Known for its coastal beauty, Monterey boasts beautiful blue waters, gorgeous sandy shores, and stunning wildlife both at sea and on land. A great way to experience this is by taking advantage of the great sailing, kayaking, and whale watching adventures available in on the peninsula!
Sailing in Monterey
Start your getaway right by relaxing on a catamaran from Sail Monterey! They offer daytime and sunset cruises where you will see scenic views, enjoy a drink, and perhaps witness marine life. This is a great option for groups as well, as they offer private cruises for up to 23 people. If you're more interested in steering the boat, then Sail Monterey has a 2-hour introduction class to sailing! Learn how to steer the sailboat, line handling, sail theory and more!
Kayaking through the Bay
An up-close way to take in the bay is by kayaking through the harbor. Depending on where you're spending your day, there are two great places to go kayaking. If you're heading towards Cannery Row for the day, Adventures by the Sea has two locations where you can launch your kayak. If you're staying closer to Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Bay Kayaks has a great location to launch. Plus, it's just a 10-minute walk from the Portola Hotel & Spa. Both places offer kayaking tours and rentals so you can choose if you want someone to show you around or if you want to explore on your own.
Kayaking fromAdventures by the Sea in Monterey
Whale Watching in Monterey
The Monterey Bay is full of marine life, and there is no better way to witness this than by going whale watching. Princess Monterey Whale Watching has great tours all year round where you can see whales, dolphins, sea otters, seals, and more! They provide a comfortable experience with a heated cabin, beverages and snacks for purchase, and spacious seating. They also offer daytime and sunset cruises so you can fit this adventure into your itinerary easily.
Whale Watching with Princess Monterey Whale Watching
Set Sail for Your Monterey Adventure
The Portola Hotel & Spa is just a 5-minute walk away to Fisherman's Wharf, where you can visit most of these attractions and more. You can find fishing trips, a glass bottom boat tour, and plenty of shopping and dining options. It's a great location to be if you're looking to enjoy sailing, kayaking, and whale watching, so visit us online or call us at 888-222-5851 to book your stay today!