Monterey & Carmel

1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour

Monterey, United States

From $85.00

per group (up to 2)

Select Date and Travelers

You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an independent sightseeing tour by Sea Car to discover Monterey Bay and the Central Coast at your own pace. Aboard a 2-seater, GPS-guided convertible that navigates itself, you can cruise along the Pacific shoreline or through town. Listen to recorded commentary about attractions like Monterey’s historical center, and admire views of the ocean. The scooter car tells you where to drive, from Cannery Row and more.
  • GPS-guided independent Sea Car tour in Monterey
  • Explore Cannery Row and Monterey Bay
  • Helmets and full tank of fuel included
  • No need for maps — the talking scooter car navigates itself

What's Included

  • Rental of GPS-guided touring car
  • Orientation
  • Tank of gas
  • Helmet
  • Map
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver for $12.00 (covers up to $500 in damages)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 230 Alvarado St
    230 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your Sea Car experience starts in Monterey, at a hotel near Fisherman’s Wharf. With recorded narration and the flexibility to zip down the streets of Monterey and out to the coast, your 2-seater Sea Car is easy to drive and park and provides a great way to sightsee independently.

Choose to make your own adventure, or follow a predetermined route. The planned itinerary takes you past the historical buildings of Monterey, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row and the park and beach at Lovers Point. With the open convertible top, you can admire views of the Pacific, harbor, sand dunes and cypress trees, plus stop to watch for marine life like otters and seals.

Note: Price is based per car.

Old Fisherman's Wharf (Pass By)

Look over onto the classic Old Fisherman's Warf pier

Monterey Bay (Pass By)

Watch our peaceful Monterey bay

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Drivers must be 20 years of age or older and must present a valid driver's license
  • Minimum age is 4 years; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form
  • Maximum weight is 400 lbs (180 kg) per car; each rider must be under 200 lbs (90 kg) or drive their own car
  • Maximum passenger height is 6 feet 3 inches (190 cm)
  • One member of each group must present a credit card and government-issued ID; this information will only be used in the case of damage or loss of property
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Price is per car (which seats up to 2 passengers)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    amazing and fun, the cars have a gps that takes and guides you to really nice location and beautiful views.
    111 reviews
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    Dunebuggy trip.
    Jeffrey_C, Feb 2023
    Fear for our lives stuck in left lane in tunnel. We never would've booked this to be in traffic. The service provider was nice. I just thought the outing was dangerous and unpleasant.
    I0/10 would recommend
    Jadine_L, Jan 2023
    Zooming through the crazy traffic and experiencing the Monterey views through the row sea car tour for the first time, definitely an experience I won’t ever forget. Best customer service from Worker who was very humble and understanding of the traffic Situation and professional in making sure we were taken care of And most importantly safe. 10/10 would recommend
    Excellent experience
    IbrahimS_K, Dec 2022
    Value for money, and totally worth trying. Really helpful to know a city in better way and have fun ride aswell
    What a Ride!!
    Robert_B, Oct 2022
    OMG this was a great experience. Moving with traffic was challenging and fun, the beauty and splendor of Monterey was breathtaking and the educational experience was the cherry on the top.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thanks again, glad you had fun!
    Poor review!
    Sharon_S, Sep 2022
    Your customer service person Was very short Because she was by herself and had to babysit. Not my fault! Instructions were hurried and difficult to hear
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    "No need to be rude and lie. Anytime any type of instruction was given you were asked if you had any questions, you would say no. If you would have asked, I would had gladly repeated myself. I also did had to wait on your group as you had to use the restroom. When you did return from your tour with smiles on your faces, I asked if there was anything and you said no besides the car swaying a bit. So please do us a favor and if you have an issue address it at the moment. Do not hide behind a screen and bash single mothers who are making a living and have to struggle at times and bring their children to work. It's not my fault you can't hear. Manager Martha
    Don’t waste your money
    Sharon_S, Sep 2022
    Customer service lady Martha was rude. Not our fault that her work partner doesn’t show up. Equipment was faulty
    Joseph_D, Jul 2022
    This was an amazing experience, love the gps tour guide with music. The staff has a spirit to serve and are passionate about there job. We are looking forward to our next experience in August. Thank you.
    The cars need major...
    Mary_H, Jun 2022
    The cars need major maintenance. I was new to driving with “motorcycle” controls, but the main problems were not me.
    Broken brakes
    Mike_B, Jun 2022
    We rented 4 cars one of the cars the brakes from the bottom fell off so no rear brakes worse part it was just dragging had to wait for them to trade out it really broke up the trip …..alittle disappointing
    The beach and butterfly...
    Christophe_R, May 2022
    The beach and butterfly zone the cruise ship driving by the aquarium even goin the wrong way and having to turn around was fun
    ARELONDE_R, Mar 2022
    EVERYTHING!! We have never experienced the Sea Car Tour of anything like it!! We found new places in Monterey to explore later!! Everyone should try this!!
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Glad you had a good time exploring it’s what it’s all about! Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon.
    lots of smiles and thumbs up along the way!
    Jeremy_G, Oct 2021
    Really fun and although they have. been on the street for years already, lots of smiles and thumbs up along the way! : )
    Fun unique experience!
    Colleen_S, Oct 2021
    Fun way to drive along coast of Monterey. Got lots of waves and smiles from people we passed by on the road.
    Great views of ocean...
    Wendy_S, Sep 2021
    Great views of ocean boulevard from the sea car but otherwise very uncomfortable ride, difficult steering and hard to hear anything from the pre-programmed speaker because the sea car is so loud.
    Good fun
    Felicis_H, Aug 2021
    I had an awesome time. However, the cars need to be serviced so they can easily go up hills or inclines.
    Not impressed
    Sonia_A, Aug 2021
    Cars were not clean. Got topped off with gas right before. Got to smell gas the entire 20 minutes we used them. GPS didn’t work we were given a blue tooth speaker to connect to our phones that also didn’t work. Had to be looking at my phone the entire time wasn’t able to enjoy any of it so we decided to turn around and turn it back in early. We were not happy with the adventure. We have done this in San Francisco and we enjoyed it very much definitely recommend there.
    Awesome, fun! Will definitely do it again!
    paula_l, Jul 2021
    So much laughter! Best part of my trip. Most fun with my daughter. Glad I went on Sunday and not Saturday as there was so much traffic on Saturday.
    Would have booked a longer time
    Ashwant_S, Jul 2021
    amazing and fun, the cars have a gps that takes and guides you to really nice location and beautiful views. you can park the cars and go out and explore as well depending on how long of a tour you book .
    Lots of fun
    Jeannette_D, Jul 2021
    We had a great time. I would do it again. We got to see how beautiful Monterey is. Definitely would tell family and friends !!
    Hated it!
    Connie_N, Jun 2021
    Picture makes it look like you are go driving out on the beach. Sorry these can’t go off road, they can only stay on the regular Street. So there you are doing about 25 mph while all the cars around you are doing 40 or better. I found it difficult to drive without prior motorcycle experience. You cannot hear the tablet. Decided to stop early and head back as we were hating every moment. Followed what directions we could hear on the tablet and got totally lost. I would not recommend this.
    Response from Host, Jun 2021
    I have to question your level of intelligence, our web site is very clear on what to expect, there are several video clips showing what your experience will be. No where in Monterey are you allowed to drive on the beach! The driving could not be easier or simpler it’s automatic it is nothing even close to riding a motorcycle! You should consider staying at home or sticking to Disneyland type of adventures!