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Things To Do In Monterey

  • How will we recognize the tour vehicle?

    As we have several different vehicles, we don’t know until the morning of your tour which vehicle will be hosting your tour as well as the name of your Expedition Leader. Please feel free to call us in the morning of your tour if you like. Regardless of which vehicle will come to your location, it should say “Extranomical Tours” on it.

  • Are there restrooms on board the vehicles?

    Our vehicles at this time do not have any restroom facilities. We do, however, make several stops throughout the tours and there will be opportunities for you to use the restroom.

  • What do I have to be aware of when traveling with a child?

    Please note that for your child's safety, we require you to bring a child safety seat or booster seat for all children under 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height, as dictated by California State Law. You will be required to bring your own child seat on all motor vehicle tours. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeit of your seats on the tour without a refund. Please also note that any children 12 years and older must have an adult ticket as they do not qualify for a child-priced ticket. 

  • What kind of luggage am I allowed to bring?

    You are allowed up to travel with up to 2 items (i.e. 1 Personal item + 1 Overnight bag) free of charge. These items must be within the size limitations. Each additional item above the 2-item allowance will incur a $25 excess luggage fee.

    The maximum size allowed for an overnight bag is 24”x16”x10”, or 60cmx40cmx25cm. Any “Oversize” luggage larger than those dimensions is $50 regardless of the number of personal items brought on board. (i.e. 1 Oversized luggage - $50, 2 Oversized pieces = $100). You must advise us of oversize luggage 48 hours prior to departure in order to guarantee the accommodation of the luggage on the vehicle.

    Great news! Our luggage policy does NOT apply to our Lake Tahoe tours! However, please be courteous and keep in mind that we have limited storage space on our vehicles.

  • Can I bring a wheelchair on the vehicle?

    We do have wheelchair-capable vehicles available – subject to availability. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you are bringing a wheelchair on the tour or at the time of your booking so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

  • Do you have a lost and found?

    Yes, items left in the vehicle are stored in a lost and found area for 30 days. If you left something on one of our tours, please give us a call office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700 to see if it has been found. Once you have confirmed with us that your item has been found by our staff and you are still in town, you can come by to pick up your item. Otherwise, we will ship almost any item to any destination within the U.S. for a flat fee of $25. Extranomical Tours is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • How accurate are the times on the itinerary?

    Times listed are approximates only. Traffic and other unforeseen issues can cause delays or changes in these times, which are out of our control. Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour. Extranomical Tours is not responsible for and will not be providing any compensation for missed flights or appointments.

  • What is your address?

    We are located at 928 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA 94107 (between 5th Street and 6th Street).

Monterey and Carmel have plenty of exciting things to do! Don’t miss the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, a wildly popular ocean conservation and research facility that will deepen your connection with marine life. During the right time of year, venture out to sea for a close encounter with migrating whales. Monterey Bay is one of the best places in the world to experience these magnificent wildlife phenomena. Want to get active? Try your hand (and legs) at kayaking, stand up paddle boarding or biking the blue coastal water of the bay.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium with its mission to inspire conservation of the ocean is a major point of attraction of your Monterey and Carmel tour. You can observe the incredible wildlife scenes and discover the endless secrets of the magnificent ocean. The Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit delivers an immersive experience with species, like sharks, seahorses, penguins, as well as the astounding Kelp Forest filled with fish, marine plants and invertebrates (Did you know that 97 percent of all animals are invertebrates? How cool is that?)

Adults (12+): $50
Children: $30
 

Whale Watching

Experience magical and unforgettable moments uniting with some of the largest creatures on Planet Earth during your Monterey and Carmel trip. On this 3- hour sea faring excursion, you’ll enjoy a fantastic scenic view of the California Coast and the spectacular ocean, enhanced by unforgettable whales’ appearances in their natural habitat as they cross the ocean! But wait, there is more: check out our amazing water sports in Monterey offers! Available daily, starting at 10:00am. 

Adults (12+): $39
Children: $24
 

Seaside Sports

With knowledge of weather conditions and some basic techniques, stand up paddle boarding (or “sup” as it sometimes is referred to) is a fun activity for people of all ages and athletic abilities. You don’t have to be in a swim team to be able to do paddle boarding, but knowing basic water sports safety rules will make this experience both safe and full of thrill and excitement!

Adults (12+): $35 (2 hour rental)
Children: $35

Push out into the bay on your very own kayak, another great outdoor activity to consider while visiting Monterey. This is the ultimate way to get unparalleled views of a wide range of California marine life. The calm waters of Monterey Bay shores make it a perfect kayaking place both for beginners and for experienced kayakers. No experience necessary! What are you waiting for?

Adults (12+): $35 (full day)
Children: $35

Land lubber?  You can enjoy all the coast of the National Marine Sanctuary by renting a bike and using pedal power to take in all the sights. Stop wherever you like. Just be back in time for dinner on the bay.

Adults (12+): $35 (full day rental)
Children: $35

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