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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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2.5 Hour Tour of Elks Slough

Highly recommended! Our Guide, Mason, was entertaining, knowledgable and friendly. As we paddled... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Buffalo, New York
So much fun!

I'm new to kayaking so was a bit nervous about this activity but our guide (I'm so sorry I can't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michele D
Dallas, Texas
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2 Amazing paddling locations - Monterey & Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing! Kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, guided tours, classes and sales both locations. Open Daily 8:30 (except Christmas Day). Closing hours change seasonally.
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“sea lions” (155 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357

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Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommended! Our Guide, Mason, was entertaining, knowledgable and friendly. As we paddled at a leisurely pace, otters and sea lions swam and played close-by while Mason told us about their species and lifestyles. 1000s of birds and several harbor seals were visible along the...More

Thank Marylou_Buffal0
Reviewed yesterday

I'm new to kayaking so was a bit nervous about this activity but our guide (I'm so sorry I can't remember her name because she was awesome) made it look easy, and it was way easier than I expected. We chose the 1 1/2 hour...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was so much fun. Our guide was amazing and gave a lot a great information about the marine and wildlife. We want to do this again, only take the longer 2.5hr trip next time. Highly Recommend!

Thank Swimdog63
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing time! All of the staff at Monterey Bay Kayaks were so friendly. Our guide, Jeff, was awesome! He was knoweldgable about the wildlife in the area and kept checking in with each person on our tour to make sure that they...More

Thank jeffgwenr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Megan and the staff at Monterey Bay Kayaks did a great job making a great family memory. My teens & wife are already talking about doing it again next year. We did the 2.5 hour tour, and saw many otters, seals, sea lions, and other...More

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweet ocean harbor kayaking. Super easy kayaking (no strengths or special skills required), and great way to get up close with the animals. Very kind, calm and knowledgable guide (Karla) made it interesting. We say seal lions, pelicans, seals, harbor seals and sea otters.

Thank HelenLuttemo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful kayak experience at Monterey Bay Kayaks. We booked the bay kayak (1½ hours) at 9am because we thought the water would be smoother. It was a perfect time to go. The other participants did not turn up so it was just...More

Thank Rufus2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful guided tour of the bay lead by Jordan. It was very peaceful to sit in the kelp forest just waiting for seals to pop up and watching otters swim around. My kids liked it so much we took advantage of the...More

Thank Mary Ann A
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish - our experience with Monterey Bay Kayaks could not have been any better! Our guide was PERFECT - incredibly calm , personable and knowledgeable! He had a passion for the ocean and all the creatures in the ocean. He offered incredible...More

Thank 54bettyt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had awesome experience, the guide was superb, full of information. The staff as a whole was wonderful. We had the luck of the draw and saw some things (jelly fish) that are not normally seen in the bay I highly recommend!!!!

Thank madorman2
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Savannah M
7 March 2017|
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Response from FreitasRJ | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can tell you can kayak anywhere in the Monterey Bay you like; no guides and no permits needed and you can bring your own kayak. There is an abundance of wildlife in the bay and sloughs to see but you just need to... More