The Haunt

Real Ghost Hunting Tour in Monterey

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Experience the supernatural with a storyteller-ghost hunter on a nighttime adventure that’s perfect for believers and skeptics alike

At a Glance


from $40

Meeting & Ending 

Meets in Old Monterey
Ends 3 blocks away 

What’s Included

  • EMF meter
  • The Haunt sticker
  • Post-tour recommendations

What’s Not Included

Gratuities for your guide


1.25 hours

Departure Times

Nightly at 7pm or 8pm
See calendar for current schedule


Suitable for children
Paid ticket req’d for ages 4+

Max Group Size 

25 people

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes and a jacket — it can get chilly at night


  • Haunted architecture in historic Old Monterey
  • Seek out the paranormal using professional ghost hunting tools
  • Gripping stories of documented hauntings and true crimes 

Want a private experience?

A haunted tour that’s uniquely yours!

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Book With Confidence

The Lowest Price. Period.

Book directly on or call our office to get the best price on our tours. Find it cheaper? We’ll refund the difference!

Free Cancellations

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL REFUND. We know that plans can change, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the tour industry.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you didn’t have a great time on the tour, email us at and we’ll make it right.

Frequently Asked Questions

We regularly stir up energies and interact with spirits.

The tour ventures through some of the oldest and most haunted streets of Monterey, where residual ghost impressions are felt, poltergeists heard, and after death after consciousnesses are witnessed.

Using our ghost hunting tools, this tour attempts to contact spirits and invite apparitions.

We’ve had guests report strange sensations (dizziness, feeling pinched, tapped or grabbed), hear shrill sounds and voices, see apparitions, and document unexplainable images in photographs from the tour.

  • Generally no — our tours are led even in rain, unless it is unsafe to do so.

    We will cancel if the air is unhealthy according to the air quality index, due to California wildfire smoke.

Absolutely! We run tours for corporate teams, friends, families, weddings and more. 

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We think so! The tour does include some talk of violence and the macabre, but is generally considered family-friendly.

There are no shock/scare moments.

Babies in strollers may join for free, but children ages 4 and older must have a paid ticket.

Yes, we allow well-behaved dogs on leashes 🙂

Sure! Have them book for the same date/time, you’ll be in the same group! We only run one tour at a time.

Explore the area! We recommend:

  • Drinks – The Salty Seal, Segovia’s
  • Food – Whaling Station, Sea Harvest
  • Shops – The Magic Wand Shop at Zucchini’s
  • Entertainment – Treasure Hunt: The Ride

In short, yes!

We joke that the most dangerous part of the tour is crossing the street. Please pay attention to your surroundings 🙂

We’ll end with a ceremony to ensure that no evil ghosts/spirits follow you after our tour concludes.

Yes, the tour is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.

  • Refunds must be requested at least 24 hours before the tour.

    If you didn’t have a great time on the tour, email us at and we’ll make it right.

  • Are there bathrooms? Nope, please do this before the tour.
  • Can we drink? This ain’t New Orleans! We will remove guests who are noticeably drunk and disruptive.
  • Is this the best ghost tour ever? Probably.

Learn more if you dare…

The Haunt is Old Monterey’s premier ghost hunting tour, where expert storytellers unravel the dark and eerie tales of the city’s early Spanish colonial history and its well-documented hauntings.

Set out on an exploration through the historic heart of Old Monterey, feeling the echoes of its Spanish colonial past as you navigate through landmarks like Stokes Adobe, Colton Hall, and the Stevenson House, each renowned for their paranormal activity. 

Discover the chilling stories of lingering spirits from Monterey’s early inhabitants and notable historical figures, employing state-of-the-art ghost-hunting gear to detect the spectral presences that inhabit these age-old sites. 

Conclude the tour with a special ceremony to respectfully acknowledge the spirits you’ve encountered, ensuring a safe departure free from any ghostly attachments.

Why you’ll love this tour…

Escape The Mortal World

Break free from the monotony of everyday life with an immersive ghostly experience that will leave you wide-eyed and wondrous.

Real Paranormal Experiences 

Feel your heart race as we seek to communicate with the city’s otherworldly residents, open our minds and open the portal to the other side.

See Monterey Like Never Before

Explore the lesser-known, macabre side of Monterey’s past, as we reveal chilling tales of tragedy and mystery beneath the city’s beautiful surface.

Hauntingly Unforgettable Memories 

Share the thrill of exploring the city’s most mysterious sites with your loved ones, while conquering your fears and reveling in the excitement of the supernatural.

Group-Friendly Fun 

Unite your group with an unforgettable experience, as The Haunt creates a captivating, mysterious, and entertaining adventure that caters to everyone’s interests, leaving lasting memories for all.

Award-Winning Guides 

Your tour guide, a skilled storyteller and friendly host, is a wealth of knowledge, able to answer any questions you have throughout the tour.

Armed With Ghost Hunting Tools

Enhance your supernatural adventure with cutting-edge paranormal investigation equipment, as you seek out spirits and mysterious energies throughout the tour.

Safe Nighttime Exploration 

The Haunt ensures the safety and well-being of our guests, providing a carefully planned journey through the eerie streets. Put your mind at ease knowing that your safety is our top priority.


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Monterey Private Tours

Enjoy an exclusive private haunted tour of Monterey with your group. Perfect for team activities, entertaining clients, celebrating birthdays, and more.

  • Pick your preferred date and time
  • Applicable for all group sizes
  • Personal guide dedicated to your group

Private Tour FAQ

Possibly…call or email us, and we can reach out to our tour guides about a last-minute event.

Yep — we have flexibility, as long as the tour doesn’t start at the exact same time as a public tour. Email us before booking, if you want a different time.

The tour starts and ends near Colton Hall (exact details shared upon booking).

We can adapt the tour to include a bar. The easiest way is starting and/or ending the tour at a bar, which allows ample time for both ghost stories and ghost hunting adventures (and our tour lasts the standard length).

If you choose to include a mid-tour bar stop, keep in mind that this often takes up to 45 minutes, which is approximately half the duration of our tour. This will reduce the time we have for storytelling and exploring.

For a more customized experience or to discuss specific options, feel free to reach out to us at We’re more than happy to accommodate your group’s needs and make your ghost tour experience both spooky and enjoyable!

We will refund 75% of the cost of your tour, for requests 24 hours or more in advance of the tour.

Within 24 hours of the tour, no refund is possible

If you didn’t have a great time on the tour, email us at and we’ll make it right.


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