Monterey, Carmel & 17 Mile Drive Private SUV Tour


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Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Car seats and boosters are required for children under 8 or who are less than 4 feet 9 inches in height in accordance to California's legal requirements.

One car seat and one booster are available for the day by reservation. Please message me for further details or if you require more.

Friendly: Yes.
I have trunk space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers and scooters. The back row also folds down if your group size is not at capacity. Bringing an ADA parking placard will help secure better parking but is not necessary.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent)

See Pacific Coast Highway 1 in a Large Comfortable Vehicle

Ride down Pacific Coast Highway 1 from San Francisco to Monterey & Carmel on a comfortable private SUV Tour. See California with a Bay Area born and raised guide with almost a decade of professional guiding experience.
Pass seaside towns like Santa Cruz, a lighthouse and marine sanctuaries on the way to Monterey Bay. We will stop along the way to way to lookout for wildlife like shorebirds, sea otters, whales and seals. Take free time at Cannery Row for shopping, lunch or a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Experience the scenic coastal road through Pacific Grove and 17 Mile Drive. Pass beaches, seaside mansions and the historic Pebble Beach Golf Course. If you are a fan, feel free to stroll out to the bay side 18th hole viewing area or look at the old Hollywood photos on the walls of the clubhouse.
Our last big stop is Carmel-By-The-Sea. Enjoy the cottage style architecture while shopping on Ocean Ave, walk on the beach or enjoy a snack in one of the many cafes.


8:30am Depart San Francisco.
10:00 Optional rest stop at an 1872 lighthouse or the seaside town of Davenport for coffee or a pastry.
10:45 Pass through the surf capitol of Santa Cruz, CA.
11:30 Stop at Moss Landing to search for seals, otters & shore birds.
12:30-1:30 Free time in Monterey (optional aquarium, pick up or sit down for lunch).
1:30-3:00 Coastal drive through Pacific Grove & 17 Mile Drive & Pebble Beach.
3:00-4:00 Free time for the beach or Ocean Ave shops in Carmel-By-The-Sea.
6:30-7pm return to San Francisco.
Times are flexible if you would like more time in one place and less in another.
Commute traffic may delay the return journey.
Extra free time is $100 per hour or $25 per 1/4 hour

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your accommodations in San Francisco or hotel near SFO

End location: Your accommodations or downtown San Francisco

Duration: 10 hours

Commute traffic may delay the return to SF.


Transportation for 1-7 passengers is provided in an extended 2015 Ford Expedition EL XLT equipped with 4-wheel drive. Selected for its size, this comfortable vehicle has leather seats and a full 3rd row with 17% more leg room than other SUVs of its model year. This modern vehicle is clean and has working air conditioning and heating.

What’s Included

Other: Entry into 17 Mile Drive
Narration and transportation in a large, comfortable SUV.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 USD - Optional entry into the Aquarium & lunch.

What’s Extra

Other: Optional entry into Monterey Bay Aquarium is $50 per person
Food & Drinks
Extra time is $100 per hour

A Recent Review of this tour

We drove from San Fransisco to Big Sur. Thomas is thoroughly proffesssional, knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about the places we visited. An amazing experience to an incredible magical place stopping at beautifull and interesting vistas and places along the way and Thomas was just the perfect guide. This was an unforgettable experience. Thank you Thomas.
Melissa Weavind

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