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Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours

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Address: 750 Cannery Row, The Clement Hotel, Monterey, CA 93940-1087
Phone Number: +1 831-521-3304
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For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey...

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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Very Entertaining Walking Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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Sun City West, Arizona

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. We saw the worker's cottages, Ed Ricketts laboratory, the old Chinese grocery and more. (... More 

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Yuba City, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Monterey County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, etc., are excellent. You will not be disappointed!

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 want a basic sandwich no luck.

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Timsardine, Owner at Monterey Waterfront & Cannery Row Tours, responded to this review

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. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and enthusiasm created an enjoyable two hour tour.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 best we've ever had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

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 a way that will keep you interested. Has a big bag of props and old... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 did this during our stay in the area for our 1st wedding anniversary. I have... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had a delightful time with Tim and learned so much about the history of Cannery Row. Tim brings it to life and is a true expert! Thanks Tim! Highly recommended!

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