Family at the wharf

A Hop, Skip & a Jump – Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf

One of Monterey’s most cherished landmarks is Old Fisherman’s Wharf, located just steps from the Portola Hotel & Spa. Home to gift shops, galleries, seafood restaurants and markets as well as numerous boat tours, exploring family-friendly Fisherman’s Wharf is a must stop during your next Monterey Bay getaway.

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As you walk along the Wharf make sure to keep your eyes peeled for sea life including harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, sea birds and even whales and dolphins. AND, no trip to the Wharf is complete without trying fresh, locally made clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and of course, saltwater taffy!

Pelicans on Wharf

So the next time you’re in Monterey, make sure to add Old Fisherman’s Wharf to your travel itinerary.



To prepare for your visit, become a Fisherman’s Wharf VIP and receive special offers and coupons to dozens of businesses located along the Wharf – just go to to become a VIP today!

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