Experience marine life at the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium

Day trip to Monterey and the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Ticket start date *
Adult - 08:00-19:00
Child - 08:00-19:00
Child ages
5 - 11 yrs
Product type
Day tour/trip/activity/attraction (No overnight stay)
Tourleader type
Tour guide / driver
Tour grade
All ages / Not applicable
10 hours approx

* Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi and restroom.
* Tour along Highway 1 by the towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola.
* Entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium.
* Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.
* 17­-Mile Drive.
* Pick­-up from select San Francisco hotels (only with confirmation from Gray Line reservations).


* Gratuities (optional).
* Food and drinks.

Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. Make stops at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck, and visit great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific. Enhance your visit with a visit to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium - one of the finest aquariums in the world, including 35,000 strange and colorful creatures, from playful sea otters to delicate jellyfish to powerful sharks.

Next, travel through the famous 17-Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive. Our tour continues to Carmel by the sea, where ample time is given to walk through this charming town dotted with lovely shops and beautiful architecture.

Essential information

* Buses are air conditioned with bathroom, WiFi and power outlets.
* Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
* Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up. You can reach us at tours@glnorcal.com or (415) 353-5310 between 10:30am to 7:30pm local time PST ONLY.
* The tour starts at 08:00AM, please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins. Departure point: Gray Line Office at Union Square (478 Post. St.)
* Please bring your paper or electronic voucher with you on the day of your tour to be redeemed upon check in at our tour office.


Pickup points