Wharf Walk at Old Fisherman's Wharf on Sunday, February 7th

Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association Continues "Wharf Walks - Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" on Sunday, February 7, 2021  with “The Bounty of the Sea: From Mollusks to Crustaceans and Much More...The History of Fishing in the Monterey Bay." 

February 2021. Monterey, CA. Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, who offers fascinating monthly "Wharf Walks - Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" (www.montereywharf.com) now on the first Sunday of every month from 10:00 AM - Noon.During the Wharf Walk on Sunday, February 7th, Tim Thomas will explore "The Bounty of the Sea: From Mollusks to Crustaceans and Much More...The History of Fishing in the Monterey Bay. Tim will discuss the history of fishing by diverse cultures for abalone, crab, squid and other popular seafood. Mollusks include clams and squids while Crustaceans include abalone, crabs and prawns.


Tim Thomas also did some presentations during the 11th Whalefest Monterey which was be held virtually from January 26-29, 2021. Links and details to view it post-event on You Tube are on MontereyWharf.com.


Tim Thomas' Wharf Walks' Tours meet at the head of Old Fisherman's Wharf (near the pink "Harbor House" store, #1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email [email protected]. Due to COVID, it will be a very small group with social distance. Tim Thomas is able to schedule alternate small group tour dates as well.



The tour is for ages 10-adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids are $15 (10-15 years).  


Monterey Bay Whale Watch


Monterey Bay Whale Watch (http://www.montereybaywhalewatch.com) on Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will offer a $3.00 off coupon for all Wharf Walks participants of the Wharf Walk.  


About Wharf Walks


For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the Native People of the Monterey area. From abalone to rockfish, everything was fished and utilized and the Monterey Bay was a multi-cultural stew, made up of whalers from the Azores, squid fishermen from China, salmon fishermen and abalone divers from Japan, and Sicilians fishing sardines in the "dark of the moon." This entertaining tour of Old Fisherman's Wharf and the waterfront will take us back in time to explore the history of the Monterey Wharf, early history of the Monterey waterfront, The Rumsien/Ohlone People--Monterey's first fishermen, the abalone industry, whaling on the bay and of course, the legendary sardine industry. Discover some of the people and cultures of Monterey's colorful past and hear fascinating stories about Old Fisherman's Wharf and those who worked and walked there. Learn more about the sardine and squid (calamari) industry, too. (Note: There is a brief history on this page too: https://www.montereywharf.com/history.html


About Tim Thomas


Tim Thomas, fourth-generation native of the Monterey area, is a popular speaker and lively tour guide. For 16 years, he was historian and curator for the Monterey Maritime & History Museum and has worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. He is author of "The Abalone King of Monterey: 'Pop' Ernest Doelter," "The Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula" and co-author of "Monterey's Waterfront." 


For more information, email [email protected] or call (831) 238-0777