We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 800-649-5357
Website
Today
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Way too short

A beautiful day on the bay, we saw the usual sea lions lounging about. A sea otter was eating by the pilings and seals were relaxing in the sun, Our guide was informative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
nevadajan
,
Reno, Nevada
Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Reno, Nevada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A beautiful day on the bay, we saw the usual sea lions lounging about. A sea otter was eating by the pilings and seals were relaxing in the sun, Our guide was informative and all ages felt safe. Best part of our trip, in my opinion.

Was this review helpful? Yes
El Segundo, California
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We showed up early at the slough for kayak rental on the Sat before Easter. We had to hang for about 25 mins until they started renting but we watched them set up and filled out our paperwork. We went early for two reasons...not sure how many would show up and we wanted to get in and and out before... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We took our two teenage boys kayaking on Easter Sunday. With the threat if rain in the forecast, we were a bit apprehensive- or at least I was. No reason for it though because the minute we met our guide Brittany, I knew we were in capable hands. They outfitted all 4 of us with wetsuits and waterproof jackets. After... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I did the 2.5 hour tour with Brittany in Monterey Bay- we saw lots of seals, birds, and sea otters! It was an amazing experience, it's such a beautiful area. Brittany was so knowledgeable about the animals, the area, and it's history. I felt very safe and in good hands. I would HIGHLY recommend this as an activity to do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Campbell, California
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
93 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

MBK have two locations, we went to Elkhorn Slough at Moss landing rather than at the beach in Monterey. This was because we knew that we would see more wildlife at Elkhorn Slough. We were not disappointed. You have several forms to fill in and get a brief introduction to kayaking and then you are free to explore the water... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fairfield, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We did the 2.5 hour tour in Elkhorn Slough. This is a do not miss activity! Only four double kayaks were out. Calm waters in the morning- winds picked up coming back. We saw sea otters, seal, sea lions, tons of birds. I was worried I would be cold, but they offer wetsuits, or paddling jacket and pants. Tip to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We rented a double kayak at Elkhorn Slough on a weekday morning. You pay a set fee and can stay out as long as you like; we just want to go out for a couple of hours to avoid an impending storm. The staff was very friendly and helpful. After a short refresher on paddling techniques and directions on where... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My 12 year old son and I loved our kayak adventure into the bay. We saw all kinds of animals and birds. We especially enjoyed learning about the otters, sea lions, and seals. My son was apprehensive about kayaking in the ocean, but the staff was helpful in making him feel comfortable. He wanted to go again the next day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Merced Ca
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have always wanted to Kayak in Monterey Bay-the weather was beautiful, the guide was great. Will do it again when we are in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Idaho
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
47 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went out with Mason as our guide with 2 other couples. What a great experience. We'd never been ocean kayaking and weren't sure how difficult it would be. It was amazing! We saw (and smelled) the sea lions on the jetty up close, saw harbor seals, jellyfish, sea stars and my favorite, SEA OTTERS. Could anything be cuter? Mason... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Monterey Bay Kayaks also viewed

 
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Monterey Bay Kayaks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Monterey Bay Kayaks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?