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Monterey Bay Kayaks

693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
(800) 649-5357 ‎
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Ranked #4 of 55 activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

While planning for a vacation trip to Monterey someone mentioned we should go kayaking. I did some research online and Monterey Bay Kayaks kept popping up with consistently good reviews. This was to be a 5 day trip with my husband to celebrate my 65th birthday. We are both fit and active, but had not kayaked, so I emailed the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Take advantage of what Monterey has to offer, and go kayaking! We took a guided tour with Connor, who was friendly, knowledgable, and patient with everyone in the group. He helped everyone choose all the gear we needed (they offer wetsuits or pants/jacket- whichever you prefer). After a quick intro and lesson on paddling, we got situated in the kayaks... More

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San Francisco, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Went with a group of friends and had a blast. They kayaks are great, they provide wetsuits to keep your dry, and the water is clean. We saw seals, sea lions, dolphins and otters. I would highly recommend going. We did Monterey Bay and next time will do Elkhorn Slough. You won't leave disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Very knowledgeable adaptable guide, good kayaks, lots of wildlife (otters, sea lions, harbour seals, sea stars), guide very safe, very worthwhile.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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52 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

David (our guide) was an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He furnished a running commentary on birds, otters, sea lions, local history, landmarks, and more. All the while, he calmly ushered us across, through, and into gorgeous areas in the Bay. We couldn't have asked for better weather or conditions and THOROUGHLY enjoyed ourselves the entire time. And the price... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We loved our kayak adventure in Monterey! We rented our kayak with this company - the full day price was $30/person for all equipment (wetsuits, lifejacket) and kayak rental. We had never kayaked before so one of the staff members gave us a quick intro to the basics of kayaking. Then we were off on our own! The water was... More

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Southport, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

An extremely worthwhile activity with a brilliant guide. Being visitors from a warmer climate we had some reservations regarding how wet and cold we might get but MBK provided ample options to keep us warm and dry. Blythe our guide was warm, friendly and knowledgeable and we were able to see sea otters, harbour seals, sea lions and a variety... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

My 23 year old granddaughter and I spent 10 days touring California in mid-October 2013. We had been alerted to try kayaking with Monterey Bay Kayaks and along with whale watching these were the highlighst of an overall wonderful trip. We were the only two who went out at 4:00 with Alex. Everybody we met at the facility was terrific... More

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I highly recommend kayaking in Monterey Bay along the wharf and Cannery Row in mid-October. We saw so many otters and sea lions. We also saw some huge jellyfish. Ten of us rented kayaks from Monterey Bay Kayaks for the day. Some were in double kayaks and some in singles. All of the equipment was in excellent shape. Use of... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My partner and I took a two hour guided tour with Scott from Monterey Bay Kayaks and loved every minute of it. We had never kayaked before but picked it up pretty quick. Our guide, Scott, was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. He's a great talker. Very interesting, never boring. We were hoping to see some wildlife... More

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