Embark on a whale watching cruise on Monterey Bay, one of the world's most lively whale watching spots. Observe the whales and dolphins inhabiting Monterey Bay as they migrate from the Bering Sea to their winter grounds in the Baja Peninsula. From beaches and boats, Monterey Bay is one of the best spots on the West Coast to view Gray Whales. Monterey Harbor and Moss Landing offer whale watching tours during the gray whale migration every winter and spring. Fisherman's Wharf offers exciting whale watch trips with commentary from on-board naturalists. Cruise through Monterey Submarine Canyon to see the Gray Whale, Killer Whale, Humpback Whale, and Blue Whale live and breed near the coast.
Set within the nation's largest marine sanctuary, Monterey is an exciting destination for a sea kayaking experience. Paddle through the sheltered waters of Monterey Harbor, explore the expansive kelp beds along Cannery Row in the National Marine Sanctuary and marvel at the diverse sea life. Monterey State Beach and Lover's Point are popular launch spots for sea kayaking.
Scuba Diving -
Monterey offers some of the most outstanding beach diving in the country. Lover's Point cove is one of the most popular beach diving points in the county and San Carlo Beach is a favorite dive spot.
Walking, Hiking and Biking -
Extraordinary walking and biking paths follow the ocean along Monterey Bay from Fisherman's Wharf through Lover's Point to Pebble Beach. Hike and bike along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail or trek the scenic hiking trails at Asilomar State Park and Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur which lead to magnificent beaches below.
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