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“superb service, excellent guide, family friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Adventures by the Sea

Adventures by the Sea
299 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
+1 831-372-1807
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Ranked #11 of 72 Activities in Monterey
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: We have 5 bike, kayak, and SUP rental locations on the Monterey Peninsula. We also offer daily Kayak Tours at 10:00AM and 2:00PM daily. We have bikes for all ability levels: have high-end carbon fiber road bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers, hybrid, and new to our rental fleet Pedego Electric Bikes.
Venice, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“superb service, excellent guide, family friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

i did a tandem with my 10 year old daughter and my son went solo - also 10. however, with wind and current, that was HARD. so they generously and so kindly had a young woman tow my son, she was training to join their team and was super knowledgeable and great with kids. we were out for about 2 1/2 hours and saw EVERYTHING. my kids LOVED LOVED LOVED it. seals bumping up against our kayaks and following us. you felt so blessed to be amidst them. DO THIS!!! skip the aquarium, get out in the water, get wet, and do this.

Visited June 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Heed this good advice.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We would highly recommend renting bikes from Adventures by the Sea, but here's some good advice. Unless you are just planning to go a few miles up the coast, you really need to get the electric bike. We found it invaluable getting up the big hills around Pebble Beach. Also, do not rely on the map that is attached to the bike, not at all helpful. We made the loop from Cannery Road to Pebble Beach and then cut through on Highway 68 (near the Presidio) and did it in four hours with several stops for photos. The route was awesome for the first half, but got a little tricky about 2 1/2 hours into it. We are regular bicyclers at home, in fact my husband is an Ironman Triathlete. We ended up on the 17 mile road with no bike path for about 40 minutes. As experienced bikers, we would not recommend this route since there is no bike path and the road is narrow and winding. Overall had a wonderful time, just check your route before you start.

Visited June 2014
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Marietta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Most beautiful way to see Monterey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a great way to see Monterey, from the ocean view. It was a perfect day to paddle. I took both kids out (18 & 16) an did not worry a bit. We paddled from Lovers Point almost to the marina and back. We saw dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and seals. It was truly amazing. All in all it took us about 2 hours but still worth it . Next time I would pack a snack and water to hang out longer.

Visited June 2014
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New Zeland
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“Bike Hire for the morning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hired a couple of bikes complete with maps and took to the coast. Guys real good at the shop getting us setup and on our way.

Maps great though abit overstated in the nature of type of terrain. We didnt struggle at all in the hard sections marked on the ride.

Stated this to them when we returned bikes. They said could tell because we are Kiwis the ride wouldnt be difficult but have to accomodate for all types of riders.

We had a great morning on the bikes taking in the sights and sounds of the coast complete with a lovely sunny day. Great fun.

Visited May 2014
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toddwack_1
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“Great guide!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Service was top notch. Ann was our guide. She was great. We saw otters, seals, and seal lions. Ann is super smart and taught us a lot (including how not to fall into the ocean). The online booking was a little suspect - i recomend calling instead of using that. The guys that got us fitted and in the water were super nice too.

Visited May 2014
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