Treasure Hunt: The Ride in Monterey, CA

700 Cannery RowMonterey, CA 93940
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Embark on a thrilling quest with Treasure Hunt: The Ride, a top-rated Monterey pirate ride on Cannery Row. Dive into a pirate-themed journey and navigate through hidden caverns, collecting “treasures” as you fend off the ghosts of Captain Hippolyte Bouchard and his crew. With immersive animatronics and special effects, it's a must-see attraction for all ages.

up to 0.3 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Monterey Travel Experts
  • Treasure Hunt is a dark ride, which means it's an indoor amusement ride that takes you through a series of immersive storytelling scenes.
  • Armed with a "Treasure Collector" device, you'll navigate through caverns, duel with ghostly pirates, and collect treasures, making for a dynamic and interactive journey.
  • This award-winning ride is conveniently located on historic Cannery Row, near the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Expect the entire experience, including queue line entertainment and the ride itself, to last approximately 20 minutes.
  • Tickets are valid for use on the date selected, so plan your visit accordingly.
  • Must be at least 36 inches tall to ride with an adult, and a minimum of 52 inches when unaccompanied by an adult.
  • Not recommended for individuals who are pregnant, or have high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other serious medical conditions.
  • Guests who have a condition that may be triggered by strobe lighting should not ride.


from Treasure Hunt: The Ride
Experience California's new pirate-themed attraction, Treasure Hunt: The Ride. Located in Monterey's historic Cannery Row, this fun and interactive dark ride adventure combines cutting-edge animatronics with storytelling and thrilling special effects for an unforgettable family-friendly adventure.

Learn the legend of the notorious pirate Captain Hippolyte Bouchard and his crew of scallywags who hid their treasure in the newly discovered caverns 300 feet beneath Cannery Row. Armed with an interactive "Treasure Collector" device, try to collect the treasure while fighting off the ghosts of Captain Bouchard and his Skeleton Crew and avoiding the giant Kraken!

This 20-minute immersive adventure begins with your first step on the stairs that descend around a 30-foot-tall wooden mast with an animatronic pirate named Shark Bait Sam and his trusty sidekick parrot, Scuttle. Below deck, catch a five-minute backstory video and an elevator pre-show before embarking on your adventure in an old-fashioned ore cart.

A final bonus scene awaits as you triumphantly return to civilization.

Voted Best New Attraction — USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice 2024

IAAPA Brass Ring Award-winner for Best New Family Attraction

Amusement Today Golden Ticket Nominee for Best New Family Attraction

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Frequently Asked Questions about Treasure Hunt: The Ride

What makes Treasure Hunt: The Ride interesting?

Treasure Hunt: The Ride is an interactive dark ride adventure located in Monterey Bay, California. It offers an immersive experience with exciting gameplay, realistic animatronics, and special effects, inviting guests to explore caverns and collect treasures.

Where is Treasure Hunt: The Ride located?

You can find this thrilling attraction just two blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium on the historic Cannery Row in Monterey, California, where legend says Pirate Captain Hippolyte Bouchard hid his treasure. The "Cannery Row / Prescott" trolley stop is right outside the building.

Is the ride suitable for children?

Absolutely! Treasure Hunt: The Ride is designed for the entire family to enjoy. Guests must meet the minimum height of 36” when accompanied by an adult and a minimum height of 52” when unaccompanied by an adult.

Are there any ride restrictions?

Yes, there is a minimum height requirement of 36 inches to ride when accompanied by an adult, and a minimum height of 52 inches when unaccompanied by an adult. This ride is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant, or have high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other serious health conditions. Please note that this adventure uses strobe lighting and individuals who have a condition which may be triggered by strobe lighting should not ride. Guests must be able to fit comfortably within the ride car to allow the safety restraint bar to function correctly.

Is there a story behind the ride?

The ride is based on the story of Pirate Captain Bouchard and his crew, who are said to have hidden their treasure in the caverns beneath Cannery Row, which guests will explore during the ride.

How long is the experience?

The actual ride lasts 4 minutes. With the queue line entertainment, elevator preshow, ride, and a final bonus scene, expect a 20-minute experience from entry to exit.

Is it ADA accessible?

Yes, the facility is fully ADA accessible for guests with wheelchairs or other mobility devices. The elevator, located next to the ticket counter will escort them to the caverns below.

Is my ticket only valid for the day purchased?

Yes, your admission is valid only for the date that appears on your e-ticket.

Is there a place to store my things?

There is no onboard storage. Large items are not permitted on the ride and should be given to a non-rider.

Is my service animal allowed on the ride?

Unfortunately, given the moving nature of the ride, service animals are unable to ride.

How many people can ride in each vehicle?

Each ride car can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Can I bring my camera?

Photos and videos are allowed on the ride, but no flash photography is allowed. There are also plenty of photo opportunities at the kraken photo spot and in the queue line.

Can I bring a snack or drink?

Open food and drinks are not allowed on the ride.