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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
(800) 649-5357 ‎
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Ranked #4 of 58 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Hope Mills, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My friend and I rented stand-up paddle boards for 2 hours and paddled around the bay. I had never SUPB before, but it was really intuitive and one of the guys at the shop gave us a really good lesson before we headed out. We saw otters, seals, sea lions, pelicans, and at least 6 rays. We paid $15 an... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had an amazing 2 hours, the abundance of sea life was fantastic. The kayaks were very stable even a 6 year old joined the group. The guides were knowledgable and very pleasant to spend time with. A great family experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had never tried kayaking. Not a problem. We were part of a group tour, the 3 hour nature tour on Monterey Bay. Our guide easily incorporated us beginners with experienced kayakers. The guide was excellent, personable and very knowledgable. We saw sea lions, otters, harbor seals, cormorants and much more. Far closer (but not too close) than visible from... More

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I heard great reviews and decide to go with MBK. (even though the competition was across from my hotel) We saw seal, sea lions and otters. I can also see this from ashore. Perhaps my expectations were off because I didn't expect to kayak around boats and the sea wall. I was not impressed and our guide fell in the... More

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Didn't do the guide but enjoyed kayaking on my own. Got to get close up to sea lions which was great. Wide area to kayak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband and I took a tour of Monterey Bay at 4pm on a Thursday. We ended up being the only two in our group and because we were decent paddlers, we ended up getting the three-hour tour in 2 hours. We saw sea lions, many otters (some with babies on their chests!), decorator crabs, anemones, sea stars, and hosts... More

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Defiance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband & I really enjoyed our guided kayak tour with Cam. We got to see sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, jelly fish, & sea stars. There were about 12 people in our group which seemed like a manageable size for the tour. We learned a lot about the animals and the kelp forest underwater. They provide wetsuits so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fantastic tour guided by Mason. Saw so much different wildlife including the highlight - a mother sea otter swimming on her back with a very small baby on her tum. Had seals swimming right up to our kayaks being nosy. Magical

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did the 16:00 tour of the marina with a fantastic tour guide, George. We got to see plenty of wildlife accompanied by a clearly knowledgeable commentary from our courteous guide. I would certainly use this company again. The overall service from the initial booking to taking the tour was superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We (two adults, two kids) really enjoyed our 4pm Monterey Bay kayak trip with John. Sea otters, seals, and sea lions very close to our boats! Exciting! John taught us a lot about the animals and the kelp forest. Very easy paddling and stable kayaks. I highly recommend this activity!

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