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Monterey Bay Kayaks

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Address: 693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 800-649-5357
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Wonderful harbor tour and we saw lots of sea lions and seals.

We've been to Monterey many times over the years and I always thought it would be fun to kayak in the harbor as I've seen people out there on many occasions over the years. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We've been to Monterey many times over the years and I always thought it would be fun to kayak in the harbor as I've seen people out there on many occasions over the years. The day we arrived in Monterey we had dinner down at the cannery and the waves looked like our kayak trip the next day would be... More 

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Silicon Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a group of 4 and 2 had not been kayaking before. The guided tour was great, informative and had various breaks. The experience was relaxing and gorgeous. I thought the guides were very focused on safety and ensuring people felt comfortable. It was a lovely trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The staff was extremely knowledgable and seemed to genuinely enjoy what they were doing. Equipment was in excellent shape. I would absolutely rent through these guys again.

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Monterey, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Easiest thing I ever did. Walk in fill out some paperwork, quick do's and don'ts, on your way. They have everything you need for one price. For as long as you want it for the day. Includes wet suit, life vest and jacket. All you really need is wetsuit and vest(required, duh). You can go out and see the otters... More 

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utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service was excellent by the staff. We enjoyed seeing multitudes of sea lions on the jetty as we kayaked right by them. Occasionally, cute otters would backstroke nearby. Our kids got exercise along with a fun adventure. Be sure to put sunscreen on the tops of your feet!

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very competant. Rental gear in good shape. Competative if not discount proces. Competant staff give good advice. Annual charity kayak fishing tournament sponsor.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We popped into to Monterey Bay Kayaks and took a spur-of-the-moment 2 1/2 hour tour with Katie, a most enthusiastic and educated guide around to view otter, sea lions and harbor seals, kelp forests and many birds. Though the weather was a bit cool and forecast to be choppy later in the day, our ride was active but completely amazing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was excited to take my 10 year-old daughter out on the Bay for a marine wildlife expedition. Kayaking was one of the few watersports neither of us had ever done. I chose the Sunday Sunrise paddle for 3 reasons: I thought the wildlife viewing might be better, the Bay could be more mellow, and the number of participants would... More 

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Irvine, CA
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The entire staff was so awesome. Our guide John was not only a terrific guide but also a biologist. He was super knowledgeable and very interesting. The only thing that could've been better was the wind. If it wasn't so windy it would have been more pleasant. Our whole group was nice. We saw several otter moms and pups. The... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Excellent trip with Monterey bay kayaks. Comfortable sea kayaks, all the gear so we were warm despite a bitterly cold wind and a knowledgable and interesting guide. Highly recommended. We would definitely repeat this's try their other tours.

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