Pacific Grove offers an unparalleled quality of life. Sharing borders with the Monterey Bay, City of Monterey, Pacific Ocean, and the Del Monte Forest, our town offers breathtaking views and recreational activities.
The City provides services to the community including: excellent fire, emergency, and ocean rescue services; an award-winning natural history museum; the lowest crime rate of any city in Monterey County; a nationally-recognized 18-hole golf course; a monarch butterfly habitat sanctuary; sandy beaches; and, the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the west coast. We are known for our small-town hospitality and friendliness.
The Monterey Peninsula offers a treasure of diverse recreational activities. The Monterey Bay, twice as deep and wide as the Grand Canyon with an abundance of sea life, such as sea otters and sea lions, is a scuba diver's dream. For surfers, the Bay offers fast-breaking and challenging waves. And the fishing, well, it's world renowned with salmon as the favorite catch. Sailing and whalewatching are also big favorites of visitors. For the golf enthusiast this is paradise. There are 19 championship courses spread out amidst the world's most beautiful settings. And if you like tennis, our year round mild climate will allow you to play anytime.
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary offers a unique kayaking adventure, combining views of the spectacular coastline and encounters with local sea life inhabitants like whales, sea lions, sea otters and an interesting array of aquatic bird life. Rock hounds will find some challenging climbs in the Monterey area and one of them is the Sanctuary Rock Gym offering over 5,000 square feet of indoor sculpted climbing terrain, including a 30 foot faux peak. Hundreds of miles of superb hiking trails are available or you can take a pack trip on horseback or a romantic ride on the beach at sunset. For a spectacular view of the peninsula coastline, try hang-gliding or cruise the coast in a plane. Rollerblading and biking along the path from Lover's Point in Pacific Grove to Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey is a favorite pastime. No matter which recreational or sporting event you choose, it will be a unique, exciting and memorable experience that you won't soon forget.
- Chris' Whale Watching Trips offers whale watching year-round. From early December to early April, we have 26,000 grey whales in the Monterey Bay. December, January and Februaray, they are migrating from Alaska to Mexico to give birth to their calfs. From the end of February to early april, the whales return with their calfs. You'll also see killer whales and many different types of dolphins and porpoise. Sea lions and sea otters are also common. Our whale watching trips are 2 hours long and fully narrated by our skippers , some who have been doing this for 30 years. It's a beautiful and educational trip. The trips run every day. Call us for times. The cost is $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for children. School and group rates are available.
Chris's Whale Watching
48 Fisherman's Wharf
- Chris's Fishing Trips located on Monterey, California's historic Fisherman's Wharf, CHRIS' FISHING TRIPS is a full service boat chartering company that offers deep sea fishing cruises in the Pacific Ocean waters beyond Monterey Bay. Established in the 1940's by Captain Chris Arcoleo, Chris' Fishing Trips has a crew of highly qualified and experienced skippers with extensive background in the location of hot fishing spots off the Central California coast. Our boats include the Holiday (55'), Tornado (56'), Check Mate (58'), and the New Holiday (70'). All are government inspected, comfortable, diesel powered with ship to shore radios, fish finders, radar and Monterey's finest deck lounge.
Chris's Fishing Trips
48 Fisherman's Wharf
- Welcome to Monterey Bay Kayaks ! We provide a unique sea kayaking experience that is educational and fun for people of all ages. Our two convenient locations offer a wide selection of guided tours, equipment rentals, kayaking classes, group events and friendly retail services. The only real question is...which will you visit first?