Monterey's historic fish market and commercial wharf, Fisherman's Wharf is now primarily a tourist attraction bringing in thousands of visitors a year for the dining and entertainment attractions available.
Established in 1870 by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company, the wharf operated solely as a fisherman's loading and unloading area for commercial operations. In 1913, the city of Monterey took control of the wharf and a few years later, and after the sardine fishing business fell out during WWII, the area refocused toward the tourism industry.
Like nearby Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf is a wonderful dining and entertainment destination in Monterey. Situated directly on the beautiful waterfront with the lulling lapping of the Pacific waves to keep you company, your group can shop to your hearts' content, dine on the best seafood, and explore history all in one place. Whale watch from the shores or charter a boat to get right out in the action; participate in a fishing trip; or go out in the popular glass bottomed boats to see below the surface of the ocean. Grab some handmade salt water taffy at Carousel Candies or grab a selection of freshwater pearls, taken right from the shores off Fisherman's Wharf. You'll find a delicious array of seafood eateries plus a myriad of wonderful restaurants serving international cuisine such as Paluca Trattoria, Cafe Fina, and Crepes of Brittany.
There are endless options and adventures waiting for your group at Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf!