Ag Venture Tours & Consulting specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of California. Wine tasting tours visit either the Monterey Wine Country (Salinas Valley, Carmel Valley) or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sightseeing tours include the Monterey Peninsula (Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel) or Big Sur. Agricultural education tours feature the world famous Salinas Valley. Our tours can be customized to your interests, offering both half and full day excursions. Our guides are friendly and knowledgeable with extensive backgrounds in the agriculture and the wine industry.
Explore Beyond the Shore
Asilomar's complimentary Ranger-guided tours invite you to discover the natural and cultural history of Asilomar. Come wander among the historic buildings nestled in the Monterey pine and coast live oak forest. Stroll along our accessible boardwalk through the tranquil Dune Natural Preserve. Or explore the rocky coastline teaming with life.
Asilomar welcome's both groups and individuals on these one-hour tours. Call the local California State Park office at (831) 646-6443 to schedule one of the tours listed below:
Beachwalk: Join Asilomar for a walk along Asilomar’s rocky shores and sandy beaches. State Park staff will share some innovative and fascinating ways life has adapted to survive in this unique environment. The Asilomar shoreline is within the Asilomar Marine Reserve. All plants and wildlife is protected by law.
Architecture/History: Discover what life was like at Asilomar in the early days of Asilomar. Stroll through the historic buildings and grounds as State Park staff share stories of the grounds.
Dune Experience: Come experience the Dunes Natural Preserve and see the native wildlife thrive. State Park staff will share natural and cultural stories of the dune ecosystem.
Asilomar Ramble: Join State Park staff on a mix and mingle of each of the above programs. Staff will share tidbits of the history, architecture, forest ecology and dune ecosystem as we explore the state park.
Chapparal Ranch is a horse ranch that serves the greater Bay Area and the Monterey Peninsula offering horseback rides every week on the Salinas River State Beach. A Hub of Western and English Lessons, trail and adventure rides, with an atmosphere all its own, Chaparral boasts a rich community of equestrians and outdoor lovers. People visit Chaparral from all reaches of the Bay Area. The flavor and people of this place offer an outstanding Northern California Experience.
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 and full service guided family friendly whale watching tours year round 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. Whether you're fishing for Cod, Salmon or Albacore, you'll find the deep sea fishing with CHRIS' FISHING TRIPS to be an enjoyable experience from the time you leave the wharf until you return.
Sail with confidence on world famous Monterey Bay. Monterey hosts the most bio-dense and bio-diverse ecosystem on the U.S. Pacific coast. Whether you are a complete novice trying sailing for the first time, or an experienced ocean veteran ready to take your seamanship to a higher level, we offer American Sailing Association (ASA) classes taught to your skill level.
Monterey Bay Sailing is a professional sailing organization established in 1998 whose mission is to offer residents of the Monterey Peninsula communities and visitors an affordable opportunity to sail the central coast. Marine mammals seen frequently include grey, blue and humpback whales who blow, or breach as they migrate with their calves. Sea otters, dolphin and vocal sea lions enjoy one of the most pristine areas of the entire Pacific. On cruises, all sailors are offered a chance to take the helm and discover the grace and beauty of a boat under sail.
Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the Bay. Monterey is the best place in the nation to view a variety of marine mammals and seabirds. The Monterey Submarine Canyon approaches close to the shore, allowing deep water species of whales, dolphins, and seabirds to occur near the coast. Shallow water species, such as the gray whale, are found very close to shore in the narrow shelf region.
Our captains have over 20 years of experience with nature trips and offer excellent views of marine wildlife. All our trips are led by marine biologists, most with 10+ years experience, who fully narrate and answer questions during trips. Our whale watching trips are educationally oriented and our biologists collect valuable data on the marine mammals sighted during these trips.
Monterey Movie Tours (Scenic Tour of the Monterey Peninsula including 17-Mile Drive)
Whether you’d like an introduction to the area, an alternative to attractions you’ve already seen or an exciting rainy day option, Monterey Movie Tours® is your ticket to a star-studded getaway! This fascinating two-tours-in-one outing features both magnificent landscapes and blockbuster scenes from some 200 movies filmed across the Monterey Peninsula.
Winding through Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel, this scenic tour also stops along the stunning 17-Mile Drive® in Pebble Beach. The three-hour adventure takes place aboard our multimedia Theater-On-Wheels® – a customized luxury motor coach with high-back seats, overhead video screens and personal headsets. As you glide past sites made famous on the big screen, you’ll hear behind-the-scenes stories of Hollywood glamour.
Princess Monterey Whale Watching has been in the cruise business for over 30 years. We are Monterey Bay’s leading company in narrated ocean and bay tours, specializing in natural history and biology of marine wildlife, especially whales! Our whale watching trips run year-round and are fully narrated by marine biologists/naturalists, all with 10 or more years experience on the Monterey Bay.
Randy’s Fishing and Whale Watching Trips, located on Monterey, California’s Historic Fisherman’s Wharf is a full service boat chartering company that has the distinct privilege to offer whale watching and recreational sport fishing trips, as well as specialty cruises, sailing and more that are sure to fulfill your desire year round.
Whale watching is within The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, one of the United States’ largest protected regions that is as rich in marine life as it is in history. The Sanctuary is a prime area for observing such exotic species as the Blue Whale, Gray Whale, Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, and Kill (Orca) Whales. Sea Otters, Sea Lions, and Seals as well as a wide variety of Dolphin, Porpoise and Birds grace the Sanctuary with their presence.
Whether as an individual, group charter, team building, corporate event, educational or just plain fun – there is something for everyone.
With one of our expert tour guides leading the way, you are sure to have a blast on your Segway tour. Our expert Segway tour guides will teach you to ride your Segway before the tour begins. With a little practice, the Segway feels like an extension of your body. It is easy to learn because it does the balancing for you. You do not need any special skills or even good balance.
We offer several different tours that you can choose from. The Historical Monterey Tour is an easy glide because of the smooth, flat trails in the Monterey area. You can also choose our Recreation Trail Tour. This is our most adventurous tour. Our Seventeen Mile Drive Tour takes you along this famous path past some landmarks such as Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.