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Monterey Bay Kayaks

Address: 693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 800-649-5357
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Ranked #3 of 72 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We truly enjoyed our kayaking tour with Monterey Bay Kayaks. MBK outfitted us with everything my husband, two children, and I needed. The only things we had to bring were bathing suits, water shoes, hats, and sunglasses. Rachel was a great tour guide, highlighting the local sea life and educating us about the endangered southern sea otters. It was our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This kayaking experience was a bucket list endeavor for a family member. Having kayaked before, I know that depending on the weather, wind and just paddling correctly that kayaking is not a guaranteed wonderful experience. Based on tripadvisor reviews, I went with Monterey Bay Kayaks. Mr. Bucket List had a phenomenal time! The only challenge part was getting into that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a tour with John, who was absolutely fantastic. As it was just myself and my fiance on the tour, John really took into account what we wanted to do and see. He was very knowledgeable about all the wildlife in the bay - we saw sea otters, seals and sea lions (keeping a safe distance so as not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I would definitely recommend this tour company. We booked the Monterey Bay tour and saw tons of sea lions, seals, otters, invertebrates, and birds. Our guide Katie was excellent and made our experience extremely memorable. We were so happy to have had her lead our tour. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for an on water experience in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I was there this past January - great location, easy parking, really great tour guide, good quality rental boat, saw lots of great stuff.

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Pebble Beach, California
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Three very well-spent hours with our guide, Joey, exploring the main channel and tidal creeks of Elkhorn Slough. My friend and I shared a 2-person kayak with a rudder, making our relative inexperience seem irrelevant. Traveling nearly 8 miles, we saw otters, harbor seals, and a variety of birds and plant life that acquainted us with this gorgeous estuary.

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Northern California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

3 hour eco tour is perfect. Where else are you going to kayak through a kelp forest and to have a guide explain it all to you makes you realize what a very special place the Monterey Bay is. Will was our guide and was terrific. I'm sure all the guides are great there but I would ask for Will... More

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Sofia Region, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Me and my boyfriend had such a fun time with our friends visiting Monterey! The highlight of our trip was the Monetey Bay Kayaking we did in the ocean. All of the ocean life by the acquarium and around the beaches was great! We love animals... so if you would like to kayak with plenty of curious otters and awesome... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Kayaking the Monterey Bay was a fun experience. The kayaks & instructions are great here and being able to rent the kayak for one price for all day is wonderful, just don't forget zip lock bags if you have anything you are worried about possibly getting wet. Seeing the birds, seals and otters, especially the baby otters, was awesome. Hearing... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We took the 3-hr guided Eco-tour and can't say enough about what a wonderful experience we had! There were 2 kayaks in our group and Cam was our guide. He was meticulous in his safety and operation instruction and was sure we were properly outfitted for the trip. He even hunted down some ziplock bags for our phones so we... More

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