Resources and Specials

Resources and Specials

This page contains various resources for anything related to the Oceans 2016 conference.  If there is anything you need that you do not see here, please contact us and let us know.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

We are happy to announce that the Monterey Bay Aquarium has graciously offered attendees and their families substantially discounted admission rates during the Conference week:

Adult 18+ $24.95
Seniors 65+ $19.95
Students 13-17 $19.95
Child 3-12 $14.95

Please call 831 647-6886 to speak to an Aquarium sales associate and reference Ocean’s 2016 to take advantage of these rates.

Behind the Scenes Tour at the Aquarium!

Daily public behind the scenes tours of the Aquarium are available at the following times:

All of the tours are an hour in length and are $15 for the public and $12 for members each. They are all for ages 6 and older.

For more information about the tours, please visit the Aquarium’s website:

General Information

International Calling Code for the United States: 001
Area Code for Monterey: 831
Local Currency: US dollar
Language: English
ATM Locations near conference:


The Portola Hotel & Spa:

The Marriott Hotel

Monterey Visitors Center

For ideas about things to do while visiting Monterey, Maps, Food and Wine, Transportation and other resources, please visit:

401 Camino El Estero
Monterey, CA 93940

Local Food and Drink Ideas

Please visit Edible Monterey Bay for ideas on local food and drink.


Portola Spa on the Plaza

A day of rest for mind and body awaits at Portola Hotel & Spa where you’ll be greeted by a serene environment inviting you to indulge and rejuvenate in our 6,000 sq. ft. oasis. From aromatherapy massages to essential oil scalp massages for the stimulation of hair growth to a seaweed cocoon wrap, there are endless options for you to choose from when visiting Portola Hotel & Spa to keep you looking and feeling your best. Whether you’re searching for a little pick-me-up or a full day of relaxation, you’ll find that every Monterey, CA spa treatment we offer has been designed with your comfort in mind.

Spa on the Plaza
201 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Reservations & Information:
Phone: (831) 647-9000
Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 9:00am to 7:00pm & Friday - Saturday: 9:00am to 9:00pm

Monterey Airbus

The Monterey Airbus is the most affordable means of transportation to or from the San Francisco Airport or San Jose Airport to the Monterey Peninsula. They offer door-to-door service in the local Monterey area. To view their schedule, and for the lowest fares available, please book online at:


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