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Monterey Bay Kayaks

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Address: 693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 800-649-5357
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Favorite part of our 2 week road trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Idaho
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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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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 via mobile

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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