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Monterey Bay Tours & Activities

Things to Do on the Bay

Featured Monterey Bay Activities

Explore the Monterey Bay Area

Stretching from Santa Cruz in the north to the Monterey Peninsula in the south, the Monterey Bay is water lover’s paradise. Visitors from San Francisco, San Jose, and inland California flock to the towns around the bay for fun water activities, coastal views, and plenty of things to do with the whole family. From boat tours and wildlife sightings to kayak rentals and surfing, there’s something for everyone.

There are many communities surrounding the bay that are fun to explore on a day trip! Check out the craft breweries and surf shops in Santa Cruz, go window shopping in Capitola, and picnic on the white sand of Carmel Beach. Monterey is home to iconic destinations like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, and Cannery Row. With so many things to do, as well as family-friendly tours and activities, your trip to the Monterey Bay area will certainly be memorable.

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