10th Annual Whalefest Monterey at Fisherman’s Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf Association, 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA
Phone: (831) 633-4444
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association presents the 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey™ to be held at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ on Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
This free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and much more! The event, which features a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and dozens of exhibit booths, benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Fun edutaining interactive exhibits at the upcoming 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey will include dozens of marine related exhibits by numerous local organizations.
Speakers at the 2-day Symposium during Whalefest Monterey will include world-renowned experts from many local marine organizations. Last year’s informative videos are on the website at www.montereywharf.com.
There will be up to several boats at the California Dock at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf and along the Causeway.
Maritime Historian Tim Thomas will conduct free Wharf Walks on Saturday and Sunday (Meet outside of Harbor House at the head of the Wharf).
There will also be live musical entertainment in front of Custom House as well as an information and merchandise booth, with Whalefest Monterey T-shirts and aprons for donations.
Weather permitting, whale watching tours, fishing, sailing and glass bottom boats will be operating from the Wharf (many at discounted rates). Wharf restaurants will be serving lunch and dinner. Wharf shops will also be featuring marine-themed merchandise.
Whale watchers come from around the world to view hundreds of whales, orcas, dolphins and pelicans who continue to feast on a “krill and anchovy buffet” in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Throughout the year, this Whale Watching Capital of the World offers sightings of 15 species of whales, 10 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of Fissiped (sea otter).
Thank you to our valued sponsors that include Fisherman’s Wharf Association, California State Parks, Marine Life Studies, Save the Whales, United States Coast Guard, Wecker Group, KSBW TV, Central Coast ABC, Estrella TV Central Coast, Monterey Herald, Santa Cruz Waves, and KAZU FM. Shagbag Radio Show, Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP Media), Letty Sloma Photography, Fashion Streaks, Monterey Signs, Aquafina, and more to come!