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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357
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Great day on the water.

Mason is a great guide. The whole team at MBK is there to ensure people have a great experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashburn, Virginia
Awesome location, awesome guide, awesome experience

Me and my girlfriend, who is a first time kayaker, wanted to get an immersive experience of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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Sea kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, guided tours, classes and sales at two amazing wildlife locations, Monterey and Elkhorn Slough @ Moss Landing! Open daily 9:00 (except Christmas). See website for holiday hours. Closing hours changes seasonally.
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  • Poor1%
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“elkhorn slough” (65 reviews)
“hour tour” (66 reviews)
“sea lions” (177 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2406
+1 831-373-5357

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mason is a great guide. The whole team at MBK is there to ensure people have a great experience. The Elkhorn Slough is an easy way to see wildlife close up. I highly recommend either of MBK's locations for a fun time on the water.

Thank nonstoptwo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my girlfriend, who is a first time kayaker, wanted to get an immersive experience of the wildlife of Monterey Bay, and had heard that the Elkhorn slough was a great place to do that. A brief summary of our impressions: 1. Great guide:...More

Thank dmytrokorol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Elkhorn Slough to ourselves on a gray November Sunday that threatened rain but never came... The sea otters are flourishing! the herons and cormorants and harbor seals are all abundant too...

1  Thank chriscarlsson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked an early morning tour, and were pleased at how organized and smoothly everything went. They had a safe for personal items, and bins to store clothes in. We left on time and took a paddle around the bay, staying mostly close to the...More

Thank tritraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our kayak tour whilst touring California on our honeymoon. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We loved seeing the animals and exploring around the bay.

Thank spanarisi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 1.5 hour kayak tour of the bay, and it was the highlight of our trip! We were with a 5 year old, and she had a blast. The 1.5 tour is just right for that age. We saw seals, sea lions and...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Son, daughter-in-law, husband, 2 grandsons kayaked with awesome guide Katy. It was a picture perfect day and we saw squadrons of pelicans, lots of sea otters, harbor seals and dozens and dozens of jellyfish in the clear, shallow water. We did not fully understand that...More

Thank sfrice
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and BF took a two-and-a-half tour with certified guide John. We saw sea otters and sea lions, seals and jellyfish. The day was beautemaus and what made our tour along Monterey's waterfront even better was our guide's knowledge of sea life, local history and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve done this before: 20 yrs ago and 10 yrs ago. The first time we just rented kayaks (adults only). The last 2 times we went with a guide (with kids, then teens). We saw a lot more critters with the guides (they know where...More

Thank Nanette N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Robert C. was my guide. Extremely knowledgeable about fishing and marine life in general, and has a great sense of humor. I will definitely be booking again in the future. Robert grew up on the CA coast, so he has insight and info for adventurous...More

Thank birddawgin
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Questions & Answers
6 September 2017|
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Response from MontereyBayKayaks | Property representative |
Hello! The guided tours are best if you don't swim. The guides are with you at all times and the chance of capsize is much smaller! You cannot do a rental and go out on your own if you can't swim.
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