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Flying into Monterey and Cannery Row !
Cannery Row, Monterey California
Best time of the year to go? November though February when the crowds are down.
Flight time in a Super Viking from KAJO? 2.0
Food on the airport? No, not on the GA side
Fuel on airport? Yes, a little pricy
Landing or Handling fees? Landing Fees waved with fuel purchase at Monterey Bay Aviation
Comments about arriving and departing.  Watch the weather off ocean. Noise abatement on departure.
Things to do at or near the airport. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row
Rate this stop with 10 being best, 5 average. 8.0 - Good day or overnight trip.

Final Approach into Monterey Airport 


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Landing at Monterey !

The Super Viking has made this trip a couple of times and we've really enjoyed it. Watch the weather! Being close to the coast the marine layer rolls in morning and evening. There are several airports in the area and worse case you may have to divert until it burns off.

I've use Monterey Bay Aviation when I land at this airport. The facility is nice and staff is very pleasant. The landing fee is waved with a fuel purchase and with a little luck they'll give you a ride to Cannery Row. The Cannery Row is too far to walk but a taxi ride is only $20 with the tip. If you'll be returning to your plane late I suggest MillionAire, they are open all night.

Arriving in the morning I'm looking for breakfast when we land and First Awakenings has always been excellent. First Awakenings is a 1/2 block walk to Cannery Row so ask to be dropped off there, you can walk to the Aquarium and Cannery Row after eating.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is very nicely done. The Jelly Fish displays are are amazing as is the tank that holds several large Tuna and Dorado. On our last visit they had a Great White in the Tuna tank too.

Get your hand stamped and leave the Aquarium for lunch. There are several very good eateries on Cannery Row, you can't go wrong. We stayed for dinner a couple of years ago and found several excellent places to eat, all within walking distance.

This is a good trip, the Aquarium is nice as is the food and shopping along Cannery row. Get a ride to the area and everything will be within walking distance.

Pictures from Monterey !
Cannery Row, Monterey Bay California Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is at the end of the street.
Monterey Bay Aquarium The Monterey Bay Aquarium
Flying up the coast towards Big Sir California The Big Sur Area
Flying up the coast near Big Sir Heading up the coast near Big Sur
Flying up the coast towards Big Sir Highway 1 winding up the coast.
Hearst Castle Passing Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle Hearst Castle, yes the MOA's were cold.
Hearst Castle with runway in the background. Hearst Castle with the private runway in the background. I was surprised to see an aircraft on the ramp.  Monday's FAA accident report showed a N31KT had had rolled back and hit a car. Tuesday's news said Brooke Shields and Jim Belushi were unharmed in the aircraft accident.

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