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Great kayaking in Elkhorn Slough

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Campbell, California
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274 reviews 274 reviews
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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 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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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 

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Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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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 

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Merced Ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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.

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Idaho
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Kayaks available for $30 for the full day use. Bright and breezy and very enjoyable day at sea. Just down from the Monterey Plaza hotel.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We incorporate kayaking trips whenever we take a vacation. This was one of the best. The weather was warm, the water was calm and clear, and the animal life abundant. Our guide Anna provided us with a wealth of information, and even took an "action shot" of us. Go explore the Elkhorn Slough. Erica and Rich NYC

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend Monterey Bay Kayaks! Our guide John was very knowledgeable in marine biology! I look forward to trying kayaking during the summer months.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Our kayaking tour with Mason was a highlight of our visit to the Monterey area. My husband, teenage son and nephew and I were in a small group with one other family. Not long after we launched, we saw a raft of otters. A playful seal pup swam among our kayaks and Mason pointed out all the many bird species... More 

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