thank goneagain401
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Tim gave a very knowledgable and in-depth tour of Cannery Row. He had props which he used to enhance your experience. We will be recommending him to our friends!

Thank erinlindsay16
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Our guide, Tim Thomas, was incredible. With photos, a bag full of props, and great story telling - he took us back in time and brought Cannery Row alive. My wife and I take tours wherever we go - and this was one of the...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Looking for a tour while spending the day in Monterey on a cruise. Reviewed options and this looked like the one. Tim meets you at the end of the pier where cruise tenders let you off. He knows the area and presents the information in...More

Thank remarcm
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Tim was an incredible fountain of knowledge. He gave us a tour up and down cannery row and through some of the surrounding buildings. He knows people involved in the history himself and had so much great information to share! What an awesome tour. We...More

Thank Jason A
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Are you running any tours July 2nd-4th?
6 June 2016|
Response from Timsardine | Property representative |
Yes. The tours will be at 10 am only
We (2) would like to know the duration of the tour, walking distance, and cost of tour. We will be there this Friday, March 18 and might like to do an informational walking tour like this one. We are staying at the Monterey Plaza Hotel 3/17 - 3/19. Please reply. Paula
17 March 2016|
Response from Timsardine | Property representative |
The tour usually runs about two hours and the price is $25.00 per-person. But, unfortunately I'm not running any tours this coming Friday. Thanks so much! Tim Thomas
I can't seem to see how to go about making a reservation from this site. Interested in scheduling tours while in the area Sept 10, 11, 12. Thanks
1 September 2015|
Response from Timsardine | Property representative |
You can book the directly through me at: 831-521-3304 Thanks for the email! Tim Thomas