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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Merced Ca
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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.

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Lafayette, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
89 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
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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